DH has this job opportunity...but we aren't sure if he should take it or not. Here's the basics:
Job he has right now: makes $75,000 before taxes. Workload is on and off so he'll work for about 2 hours and then sit in the control room for 2 hours, work for another 2 hours and sit for 2 hours. Has the option of working over time whenever he wants to where he would get paid double time ($64.00/hour) for the 12 hour day. Works closely with 5 other guys who he gets along really well with. Works 2 day shifts 2 night shifts and then 4 days off. Job is repetative, same thing day in and day out. In the summer time temperatures soar. Works in a lead smelter, so has blood levels checked every 2 months. Current lead level is 25 (will get "leaded out" at 30 which means he will get transfered to another plant until his levels go back down, then brought back to lead smelter).
Job offered: would be salary making $150,000/year before taxes. Would be a boss position, so there's quite a bit of desk work involved. Would only be in the plant at the beginning of a shift, and after a shift with maybe a few minutes here and there to pop his head in and check on the crew. High stress dealing with WBC claims, worker complaints, etc. Would NOT be in the union, so there would be no union protection if he ever needed it. Would be working by himself. Since it's salary he would be expected to come in whenever he is needed. The last boss had to work for 30 days straight, working 12 hour days, because of the shut down. Lead levels would be lowered significantly because he would be exposed to lead about 12 hours less a work day.
We could really use the money since we had a huge set back a couple years ago with a renovation job gone bad....but I don't know if it's worth the stresses. Both jobs have pro's and con's, but I'm just not sure.