I got promoted in December of 2018 and it’s been an amazing experience.
But last week I got an amazing job offer.
Same amazing company I work for now.
More money. Definitely more prestige.
Better title. Way better title.
But less freedom.
Way less freedom. Significantly less freedom.
I have to turn it down right? Because isn’t freedom everything at this point?
Money is incremental. How much is 10-15k more really going to do? It’s not life changing.
But freedom? I’ll feel that. Everyday.
It’ll eat at me. Everyday.
By freedom I mean the ability to choose when I’m working, where I’m working from, what days, what times, what work i do when i get there, how i spend my day - that will all be determined by someone else. I’ve been managing people for so long, it’s extremely difficult for me to imagine myself being managed. I would hate it.
So no? Adulting is hard but remembering who i am and why I work so hard is easy.