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    Question Better job opportunity popped up after just starting a job

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    I just moved last September to a new country for husbands job. It is temporary and for a few years but has me stuck in my career field.

    I was completing classes for pre Nursing and was ready to apply when we had to up and move, of course. Now, since I am in a new country for a while, my career path has come to a stop and I have to wait until we return to go to Nursing school. Since requirements and certifications are different here, I cannot continue here but have to wait as we will be moving back soon.

    Meanwhile, to help with bills and basic necessities, I started work at a retail job making minimum wage on base. I hated it. My coworkers hated each other, ignored each other, and would cause unnecessary drama. They expected me to do supervisor work that my coworkers were doing for higher pay, and kept me at the same minimum wage. So I started to look for other positions. I found a couple and applied and interviewed. One would have helped me for my future nursing career (basic admin clinic job), however was very competitive, and the ones who got the positions had medical experience and degrees. Another was a childcare job which is fun and simple but not helping my future. I was offered the childcare job and took it because I did not want to stay at the retail. Of course, I am just starting in the next week, and new positions that would help my career popped up on the website I follow. Not to say I would for sure be interviewed or offered these positions but I really want to try since these would benefit me in the future with experience (they also pay better).

    I would hate to apply and interview to these new positions, be offered them and leave the new job I just started. Of course, if I let them slip by I may regret it since I've been looking for these types of jobs before we moved. I have never been one to job hop but this new situation has made me always looking for better. At the new base, everything is more expensive and jobs are very competitive since a lot of other spouses are in the same boat as me. So, I have been grabbing what jobs I can while looking for better. I hate up and leaving new jobs I start but I want to try and progress in my future career and not have to start over when we get back, at least get some experience under my belt before we return.

    I am at a loss of what I should do. What would you do? Thanks for any advice!
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    Take the new job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guynavywife View Post
    Take the new job.
    ^^What he said.
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    Agreed take the new job.

    I think it is natural for someone to "feel bad" about leaving a new position quickly when another becomes available that is a better fit. But bottom line you need to look out for yourself and your interests first in these situations, because no one else will. Reasonable people understand that. Good luck.
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    Oh my lord the number of jobs I guilted myself into keeping is crazy. I have wasted so much time being unhappy in jobs because I felt bad leaving for one reason or another. And being a new hire has been one of those reason. As an employer, quick turnover is part of the gig. I expect for a certain number of my hires to not last long. Sometimes you don’t know if the job is right for you until you do it. And that’s ok. Hopefully your employer understands that and if they don’t, you shouldn’t work for them anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbynormal View Post
    Oh my lord the number of jobs I guilted myself into keeping is crazy. I have wasted so much time being unhappy in jobs because I felt bad leaving for one reason or another. And being a new hire has been one of those reason. As an employer, quick turnover is part of the gig. I expect for a certain number of my hires to not last long. Sometimes you don’t know if the job is right for you until you do it. And that’s ok. Hopefully your employer understands that and if they don’t, you shouldn’t work for them anyway.
    She said it better than I could.
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    I think it's really funny when people come on here, and automatically assume that everyone here is a gung-ho, hoo-rah, i-bleed-red-white-and-blue, kiss-my-military-ass, people-in-uniform-can-do-no-wrong, and i'm-entitled-to-everything bitch.
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