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A job that beats my business

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Funny how things turn out sometimes, hey?

I am one year into the business (like, 2 weeks ago was an anniversary for my FTE). Slowly I am moving, focusing mainly on the commandment of ENTRY - moving from "I will keep your hallway clean" to "I will fix that pipe on the outer wall that leaks for more than a year cause no one can access it". And that brings a steady growth from $50 per day at the start to $300-$500 per day today.

And here I am, walking to another course to get a quick influx of knowledge and skills (and a much needed license for my company). And I spend that week focused. And I finish it first (94/100 points). And... I get an offer right at that training company that beats all I made as a business owner so far by a wide margin.

What they offered me is:

1. A very-very interesting project (working on a gas platform in the Mediterranean sea)
2. 14 days at sea followed by 14 days vacation
3. 2-3 times more than I do in my business
4. And all of that with 7-8 hours workdays instead of my 10-14 hours

And you know what? I am inclined to accept. That level of salary will give me money to get rid of my parasitic debt in several months instead of years. AND it will give me opportunity to buy equipment and try more risky projects. 14-14 schedule will leave plenty of time for my personal endeavor. And those lonely evenings on a sea platform seem to be ideal for learning, marketing of my business and that dream project I do not have time to pursue.

What do you think? Am I in violation? Or am I just putting another "Steve Jobs" dot on the map of my life? What would you do?

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Funny how things turn out sometimes, hey?

I am one year into the business (like, 2 weeks ago was an anniversary for my FTE). Slowly I am moving, focusing mainly on the commandment of ENTRY - moving from "I will keep your hallway clean" to "I will fix that pipe on the outer wall that leaks for more than a year cause no one can access it". And that brings a steady growth from $50 per day at the start to $300-$500 per day today.

And here I am, walking to another course to get a quick influx of knowledge and skills (and a much needed license for my company). And I spend that week focused. And I finish it first (94/100 points). And... I get an offer right at that training company that beats all I made as a business owner so far by a wide margin.

What they offered me is:

1. A very-very interesting project (working on a gas platform in the Mediterranean sea)
2. 14 days at sea followed by 14 days vacation
3. 2-3 times more than I do in my business
4. And all of that with 7-8 hours workdays instead of my 10-14 hours

And you know what? I am inclined to accept. That level of salary will give me money to get rid of my parasitic debt in several months instead of years. AND it will give me opportunity to buy equipment and try more risky projects. 14-14 schedule will leave plenty of time for my personal endeavor. And those lonely evenings on a sea platform seem to be ideal for learning, marketing of my business and that dream project I do not have time to pursue.

What do you think? Am I in violation? Or am I just putting another "Steve Jobs" dot on the map of my life? What would you do?

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Take it to clear the debt.

You can always evaluate afterwards. If you don’t like it you can still quit.
 

Maxkaz

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Take it to clear the debt.

You can always evaluate afterwards. If you don’t like it you can still quit.
Exactly my thoughts.

They even suggested I take my first trip there as an independent contractor. They are ready to accept me as a salaried worker but can adjust for us to have a series of dates first
 

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