I asked this question a Week ago, when I posted it I was tired and didn't have my thoughts well formed. I did get some answers but I wonder if they will be different if the question is reframed.
Worksite a) I currently work for the state. At my worksite we are currently going through a staffing crisis. How the union has arranged for management to cover these holes in the schedule is for them to have us take turns requireing us to stay for the the next shift (an extra 8 hours.) this has caused some more turn over and also morale is at a low point. I have been hanging on for months because of the promise of "it will get better" But it hasn't.
Worksite B) An opportunity has come up at another work site that is for an on call position. Hourly pay rate is the same but I would be on call. They would use me for when people have scheduled vacations and call me when people call in sick. The benefits would be the same however prorated for whatever percentage of hours I put in that month compared to full time.
I originally planned on working at worksite "a" until I could get full time at worksite "b." worksite "b" is about a half hour commute vs worksite "A's" 45 minute commute (on a good day.) worksite "b" is well known at worksite "a" for having much easier work, no mandates and a better working relationship with management.
My original plan was to work 6-7 years towards FI, then look at my situation and possibly switch to part time work. I am nearly 2 years into this plan. My current net worth is about 85k, and I put away around 4K per month. I am currently on track to break 100k in income in 2017 (due to the mandates, about once every other week currently.)
Advantages of worksite A) guaranteed full time work, I have a decent amount of seniority now and I am well respected by my peers. Disadvantages- burning through my sick time on days I can't make it back after mandates, low morale, poor management/floor staff relations. It appears they are working on it but I have low expectations.
Advantages of worksite B) I get to pick my schedule and work as many or as few shifts as I would like, Better management relations, no mandates. disadvantages- no guaranteed hours, and I could see myself working less then full time simply because I don't NEED to go to work. I can realistically see myself getting around 24 hours per week on average.
My current thoughts- I am on the fence. Part of me feels like I should suck it up, it's only for 4-5 more years then I could be done and in a very secure position financially. The other part of me thinks what is going on is crap and I shouldn't stand for it, I should vote with my feet and forget about the drama.
I turn 25 years old next month, I plan on purposing to my GF next month and likely getting married sometime this year. She brings in about 40-50k annually working full time. We have discussed children and don't plan on having them in the picture until 28-29 years old. She also comes with about 20k in debt.
My current expenses are about 1.2k per month.
All feedback is welcome, thanks.