So as I'm sure everyone is well aware, the job market ain't easy these days, which is why I'm pleased to have 2 jobs offers on the table. I'm super grateful for these opportunities, but it's a gift and a curse as I'm having a really difficult time deciding which one to take.
Working as a rep in a mutual fund call center. This job isn't glamorous by any means, but it's a good foot in the door with a good company and a great way to get some serious experience in the industry. Pay is $35,000 base salary with a 5% raise each year, in addition to performance based bonuses. Great benefits and a good amount of paid time off.
Hours are 11-8, which means I'll get to crush it in the gym any morning I wanted or sleep in. The office is the top floor of some of the best office space in the city (even though I'll be in a cubicle all day) and I've already lived really close to the location where I have a ton of friends and family.
Working as a business analyst for a business intelligence company. The job requires a good amount of travel to NY/NJ, California, and India (yes, India) which is cool, but it means I'll be away from my girlfriend for sometimes weeks at a time and could complicate our relationship.
Pay is $35,000 base salary, bonuses with every business trip, and the company has received multiple and consecutive awards for fastest growing company, etc. Some weeks I wouldn't need to come into the office as long as I had a cell phone signal and WiFi access. Although it wouldn't be all of the time, telecommuting would be awesome every once in a while.
Both jobs have pros and cons and would each require months of training and learning the industry before I even got put on assignments. But I'm having a hell of a time deciding and would appreciate any input or advice. Thanks.