Loyalty vs Mercenary
When is it worth it to stay at a company?
I'm completing my PT MBA this spring and am looking at my options. My current company pays well ($105k all in as an SFA in the mid-west) and I really like my coworkers. I've gotten great performance reviews. I would love to stay, but there is a very real chance that there simply won't be a manager promo available for me.
On the flip side, I feel confident I can leverage my network and land a manager promo this year at an outside company. After dropping ~$60k on my MBA, I think I'd hate myself to not get the next jump right away.
Further context: I left my first company after 3 years. This summer it'll be 3 years with the current company. Don't want to look restless, but ABSOLUTELY do not want to wake up as a 40yo SFA.
So- how much is it worth it to stay at a company I like, even if promotions take an extra year or two? Or should I leave for the promo?