I got an offer to do the same work I do now for a private company, but for a public entity. The offer is lower pay, no bonus. But, the schedule will be consistent, no unreasonable deadlines, and all the people are pleasant, no cut throat competition, just a nice environment. Is there any point to staying put, getting higher pay, a big end of year bonus, but enduring a stressful environment? Should I try to change the culture? Or is leaving a no-brainer if the new salary pays the bills and the new environment lowers my blood pressure? The public entity is a client, I've worked with for many years, know all the staff, so it's not a case of 'grass greener on the other side' with respect to culture. Thanks for any advice.
2"But, the schedule will be consistent, no unreasonable deadlines, and all the people are pleasant, no cut throat competition, just a nice environment." How do you know that is really the case? You won't find out how the company culture really is until you've worked there for a while.– Mark RotteveelAug 11, 2019 at 7:50
We can't answer this for you.
Which do you value more, money or happiness? It seems like those are the two choices you're debating.
3This is more of a comment than an answer, but that’s really the questioners fault for asking a question nobody can answer.– JoeAug 11, 2019 at 20:38