Today was full of trials and tribulations, which I thought I would share here. I need other people's opinions, but am not sure it will make sense considering the lack of details I can give at this point.
I have been in contact with the people from this non-law job I interviewed for, which is an industry related to but not completely law focused. I would potentially gain useful knowledge for my future legal career, but could run into issues where I would face conflicts (where as a lawyer I couldn't work on specific files against this employer which would be problematic) or where people simply wouldn't hire me because I have essentially worked for the other side of the legal fight. This non-law industry generally has a bad reputation for screwing people over, leading to lawsuits. Some employers are better than others.
So I have got a job offer from this place, and while I am thrilled at the prospect of having full time work, in a field where I could gain knowledge for my future career, I am afraid of limiting myself, or making it near impossible to get where I want to go in the future for my legal career. Worst of all, I am afraid I might just settle in the job and never leave, never meeting my personal or earning potential.
I have no idea when I might get a legal job, or when any other job offer might come my way. My EI is still good for another couple of months, but I have only had 2 interviews in the past three months, despite my work experience and degrees. It is not an employee's market right now.
So what do I do? Take the job and hope to not screw my future, or risk turning it down and possibly being unemployed for god knows how much longer? I have until Wednesday to figure that out.
Will update you all on my long run (which I generally completed) tomorrow. Hubby is calling me to bed, which sounds like a great idea right now. My brain hurts!