I am new to this group. I have been working in my field for 18 years, 13 of them in the public sector at the same employer (local government). I currently live about 15-20 mins from my employer. I make good money and have job security but my current position has no room for growth and I am underutilized and terribly bored.
I may have two opportunities coming up... the first would be a lateral internal move into a position close to home that I would enjoy more. The second would be a promotion to a leadership role at another public sector employer (same retirement system), about an hour’s commute. I have a child in elementary school so it would take some juggling but could be done. It would be a significant pay increase and work I enjoy but more hectic than where I am. Also I would have no tenured security but I am a hard worker who has never been fired.
I am the primary breadwinner in my family.
I am having a really tough time with these choices. I still don’t know which opportunities I would have but given the choice between the local lateral move and the commuting promotion with large raise - what would you do??
Editing to add - I would lose some vacation time but would still have good leave and similar benefits. Both options are work I have done before and am well qualified to do.