I posted about this two weeks ago, as I was going in for interviews for this job...
I've been at my job for almost 9 years, I'm the second in command in my office and I have total flexibility when it comes to vacation days (7 weeks), working from home (once a week), and 4 day work-weeks over the summer for the same salary.
The problem is that I don't make a ton of money. My husband and I do fine -- we own our two-bedroom apartment and it's not like we're poverty stricken or anything, but if we ever want to afford to buy a house I need to make more money.
I got offered a job last week that pays nearly $13,000 more than I make now, roughly $600-$700 more per month after taxes, which is a lot of money for me. The problem is that I won't have the same flexibility and I won't be able to spend as much time with DD, or work from home whenever I want to.
I've been so stressed about this and I feel like whatever decision I make will be a mistake. If I don't take it, I'll feel stuck in the same situation I've been in for a while and I'm afraid I'm ruining my only chance to advance my career. If I do take it, it means more money but I don't think I'll be happy not being able to spend more time with DD.
What would you do? Take it to get more money or turn it down and keep the job with flexibility but less money? I'm 32 years old, in case that matters when offering advice.
I'm so stressed out right now, thanks for listening.