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Old 02-14-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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Background: 5 years in a job that is stable and decent salary. However, no promotion over those 5 years even though I have been praised consistently for quality and quantity of workload; very low chance for upward mobility at company

New job offer: Almost $10,000 more per year in a less stable industry but more opportunities to network; fewer work hours; travel time to work is roughly the the same as current job.

Would do you think? Take the job offer or stay with the current job?
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: San José, Costa Rica
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If you haven't been promoted in 5 years, I wouldn't count on it getting better.

Assuming you're still relatively young, I would jump to the new job, work my butt off, and network network network.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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If you haven't been promoted in 5 years, I wouldn't count on it getting better.

Assuming you're still relatively young, I would jump to the new job, work my butt off, and network network network.
Hi. Thank you for your response. I am 30.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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What makes Job 1 "stable" and Job 2 "unstable"? That is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle here. For example, if you are thinking of leaving a pposition with tenure and a pension to be the personal assistant to a YouTube "celebrity," that would be a reckless way to chase a few extra thousands now while screwing yourself over in the long run. But if it's something like leaving an old and entrenched company for a more agile competitor, well, that sounds like something people do every day to advance their careers.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:03 AM
 
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What makes Job 1 "stable" and Job 2 "unstable"? That is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle here. For example, if you are thinking of leaving a pposition with tenure and a pension to be the personal assistant to a YouTube "celebrity," that would be a reckless way to chase a few extra thousands now while screwing yourself over in the long run. But if it's something like leaving an old and entrenched company for a more agile competitor, well, that sounds like something people do every day to advance their careers.
The current company is in an industry that is stable. It is a small company that is still making a profit.

The second company is much larger, but it is still in the development stage. It is in a different industry (travel) that has more ups and down.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:24 AM
 
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I would do it. You gotta get the money and for a 30 year old, not being promoted for 5 years is not good (in most occupations).
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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I would do it. You gotta get the money and for a 30 year old, not being promoted for 5 years is not good (in most occupations).
Thank you.
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:42 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Background: 5 years in a job that is stable and decent salary. However, no promotion over those 5 years even though I have been praised consistently for quality and quantity of workload; very low chance for upward mobility at company

New job offer: Almost $10,000 more per year in a less stable industry but more opportunities to network; fewer work hours; travel time to work is roughly the the same as current job.

Would do you think? Take the job offer or stay with the current job?
No idea what you should do, but my spouse's greatest career regret was not jumping at an offer from a start-up about twenty years ago because we had small children. Just a couple of years later the company went public and then sold, making every employee a millionaire many times over. A literal fortune slipped through his fingers. Oh well, easy come, easy go. Note: I'm am definitely NOT saying you should take the job offer. You have to do what you think is best.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:07 PM
 
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the post was 2 years old..
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:12 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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the post was 2 years old..
Good point. I should have paid more attention to the posting date. Can't recall exactly how I got here.
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