I get offers from other companies all the time, but I always turn them down because I will only leave a job if I'm moving "up". Well, I got a call from a reputable company and got an offer. They have a stable census, seem to work as a team, only requires ONE on call day a month (and you get a day off during the week when you do work on call that day! It sounds so beautiful. Like a dream. I would consider it moving up, because it's moving from a small 50 patient census company to a 500 patient census company. The benefits are also amazing. The pay rate is a bit higher, though similar.
I know. The answer seems pretty clear. Take the offer! But I am a loyal person and it's not like my current job treats me horribly. The owners have been very accommodating to me, but a lot of their promises have fallen flat. (I tried to leave once before, they raised my pay, promised no on call (didn't happen), and that I would be promoted (didn't happen). This was a year ago).
So, would you stay somewhere that you are comfortable but not completely sure if you are happy. Or take the leap into another job. Change scares me sometimes so I will stay somewhere awful for a long time to avoid it...but I think it's time for me to go. I think? What of it's too good to be true and I end up even more unhappy?