Covid is making everything extra crazy. However, today I got a job offer that is a 47% increase over what I was making just two months ago. I was headhunted for this role, it is an opportunity to completely rebuild systems in software I'm familiar with. I have no complaints about my current job, management chain is great, I have tons of flexibility (I rarely work over 35 hours a week) and I'm lauded across the company for the work I do. I know all the systems, the issues, and I'm getting the opportunity next year to rearchitect one of the major systems as well.
BUT this is 47% MORE $! My kids could go to a better daycare, I could hire a housecleaner, we could buy a house faster.
Why am I reluctant? Has anyone else turned down a new job offer that looked better on paper? Why did you do it?