Hello! You may or may not have noticed me vanishing more than usual the past while, but I am going to attempt to be back more. I have been insanely busy (this always seems to happen during Big Bang season WHY GOD WHY) with life stuff and have barely had time to skim my flist, watch Leverage (pretzels!) and White Collar (I nearly died of squee, there may be more on that later) and pine for Sam Winchester. I did meet laulan
yonks ago (she is even more lovely in person and I thoroughly endorse and recommend her) and then two people left my office and I somehow ended up with all their work. Since then I rather feel BT should refund my Broadband fee.
Anyway, I am selfishly back to implore participation in my first ever *drumroll* POLL!
The situation is as follows. I have somehow gone from miserable career prospects (being forced to go down to three days a week next month in an interesting but ridiculously badly paid job) to suddenly having two potential jobs. I have to decide this week and I am torn like a bi-bro fangirl watching season 4. I have prepared a handy-dandy table that outlines my two choices.
|Job 1||Job A|
|One year of maternity cover||Six month contract which may be extended subject to funding.|
|This means no long term prospect of employment, but I really want to move to London next year anyway and this way I could not get complacent and settled and would have to be looking for a new job around the end of my lease. Sometimes tough decisions have to be made for future!persuna's own good.||They say six months, but there is a very good chance of a permanent job. Those can be hard to find and I am SO sick of never knowing what is to become of me more than a month or two in advance. |
|Decent annual salary band, but a part time position. I will get about 70% of the full salary. ||The exact same salary band, but full time.|
|Gross salary will be enough to live on, but maybe not enough to save significantly. I will have more free time, which would be useful for an evening course I really want to do. And fandom.||More money! That speaks for itself. There might be a chance my account could one day be real money and not whatever is left of my overdraft!|
|The job actually sounds interesting. It's still admin, but admin in an cool department with people who seem nice and relaxed and one corner festooned with pictures of George Clooney. I am not extra-specially into George, but I am fond, and I like what it says about the office.||This job will be similar to what I do now, but while everyone seems like lovely people it is a slightly more… polished office than Job 1. I get the feeling they all sit up straight and that five simultaneous calenders of their favourite celebrity would be unseemly. This could be an unfair assesment.|
|I won't have to ask people for money.||I will have to ask people for money. Subtly. And refer to people as "Prospects". I have avoided that so far.|
|Doesn't offer any clear future career path. Could just be more messing around, putting off making any decisions about any form of life plan.||Offers career path in area I am not keen on. See above point.|
|In a few months the office will move to a random outskirt location while office restoration happens. This will take 90% of my tenure. A minibus will be provided from the town centre.||The locaton is not only central, but really close to my old office with lovely colleagues who continue to include their ex-colleagues in afterwork Monday Margaritas. I like Monday Margaritas.|
Feel free to elaborate in comments!