Anyone who has read my work topics knows I'm not thrilled about my current situation. The commute I have for the money I make to do the work of five people is downright despicable. Yet, I stay, out of loyalty, and I question why when I know I'm taken advantage of and grossly underpaid. Last week, the owner of the body shop that we refer all our work to and use ourselves when vehicles get damaged on the lot, offered me a job. Same money I make per week now, but for three days a week, and then when his main front office woman retires (within the next year or two) I'd be full time at double my weekly salary. It would be the same commute, but less days a week, so easier on the gas tank. He wants me because he sees I'm always at work, I'm the go to person when his front office woman has questions about POs, he knows that I know computers, he knows I'm extremely organized, and he just overall likes my personality. I know, you're thinking, "why is this even a tough decision?" Well, because of my boss. I know him well enough to know that he would completely write me off (not a big deal at this point frankly), but what I fear most is that he would tell the body shop that he no longer needs their service and they'll lose a big contract. It's not like I can give him my resignation and not any further information because when he calls the shop and hears my voice, he'll know what went down. I'm really stuck right now. I'm so fed up with my current job situation and yet at least I have a job and I know my boss like the back of my hand and I'm not worried I'll get fired or anything, I can really be myself 100% there and most of my coworkers are like family now. My hourly pay is a joke but when it comes to my monthly spiffs my boss always throws in more than what I actually earned. He knows where I stand on my pay and he knows I'm not happy (I've talked to him about it countless times), he did recently add a new spiff to my pay which has helped, but why the hell can't he just give me more per hour when I do so much stuff? I guess that's why the body shop job sounds appealing, because the pay compared to amount of work equals out, but not my current hourly pay to my current workload. I do so much right now that I don't even know what my official title is. A vendor asked me that the other day, and with my boss standing there I said, "I really don't know, maybe you should ask him," and my boss said "her title can be whatever she wants it to be with everything she does." Okay, so, what am I missing here?! SMH, I get that I'm a woman in a man's field and according to more than one coworker I work under men that feel men are superior and because of that I will never see more money (according to these other women), but at the same time I know my boss well enough to know when he backs his girls, he backs them 100% (meaning if the GM tried to say i can't move up because this is a man's job, my boss would say he's downright wrong and would move me up) I just feel like he's dragging his a$$ doing so. He keeps waiting for us to open our second service drive before making me a full service advisor and yet I watch him fire advisors and hire new ones. Why not just move me up already? He feels like I'm not ready yet, and in some aspects I'm not, but I can't keep doing everything I do at this pay grade. I just can't. What do I do? And before you say "look elsewhere" please know that I have, but is it worth taking an increase in pay to pretty much demote myself? I've worked this hard to get this far, I really don't want to go back down to an entry level job for only a dollar more per hour.