Some of you may remember a post I made earlier in which I stated that I was looking to switch offices although remain in the same field. About a month ago I had lunch with a partner at another firm and he just now offered me a job, beginning around the first of the year. He did not disclose the terms, salary, etc. Is it a faux pas to ask him to disclose all this if I'm not 100% interested in getting a new job? Umm... I work in a GREAT environment (minus one person). I LOVE my boss. However, I'm interested in growing and I work for a small firm. This offer comes from a large firm with many offices. But it's an unknown environment and I really have to ask myself: How much more money do I have to get in order to go from a great environment to one that's unknown and could be awful? Also, should I mention to my boss that I got a job offer? We have a GREAT relationship but I don't want to mistake it for a friendship. I have the urge to ask him how my role within his firm can grow. Is it bad to say, "I was unexpectedly offered a job, but I'd like to know how I can grow here before I consider it?" Also, if I turn down this job with the firm now, does that mean I've closed all opportunities in the future with them? I don't want to seem like the undecisive type. I DID mention to the partner I was "keeping my eyes open..." What makes me hesitate now is that even then, at lunch, the partner at the other firm told me, "You are extremely lucky to be working at _________." So maybe I should stay. It is a prestigious although small firm. But the pay could be better (or heck, maybe not!), the hours could be better, but the environment probably would be tough to match. Plus, this larger firm definitely doesn't carry the prestige. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!