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MAN DO NOT KNOW IF HE SHOULD ACCEPT A 6 FIGURE A YEAR JOB OR AN EASIER JOB

Torn between 2 jobs and a bad gut feeling. Help!

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I work in an extremely toxic environment. It’s horrific. I’ve been here for 5 years and it’s destroyed me mentally, emotionally, and physically.

It’s extremely high-stress (life or death situations), I work 12-hour shifts and weekends. I have tried to find new jobs over the years but haven’t had any luck. I currently have two tentative offers. Things could change but I hope they don’t!!!

Job A:

Which is where I’ve wanted to work for a while since finishing school. The pay is low (I have a master’s degree so I’ve been aiming a bit higher since I need to pay my loans) but 10k more than what I make now; there are guaranteed raises.

I’d get to telework 8 out of 10 work days, and work any alternate schedule after training. It’s a seemingly low-stress. Get my work done, get in and out.

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The interview was PHENOMENAL. I had two rounds, the second with the directors and they were so easygoing and nice and friendly.

We just sat and talked. It was a great time; we went over our allotted hour just chatting. I got an offer 24h later. The work is something I’d likely find meaningful.

Job B:

I interviewed for the next day on short notice. I wasn’t able to even pull the job description and HR never sent it when I asked.

The interview was extremely strict, stiff, and rigid. They didn’t seem to want to get to know me, just answer the questions and go. When I asked about roles and responsibilities, it was a lot of hand-wavy vagueness.

I didn’t feel one way or another about the interview or position. I didn’t hear back for two weeks. They sent me an offer and it’s well into the 6-figures a year; twice the salary of Job A.

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It’s a life-changing amount of money. I reached out to a few people I know with the company and everyone said work/life balance is phenomenal, and benefits are stellar.

I did get one review who knew the manager and they did not have pleasant things to say; it aligned with her presence in the interview and several remarked that she is difficult to work with. I have yet to find an applicable job description for what the actual role entails.

The schedule is alternating telework days (MWF one week, T/TH the next week) and less than dreamy hours (8 hours but early, early morning). From what I have gathered, it is a similar but less stressful version of my current job (that I’m leaving because I hate the job).

I need to leave my job and that’s just a hard fact. The second job is an asinine amount of money that would be so beneficial to my life. I could end up loving the job and having no issues with management; I just don’t know. I currently want to leave my job because of the job and management, so I’m so anxious it will be a repeat of history. Something about it gives me such a funny, weird feeling and I do not love it, but I do not want to sideline a position that could be great. But I also don’t want to turn down a position (Job B) that I know I’ll be happier at.

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