I know it will seem like I am crying when I should be rejoycing... but here is my situation. I have been in this job for about a little over a year and a half. I really like my coworkers, my job hours and projects. I get compensated decently and the benefits are the best I have ever had. Well last year when I took the civil service test for this position I also took the test for Planning Director. To much of my surprise... I passed both and placed first on the Planning Director list. Well.. now I finally have recieved a canvas letter position that is open in a town that is a bit further of a commute,,,and there would be night meetings... and all the stress that comes with being the top and probably only planner... but.. my salary could almost increase by 45%... but that is the high range. The low range would be a lateral move for me salary wise. My thoughts are to express interest... but only take the position for a higher end salary.. like at least a 35% increase.
and... my other issue... at what point in time should I bring this up with my boss..as I would really rather stay here....and there is a possibility that they could reopen a higher position that used to exist?