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by blinkme323 / May 26, 2008 2:19 AM PDT

Hey guys, I could really use some help with this decision. I currently work for a large mutual fund company and enjoy the company and the people there. The problem is the company is very far from my home (28 miles) and it's not in my field of study (I have a B.S. in Management Information Systems and I'm working as a mutual fund analyst). I was recently offered a job much closer to home that will put me back in IT, this job will also pay me slightly more.

The sticking point is that I've become fairly comfortable at my current place of work and I'd be moving from a very large company to a fairly small one where I would be the only IT guy, which is a lot of pressure in of itself. My official title would be "IT Manager" and I'd be performing basic duties such as monitoring the server, the active directory, and support issues. I'm a little nervous about being THE guy, but at the same time I want to get back into IT. I'm really torn over this, and help/advice is appreciated.

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Look but keep working
by Porch-a-Geese / May 26, 2008 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Career Advice

Some companies have need of IT people on different shifts or for an on call. You could also offer your services to the general public.
If the job will pay more and you are comfortable in your abilities, take it. If you are worried take a second job.

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No One Can Give You Such Advice..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 26, 2008 2:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Career Advice

It's a personal decision in a career path.. Only YOU can decide how much risk you're willing to take and what it's worth to you.. It involves a lot of research on your part (reliability of the company, confidence in your ability to the job, talks with the management about the specifics of the job duties and any guarantees they might or might not offer, backup plans, etc.), then a little or a lot of soul searching depending on whether you have a family or not, and then a decision..

Hope this helps and good luck in your endeavor.

Grif

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