For the past 7 years I've been working at a fairly large company in their Information Technology department. I enjoy my job, have an excellent boss, there's great work / life balance and the benefits are great. However, I've been noticing that the IT job market is pretty hot right now and see a lot of people I know moving around in the industry. Out of the blue a recruiter for a very large company in my home state contacted me about a position. After a phone interview I've been asked to come onsite for an interview. Throughout the phone interview I was told several times that this isn't a typical 9-5 job as it's a global company and the role involves supporting the business from areas all around the globe...The manager of the department also told me that some weeks I could work 35 hours, the next 65 hours and the following 50 hours.
My spouse and I are comfortable right now financially, enjoy the time we have together and I personally like to spend time on some hobbies as well. For the most part I can come in at 7:30 am and be out by 3:30 pm every day of the week. In your opinion is it worth it to leave a regular 40 hour a week job you enjoy for a 50% pay raise but say 60 hours a week with some of those hours on the weekends and nights?