Should I take the jump?
I currently for work the federal government. I graduated from social work just over 2 years ago and worked as an Employment Counsellor for a good year and a half. I jumped ship to take an entry level position in the public service biecause it was a bit more money, and the working conditions at my previous jobs just went down hill. My current position is great. I get all these opportunities to grow and learn new things and take on new challenges. The only aspect I don't truly enjoy is being stuck on the phones (it's the call centre for EI) so I take every opportunity that's thrown at me, so coaching peers, to training, and I am trying to obtain a Team Leader position (although it's hard because it's really about who you know). But anyways, to get to the point: I spoke with an old professor of mine and they are looking to hire a part time prof to teach a course. I am going to submit my name for a change at the job and see where it goes. If it's a night class, great cause I can keep my FT job and teach on the side.
She also sent me a posting for a position at the college, as an Establishment worker. Which means working with immigrants moving to the city and help them adjust and provide the necessary help and services. This position pays more than my current one. Right now I sit at 51K, and in a couple months I get a raise. The new position is 30$/hr. But it's also only a contract from August 2017, to March 2018. With a possibility of extension. I'm always looking for new challenges and looking to open new doors. Do you think I should take the jump and go for it and risk not having a job in pass March 31st 2018 to gain experience? Or would you suggest sticking with the government and work my way up within the department, and eventually move into a different one? I've always been afraid of taking risks, and this would mean getting way out of my comfort zone. I just want different perspectives.