I’ve known for a few months now that my position is being eliminated. After the initial shock, I decided I’m going to have to do something so I might as well figure out a plan. As the merger draws closer, I’m presented with new opportunities, and I’m trying to decide which will be the best decision for me. Here are my choices:
-Sales Position (Banker who sits at desk and opens accounts and does loans). Basically this is the position I’ll map over into if I do nothing. I will keep the same pay. However, I don’t know if I will stay at my current branch or I’ll have to go to another branch. Positives for this position: I would be at the desk every day. Not managing crazy people. Negatives: I’m doing sales all day. If we don’t get the traffic, I’ll have to call customers to get them to come in for appointments, and to be honest, I don’t think that is something I like.
-Teller Supervisor (Manages tellers, is second in charge). Keep my same pay here too. This is the position I am leaning towards. Positives: (Hopefully) not as stressful as the sales position. I’ll be on the teller line all day doing something I know I can do. Negatives: I will have to coach people and it’s something I need to work on. I don’t know if I’ll be happy on the teller line all day, every day.
-Teller. This obviously I would take a pretty good pay cut but would be less stress.
-Look for a new job with a different bank or new field. I have friends that work at other banks so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a job. I just am intimidated by that and really don’t want to have to give up my seniority with my employer now.
What position do you think I should take?