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Should I follow my heart or take over from my boss?


I’m in the later stages of interviewing for a job that is in an entirely new industry for me and in which I have little experience, but a lot of interest. I’m pretty confident that I will get it; however, I have also just been offered my boss’s job at my current company, as he will leave his role next month. This puts me in something of a predicament. I’ve been working myself up for a big change for quite a while now. However, I’d be getting a much bigger salary if I took the promotion, as well as have a more senior position. I don’t necessarily need the money, but it would be nice, especially considering house prices in Hong Kong! Do you have experience of other people in this situation? What did they do?