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from someone we only know as K – K is female, though, so we know the email didn’t come from the star of Kafka’s The Trial. We can also gauge that from the cheerfulness of the content:
I have a great job in Stockholm, where I am treated very well, and am basically my own boss. Not to mention we all got iPads for Christmas!
I won out over around fifty other applicants for this job, but although I was very clear when I started that I would like to grow with the company, they have said that no one they have met could do my job as well as I can. Which means they’re not too keen on promoting me.
In the meantime, another company is interested in hiring me for their Nordic branch of their business. Because it is an American company, I would be getting an American salary (ie. not capped or structured through Swedish laws etc), so I would be making much better money and have a chance to grow. But the work environment could not possibly be as good as this one.
So do I mention this to my boss now, or later? I know I could use one against the other, but I am not sure I have the balls for it!
Hmm, what’s more important: nice colleages, or progress? Being your own boss, or more money? You’ve already got the iPad, so that’s not a deciding factor.
Readers, go to the comments and tell K what you’d do when faced with this dilemma, although we’d understand you don’t have much sympathy for someone choosing between AN AMAZING JOB and ANOTHER AMAZING JOB.