Should I quit my current now?

April 25, 2013 9:58am CST
My current job is boring, but ease, just put data into BOM system to generate BOM(bill of material). Work five days and 8 hours a day. OT have extra money too. Afford health and sociaty insurance. But the salary is too low, only RMB1800 per month. Today, I got an interview oppontunity, it is a export officer job, I have to work 6 day 8.5 hours a day, no OT salary, no health insurance. I will incharge of the order of foreigner customers, translate the customers' requirement into chinese to coworks, let them make samples and product accordingly. The salary is 3000RMB per month. I am very confused now, I don't know how to choose, should I quit the current job?But I am afraid that the new job is not a good one, then I will lose both two jobs. It is hard to choose. -_- Could you pls give me some advices? Thanks in advance!
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11 responses
@darkzzt (760)
• Canada
8 May 13
That is tough. I think you should do your current job unless you like the other job more. It does pay more so that's good.
@vip25sc (48)
• Thailand
26 Apr 13
In this case, I think you may need to make a list of the advantages and disadvantages of the two jobs. For the salary the second one is a lot better but if you consider in-term of other benefits. you won't get anythings from the second, which you could say that it can be compensate by the payment that you get more from the second job. So, now it is only how do you want your job to be. For the new job, you might get something really good, challenging and exciting, it is something you will find out only when you walk into the office. However, you know how it is your current jobs. Wishes you the best choice
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
26 Apr 13
Oh, i think you should do care which job will bring your higher income (salary + insurance + extra money, etc...). and if the new job is better than the old one, you can change. Just write down both jobs' advantage and disadvantage on the paper and you will see which one is better for you.
@stanley777 (7176)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
I think the new job is more promising even though they don't give health and insurance benefits. I think most companies have that policy, they don't give incentives to newly hired employees but only after they have been hired as regular worker will they will have the same privileges like the other regular employees.
@mammots (3289)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
hello xiaohongxiaohong! to be able to ultimately make the right decision it would be a great help for you to make a list of the pros ( the positive ) and the cons ( the negative ) of your current job and the the second job opportunity. which job has the most number of pros and which job has the most number of cons then you can base your decision making from there. good luck xiaohongxiaohong
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
25 Apr 13
It best to stay with you current job because, you have everything you need right there, you get overtime, you have health insurance, the other job doesn't have this. even thou your current job, pay is low you are better to stay, where you are at job are still hard to find right now, if you leave this job, and don't take the second job you will be unemployed.
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Hey there friend! Good for you that you have a job. In my case, I am currently unemployed. If were to decide, I will choose your current job. It might be boring, but mind you there are some people out there who don't have a job. If you don't like the export officer job, you can go ahead and try to search for another job.
@Raine38 (9036)
• United States
25 Apr 13
Only you can really answer that, as it all depends on your priorities at the moment. If your priority is to earn more and save up a lot of money, then stay. If your priority is to build up your career and do what you really want and something that is challenging, then take the new job. I'm sure you'll figure it out. At any rate, if ever you really decided to quit, never leave your current work without making sure that you have another job waiting for you. The worse that can happen is ending up without a job in this economy.
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
There's a big difference between your present salary and that of the other job opportunity. I think that's good enough to be considered, I mean even if you don't have OT still you are receiving higher pay. And besides, you will never know if such job is good or whether you will like it or not if you won't give it a try. If I were to suggest, you better grab the new opportunity. Don't worry too much about loosing jobs, I think you can find another one if you will just try your best.
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
25 Apr 13
well for money I would say the 2nd one is the better but you have to weigh in your medical are you sick a lot this will eat at your income if your not covered by medical and while the issue you have pointed out is you have no sure way to know that you would even keep the new job the only thing I can say to you is go with your heart
• United States
25 Apr 13
Seems to me like the second is a better option in terms of pay. You can get your own health insurance, but if you value your free time stay wiyh current job.