should I stay or should I go now?
September 6, 2012 4:48 AM Subscribe
Should I stay in a job that makes me unhappy, but has good opportunities for future growth, or take a new job knowing that I will have to leave it I ever want a promotion?
posted by DaveZ to work & money (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have been sick of my job for a long time, mainly because of a bullying supervisor. I was offered a job at another city agency with a slightly better title, and roughly the same pay. The new job would be interesting, and I would be working with a great bunch of people, but it was clearly stated in the interviews that there is very little room for advancement there.
Reasons to stay at my current job:
At my current job, my bullying supervisor has mentioned that when she hits age 57 she will take the early retirement package. I do not know if she really will. She is 55.5 years old now. I have just started going to night school right now for a masters degree directly related to my current job and am the most likely candidate for my supervisor’s job when she retires.
Reasons to take the new job:
The people there are far more dedicated to improving the city, and I would learn some new skills working there. I can stick with the Masters program at night even though it does not directly relate to the new job.
Question: Should I stay in a job that makes me unhappy, but has good opportunities for future growth, or take a new job knowing that I will have to leave it I ever want a promotion?