At a crossroads again but things have changed...quite a bit this time.
Professional long story made short; another new director, another new chef. But the similarities from my past dilemma end there; my unit got a total face lift introducing new concepts. I've also taken up a management position at a different unit that works out OK for me because its closer.
Now I don't know if my new position comes with a raise; more responsibilities so I figured it would but nothing was ever discussed with me as such, just basically dropped me in and do the job. Nothing got hammered out and I'm hoping to rectify that this week.
The situation; this will be my 7th year with the company, I haven't gotten far with so many promises left broken with each new manager being changed out as often as my underwear (stupid me keeps falling for that dangling worm on the hook). I've looked around for another job and internal transfer but nothing pops up, nothing I'm qualified for, and nothing sustainable. I've also been offered a job with my uncles who run their own business of doing custom setups for hi-fi A/V equipment...something I have no knowledge and experience with or any qualifications but would pay more then what I'm making now (just a little over $12/hr). I might also find myself needing to help support someone from overseas for a while within the coming years so whatever I do, I need to be paid enough to sustain 2 adults for a few years at least.
My dilemma; stay with my guaranteed job that I trained for but barely pays a living wage right now and hope for the best later or retrain myself so I can work with family and get paid a living wage while throwing away everything I worked so hard towards with my schooling and my 7 years and hope I can catch on. And on that note, how hard is it to get back in? I had a difficult enough time just finding a job right out of college. But right now, my decision is hindered by whether or not this place is willing to make it worth my while (which it hasn't for a long time) to take up again more responsibilities...
This isn't a decision I'm taking very lightly but I'm being pressured left right and center to make one when I don't even have all the facts.