Considering taking a job offer I don't actually want because I am so fed up with my current company/team. Bad move?

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YES. Did it. Don't do it.

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Keep your sanity. You will do better work.

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Do you want to do a 180 and totally change careers? If so, maybe taking the new job will offer you the time you need to take classes, build your website, etc. You’re an AE. You’re still young. Pursue your dreams now before jadedness, cynicism and bills catch up and you have to settle

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Only take the offer if that situation is better than the one you’re in. You’ll regret it otherwise

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@OP: My boss was such a piece of shit, the last straw was when he threw me under the bus when something slipped through the cracks on one of the five projects I was juggling (with four different art directors, in three different cities/time zones). It was the PM's error, but he had been gunning to put me on a PIP, which he did, then promptly sashayed off on a month-long vacation (something we plebs had been told he would not be allowed to do again.) I swore I would not be there when he got back and took the first train out of town. It was a lateral move for less pay at a shit company and it hurt my progress pretty bad. Moral of the story: if you're gonna revenge quit, think it through.

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What did you regret about it?

I’m in the same situation. I would not consider going to this place 2 years ago. But now I can’t wait to leave my current job.

I want to make a career shift, but this offer is just to do what I'm doing now (PR)... for clients I'm not even interested in. But I would be working in a better culture. So I'm conflicted. Lateral shift and mental sanity, or risk my sanity and focus on creating the change I actually want (could see this taking a year+)

But what's the money like? Recently made a "lateral" move to somewhere less prestigious but for more money and a better culture. My quality of life is thriving, I don't regret the move.

@freelance (former R/GA) @SC2 this is a larger company with a great reputation and work that constantly wins awards. Pay would be slightly higher. But I know I still won't be passionate about what I'm doing, because I don't want to be in this field at all. Plus, I'm not interested in the clients. But I've only heard positive things about the culture (which I take with a grain of salt because nothing is perfect).

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