or a new job on the table, but I''m not sure if it is worth the risks to take it.
For 1.5 years I have been working in an administrative role at my current position. I enjoy this type of work, but I don''t really like the industry that I am working in (manufacturing). Of course there are pros and cons to every job, but right now there are many things that I don''t enjoy, and I have been trying to find a new job now for months. The company I work for is not financially stable, my paychecks periodically bounce, and I fear that we will shut down. There is absolutely no potential for growth and I am very bored.
I recently interviewed with a new company. The job tasks will be similar, but with more of what I would like to be doing and less of what I don''t like. I feel that I would have a lot of potential for future advancement with this new company. However, this is a tech company that is developing an innovative software program, and is currently only in the "start-up" phase. It is a small office, and currently, all other employees are contract employees. My position will start out as contract, but then change over after 90 days. However, because all other employees are currently contract, there is no benefits system in place. And the employer does not yet know exactly what will be offered, although he "plans" on having insurance, 401K, paid time off, etc. But nothing is set in stone for now. The pay is less than my current position, but not too much less, with a promise of a raise after a few months probationary period. Commute, hours, etc., are all pretty similar.
Has anyone ever experienced something like this? Would it be crazy for me to accept a position not knowing exactly what I will receive? I carry the insurance for my husband and I. I really believe that this could be a huge step in my career but there is so much uncertainty. However, I know that my current position does not make me happy and is dead end. I have interviewed for several other positions but this is the only offer I have received in about 6 months.
What would you do?