Originally Posted by Piobaire
G, you apply. If they offer and all the stars are not in alignment you can say, "No."
We just checked in for the night. POTUS suite is awesome. GF would love this.
You're right, and I know that deep down. I'm just not thrilled about having to do a job application. I haven't updated my resume for the new gig, so it'll be time consuming.
Originally Posted by Connemara
Would it require moving again? Is it similar to your gig now?
It wouldn't require moving short-term; I would just commute roughly the same amount of time to a different place. That said, moving is inevitable for us anyway, because the place we're in was intended to be temporary until we got our bearings. Switching jobs would just mean we move to a different part of town when the time comes.
It's similar but not identical. It would require the same skill set I'm using now, but the context would be different. Also, it would focus heavily on the part of my skill set I consider to be the strongest.
The big attraction, however, is that it would mean a substantial raise, since the minimum salary at the potential new job is a little less than 25% higher than what I'm making now. There's a fair possibility I could negotiate for more, too.
That said, the big questions are whether or not it would have long-term options that compare favorably to what I'm doing now, and whether we want to live in the area to which the job would send us.