Looking for some professional advice

Mark617

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I’m older, so take this for what it’s worth
Stability !
I like where I’m at, know my field well and can navigate. The last thing in the world I want to be, is the “ new guy” at 54 lol
 

Tonetele

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My father was the boss of a huge Nationwide communications provider. He was a good man and many of his employees wept at his funeral. He gave me some advice once and only once. " Never play where you collect your Pay."
 

naveed211

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Pretty similar situation for me a handful of years ago. I had gotten really comfortable at the company I had been with and resigned myself to being there for a long long time (had already been 11 years).

Then a friend there out of the blue recommended another company in town, her husband who I knew a bit had an in for me there. I wasn’t looking at all, but it seemed like a great opportunity for most of the reasons you mentioned.

It was stressful at first, I was scared because I had been very comfortable at the last company, so any bit of discomfort was magnified. But after a few months I settled in. Fast forward six years and I’m still there, and really really like the job, company, and team I work with.

Seems like you have a bit of interest, and you aren’t too worried about the job duties. I appreciate a “chill job,” to be honest. If you already have a friend there and it’s a pay bump, sounds like it’s worth a shot.
 

bgmacaw

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In my experience, having a friend as a boss doesn't work out too well. I've found it to be even worse if the friend was a co-worker who was promoted to a boss position. It just seems like asking for conflicts of interest. In the end, most people will choose the company and getting paid over friendship. Some may take the fall with you though which may taint your friendship.

Financially, taking the new job looks good on paper. The question is the stability of the new company. You wouldn't want to jump ship only to have the new company go out of business, sell off to another company or go through a massive management shake-up within a year or so. I've had this happen a number of times and, looking back, it's amazing to me how many companies I've worked for that have disappeared, been absorbed into other companies or morphed into something else entirely.
 

OldPup

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I don’t think anyone mentioned the prospect of a recession soon-ish. Unemployment is at an all time low, so I have no idea how it might impact the likelihood of finding a new job if you were laid off from either company. If you would feel safer at one company or the other, factor that in.

If you want to advance your career, don’t wait for a chill position to take time to improve your position. The earlier in life you qualify yourself for a better job, the more impact it will have on your life. The more you sock away now, the more time it has to grow.
 

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Money lost is never money earned.

Give two weeks notice, let the company you are leaving know that you are leaving for more pay with the other company. That is all you need to say, don't start going into the pluses and minuses of insurance, benefits and such. Just tell them you are giving two weeks notice, that you had another company recruit you and they are offering more money to work for them than your current company.

You might be surprised to receive a counter offer from your current employer.
 

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Money lost is never money earned.

Give two weeks notice, let the company you are leaving know that you are leaving for more pay with the other company. That is all you need to say, don't start going into the pluses and minuses of insurance, benefits and such. Just tell them you are giving two weeks notice, that you had another company recruit you and they are offering more money to work for them than your current company.

You might be surprised to receive a counter offer from your current employer.
I don't think the OP wants a counter offer.

Seems the new position with new learned skills and a chance to work under hot friend is the catalyst here.
 

RCinMempho

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I don't think the OP wants a counter offer.

Seems the new position with new learned skills and a chance to work under hot friend is the catalyst here.

I think you give them the opportunity to counter. It's not blackmail. It's a courtesy. He's been there a while. He stayed when others moved on. There might be more dollar value there to the current company than you expect. If you don't ask...
 




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