which job would you take?

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whichjobwouldyoutake Fri 07-Feb-20 17:05:14

I am lucky enough to be holding two job offers and cannot choose which one to take. Posting here for traffic.

Job A - nearer to home, an area I have more experience in, less stressful but less money (about £300 a month), a small, friendly work place, I could start the job and know what I need to do, might only be for 12 months and then have to renegiotate a new contract. I'd enjoy this job because it's familiar as well as being a challenge.

Job B - good training options, permanent, more money, longer hours and more stress, a higher grade. A steep learning curve and a more demanding job but a challenge which I'd enjoy. A very large work place. Involves a couple of responsibilities which I don't like the idea of but would have to do.

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CloudsCanLookLikeSheep Fri 07-Feb-20 18:43:24

Depends whether you want to coast or be challenged.

What do you want out of work at the moment, for me it would be B without hesitation but my priority is career development / progression after many years stagnating post kids. If you're still in the family as priority stage, A may be easier. Although if it's only for 12 months that would be a downside IMO.

wantedthejob Fri 07-Feb-20 18:46:13

Job B. More money and you'll be challenged, also it's a permanent role

Parkandride Fri 07-Feb-20 18:47:05

What are the commutes like? £300 a month can quickly get eaten by travel and lifestyle creep to make your life easier on long hours: convenience foods, cleaner etc

It sounds like you would prefer job A but it depends what you're wanting from work.

Any chance of negotiating a higher salary or permanent role/ longer contract for job A?

wantedthejob Fri 07-Feb-20 18:47:04

Congrats by the way. Did you hear back on the day of the interview? I had one today, was told they were hoping to decide today. I've heard nothing sad

whichjobwouldyoutake Fri 07-Feb-20 18:53:07

The commutes are about the same, maybe 5 minutes difference. No, it's unlikely that job A would be able to pay more or give a longer term contract as it's a small scale operation and run on a tight budget. Job B is on a tight budget but it's a larger organisation.

I had the interview for Job B yesterday and heard today, the company with Job A offered me the job on the strength of a mutual contact who'd recommended me.

I've made a list of pros and cons and I think job A is winning.

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