Okay so it rains it pours, in good ways and in bad.
Many of you know that I have been offered a job in New York working for Thomas Keller. However I got a surprise phone call, a restaurant here on long island is very interested in giving me the executive chef position. It's a well established restaurant with a great reputation owned by a reputable restaurant group. So here are the pros:
Long Island restaurant:
•I don't know for sure yet but it's safe to say at least $20,000 more year, could be as much as 50k more?
•The restaurant falls more in my comfort zone, It's running a familiar type of restaurant in a demographic/location I'm familiar with.
•with either job I will most likely half to move, this would be an easier and less expensive move.
•More creative freedom.
•More prestigious title
•larger company with a impeccable reputation.
•more prestigious company
•opportunity to learn more
•possibly has more room for growth, not sure?
•Resume builder, however at this stage of my career I'm not sure how important this is?
•moving to the city does have its appeal. Even knowing it would be more expensive and a harder move I have always kind of wanted to do it.
If money was not a factor I would take the city job without a 2nd thought. However I want to make the smart decision here and not just run off and move to the city because I think it would be cool/fun to "live the city life"
A lot of thinking to do here and not a lot of time to do it. You guys are always an insightful bunch and have helped me make more then one hard decisions In my life, so let's here your thoughts.