What are your chances of inheriting the business?
How much value do you place on that flexible schedule?
What kind of savings do you have?
Is the extra pay worth the trade of in family time?
-The business would be mine in ~7-10 years (whenever Dad retires). Now, I wouldn't jump to OT baller status or anything, but it would be nice raise, maybe another 8-10k.
-The schedule is key to me. My flexibility allows for me to help bring our son (almost 2) to the doctor when needed. Go meet the wife for lunch a lot, as well as go home every day for lunch which saves $$.
-Have enough savings to weather the initial pay cut but it will be tight considering for the first time ever I'll need to by a car, not to mention gas & insurance.
-Family time is the biggest. We bought an older home in the same neighborhood as my parents & my in-laws. Wanted my kid to be close to them..but at the same time if I'm always gone I didn't expect for them to raise him.
My gut is saying to stick it out and not follow the almighty dollar. But I'm also very aware that a career change at 30 may be much easier than a career change at 40 if I still wind up unhappy down the line.