New job dilemma
I’ll try to explain my dilemma without waffling on.
I am a nurse, I currently have a job working in a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. I like the job, it pays enough, it’s not stressful at all, however it’s mainly admin with limited contact, thus is only moderatly satisfying. Hours are flexible, 8 per day monday to friday.
I have been offered a job in a really good hospital, it would be extremely busy and stressful but very satisfying, career-wise it’d be amazing and would set me up for further study/progression. I’d get paid a bit more. I’d do 3 12 hour shifts per week 7-7.
We have our first baby due any day now; I’m thinking stress/lack of sleep/ect.
Do I stay where I am now (cosy job), or take a chance on a potentially stressful but rewarding new position.
Any advice, particulary from parents of babies, would be greatly appreciated.Posted 5 years agoGrimyMember
I’d go for the hospital job. Those 12 hours will fly by in an intresting busy job and then youll have 4 days a week at home with your baby. Your current cushy job is too easy and youll stagnate, get bored, resent it and time will crawl by. You already know the answer 😉Posted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
Albeit a different profession, I’ve made the move your are suggesting within the last month. What grimy said is remarkably accurate and exactly right. For the first time in several years my brain is tired for all the right reasons and I’m not waking up wondering if I can be bothered turning up at the office.
Do it.Posted 5 years agoIanMunroMember
No idea, but No 2. the list always seems worth remembering.Posted 5 years ago
The though of the new job does get my ‘juices’ flowing, I suppose if I think of long term it does make a lot of sense. The job market is crap at the mo, I’m not long (3 years) qualified, and I reckon the hossie job would set me up for future moves, if I stayed where I am now I will de-skill (I don’t do any clinical stuff at all, just paperwork, training and ‘management’).
Seize the day and all that, I think I would kick myself down the line.
AAhhh, I have to make a decision this weekend and let them know on Monday.Posted 5 years agoseadog101Subscriber
From my own perspective I’d go for the job satisfaction any day.
I recently went from a really enjoyable job, where the wages were lower, and the company was a bit shonky to a better paid/better company doing a job I now realise is awful. I regret the move every day I’m at work.
EDIT – The hospital job, even if you eventually learn to hate it sounds like the right move career wise to me.Posted 5 years agotmb467Subscriber
The body can cope with stress and lack of sleep much better if its motivated and happy
The new baby will stress you and your wife…as will the new job (at least for the first few months).
If you’ve got a job that gives you more time with the family (albeit that you work longer hours) then I’d say that as long as you’re balancing things on the days you’re working and not leaving it all to your missus then go for the new job. It’s only gonna be 6 or 7 months til it gets a lot easier. On the down side if it doesn’t work out then you might be worse off.
The other option sounds like it might be easier in the short term but then you’ve got to work out if you can hack it for longer as it might take a bit to get another move.
Risk v reward obviously …plus the fact that your current employers are more likely to support you through this time than new ones.
Choices choices!! 🙂Posted 5 years agoask1974Member
Hospital, hands down. Your partner will be fine the days you’re at work and will greatly appreciate the time you have at home. You’ll have an interesting and challenging work life to keep you motivated when ‘home’ becomes stressful – remember it works that way round as well…
Career and motivating job vs bored out of your mind… Not much of a choice really. Home will be home, work you can change. Go for it 8)Posted 5 years agoTreksterSubscriber
Well done and good luck 😆
Young workmate(now ex)has just taken a job which will mean being away from home and possibly out of the country for longish periods of time. He has however trebled his pay!!! He to has a young family but job prospects are currently grim with no likely promotion, only redundancy
….! Locally few other jobs pay as much as we earn so only option is to move 🙄
Roll on retirement 😆Posted 5 years agohammeriteMember
Agree, no brainer.
Another bonus. When you want a week off you only need to book 3 days, at your current place you’d need to use up 5 days of annual leave to get a week off. Maybe not a big deal if holiday entitlement is generous anyway, but where I am we only get 23 days so that would be a big thing for me.Posted 5 years ago29erKeithMember
Good choice imo
Most people in the company I work for do 12 hour shifts and have so much more spare time to with as they wish.
My biggest regret is deciding to stay here when I had a great job offer. now with baby29er and house stuff I feel a bit trapped at them moment. As soon as things settle in a year or so I’ll be looking for another job, I just hope one as well suited as the one I passed up comes up again.
good luck with everythingPosted 5 years ago
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