I want to be completely honest and real on my blog, and I'm currently having a slight dilemma. If you don't know me, I'm an Executive Secretary with a Human Services department. I don't love my job, it's lower level than what I could/should have, and when I was hired my boss knew I wouldn't be here forever. I really don't do a lot of "secretary" work anymore as my position has evolved more into doing database work, which is the only thing I actually do enjoy here. Of course that means I do higher level work for lower level pay. I figure it's job experience though. I've been applying for other positions with different work schedules. My goal is ultimately to work a little closer to home and get off earlier so I can spend more time with Peyton during the week.
This morning my boss offered me the position of a co-worker that is retiring in February. I have the experience and the degree to qualify and she wanted to offer it to me before posting it. I told her I would think about it, but that my heart wasn't really in it. I'm not interested in the work that position does at all and it's not anything I would ever pursue in the future. It is however a higher level position and a pay raise. I went to my husband for some support, unfortunately all he could see was the money. He couldn't believe I would ever turn down more money. His advice was to take the job while I job hunt, my Mom seems to have the same opinion. But when over 50% of the staff that do that particular job are trying to get out and complain to me about it on a daily basis...why would I add that kind of stress to my life?
I feel like I have made up my mind, I'm just not 100% sure. I would love to hear any feedback, opinions, views, life stories, etc... Feel free to email me at Jessecu82@aol.com if you don't want to post. Thanks for reading!