So I'll try not to make this too wordy but I recently relocated from Seattle to my hometown in rural upstate NY. I took a huge paycut, knowing the cost of living here was about half and I'd still have plenty of money for paying my now much smaller bills.
I've been at my job for 5 weeks now. I knew pretty quickly it wasn't a great fit but figured I'd stick with it until I found something better. Current job is a small web design firm, which had 4 total employees including me at time of hire. I was hired on as the second sales person. There was no training process and 2 weeks into my being here, the other salesgirl quit with no notice. I feel at sea without a rudder. I never learned the correct sales process here, never saw the other girl close a sale in the time we were both here, I am lost.
In the meantime, I've searched for other jobs. I got an offer yesterday from a company I am super excited about, paying me the same base salary I was making in Seattle with a super aggressive commission plan. Full benefits package and stock options. No brainer. It's also an inbound sales role, so I wouldn't have to do ANY cold calling, which is the only thing I do at my current job. I'd also be the first sales person they hired and they are planning to scale very quickly, so it's really an amazing time to join the team.
Now I am feeling really guilty about leaving this job, they are in dire financial straits and I don't want to be part of why a small business closes, but the owner keeps telling me if he doesn't get sales soon he won't be able to keep the lights on. I've asked if he intended to replace the other sales girl and he says he can't afford to, so there's no possibility that I will be able to (kinda) train my replacement. I feel bad that I also won't be able to give 2 weeks notice.
Basically, part of me is "not my monkeys, not my circus-ing" and the other part of me feels bad about ditching them.