Okay, help me think this problem over. If u have been keeping an eye on posts I made ( yea like a stalker), I’m bringing up an old problem or so. If not, this is going to be new. In an older post, I mention a friend (this friend) who was debating whether this friend should take on a seasonal temporary job. This friend decided to the temporary job and stayed long enough to transfer to another department for a permanent position. It is a position this friend, never in the wildest imagination, would imagine this friend would even be offered. In fact, this friend interviews for another position but instead was offered this position—a higher wage position. Exciting right? Although this friend is anxious and worry about this friend’s ability to fulfill the role as this friend didn’t go to college for this “career” path, if it can be called that. This friend other fear concern the ability to correctly sound out and pronounce last name and some first name. It’s a tedious fear, but once those “mc” “gh” and weird letters pairing shows up—well u get the idea of paging the wrong name pronunciation throughout an entire facility. Just imagine, the big mic announcement: “Goldon come to the front desk, Goldon come to the front desk.” “Who is Goldon,” your coworker asked. “Idk,” you said. 30 minutes later, your lead supervisor looked up from the computer screen after checking the lead’s email, “Gordon they’re looking for you at the front desk.” However, that’s not the problem this friend came to me for. This friend mentions that the county position this friend has been longing for has opened up. This friend had just accepted the friend’s current position a month prior. Professionally, it is not a wise choice to change job in such a manner and could burn bridges. This friend wonder what to do, since there are many pro and con. The friend has fear completing some of the task for the current position, but the position is a small department of just four staff. The supervisor and mentors are kind, easy going, and over all very positive. It would be a very good environment to grow in; plus the supervisor is flexible with staff’s work schedule. Meaning, asking for day off because of personal events would be easier. A lot of the time, it would be computer related work: data entry, updating databases, calling and tracking down employees regarding paperwork, scheduling and staging events, and other miscellaneous duties. This friend likes small group and find the workload for the current job to be light and manageable; aside from the constant torture of trying to pronounce names and such. While the desired job with the county pays 1.75 dollar more; it would be working on cases—at time even working on more cases than dean okay per an employee. It would be a bigger department, put in unit, and deals a lot with checking and interviewing recipients for eligibility. This job is part of the friend’s job plan, but this friend has many doubt; as this friend have other personal and family problems and would need to at least to request about two days off every month. Also, this friend isn’t sure if there is a probation period; as this friend worry that requesting off within a 3 month period is not professional and could jeopardize being passed for permanent employee. What’s your thought? Should this friend stay or leave if an offer is made?