So here it is, I just moved recently to California and have been working hard on finding a job, for two months almost nothing, then today, BAM a job offer.
First let me back up first and fill in the gaps, I had taken off 10 months (last year) to travel through much of Asia on a bicycle and loved every minute of that trip, (third long distance trip, first overseas). Then once I got back to the states my sister and her husband moved to Calif and I decided to visit for several weeks. Liking the place I stayed and having a degree in construction management I decided to look into that field of work again and see if I could get a job out here.
Today I had an interview with a company that I have been talking with for the past two weeks and they offer me a position. Before accepting I headed to the job site (the site I would be working on as an assistant project manager) about an hour and half drive. The project manager is definitely driven, the entire field staff work 12 to 15 hour days the project runs 6 days a week. So after a long hiatus from the construction, left the line of work in 2001, as I was burned out and worked as a lobsterman, guide and took many trips in between. (Granted I worked for 5 years in the job while going to college-now in my early thirties) Now that this job is offered, with a very generous salary, I am wondering if I should take it or perhaps, as I was envisioning, work as a bicycle mechanic instead.
Yes I realize the vast distance between the two, but quite frankly the hours of this new job scare the hell out of me, not to mention the commute and I am not so sure I am in love with construction as much as I once was. That said I am in love with the bicycle and would love to follow that dream, but the pay is lousy. I dont mind working long hours while wrenching on bikes but dont want make the biggest mistake of my life by saying no to this company and continuing to look for work in bike shops.
What are your thoughts? What would you do? Yes the construction job offers great potential and I am confident that after the initial break in period I would be able to work the job very well. But is the money the best reason to work for this said company or am I just afraid of responsibility?
Thanks for your help......really.