Difficulty in choosing between two jobs!

Philippines
January 28, 2008 9:41pm CST
Hi to everyone out there! Anyway, I'm currently employed in a manufacturing firm and were currently in the middle of a migration process to transfer some of our counterparts workload into our own system. I've only been employed with the company for about six months and so far I've enjoyed it there. The office has its own pro's and con's but my problem was that I was not learning the things I should learn at this early point of the project migration. Plus, there were some issues with regards to company benefits and how the Human resources department is falling apart. Then came an outside opportunity for me which I can grab! At first I was quite hesitant to apply because I was still attached to my current work, but then after a few encouragement from my friends I don't know exactly what I should do. The thing is the other company is offering a much more higher pay rate than my current company now. Their offering at least twice of what I receive right now. Plus it gives more benefits than what my company gives now. My work will be all about Computer related accounting and their promising an extensive training for it which is what I've been searching for. My dilemma is this, is it ok for me to apply there and leave my current job? What will I say to my bosses and how am I going to bring it up to my peers? I'm really confused....
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
hi bushfire! ^__^ so have you decided yet? i have encountered the same problem last year. i was in a dilemma. like you i was attached with my current work. but the job opportunity was tempting because it offered a higher salary and flexible working hours. i wanted it so badly but i was too hesitant to leave my current job because i had already adjusted to it, i'm comfortable with it, with the people, i have so many friends. and my boss didn't want me to leave but she will give me permission if i wanted to since she also wants me to grow. i weighed all the consequences and i decided to take the job opportunity because it would also widen my scope of work and growth. i felt i had to give attention to my personal growth and development. and friendships shouldn't prevent that from happening. unfortunately, it didn't push through (it was a project) and it was postponed for this year. but i don't know if they will still offer me the work. so i guess, what i can say to you is weigh all the circumstances, the pros and cons before making a decision if you haven't made one. set your priorities because your decision should depend on it. ^__^ good luck!
• Philippines
3 Feb 08
Yep, I guess I've already decided. I'll push through for the change. I believe the opportunities it would bring to me after I take it will be greater than if I stay at my current work right now.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
3 Feb 08
good luck to you then. ^__^
@kdhartford (1152)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I think you should jump ship and go with the new job. I think that you have more opportunity there. Of course, that is what your current boss. Hey, this is a great opportunity. But eventually you will have to work somewhere for a good bit of time or your resume will tell potential employers that you never finish anything. Good Luck!
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
That's true. But so far of all the companies I've been I never left anything unfinished. As much as possible I try to finish all the work as possible as I can.
@jhl930 (3607)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I can see why you are a bit confused because on one hand you have a company,that you have been working for for awhile and you like where you work, so you feel a need to be loyal to them(plus you may be a little afraid to switch jobs because you won't know if you will like it or not etc.)but on the other hand if you have been looking for new training and the other company is willing to give that to you plus more benefits and more money you are thinking in the back of your mind well that sounds alot better than the job I am at now....so i can defiently see where you are coming from....if i were in this situation I would just sit down and think about the pros and cons of leaving your old company for a new company(is it really worth me leaving for the new job..and if so why) Good Luck with your problem!
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
Thanks for the tip. So far I'm doing that right now. I'm actually weighing my options here and also asking some people as to how the environment in our old office is. We recently had a climate survey to determine if the people there are still happy, turned out that majority of the ones who took the survey were disappointed with how the company runs. in short, there was an issues with regards to employee loyalty to the company as well as job security. That is one of the cons I've been thinking right now for my current company.