Alrighty peeps, here's my situation...
This afternoon I received a text from the former Assistant Director of my center. The gist of the resulting conversation was that there are a bunch of open positions at the school she is currently working at and she wanted to know if I was interested in applying for a position as a preschool teacher there. She said that her boss is "very proper and picky", that I was the first person that she thought of for the position, and that she would happily recommend me. I am completely flattered that she thought of me, however, I'm not entirely sure that I think it's a good idea.
These are the main points I'm considering...
1. I don't actually have my degree and while having one is not necessarily a requirement it is most certainly preferred.
2. It is a salaried position while my current job is hourly. It would most likely pay considerably more than I am currently making. There are even opportunities to earn more than the basic salary. The big negative...the salary is based on a 45 hour work week. I'm technically a 30 hr/week employee currently, even though I generally work closer to 40.
3. I LOVE the idea of more money, but HATE the idea of working more than I already do.
4. The new job would be fairly demanding, which is a bit of a conflict with my slothful tendencies.
5. The program and curriculum would be really great for Ciara...however I would be right back to facing the same problem that I just got away from... Ciara is a preschool age child, and therefore if I took a position as a preschool teacher I would be her teacher. This DOES NOT work! There are positions available in other classrooms though.
6. The school is further from my house than my current job, which means even more time commuting and less time to be at home taking care of my family.
7. I've been at my current job for nearly 5 years. I've finally just about earned that precious 3rd week of vacation time. I am comfortable and happy there. I know what to expect, and I respect and like my coworkers. Ciara is equally comfortable and I really don't want to uproot her unless I have to. She's been at the center her entire life.
8. Getting out of work to try to go interview would be nearly impossible right now.
I could go on and on. I really don't know what I should do. Do I send a resume and try to figure out a way to check it out...or do I just assume that it's not really the right fit right now and continue on with the status quo?
What would you do?