I work in a government department and in my area there are only 4 people (including 2 part timers).
My colleagues are really lovely people - best people I've worked with by far. Trouble is I am in a dead end job (end of my band) with projects I am not that satisfied with (albeit not bad). Their work from home policy isn't great - they want me to come in 4 days/week, in part to mentor a graduate. It might eventually be 3 days/week when graduate is settled but it's unclear.
A job has come up with better long term prospects, more interesting work and a better work from home policy. The salary is about the same - 2% higher, but has room to grow in future years. In my industry salaries generally do not differ greatly. I think I would get this job of I went for it.
However there is a skills shortage in my area, and it's also regional ( a larger regional city) but if I quit I fear they won't be able to replace me easily. The workload has gone up a lot like double - because it's driven by customers, and we can't control the amount of customers. Customers have mainly gone up because of Covid. The work load is a bit unrealistic at this stage, however it will get ridiculous if i quit - putting my colleagues in a stressful situation, and as I said my colleagues are lovely people. I also quite like the management at my current work, and in previous jobs I've usually had some pretty unfair or crazy managers. To me that is quite meaningful, and I don't know the management at the other place.
I'm having trouble deciding what to do. What would you do?