I hate when only one realistic answer comes up for a question like this, but that is the unfortunate case right now.
I have a job opening about an hour drive away from where I live right now. It’s one of those jobs that is an IT job, but could possibly allow me to grow and learn in the field and earn some certifications. However, there is no moving to be closer to this job because The Boss would have to keep her current employment. She needs to live in the same town as her job. That means we also don’t get to leave the “black hole of mediocrity” if that’s the job I obtain.
Pros and cons about any job and job change. The question is “what pros are best for myself and The Boss?”