I have a job interview Monday. I say interview, but I basically have the job. We’re just going to meet face to face and get a feel for things, work out final details. So this would be a huge move, from the NC mountains to the NC coast. I love the coast, grew up on the Louisiana coast. I really, really miss salt water and fishing. It’s in my blood. Feel out of place without it. So here are some pros/cons I’m dealing with: - The money is ok. It’s pretty much market rate. I think I can maybe get them up a bit. It’s better than what I have now and will allow my wife to stay home with our baby. If I don’t take it, she’ll definitely have to work a good bit starting this winter. Our baby is having trouble gaining weight, so it’s important to us that my wife is home with her. - We have a network here. Good people. - Cool mountain weather and amazing fall. - I’m not a fan of the concept of a boss. Sorry, I’m not into someone’s random mood determining my life. I don’t have a boss now and I love it. - I’d like to start my own business in the same field as this job, but it would take maybe a year or two to catch up to the salary I’m being offered. It would be lean times for a bit and my wife would definitely have to work. - I’m not crazy about the work. I’ve done this style of work before. It’s stressful. The guy hiring me has been through two people in this position but they didn’t have the experience I have. He hired one guy with no experience after our first interview and the guy quit in 3 weeks because it was too much work. Then he called me. Not sure what to make of this. Guess he was trying to get away with a cheaper hire. If I was doing the same work for myself, I think I would enjoy it. - I’ve been out of my field for a couple years and this is an opportunity for me to get back in. - My overall goal is to have my own business, but this might give me a few more years of experience and a little financial security while my wife stays with the baby. I can start my business after that. - Beach life and flounders. We’ll see what happens. If I get a bad vibe, I’m trusting my gut. I got a bad vibe at a job that I was stuck at for a couple years and it made me sick. Never again. But if I get a good vibe, it might be worth it. Hard decision. What are some things that you would consider when making this type of big move? Thanks, random internet folks.