Need some help with a choice for career my goal is to get back into network/security related space.
Heres what my history looks like -
14 years technical consultant - service desk type work, focused on a particular application.
7 years networking/unix/security type work.
Now I was given a golden handshake of $50k more to do same job else no questions asked which is hard to ignore since Im definitely underpaid compared to colleagues. I dont normally complain.
Just wondering how this would hurt my chances of getting back to the type of work I love if I accepted it. I definitely dont want to be stuck in Support forever feel like its kind of wasting my skills and potential. Previously to the offer I was thinking if I should stick it out and study or just take a career break to look after baby while wife goes off and work.
Edit - Current workplace matched offer, and Im thinking of sticking around and attempting a move to a Business Unit that I would love to work in which will require some work skilling up.
Other company same role offered to let me dabble in their internal network/security but I would still be doing the same job. its a much smaller company, so I dont see much to do with their internal network/security.