I’ve already spoke with close friends/family on this situation, just interested if anyone has had to make tough job/school decision and have any advice on what to do. I’ll try and keep it as brief as possible.
25 Years old with only a high school diploma, worked for a small Excavating/Demolition/Roll Off company for past 4 years (first employee small). Didn’t exactly choose to get into that line of work but ended up there cuz money was good. I still learned a shit ton. Learned how operate large heavy equipment, diesel mechanic skills, underground utilities skills, roll off truck driving skills. Lots of management skills I was forced to develop due to being right hand man at a small business.
Short version I discontinued working there since January and am driving roll off truck for large company for the time being.
For about 6 months I’ve been seriously considering pulling he trigger on attending college this fall to attain Construction Management Bachelors degree with the goal of becoming a project manager at a large commercial construction company. Hoping to work full time doing roll offs while paying for/attending school, then make the jump once I get the degree. Which I’m confident I can get.
I was just offered a position at a mid sized Excavating Company doing exactly what I did previously minus the roll off work. The thing is, this company is willing to pay me extreamly well, like nearly $90,000 a year well. I’d be doing what I did before but working insane hours and less big company benefits.
Do I stay driving a Roll off truck and go to school with the goal of eventually working for a large commercial company running projects working my way up? Eventually making 80-115k with big company benefits/hours.
Take the offer in front of me where I can make nearly 90k a year working crazy hours doing the same shit that I’ve been doing and try to build on that with a mid sized company that offers less benefits/security?
Things to know:
- working crazy hours doesn’t really bother me, I’m in good health and can handle it
- I still have managed to keep an amazing girl for 4 years and have great relationships with family/friends.
- Bottom line, all I really want is to be able to provide and enjoy life with my family and friends while staying happy and mentally stimulated in what I do for a living.
Anybody who gives any fucks. What would you do?