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Well as the title suggests I have a decision to make.

It is relation to my career and before people think why is this guy asking a gambling forum for career advice I will add I think there are lots of people from diverse backgrounds on here who could offer me advice my immediate friends could not from an unbiased perspective.

Basically I am currently employed by the NHS carrying out covid testing on a fixed term contract. I have recently been through a very rigorous application process for a position in a biotech which I think is going places. I have been offered this position which is nigh on my dream job but......

I told my boss at the hospital about all of this and he essentially said he wanted to keep me for a really interesting position albeit on poor wages.  My dilemma is I enjoy knowing I am helping people in the NHS and would love to say but the wages are way way less and the attitude of some staff is hard to deal with.

The easy answer is to leave the NHS but I feel a duty and need to help. Am I being stupid??

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Follow your dream kid, you will only live to regret it if you choose otherwise.

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You don't need advice mate. You've answered your own question. 

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I am so hot I can't even be bothered to troll anyone. 

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I think if you get employed by an agent to work for NHS. you get way more money than work direct for NHS...I will follow my dream I am sure NHS you can get a job much easy than on biotech

Good luck

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Don’t bother with the NHS job. If our members of parliament don’t give a fuck about our NHS why should you. Let some other martyr work like a dog for shit money 

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7 minutes ago, Denman said:

I am so hot I can't even be bothered to troll anyone. 

Don't you have air conditioning in your flat? 

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22 minutes ago, Blacko said:

Follow your dream kid, you will only live to regret it if you choose otherwise.

Hello stranger 

This @salfordlad 100% this

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At the end of the day you are unlikely to get much joy from "doing your duty and helping"  as you are likely to get very little thanks for the sacrifice in the long term.  You only have to look at the huge one per cent NHS staff where originally offered as a pay rise.  Take the money and improve your own life.  If you make a lot of money and get comfortable you can always "help out"  later but I doubt you will last long as you will realise how unappreciated it is in the end.

Although the grass is not always greener it is sometimes good to try a new pasture.

best of luck whatever you decide @salfordlad

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10 minutes ago, Jok3st3r said:

Don't you have air conditioning in your flat? 

 

I tried working in the garden between that hot ball in the sky and the laptop on my dick, it was pretty hot. 

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34 minutes ago, Jok3st3r said:

Don't you have air conditioning in your flat? 

He has a man for that

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1 hour ago, salfordlad said:

Well as the title suggests I have a decision to make.

It is relation to my career and before people think why is this guy asking a gambling forum for career advice I will add I think there are lots of people from diverse backgrounds on here who could offer me advice my immediate friends could not from an unbiased perspective.

Basically I am currently employed by the NHS carrying out covid testing on a fixed term contract. I have recently been through a very rigorous application process for a position in a biotech which I think is going places. I have been offered this position which is nigh on my dream job but......

I told my boss at the hospital about all of this and he essentially said he wanted to keep me for a really interesting position albeit on poor wages.  My dilemma is I enjoy knowing I am helping people in the NHS and would love to say but the wages are way way less and the attitude of some staff is hard to deal with.

The easy answer is to leave the NHS but I feel a duty and need to help. Am I being stupid??

Go for the job that is going to make you the happiest; it sounds selfish but you have to make the decision that will make you happier and not worry about the sense of duty that you might be feeling. 

I had a sense of duty when I joined the army - i was doing well in my career and was on the fast track to get to my dream job and would have happily stayed in for the full term. I had an accident and ended up with severe damage to my ankles and knee; the response from the army? They dropped me so quick i was literally sat at home after a couple of days having being discharged. Whole potential career gone up in smoke

At this point I realised that my duty is to myself - I work for who i feel will make me the happiest (it's not always about money, it's about the work life balance). In my current role I am quite specialised - I could easily get more money elsewhere but I have a work from home permanent contract (with flexi time) and a decent car allowance. More importantly I am happy. I get to work from home and see my kid grow up. 

Also you have to take into account the NHS may not be the same as it is now in a few years (if it's still around) and the pay rises/work life balance is bad. 

