I'm currently a Saucier at a very hig end hotel. I have my benefits and veacation time already established. They have allowed me to tailor my work schedule around my school schedule. Here's the problem. I have a job offer of Chef de Partie elsewhere where the shift I'd work would still work around my schedule for school. It gets better/worse (depending on how you look at it). I have yet another job offer as a Sous Chef at yet another property working the same shift. I won't finish school until May 2006 (if that helps). My advisor at school believes I should stay put. My instructors at school say take the Chef de Partie job. No one but myself says take the Sous Chef job. My long-term goal is becoming F&B Director. I know I have to work up to that. Other than a "temp job" a while ago, this is my first Sous Chef job offer. That alone tempts me to accept it. The chef offering me the Chef de Partie job says I can be a Room Chef within two years if I work closely with him. He goes on to say that I can be an Assistant Chef (Sous Chef) in no time at all even before that. My current job sees me as a glorified cook, no more. I don't even have opportunity for advancement. But what keeps me here you ask? Two things: One, my benefits and vacation are established. I know exactly where I stand here. Two, an impending corporate merger will be the death knell for the negative pressure and biased opinions that plague this company now. That "could" open up the possibility of advancement. The takeover company is VERY KEEN on educated staff members. My question is this: Where do I go? I have no kids but am married. My spouse says I should make the decision as there seems to be no real downside wherever I end up. I have until the end of this month to make a decision, too. Any suggestions?