Hoping some advice from the stw massive might give me a gut reaction... I've gone over it with friends, but not getting anywhere.
I'm reviewing my career options. So far they are:
1) Stay where I am but my role will change when my boss comes back from maternity leave - not sure what it will involve. Pay stays the same and work life balance is good. Job satisfaction has previously been high, but low over the last 9 months as I'm on a temp promotion that I'm not enjoying. Not sure what it will be like going forward as lots of change in pipeline.
2) Secondments. Two options, one a 6 month on in London - more pay, relocation covered, high profile job, good on the CV, no work life balance, relocation stress/settling in worries and no mtb'ing. Another is in edinburgh, same pay, less work life balance, but good experience and possibility of getting to next stage in my career. Again, downside is starting over/settling into a new role, but plus is very little else other than my job will change as i don't need to relocate etc. Downside to both is they can't guarantee that I will come back to this role - I will always have a job at this level, but might be doing something I hate. Plus, self confidence isn't great at the moment for a variety of reasons, and starting a fresh is a bit daunting, but then it probably always is.
3) Applying for a job that I've always quite fancied, but less money, less work life balance and no flexi time.
I can't decide - too many options. Work life balance is important as I like to get away early/be flexible to ride, but I'm only 29, maybe I should be considered developing my career for a couple of years and take the hit on work/life balance....??
And I need to make a decision today, or Monday at the latest.... Argh!!