I was offered a job today. It's a great position and would mean more money for us. If I take this job I have to significantly reduce the amount of time I put into my other jobs. Job #1, my current position, enables me to work with kids who need someone like me to pay attention to them, like them, listen to them and spend time with them. If I spend less time in this position there is no doubt the kids will feel the effects. Job #2, also a current position, gives me a little bit of the same opportunities. Job #3, again current, is something I can take a break from until summer. Job #4, the new offer, would also enable me to work with kids every day...but do these kids need me? Or, will they be okay with anybody?
Do I leave the old jobs and take the new one? Do I turn down the new one and keep the current ones? What matters most; more money or more quality?
As I sort this out in my mind during the twenty-four hours I have been given to make a decision, I keep coming back to the same question; where can I do the most good?