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31 minutes ago, andywilliams1187 said:

Go for the job that is going to make you the happiest; it sounds selfish but you have to make the decision that will make you happier and not worry about the sense of duty that you might be feeling. 

I had a sense of duty when I joined the army - i was doing well in my career and was on the fast track to get to my dream job and would have happily stayed in for the full term. I had an accident and ended up with severe damage to my ankles and knee; the response from the army? They dropped me so quick i was literally sat at home after a couple of days having being discharged. Whole potential career gone up in smoke

At this point I realised that my duty is to myself - I work for who i feel will make me the happiest (it's not always about money, it's about the work life balance). In my current role I am quite specialised - I could easily get more money elsewhere but I have a work from home permanent contract (with flexi time) and a decent car allowance. More importantly I am happy. I get to work from home and see my kid grow up. 

Also you have to take into account the NHS may not be the same as it is now in a few years (if it's still around) and the pay rises/work life balance is bad. 

Andy I am inclined to agree but I know the covid situation is going to get much worse and I feel I am abandoning the lab which sadly has very few decent people in it. I am genuinely conflicted. My brain says no question take the job in biotech but I know if I stayed in the hospital lab I would help save lives. 

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Andy I am inclined to agree but I know the covid situation is going to get much worse and I feel I am abandoning the lab which sadly has very few decent people in it. I am genuinely conflicted. My brain says no question take the job in biotech but I know if I stayed in the hospital lab I would help save lives. 

This is going to sound possibly harsh mate - but you are not responsible for saving the world. You are responsible for supporting your family and making sure that you can provide the best for them (and that means being happy at work). 

You are not abandoning anyone - can the people you work with honestly say that if they were offered their dream job, or won the euromillions tonight that they would carry on doing what they are doing? COVID will be around for a very long time (possibly longer than my lifetime) and there will be many experts/decent people who will work on different projects to help control and understand the virus better. 

Unfortunatley people die everyday and you can't live your life conflicted of what might/might not happen - that can be a very dangerous mindset to start to get mate as you end up feeling guilty for the people you don't save. 

End of the day, you have to do whats right for you. Some people have different processes for it (writing lists/pros/cons/taking some time away to reflect). Ultimatley it's your decision. Look at it from a different angle - what would happen if you got hit by a bus on the way home tonight? The fight against COVID still goes on, and people at work will probably say its a shame but the world keeps turning.

As COVID will still be around in the future, you could take your dream job and realise you hate it, but if you have left on good terms go back to the NHS later down the road. 

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I really am struggling with this decision. I know the simple answer is to leave the NHS and go to the interesting job that has a much better wage and many other benefits yet I know I will feel like a sell out and piece of shit when things get bad in the winter. I am not motivated by money but have asked managers in the lab here about the future and it is all a mess 

 

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3 minutes ago, andywilliams1187 said:

This is going to sound possibly harsh mate - but you are not responsible for saving the world. You are responsible for supporting your family and making sure that you can provide the best for them (and that means being happy at work). 

You are not abandoning anyone - can the people you work with honestly say that if they were offered their dream job, or won the euromillions tonight that they would carry on doing what they are doing? COVID will be around for a very long time (possibly longer than my lifetime) and there will be many experts/decent people who will work on different projects to help control and understand the virus better. 

Unfortunatley people die everyday and you can't live your life conflicted of what might/might not happen - that can be a very dangerous mindset to start to get mate as you end up feeling guilty for the people you don't save. 

End of the day, you have to do whats right for you. Some people have different processes for it (writing lists/pros/cons/taking some time away to reflect). Ultimatley it's your decision. Look at it from a different angle - what would happen if you got hit by a bus on the way home tonight? The fight against COVID still goes on, and people at work will probably say its a shame but the world keeps turning.

As COVID will still be around in the future, you could take your dream job and realise you hate it, but if you have left on good terms go back to the NHS later down the road. 

