I have been in the market for a job for about 2 weeks. I have an offer for a Line Cook job at probably the best Restaurant in this area, but I know I am overqualified for the position, and the pay is %60 of my last three jobs, with no benefits.
I have an application being processed for a Restaurant Sous Chef job at the nicest hotel in the area. My dilemma is that I don't want to accept a job that I quit and burn a bridge with one of the best Chefs in the area, but I also don't want to turn it down outright and be without a job alltogether.
I wouldn't apply to a line cook position at any other restaurant, but this one is one of the only ones in the area that is actually relevant to current trends. I have to let him know by tomorrow, I said that I would have an answer by the end of the week.
Should I be honest about trying to get this Sous Chef position? Should I just take the job, and not say a word?