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So I just finished my first year in a new leadership position outside of the classroom working with new teachers. It was very stressful at times, but rewarding. In the position, we are asked to stay at least 3 years but can't stay longer than 5 consecutive (we can transfer out at any time). The position does include a slight pay raise. I didn't have the best experience with my co-workers--never clicked with them, but the job is 90% done by yourself so I mostly saw them once a month.

Today I was offered a position working with a department in central office (sorry about the ambiguity but trying to keep it as vague for personal reasons). There's no cap on how long you can work for them and I applied about 4 years ago and was like the runner-up for the position then, but I've continued working with them on other projects. No pay raise (I'd return to my pay on the normal scale), but lots of opportunities to continue making $$ over the summer. I also enjoy the people in the office.

I'm stuck, stuck, stuck on what to do! Thoughts??? Things I should think about? Advice?


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Old 07-19-2018, 05:49 AM
 
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Does the job with more money mean more is contributed to your retirement?
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Think about distance from home (traffic), and job security. If you don't take the new job, what will you do in four years when you have to leave the job you currently have...
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I would go with the new position because liking my co workers is important to me.
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I think I'd go with the central office one. There's more stability with that one and it must be something you're very interested in if you applied before. Good luck!


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Are you able to leave the current job if you only been there for one year and they ask you to stay 3? If you can do that without any penalty I say make the switch. Liking the people you work with is a big deal and as someone else said you can't stay in your current job more than 5 Years anyway.
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Do what is going to make you happier. It's not always about the money. The way you described it, I think I'd go with the new job. You said it's only a SLIGHT difference in pay, so do what will make you happy.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:50 PM
 
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So to answer some questions, both jobs are still on the 10-month teacher scale just at different leadership levels (as I stated one comes with a pay raise). I'd still get my same retirement contribution. And I can leave if I've only been there a year, but I do feel it is frowned upon though others have done it.

I don't know why it's so hard for me to just say 'yes' to the new position, it's actually what I've wanted for sometime. . .my weird brain! I did make a pros/cons list and they come out roughly the same but with the new position leading in pros. What I haven't given much thought to is which one will get me further in the long run (it's not a cut-and-dry answer), so I need to sleep on that one . . .
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The second one sounded WAY better. No contest
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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I'd go with Central Office. You wanted the position in the past, and it sounds like it will give you a comfortable work group.


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