So I have a dilemma and I'm wondering what your opinion on it is. I'm looking for a new job because my current work situation has become unbearable. Our department head is notorious in our industry (some head hunters I apprached flat out said they would never place anyone in her department ever since so many have been placed there and then cited her as a reason they left). However, I've been there for 6 years and moved up from an assistant to a manager.
However, the hours are extremely long (I work an hour late almost every day) and I alway seem to be getting stuck doing one person's work in particular. Last year I finally complained about always getting this person's work when she was "overwhelmed" and crying.
So at the beginning of this year, I got a written notice for always coming in late last year. I was totally taken aback mainly because I'm usually late by about 5 minutes every day but I've been doing this for the last 6 years and was always allowed to because I worked late every night. Now suddenly I was written up for it. Now the department head is on a rampage (that's what we call it) and is scrutinizing everything I do. Obviously this isn't now a healthy workplace (I hear her voice and get stressed).
So I've been going on interviews for similar positions and was offered a job, with a $6,000 pay cut. Would you consider taking the job or is that too steep a pay cut?