No, I don't have a torn muscle (knock on wood). The title actual refers to my brain, torn between two things and I can't make a decision! After moving home a month ago I, like so many other recent college grads, found myself unemployed. Things were fine at first, but my empty days got boring fast, and my bank account was slowly dwindling. And so I set off on the job hunt, reading ads, sending emails, filling out applications, and submitting resumes. Within just a couple shorts weeks, on the same day in fact, I finally got two responses asking me to come in for an interview.
One of my potential jobs is related to the area of psychology. I was offered an entry-level position at an autism center where I would be working with children of various developmental abilities. The job would be part-time with a pretty flexible schedule, good hourly pay, offers experience in the field, and I would leave with a letter of recommendation. I should also mention, however that I am already volunteering at a youth crisis hotline which is also great hands-on experience, and deals with a larger variety of psychological issues. As fascinated as I am with developmental disorders like autism, I'm just wondering how much I would enjoy the work. I don't plan on working in this area after grad school either. Plus, I know it would be mentally demanding and require a lot of patience.
The other position, however, is at a running store (which is why I am posting my dilemma on here). It would most likely be full-time with decent salary pay, but I would have to work a lot of weekends (possible issue for my training and racing?). Plus, I would get to talk about running all day! It would definitely be a fun job, but would add little to my professional resume.
So, I am completely torn. As much as I should be excited that I went from unemployed to having two great job offers, it causing me more stress and frustration! I have to decide asap, so any advice or suggestions are much appreciated. Hopefully I can decide soon and get this huge weight off my shoulders : /