I'm in a pickle,
I'd like some advice from experienced nurses who have been in my situation.
I'm a critical care nurse with 1 year of experience (woohoo I made it!). And I mostly enjoy my job. The management is supportive, if somewhat absent at times (I don't blame them at all!). I'm not a squeaky wheel, so I understand they are busy putting out fires.
A few months ago, I experienced some life stress that made me want to quit PMs. I put in a few applications here and there and got job offers. The job I was offered, I wasn't sold on. I knew I had good job, and the managers helped me with my schedule, making NOCs more tolerable. I turned one down and the other one never called me back. Well now I have a job offer that was placed in my lap, even though I had stopped looking since that original freak out.
My pickle, it's such a step down in pay with loads better schedule. I think I'd enjoy the work environment more. I can try to negotiate more, which I'm planning to. But I'm scared. Should I do it? I know I like my job 80.124% of the time, and there is a chance I could hate this new job 100%. It's a large paycut but better hours and no weekends or holidays! It limits my future career goals (it's a clinic). But honestly, I love my family first. The waitlist for days is years long in my department, and I'd still work holidays and weekends.