OK, here's the sequel to this thread...thank you all so much for your good wishes - it really helps!! http://forum.purseblog.com/general-discussion/wish-me-luck-tomorrow-2-job-interviews-149882.html I had not one but two interviews today but the outfit held up great as did I . I'm not limited to just these two options (nor am I a shoo-in of course) but let me know what you think about Job #1 vs Job #2! Both are IT Project Manager jobs...about the same skill level required, typical M-F cubicle job, minimal travel. Job #1 Pro: current company where I'm contracting; located 1 suburb south of me (tough commute but do-able if I leave early); love the company's spirit, values; kind of an 'urban-suburban' location if that makes sense. Great energy! Con: Pay is low; back to where I was before landing my current gig [there is a bonus plan but very unknown how well it pays out]; interviewers were less than enthused [could be they don't like interviewing or it was first thing Monday a.m., LOL]; I didn't really get 'sold' on the job with the interviewers; I was tired and tripped up on a couple questions; didn't really 'connect' with the interviewers [who would be peers of mine as the hiring mgr is out this week]. Job #2: Pro: hiring mgr is someone I used to work with in a 'dotted line-diagonal' business model; I know her style and love it; pay is about 10k/yr more than Job #1 [still about a 35% paycut from my current gig]; paid training for professional certifications I need to renew; great connection with the panel interview team; good mentoring methodology to adapt in the environment. The person I would report to I consider a good colleague and friend, but I think we would do well keeping things purely professional working together, KWIM? Con: Location . Two suburbs south of me, meaning one more suburb south of Job #1. Very unstimulating location and the commute/traffic would blow chunks (where's my carpool?). Pay is better than Job #1 but still below where I want to be. Hmm...I also know that for job #2 the panel interview team had thought they had their pick BUT when their director (whom I know well) referred me to them they now are thinking hmmm...this is going to be harder to decide than they thought! Anyway, sorry about another ramble. I'm gonna keep looking meanwhile! Any thoughts from all this confusion...job #1 or #2?