An offer came...and I'm undecided
I'm a practical person. At the end of it, a job is just for me to survive - I need a monthly stream of income to build a home, build a family, feed myself and my family, and to save enough for retirement.
So when the offer came, theoretically I should without a doubt accept it, since there was a pay increase. The pay increase isn't a lot though, but it would still be one two hundred more than what I'll get next year. But I asked for some time to decide.
The new place would be extremely challenging. The team is practically new because of high turnover. They are still busy filling vacancies. To think positively, a new team might mean everyone starts afresh (or starts equally blur); but there must be something wrong within to cause high attrition. Even the bosses are new. The people there also don't seem friendly either.
Next, I usually don't OT much. Sure there were instances where I had to burn my weekends on projects, and then questioning myself why do I have to work so hard; but generally, I rarely had to work late into the night. Each time I worked till the sky is dark, and my dinner time had passed, I feel so dejected. But, from what I know, people in the new place works late. Even HR called me at 7pm. I know I have it too good at my current place :(
Also, I have a lot of flexibility in my current place. I book my overseas trip as and when I like. My bosses don't disturb me when I'm on holidays. I'm not so sure if this would still be possible in the new place.
Anyway, funny as it sounds, I'm retorting to Google to help me decide if I should accept that offer or not.
Adapted from 7 Career Questions That Will Help You Decide Whether to Stay or Go
My answer is pretty clear. Still, let me think about it.