i need advice?!

United States
July 5, 2009 10:36pm CST
I am being offered a job that is close to the job of my dreams; much better than my current job. However, I have been working at this place since I was twelve and I am in college now. Should I be loyal and stay in my current place of employment until I start my career, or should I try to advance my career now and take the better job? HELP?!
3 responses
@France7 (385)
• Philippines
6 Jul 09
Wow! you have been with working with your present company for a long time already. I am just curious about your reason why you have managed to stay in your company that long. Maybe that can be one question for you to ask yourself before deciding to leave. What did it inspire you to stay? If you transfer, do you think that new company can offer you better chances for advancement?
• United States
6 Jul 09
Well it is a small office, and I went from doing cleaning and small errands as a twelve year old to being a full staff member with full responsibilities and pay. When I finish my BA i English/Journalism in two years there will be plenty of room for advancement but it isn't my dream career.
@France7 (385)
• Philippines
7 Jul 09
They say that for a dreamer to achieve his dream, he should be a risk-taker. However, most of us were not able to get our dreams because we are to comfortable with what we have not and are afraid to move out from it. Thus, if you really want to accomplish what you really want and dream of, get out of your comfort zone. Blessings!^^
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
6 Jul 09
You have been there a long time its time to move on to start the career of your dreams. You have already shown your loyalty by being there for so long. Its time to do something for yourself to better your life. Good Luck to you!
• United States
6 Jul 09
Thanks. You really understand the choice I am trying to make! Practicality and stability or fulfillment of mostly lifelong dreams?
@fwidman (11517)
• United States
6 Jul 09
You've been with the same company for a long time, and that says a lot about your character. I would hope that they would understand you wanting to better yourself. I think the thing to ask yourself is this: Is the new job as reliable as the one you have? Will it still be around for the next five years or longer, or is it going to disappear in a year or less? If it won't be around for years, I'd say stay where you are and finish school first.
• United States
6 Jul 09
Wow, thanks! I think that I have grown as much as I can in my current place of work whereas my prospective place of employment has so much promise and room for advancement that the question of its reliability isn't as important as where it can take me in the end.