Last week I answered an ad on Craigslist for a part-time desktop publisher. I was thinking a part-time job would offer some schedule & income stability while I get my entrepreneurial project up and running.
But now they want me to come run the marketing department. 100% no referral medical; 100% matching 401k. And the product line looks interesting to boot... it would be a chance to put my tech-comms training to everyday use. The office is about 10 minutes from my apt. I could bike there in warm weather.
In my heart I do not want a full time job working for someone else, no matter how much they want to pay me and how often I can go to the doctor for free. But am I stupid to insist on part-time so I can do this other risky thing? I haven`t had benefits like that since the 1990s. Nor steady income, for that matter... it`s always boom-bust, and sometimes cash flow gets pretty desperate. (but that`s okay since it`s my own thing, you know?)
I`m torn. I have every confidence I could do the job they want to hire me for. I do not have every confidence that my idea will take off, though I`m pretty sure it will at least be viable.
Has anyone here been faced with this decision? How did you decide?