A miserable job in a dream city or an exciting job in a miserable city?
I have 2 offers -
1) a hybrid middle office/ front office job in NY - this is an internal transfer. I'm currently in the same role but in Kansas.
2) a buyside job in Kansas at a new firm
I'm just miserable in my current role and being in Kansas. Neither role will make me happy ( the first option will make me miserable at work but happier after work. The second option will make me happier at work but miserable after work). Ideally I have an alternative, but these are the current options. Which one should I take? I've consulted a few friends and colleagues, listed out pros and cons, but can't be convinced on either option. I'll develop more transferable skills in the second option but it will take me at least a year to find a new job in NYC. Won't develop as much transferrable skills in the first option so I would have to do another internal transfer in this option later on.
TC is $200K at both firms.