I gave notice at work a while back, and I am currently training my replacement. I originally quit to try and start my own business, but I was cruising the job boards a few weeks ago and saw a position that would be a good fit. I applied, they called me in for an interview, and several interviews later, I recieved a verbal offer today.
I quit work for very specific reasons.
1. I don’t like corporate life
2. I dislike office politics, and being “fake social”
3. No matter how hard I work, I will never really be in control of my own destiny
4. I hate the feeling that I could be fired at any time
And many more reasons I’m sure everyone has heard time and time again.
I want to start a online business, help my husband with business, and perhaps try a few ideas. He brings home a salary from work, which would barely be enough to cover our monthly expenses, we’d have to tap into savings a bit. We have savings that would take us from 6-8 months (if neither of us drew a paycheck), so I feel comfortable with that. His business isn’t doing that well at the moment, so he couldn’t draw more money for a long while, even if I were to help him, but I know that I would be able to help him a lot on the financial/operations side, which he desperately needs.
The job I was offered comes with a very decent salary, 20 percent more than what I currently make, but the guy that would be my manager was very horrible on the negotiations. Downright rude. You know how you usually feel a rush of euphoria when you get something you really want? I felt none of that. It’s high stress, tons of overtime, and a demanding potential boss. I’ve heard stories about him already, and in my dealings with him just on salary negotiation alone, I feel like he could be difficult. It’s a great company, good project I would be working on.
Hubby wants me to take some time off, but I know he is worried about finances, but he’s been very supportive about me just being happy, if I never wanted to do anything again, he would be fine with it. I’m worried about finances too, but that’s becuase I am a control freak and worry about everything. He thinks I can work on my side projects on the weekeknd, but with my plans for grad school, it would be all a bit much. I don’t want him to have any stress at all, so I have been seriously thinking about taking it, but I’m just not excited. And I understsand that this is a terrible economy, and I am really grateful to have been offered a position, but something within me is just not thrilled about jumping back into the corporate life. A little voice in me just keeps saying “what about all those ideas you had?” I have websites registered and half done already, and I don’t know what is right or wrong anymore. Am I selling out?
What would you guys do?