Is it a horrible idea to leave a new job and take a better one?
I am currently a student who is about 12-18 months away from finishing my degree in Accounting. I then plan to pursue my MBA & CPA while working FT/PT in my field. I don’t have any direct accounting experience yet (which is important in the field) but I also don’t have the time to commit to a 40hr/week internship or job.
3 months ago, I took a part time job (15 hrs/week) at an amazing marketing firm as a receptionist. There is another person who I ‘job share’ with who is the office manager/ bookkeeper/ receptionist who originally handled the both positions.
My duties only include answering phones, prepping for meetings, etc. when the coworker has time off- I don’t manage the office or get to do any bookkeeping.
The office is not busy at all, so most of the time I work on homework (as suggested by my supervisor) and not actually do anything for the firm. Leaving would minimally jeopardize workflow/ productivity.
As PT, I don’t get benefits
My plan was to work at the marketing firm until I graduate- and they are aware of that. I LOVE the culture and the pay is good- I have absolutely no complaints about the company.
But- I am worried I won’t have enough experience in my industry when I start the real job search in a year or so. You also need to have 1 yr of experience in accounting to get a CPA.
I applied and was offered a position at another company as an “Accounting Executive Assistant”
It is a great combination of my experience as an admin assistant/receptionist and my future in accounting. I would handle a lot of entry-level accounting that would give me a little boost when I look for FT accounting jobs after graduation.
I would supervise 2 people (something I’ve yet to have the opportunity to do)
I love the culture and know several people at the company- it is also a great fit.
It is twice as many hours and better pay, with full benefits AND is flexible with school.
Would it be ok to leave my job at the marketing firm after 3 months to take the accounting job?
If so, how should I approach t