I'm wondering whether or not to apply for a job, and I just don't know. I've got about a week and a half before it closes, so I have to decide quick.
It's in my field. It's full time. It's in the same town as my best friend.
Crappy pay. It's not a professional position. Semi-crappy hours. The town is about 3-4 hours away from my family and support system in a town where I only know 3 people (my best friend, her husband, and their kid). A quick google search of rents in the area revealed that I'd be paying about as much as I would here if I had my own place, and I wouldn't even try to find a place of my own for that pay here—it being about half or more of my monthly take-home.
If it paid better I would jump at it.
If it were in my town I would jump at it.
However, it's pretty damn far away from my current support system. I'd have to find a place to live, pay rent, utilities, continue to pay for my car (loan payment, gas, upkeep, etc), buy food, and pay for other various expenses (my credit card, clothes, my phone, internet, etc). A lot of that is stuff I don't have to worry about now. Add to that, the small raise in my pay may end up requiring me to pay more towards my student loans, and I don't know that I'd actually be able to live.
On the other hand, it's in the town where my best friend lives and we haven't lived in the same town in years.
This is so frustrating because the job could be perfect. It's not too far away from my family. It's in my field. It's full time. With benefits! But it's not enough. I need more money, and I don't want to have to work two jobs to survive.
But I'd be near my best friend and I miss her so much.
I don't think I'll apply. In the process of writing this I talked myself out of it. If it paid more—but it doesn't. I'll just have to keep looking.