Confused Girl In a Dilemma Seeking Advice From Someone Smarter than Her. That’s you, my sweet reader. I need help.
I am having a work crisis. As many of you know, I am a blossoming Advertising Major. Anything communications, marketing, or advertising related falls into my line of passion. I don’t know how I developed such a sense for design and persuasion, but I know it’s what I am meant to do.
Not working in a gift shop. Currently, I love my job very much. I fit in perfectly into this boutique/gift store. It’s been the first job I’ve been dreaming of since I was a little girl. It’s beautiful and organized and classy and fancy and bubbly and basically, perfect for my personality. It is such a unique and fun place… I feel like I belong there. But not forever.
I’m not ready to go yet though! The problem is, I got a job offer. The type of job offer you can’t pass up, and I didn’t even apply for it. I am a frequent shopper for their company and their crew just felt like I belong on their team. Plus it happens to be a massive career step in a field I am most passionate about. They want me to run their Social Media. I know. The pay would be better too. I’m talking the kind of pay that makes people advance in their lives. Things like this don’t happen to people.
Only, I would burn every single bridge I have built thus far. I know I would devastate my current job. Not to mention, there are legal risks involving competition. It would be a complete betrayal. Plus I really love my job at my current store. My bosses are incredible. Just amazing people. My co-workers are awesome. But they aren’t my future. They are my present. But I love them.
Here’s the kicker. I waited too long. My hesitation costed me the job. I went in to meet with the manager to ask exactly what cards are on the table. I wanted to know if it would be worth all that I am giving up. It turns out that the very same morning, they hired someone else. – BUT- I should put in my resume because she might not work out. She seemed pretty darn enthusiastic about my resume.
Now I am even more confused. My perfect little dream job vs. My risky big dream job. My part timer vs. My career. It’s altogether likely that this opportunity will come back up again – soon. I can’t hesitate next time. But I don’t know what I want. Should my loyalty be to my job or my future?
I really do love my job… Help me!