risk losing my job by possibly gaining a better one? (beware its long)?

Its late. I go into work at 10am tomorrow morning. I get up at around 8:30. I work as a tech support agent just answering calls all day. Honestly I prefer some manual labor opposed to sitting on my ass all day. I don't make much. Customers can be really stressful. They offered to hire me on. Of course you only get a 50 cent raise, but I work second shift most of the time, and will be going back to that next week, so I get 50 more cents anyway for shift difference.(most ppl want 1st, so they give 50 cent increase for second, which is swallowed by taxes anyways.) Here are the positives about where I work: pays more than fast food. Close to where i live. It is a little nice coming home and not feeling your body wore out. Here are the negatives: its boring, there are never any pay raises, yet the supervisors are all like"lets work harder than ever to meet our customer service metrics" we need to work our asses off. Its unhealthy to sit 8 hours and stare at a monitor. I feel mentally drained. I've worked there 11 mo. Now, and my eyesight is a little worse at times, my right hand soometimes hurts from thumb to wrist, and the hearing in my right ear is noticeably less(our headphones only go on one ear). I have an interview tomorrow to work at this warehouse and pack/ship books. You work 10 or 12 hour shifts and only go 4 days, which I'd love. A guy I know worked there as a gift wrapper until christmas, and loved it. he met hundreds of awesome ppl(they employ thousands), he had a lot of time to stop and read books. He read on his hour lunch. And I love books. Plus I'd be working 3rd shift, which I want. I'd have a pay increase of 1.65. The work is fast paced(not at all where I work now) you can wear whatevr you want. My job is currently business casual. The only negatives are: its about 20-25 minites away. Which will take more gas than where I go now. But ill only be going there 4 days a week, and 20 minutes isn't far. However I would need to call out of my job, which I have done numerous times. I would be worried about that. But you get a warning before your fired, usually. And as much times I've had back up jobs and called in, they haven't said anything. Actually they just wanted to hire me on, but they say that attendance is the biggest factor. And my attendance there and numerous tardies is a joke. so I'm wondering since I do it so much if they would give me a warning. I think they finally decided to hire me on because I've been there awhile(people come and go there like flies). And maybe they think my attendance might improve. Its late, and if you were bored and actually read all of this...thanks, and what would you do? Right now I don't really have a backup job. But then, hopefully my job would warn me before they fired me. And one last thing, I'd be spending around 10 to 15 dollars more a week on gas, but on my check I'd be making about 50 to 75 more... So is the pay increase and job atmosphere and my enjoyment worth it? Its obvious which senario I favor, I just want other oppinions.

Asked By: hey - 1/7/2007
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Do what makes you happiest. No question. What are you waiting for?
Answered By: surfer_grl_ca - 1/7/2007
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