@andywilliams1187 genuinely appreciate you taking the time to give your advice which makes sense. I am am inclined to take the biotech position but I know the covid lab is going to be less efficient without me and sadly I know it is going to get worse  

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2 minutes ago, salfordlad said:

I really am struggling with this decision. I know the simple answer is to leave the NHS and go to the interesting job that has a much better wage and many other benefits yet I know I will feel like a sell out and piece of shit when things get bad in the winter. I am not motivated by money but have asked managers in the lab here about the future and it is all a mess 

 

Money is only one part of it mate. If it's something you have always wanted to do then go for it. Biotech is big business and will be around much longer than COVID. 

The winter is going to be extremley harsh this year - but look at all the people who float the rules, dont self-isolate when they are supposed to etc. Your fighting a loosing battle and NHS is going to get hammered when the real COVID bill starts to take hold. 

There really is no need to feel like a sell out if you take the biotech job - it's something you wanted to do and have worked hard for so don't ever feel guilty for that 

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Just now, salfordlad said:

@andywilliams1187 genuinely appreciate you taking the time to give your advice which makes sense. I am am inclined to take the biotech position but I know the covid lab is going to be less efficient without me and sadly I know it is going to get worse  

I like to think that any position i leave becomes less efficient and in the short term they are; in all honesty though after the initial shock of an important or hardworking individual leaves, they get replaced. Often with employers it's not the fact that you are leaving thats an issue, its the fact they have to recruit to fill that slot

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3 minutes ago, salfordlad said:

@andywilliams1187 genuinely appreciate you taking the time to give your advice which makes sense. I am am inclined to take the biotech position but I know the covid lab is going to be less efficient without me and sadly I know it is going to get worse  

That is for your managers to sort out not for you to be worrying about.  Maybe if you leave it will force them to sort it out

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@salfordlad   I would also want the offer for the interesting position in the NHS  offered in writing before even considering it as a possibility. He would not be the first manager to dangle that sort of carrot  to try and get you to stay knowing he needs you in your  current  position  only for it to disappear later due to rearranged budgets.

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5 minutes ago, philinvicta said:

@salfordlad   I would also want the offer for the interesting position in the NHS  offered in writing before even considering it as a possibility. He would not be the first manager to dangle that sort of carrot  to try and get you to stay knowing he needs you in your  current  position  only for it to disappear later due to rearranged budgets.

100% agree - I have seen other managers do this before. Promise the earth, not deliver but the job you were going for gets filled by someone else and you get stuck. 

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1 hour ago, philinvicta said:

He has a man for that

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One of the best TV series to ever be broadcast. 

Unfortunatley won't be seen on TV again due to the political correctness brigade. Oh dear how sad never mind. 

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1 hour ago, salfordlad said:

Andy I am inclined to agree but I know the covid situation is going to get much worse and I feel I am abandoning the lab which sadly has very few decent people in it. I am genuinely conflicted. My brain says no question take the job in biotech but I know if I stayed in the hospital lab I would help save lives. 

Honestly go for biotech mate ... I work in a nursing home and all the staffs get tests every week and the swabs are sent to different testing centres all the time ... I am sure there are lot of testing centres across the UK . 

As for saving lives , I think you can actually save more lives by being part of a team who develop medicine for various diseases rather than from covid testing centre who publish the numbers 

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4 minutes ago, andywilliams1187 said:

One of the best TV series to ever be broadcast. 

Unfortunatley won't be seen on TV again due to the political correctness brigade. Oh dear how sad never mind. 

Funnily enough an awful lot of the comedy and drama  I grew up with in the seventies  is banned and they wonder why us older folk can be non pc!  

They even put a warning out before the Dads Army film on BBC2 the other night ffs

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2 minutes ago, philinvicta said:

Funnily enough an awful lot of the comedy and drama  I grew up with in the seventies  is banned and they wonder why us older folk can be non pc!

I have the boxset at home - made the Mrs watch it and Love Thy Neighbour lol. She didnt understand how people could find it funny. I think its hilarious. 

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