The best kind of advice is that from strangers who will judge you, so I thought I should fire up a thread to give me perspective. I work a 9 - 5 where I am an 'expert' in my industry. I work for the Government in a structure which works off of seniority only. Person at the job longest gets the nod. I make good money off of IM now, but keep my 9 - 5 for stability, retirement and insurance. I get crazy good benefits at my job. I like the part the most where I work for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and make enough to pay two full time VAs after I bank 15% to retirement and pay all my health care / tax costs. Yes, I pay my IM taxes by paying extra on my 9 - 5 check. Here is my problem, I was offered a position in IT Support. It is decided by interview and seniority, so only being in the agency for five years means I may not receive it and I am not sure it is worth my effort to get the job. I will need to occasionally work more, but I do receive a 20% increase in pay and the best perk, in my book, are I get free 'leadership training' and 'business training' which I always find beneficial. What say you BHW? Should I try and spend my time interviewing for a job I have a very slim chance of getting (I love seniority) and possibly work more hours, or stick to what I am doing now playing it safe while I expand my business in IM?