Will be about for some riding for a bit as the band is slowing up for 6 weeks - i'll drop you a line to see when youre around.
Re your post - dont think its for you. I think you'll stress about it too much and it'll mess up your cushy life too much
Answer these questions - they are the most important ones.
Am i going to earn a shedload more money (not just a few quid)?
Am i going to have to work significantly longer hours?
Am i going to be away from the kids more?
Does a bit of job satisfaction - IF you are successful- mean that much too you?
That will clarify your thoughts - its all that counts at the end of the day.
I believe this was a potential move for you previously and you turned it down??? If thats the case and nothing else has changed, you dont want it enough or you would have taken it then.
I also think you worry about what people think about you too much sometimes and take it to heart - you need a very thick skin and the ability to move on very quickly if you get a kicking from someone. If you cant deal with it swiftly it will soon impact your performance and consequently start bringing you down.
Theres a knack to knowing when you've taken a step too far/in the wrong direction and its usually only learned when youve done it once unfortunately.
There will be no going back to your old job - unless you are overstaffed (unlikely i believe) they will be filling your old boots pronto.
My tuppenceworth based more on knowing you than any techy details!!
Speak soon, happy xmas to M, D and S!