There is an opportunity for me to work full time. There is an internal job posting within the County I already work for, but a totally different position. I'm torn.
I've been doing all the research and calculating trying to figure out if it is worth it or not. I LOVE my job....and I do mean LOVE it. I enjoy coming to work every day and the people I work with as well as the work I do. I'm not so sure about this other position. It is more serious, more emotional (I can't think of the word), but also more money, benefits, and stability.
I knew this day would come. I knew that there would come a time when I would have to make a decision. I just didn't expect it to be now. I know that my job is secure until the next budget - a year, and I know that I won't ever make any more money here nor get benefits. I also know that I will miss the flexibility in my schedule....A LOT! BUT, is it time to move on? Is it time to do what I've been telling my hubby I'd do for 2 years now? I guess I should try. I am just reluctant to move forward.
Even with daycare costs (that are ridiculous and I still can't understand how people afford TWO kids at the same time) we would still be bringin in more money. NOT tons, but more. Also, I'd have vacation time and holiday time (paid) as opposed to now. EVEN though I get 52 Fridays off a year (technically), I still work like crazy making up time off for Holidays or vacations! This would also give me a chance to start adding to my retirement again.
There are pros and cons to both sides. I just have to figure out which one is the most worth it for my time and our family.