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    Margien Matthews

    A member has a sticky problem! She qualified two years ago and has been sitting out the pandemic doing administrative work. She finally has her lucky break in that she's been offered an entry level job in her profession. However at the same time she's been offered a senior administrative position at twice the salary of her entry level job.

    She's been struggling financially so the money that the senior admin position will pay is very welcome. However entry level jobs in her profession are hard to come by and another opportunity may not present itself any time soon.

    This is a classic example of the conflict between short term benefit and longer term gain. We all know that her interests are better served taking the entry level job as it's the first rung in a long-lasting career in the profession of her choice. But turning down a good salary (knowing that it will take two years or more to get to that level in her chosen career) in a time of need is also very difficult.

    She's had a few sleepless nights and needed a final conversation with us to make up her mind. She's going for the short-term sacrifice in order to get longer-term gain - well done to her! It was not an easy decision to make.

    Would you have done the same? Drop a comment and let us know!

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