I have been working for my current employer for about a year, I do human resources. I took the job because of the opportunity to gain the HR title and to learn more about HR. My previous job I was essentially an office manager, so I did a little bit of everything. I really do miss the company I used to work for, the benefits and the people.
I enjoy what I do but do not care for the comapny I work for. They have made some decisions that I morally thought was wrong. They are very reactive company and not pro-active company. The HR team has spent the last year trying to make progress and we have made some but most days it still feels like we are still hitting walls constantly.
I may be getting a job offer to go back to my old company doing what I used to do. I have been working for the company to cover a maternity leave and as luck would have it there will be an opening coming up at another location very soon. I have a meeting with the director there to see if we are a good fit and if all goes well the job is mine.
I am having an internal debate about career growth vs stability. I've always been in a job to get the skills I need for the next job, I've always been aiming for the next thing. However, now that I'm married I feel my priorities changing. I want a job that is going to be there, pay well, provide good benefits and allow me to be a mom.
I also think Im already feeling bad for leaving my boss, she has been great to me and I'm the one HR person who doesnt give her a hard time. I have a feeling they may try to counter an offer, which makes me feel even worse.
If you were in my shoes, what do you think you would do?