I need help with a current job dilemma. I was offered a position with only a 15 minute commute, better title and real opportunity for growth. However, it’s about the same pay (and benefits) as I’m making now. I really like my current job, but it’s a 1.5-2 hour commute by train. The only thing is I’d be foregoing my annual bonus and raise if I left now, plus my 401k isn’t fully vested yet.
The area I’m living in now has a slightly lower COL, but I wanted to make at least $5-$10k more with my next job. However, this position is the exact fit for my background & skills, and I’m not sure when the next time a job opportunity this perfect will come up (that’s only a 15 minute commute).
I’m really leaning toward taking the new job because I think the commute alone is worth it (time is money). However I feel like I’m kind of sacrificing some money. Is there anything I’m missing? Anyone else have a similar situation?