I need some advice from T-Nation on a career decision. Currently I am working at an Oilfield service company in the accounting department. As you may be able the guess the work is unfulfilling for numerous reasons that I will not go into, however it is a secure job that pays the bills. I must admit I do not love my job, but I could tolerate it for awhile if I had to.
So a few weeks ago a friend of mine who is a CHEK practitioner tells me his company is hiring. I am somewhat qualified being Poliquin theory level 1 certified, however I would need to attain the CHEK exercise coach cert. once hired, which is not a problem. The problem comes in with pay. I would clear $22.00 dollars and hour after taxes, but that is only when I have clients. No clients no pay. Now the company does set up the appointments and when I interviewed with them they said I would be booked solid in about 2 months. Also there are no benefits, and the drive is about an hour and fifteen minutes.
I know that everyone has heard a similar story and this is nothing new, but I would like some advice from the Nation. This is a huge risk that I am taking being married and all. My wife is O.K. with me taking the leap because she wants to see me do something I love. However, I feel a string obligation to provide her with some security.
I big part of me says stop being a pussy (Kill Yourself) and do it, the other part of me says do not be selfish and irresponsible, you should appreciate the job you have, there are many who are a lot less fortunate.
Shoot me straight T-Nation should I take the risk or stay where I am at?
Thanks for all of your help.
Note: If I decide to take the new job I must give my 2 week notice today. So let me know soon.