I've never posted in the IT Professionals community before, but I figured now is a perfect time to join in and get some feedback from some of the folks in the community. Here is my situation / question:
I've been with my current company as a SysAdmin (the one and only) for almost 3 years now. Pretty small IT team (10 total but mostly developers). I actually enjoy the company and all the folks I work with and I make pretty good money.
About a 10 months ago, we had a new Director come in and start making some changes instantly. At the time, I didn't know how he would work out and just happened to have a friend contact me about a possible SysAdmin position at a local hospital. So I went ahead and applied for the spot did a couple phone interviews, etc... Long story short, something at the hospital happened and they put a hold on hiring for the position, which worked out for me because I ended up really liking the new Director. He and I get along great and we are working on some really great things right now for the company (which is doing well and expanding at the moment).
However, around the holidays I was contacted again by the hospital, did an interview and now they are offering me the job... making about $8,000 more than I am currently with great benefits and a more vacation than I currently have.
Now I'll toss in my biggest concern. The hospital was just purchased by another (much larger hospital) at the end of 2015. The hospital looking to hire me has a fairly large IT team and the hospital that purchased them also has a large IT team. So clearly, job security is my top concern.
There is of course the possibility of not liking the people I work with, but all the folks I met during the interview process seemed great. That said, I'll reiterate that I really like everyone I work with now and even consider a few of them good friends.
So if any of you were in my boat, what would you do? How important is job security? How important is happiness? How important is your resume (which would look great down the road with a high ranking IT position at a major hospital)?