New Job: What would you do in the following situation?
I just wanted to hear what people would do if they were faced with the following scenario:
So you're an IT technician in a school and it's all fine apart from the salary. Things just aren't adding up, and increasing living costs mean that you're skint a lot of the time. You look for something else which pays better on the downlow. You find something, apply, get an interview and although you haven't yet heard back you're pretty confident. The potential new job pays a lot more (lets say for the sake of argument it pays approx 1/3 more than your current gross annual salary) but there are downsides.
1. It's a temp, year-long contract. Although you may get a premanant job at the end of it.
2. You're currently in a permanant position which is pretty safe; something that's rare these days
3. Your potential new job is pretty different to your current one. You might hate every second of it.
4. There MAY be a chance of you getting a small pay-rise in your current position in the next few months. This is not guaranteed however, and if you were successful the resulting pay would still be significantly less than the potential new position.
Now lets say you get a phonecall and are offered the job. Bearing all the above factors in mind, what would you guys do?
Any opinions would be a great help