Bit of a mad one as my head is a bit wrecked, I think I know the answer deep down but for some reason asking for advice…
To keep it short
Nearly 10 years service, good pay for what I do, technical sales + look after the network, I have just got into a rut, trouble is which adds a bit of a spin on it is its owned by a family member (typical david brent hasn’t a clue) which I don’t really get on with and puts massive stress on working day and outside, were amicable but don’t exactly go for pints. Loads of internal politics, new people brought in who haven’t a clue and the ‘old guard’ not given a sniff, just left in the dark.
New Job –
Been accepted for emergency control room job in local centre, total change with a view to be fast tracked into other areas, lights my fire more than the current job it just feels right. Roughly 6k pay decrease but this is counteracted by the wife going back 5 days a week and child care ending so saving extra £300 there so after working everything out were actually up by a few quid. After a year wages go up and with shift allowance etc.
Handed my notice in with ‘family member’ couldn’t take it in, brain melted, said he needs to talk to MD (who runs the show) who is/was on hols.
Came in first thing chatted to MD, he said he was shocked does not want to loose me, he said he knows family that works in the same area as the new job and said its not all its made out to be, bigger doesn’t mean better same polotics. Then gave me the line, were small, approachable and were starting to do things. He said I do not want to see you go, you have experience that I don’t want to loose.
He ended by saying “what can I do to make you stay, money, change of roll etc” – “have a think and come back to me” - I turned it round and said “well no offence but what am I worth to you” he said “im an open book, decide what you want then chat”
He seemed to be making the right noises but I know of him from his old job through a mate and he is a bit of a, well not billy bull***er but he’s the kind of guy that wants his piece of meat in return?
My heart is set on this new job and as a mate in work said even if they paid you an extra 10k your still coming in on the Monday morning to the same sh*T! But I’d be a fool not to throw something ‘within reason’ on the table….
Ps- I know im in a fortunate position and it could be far worse…..