I have been at my current job for about seven years now, I like what I do for the most part. recently i was told about an availability in the local post office. The new position pays better and has benefits that my current job does not. In my current job i have not had a raise since 2014 and receive no benefits. i have started the process of trying out for the position in the post office, you have to take several exams and things like that. i am scheduled to do the final portion this Thursday. The thing is I find myself on the fence about this choice, so far i have not said a word to anyone at the current job about making a change. I have hinted quite blatantly that i could use a raise but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears. i have struggles quite a bit financially at this position despite putting in all kinds of hours. Earlier this year one of the clients stated they wanted to have me completely take over their account, they have had a series of meeting to make this happen and yet nothing seems to be happening. While i appreciate the sentiment and recognition of the work done, it does not help me as the winter approaches I feel quite a bit of anxiety because I am older now and have less opportunity to bounce back should I make a bad decision. I know there is no guarantees when it comes to a job, but the difference is staggering, like 18K more a year just to start. My question is would you do it? Would you jump out of a stable yet stagnant position that has no more growth for a career in the postal service?