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    Default Do I take a new job?

    Hi all, I need advice. I currently have a Great Job that I love and I am good at it. The people I work with are great and are very supportive of breastfeeding/my need to pump. I have job offer at another company that would pay significantly more but there is always the risk that the peopel will not be as great and they may not be as understanding about breastfeeding and family issues. Is it ever better to leave a job you love for a career advancement? The new job would allow us to move to the area of town where we want to raise our family (good schools, good community, etc) and it would greatly reduce my commuting time too.

    Any suggestions on how to figure out which is the right decision?
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    Default Re: Do I take a new job?

    I would discuss it with the people hiring you and feel them out for their reaction and their support. As long as you are up front about your needs and expectations, there shouldn't be an issue.

    More money, right area and a shorter commute so you can spend more time with your family? Sounds great! Congratulations!
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    Default Re: Do I take a new job?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*amysmom View Post

    More money, right area and a shorter commute so you can spend more time with your family? Sounds great! Congratulations!

    I understand not wanting to leave a job with great people. But more time with the great people in my family? I'd take it!
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    Default Re: Do I take a new job?

    I'd tell your current employer that you have a new job offer for "x" amount of money, and that you'd really love to stay with your current company (love the people, fulfilled by the job, etc.), but that you obviously have financial obligations to your family to think of. Some employers will match pay, or at least give you enough of a bump to make it worth staying.

    Otherwise, you're leaving on good terms ("I don't want to leave, it's purely financial"), and can kind of keep the door open.

    I've changed jobs several times, and it is hard in a new place. Keep in mind that most new hires are actually terminated within 6 months, so you need to hit the ground running and fit in well right from the start so that you're seen as a good fit. If you're not emotionally or physically prepared to do that, I might wait to change jobs. I went through this when I was pregnant, and ultimately decided not to change jobs for a while.
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    Default Re: Do I take a new job?

    What job is better for you and your family in the long run?

    You'll be breastfeeding / pumping for a relatively short amount of time compared to long term benefits related to job.
    Lynn
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    Default Re: Do I take a new job?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lsksam View Post
    What job is better for you and your family in the long run?

    You'll be breastfeeding / pumping for a relatively short amount of time compared to long term benefits related to job.
    Exactly what I was going to say!!!

    If it were my choice, based on what you have posted, I would be taking the new job! Goodluck!

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