I have a job interview on Monday. Same industry, different company. The closer it gets, the more nervous i get about the interview and the thoughts of starting over. I did work for this company as a contractor a few years back. So i know what i am in for. My current company i have been with 5 years and has been pretty good to me but i am out of growth options. I could probably stay in the same place for 10 more years. There is also somewhat of a hostile work environment as well, power struggles, seems everyone is jockeying for position for the very few spots that might in some way move them up the ladder. I just want to do my job, make a living, and go home to my wife and kids. It is really not how well you do your job or care about your work. Its all the political BS that gets you somewhere. I am no good at that stuff and never have been. I know this comes with every company in some way shape or form , but have never seen it as bad as my current situation. I am happy to have a good job and know there are many people looking for work and would be happy to be in my shoes. I am grateful for that, trust me. I know the new company is much larger and possibilities for growth are endless and really up to the employee. The position i applied for also comes with a 50% raise, so it should be a no brainer. Also when i contracted there i did not see the problems i am currently having. So, when do you look for other work? Do you bite the bullet and just be happy to be working? Become a recluse, and just do your job? Or look around and test the waters? Thanks for your experiences or insights.