The reason I have stayed at my job (and have been lucky to do so) is to maintain my eligibility for better paying permanent jobs that I figured would have to come up eventually. Eventually finally arrived.
I interviewed for
one job already. I wanted it. It was a really good fit for me. I killed that interview. And I knew (for reasons beyond my control)
that there was a very very good chance a friend of mine would be chosen
over me, and I was right. I like to think I gave him a run for his money
I interview for two jobs this week. TWO. Commute for them is effectively the same.
Job B is a good fit for me -- my skills, interest, personality, etc. I think I have a good shot at this. But, similar to the job I have now, it has an expiration date (though I have been reassured in the past that the person hired could stay as long as he/she wanted, there isn't really room for advancement or raises... and I'd always have my eyes open for the "better paying permanent jobs.") Jobs like Job A.
Job A. Pays about $4,500 a year more than Job B. Its a bit more editorial than legal and I don't know if its as good as good a fit for my skills or my personality. But it comes with more money and more security.
So, fingers crossed. I'll keep you posted.