I have an opportunity to move to a position in my company that would be great experience and provide a career progression opportunity that I've been looking for.
This post isn't necessarily about the position, because I've networked and talked with enough people on the current team to know what experience and where this could lead down the line, as far as title's, positions and compensation goes. They are all positive.
My hang up is in the hours. How many hours a week are you guys typically working in your current roles? Do you enjoy it and it not seem like work? Coming out of college I thought I'd work as many hours as it takes and do whatever it takes to maximize earning. Currently, I'm making a fair wage at 40 hours a week and decent future prospects but nothing crazy. The new role has been stressed to me that it will require around 60 hours a week, and commonly we are in the office past the custodians.
I'm still young, 3 years out of school now would seemingly be the time for this type of job. The transition could lead to "5 to 10x my current salary in 10 years" is what I was told. Now I'm just hung up on the life balance of maintaining and making new relationships and having time for fun things outside of work with friends, or just immersing myself in this career, putting those things in a firm back seat and grinding now to hopefully relax later.
Any personal stories or advice from anyone who's been in the same or similar situations?