Dr. Hapgood, your cruise director (hapgood) wrote,
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Crisis at the center

I'm so confused. Advise me.
I don't know if I mentioned it, but I was offered a full time position with residential, and I don't know what to do. I feel a poll coming on, but first, let me help you offer an informed opinion

Mental Health Technician (my current position)
---Looks good on my resume, as it is more applicable experience for my career goals. I'm really not growing anymore in the position, so it really isn't a matter of having more to learn
---I get a 3% raise next month
---I get to make my own schedule, as long as my co-workers don't screw me, which is happening more and more often lately
---I've been getting 40 hours a week right now, but as a PT1, am only guaranteed 28.
---I'm really good at my job and have the respect of my peers, and the entire agency.

AFC position
---It's more work(it's an adult foster care position)
---it's more money, only about $20 more a week, after my 3% raise, but I would be eligible for overtime (which Laura says is very available)
---It's the same schedule every week, not counting any overtime I would pick up. S-M-T-W 11p-9a, which works really well with my school schedule.
---I would get full time benefits. Our health insurance is shit, but it's better than the NOTHING I have right now. I would also get more personal hours(3.4 as opposed to 1.7) each pay period, enough to let me take 2 weeks vacation a year.
---It would be really easy to work this job until I finish my Master's, even though it means another couple years as a poor college student

Okay it's time for a poll!
Poll #76809 Should I stay or should I go now?

What should I do with my job situation?

Stay as MHT
1(6.2%)
Go for the AFC position
2(12.5%)
Stay as MHT, but actively job hunt (you can work full time and pursue your master's)
2(12.5%)
Take the AFC position, but still actively job hunt
11(68.8%)

Is it morally wrong to take the AFC position, but still look for another job (which is the way I'm leaning right now)

Yes
1(5.9%)
No
16(94.1%)

Am I just doing this to get away from my job? I've never worked a job longer than 2 yrs 3 months 4 days, and we are getting close to that point.

Yes
5(31.2%)
No
11(68.8%)

Any words of wisdom?

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