So I was informed a few days ago my power station will be closing in October 1, a full year earlier than expected. Anyway there a job opening at another station, same job I'm doing now, if I want it, it's mine, no interview required. The downside no pay increase and it's in Rochester, NY. It's a full ten degrees colder there (on average) and averages over 7 feet of snow a year, I get maybe 6 inches a year tops where I'm at. I'm single (or soon to be) so nothing is holding me back from moving, but I really don't want to move to the Antarctica. Anyone think I'm foolish to turn down this opportunity. While I'm confident I can obtain employment elsewhere, if at all possible, I would prefer to stay working for the major utility I work for. The benefits, bonuses, training are great and management really supports IT. I worked for some crappy employers in the past, were benefits, pay, culture all sucked. Really don't want to get stuck working for another lousy employer again, there are no guarantees another position will become available from now till October. Am I better off sucking it up and taking a sure thing, or hope for another position within the next 8 months?
Still searching for the corner in a round room.