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    Should I change jobs

    Bit of a strange dilemma and I am doing my own head in and I think I need an outsiders view.

    So 6 months ago I was offered a job in another bathroom showroom in sales. Money was great, the showroom and staff but it was a logistical nightmare to get too (plus I almost left to go to this place 8 years ago)

    Spoke to my boss and he made an offer for me to stay which was in 4 years time he wanted to retire and he would give me the shop for free (nothing in writing) and make some of the changes I wanted in the shop. So I ended up staying because I don't have to work on sats, I can more or less book whatever days off I want and generally do what I want. When work is slow and can deal with my properties at work and even at times catch up on tv.

    The place that wanted me the owner has texted me again and again saying I still want you. Where I am now my boss made some small changes but in general has back to his awkward ways and to be honest I am not 100% happy.

    I dunno if its an age thing but he most of the time he is awkward and miserable. For example someone will buy a product and mess up the fitting of it and bring it back. You can clearly see what they did wrong and tell them sorry you messed up so you cannot return this item as its not faulty. But he'll take it back and refund it and we've lost money, customers owing money from 12 months ago and won't pay but he won't take any action. And i'll be thinking ffs this is why i'm not getting a pay rise because we are owed money plus everything is on paper in this place nothing at all is digital, even designs are done by hand. Whenever I want to book time off he gets moody and says why do you want it off? (none of your business what I am doing) But then on the plus side half my fuel is paid for, He pays my mobile phone and the money isn't bad for what I am doing and he pays my whole work place pension. Don't ask me how we are doing it but the shop is still going. I've been at this place 19 years now

    The other place is all nice,modern and up to date. Everything is computerised and got a good vibe plus its nice to be wanted but I just don't know what to do. I know my boss won't change plus the shop needs a good 20-30k chucking at it as its very dated. My wife was happy with the money on offer but not with me working on sats plus the journey would be 60-90 mins where as at the moment its 30 and if I am late I never get in trouble.

    I don't want to do a Phil Countinho and find the dream move turns into a nightmare but then again am I just scared as i've been at the same place since the place age of 19

    I am much older than you, but I would value the 10-12 hours not travelling and Saturdays at a premium.
    You can't get that time back.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


      I agree, stay where you are and work on your portfolio more.


        Looks like i'm going to have to disappoint the other place again lol


          Better the devil you know? I wouldnt trade what sounds like a reasonable place (everywhere has it's irritants) for a long journey, Saturday work and a boss that may change completely once you are there.


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