Welcome back to DearSugar's newest feature, This or That, where I give you two scenarios to choose between. They aren't easy choices; sometimes you'll want both and other times you'll want neither, but you have to choose: this or that?
After two years at your current job, you've realized that it's just not the company or career path for you. In fact, you spent the past few months interviewing with other companies. You also have bills piling up and could really use a salary boost. After a Sunday night filled with dread, you come in on Monday morning and get some unexpected news. Would it be better to . . .
Get one of the recent jobs you applied for. The salary isn't great and the role is a step down, but there is potential and at least you could leave your current job and start pursuing your future.
Or . . .
Be offered a huge promotion at your current company. It's a management position, which you're not thrilled about, in an industry that you don't love, but the salary increase is huge and you get a parking spot!.