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    I like my current job....really I don't do much of anything...maybe an hour or two max of work in a day (I guess that might be what I liked about it). The atmosphere is really comfortable and friendly but anyway...the job does not utilize as much of my skills that I have and the pay is great BUT I kinda wanted to see what else was out there. So I posted my resume and got a job offer doing something more technical for like $25k more. So that translate that if I was making let say like $45K at my present job then I would be making $70K and if I was making 55K then that would be $80K and so on. I am scared because I really like my current layed back environment. I don't like the fact that I don't get to flex my skills as much....I am not sure what to do..what would you do if you were in my shoes?

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    Besides the money, which sounds nice, what are the benefits if you choose to go to the new job? I would way the pros and cons of them both and if you have child(ren) will it also benefit them? Personally, I've left a job that had more benefits for one that didn't but I had a better piece of mind. But now, the money and benefits must be there.

    Take your time and don't be rushed into it if you haven't had the opportunity to weigh you option.

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    I believe that money is not the key to happiness, but all things considered, I'd like to have more money in a job that kept me challenged.

    My mother tells me when it gets too comfortable, it's time to shift positions. Are you afraid that while you'll get to flex more mental muscle, you'll miss the comfort of your old position? If that's the case, it doesn't really sound like you want to use any more of the capacity that you're using now.

    Quote from my brother, who does public speaking for a living.

    "Nobody likes change but a wet baby, and that's just because they don't like the mess they're in."

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    I've had two offers to make $25K more and I turned them down....one the issue was the commute and not even $25K could sway me.....the other was working for too many dang bosses, I like working for one person...different projects but one person in control of my reviews, raises, etc....

    I've actually built quite a rapport with my boss (been with her for 6 years now) and what's most imporant to ME, I'm able to spend time with the kids when needed, not to mention snow days, sick days etc... w/o hearing ANY kind of lip...that's priceless for me at this point in my career.

    I also look at benefits, flexible spending, retirement..things that are important to a Mom. So for me to leave this gig it would have to be divine intervention FOR REAL!

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    I've had two offers to make $25K more and I...

    But what if you are suffering from burnout? What keeps me at my job is the same things you listed but I sometimes get irritable because I am tired of dealing with the same type of work issues. I been doing this line of work since 1992!

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    I think the difference here is that Tran seems happy and fulfilled at her job - that can make all the difference. But if you're not content, you have to examine why and sometimes that means taking a step out from your comfort zone. The OP expressed dissatisfaction with her job.

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    I've actually asked my boss to assign me to projects that I eventually ended up HATING. Good thing is there's always an end date to that misery and I never "suffer in silence". Now years ago I would do that...be burnt out and not have the ability to see my kids but a few times a week because I was at work from 7am to 7pm then it took me over an hour to get home and there was no end to that misery until I left that particular firm. Guess you just have to weigh your options and sometimes it's just TIME to roll out....

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    I guess I'm just greedy but to me 25K more/year is nothing to sneeze at. There's a lot I could do with 25 extra K per year and for the record I'm not talking shoes - I'm talking investments, etc. I've been in jobs were I was grossly underutilized - only worked an hour a day if that and for better or for worse I did not stay. I'm a 12 cylinder kind of person and there's nothing more frustrating to me than being stuck in a zone where I only use one of them.

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    ChiChi, do you do something outside of work that lets you flex more of your skills and mental muscle? Is it something that might suffer if you were to take a job that might take up more of your skills and mental muscle? Is it something you have to have and can't do without? If so, then stay where you are.

    If, on the other hand, you like your work and you want to be able to do more of it, and you can get paid more for it, then make the leap. Also -- and this goes without saying really -- if you're struggling in any way financially, like if you have a lot of credit card debt, then take the higher-paying job.

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    I know change is hard to do. I took a chance when I left my old miserable company to work with this great company but I am not pleased that I really don't do much and I know I have so much more skills then what is required. I guess I am afraid of hurting these nice people here by leaving. Everyone is really nice to me and lets me do my own thing. Plus they are getting me my TS Clearance, even though a lot of other companies can do this including another job company that I was speaking with last week about a similar position. Some people I've talked to about this think I'm insane to even consider leaving a job like mine because to them this is a dream jobâ¦.get paid well to do much of nothing and not have anyone complain about it.

    I know the extra money can't hurt but I don't want to go into a new job that has me stressed and swamped with work like my last job. Gs I can't decide what to do yallâ¦should I take the chance with this new company that's offering more moneyâ¦I mean after all I don't know for sure if I'm going be super crazy busy with work or if the atmosphere is going to be hectic or laid back like this one. I won't really know for sure if I'm going to like this new company/job until I accept the job offerâ¦just as I had to do with my present job. What I do know is it's a position that requires a little more skill which is what I'm looking for, but I don't want to disappoint my current employers either but I was a bit disappointed after I was hired and started working here just to find out the job doesn't really entail much any thing and I don't want to get too lax and loose my skills either.

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    Some people I've talked to about this think I'm insane to even consider leaving a job like mine because to them this is a dream jobâ¦.get paid well to do much of nothing and not have anyone complain about it.

    See that is not my idea of a dream job. A dream job is one that allows you to maximize your potential. One where you can go in as cashier, or mail room clerk, or receptionist, and with a little hard work and initiative you end up in the executive suite. How will you ever grow and fulfill your career potential if you go to work to do nothing? The clearance paperwork can easily be tr'd to the new company if you decide to go. Even as an employee you should always think of yourself as being in business for yourself and make the best decisions for yourself accordingly.

    Obviously in the end you should trust your intuition and do whatever feels right for you.

    Best of luck.

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    Hey Chichi,

    Well look at the pros for the old job. (List them down on a sheet of paper.) Then look at the Pros for the new job. (List those down on a sheet of paper as well.)

    Then, see which pros have the most meaning for you at this stage of your life. Are you ready to move on to something new? Remember that you only live once, and my thing is, you should experience as much as you can out of this life time. Sometimes, we don't want to hurt peoples feelings, but they are not the ones who are ultimately going to live out your life for you. You have to do what is right for you to do. That way, you will be fulfilled and you can ultimately help others once you establish yourself.

    Just my thoughts.

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