I've been working at a company for a year and 5 months and I'm considering an offer from another company. During my tenure at this company, I've experienced a lot of ups and downs that a startup, venture capital funded company experiences. I'm referring to a few lay offs.
Also I'm working with an entry level hire who doesn't pull their weight and can't stay on track, because they're too busy online shopping or browsing Facebook. The "culture" of the company is okay with the internet use and I am too...only to a certain extent. If you're meeting your deadlines and keeping up with the workload, then fine. But I end up picking up the slack, because my teammate can't stay focused.
The dilemma I'm having is leaving a company where I am in the middle of a big project and I'm also in the middle of helping to train an entry-level hire who I don't feel really cares about the work at hand. All things considered, I still feel guilty even considering this move. I feel like my boss and peers may look at me differently...like I'm leaving them in a pinch and leaving an entry level hire to their own vices.
This project most likely will go on until mid summer and will be well beyond the timeframe I can give to help before I move on to my new position.
Should I leave or stick it out until the project ends? And I should mention that I wasn't looking for a job despite my current circumstances. This job was presented to me by an old coworker a couple weeks ago.
I'm also a highly valued person at my company. I just received an amazing review today and I don't think my employer anticipates me making this move.
I just don't feel stable and I feel like I'm working day and night, because my teammate isn't held accountable by our manager. And now that I have this offer, the grass seems greener....