I work at a start-up directly under the founder who is difficult to work for. There's been a lot of turnover in my position, and industry peers speak poorly of him and avoid doing business with him due to his abrasiveness.
I'm passionate about the work we do, but the long hours (I often work 6 days a week) and demoralizing company culture is negatively impacting my quality of life.
I've only been at the company for a few months, but I've just received a job offer from an established organization for more money. I'm not passionate about the work they do, but my specific job duties would be more fulfilling and there would be room for growth.
I'm considering going with the offer, but I'm wondering if I should discuss it with my current boss to see if I can a) Get him to change his negative behavior b) Get a raise c) negotiate for more fulfilling job duties.
It's a small company and I know he wouldn't want to lose me, however I'm afraid using the second job offer as leverage could backfire in the future. What if he agrees to make the necessary changes,but then goes back on his end of the deal after I turn down the other company?