I'm currently a graphic designer for an investment company. The pay is above average because my boss is pretty wealthy (100 richest guy in Canada), 10-15% raise every year plus 10-15% bonus. I love this job, flexible hours, have nice co-workers and my boss is extremely nice. I recently have this opportunity from one of my best friends. I've known him for 15 years or so and his family owns a few fairly large restaurants. I've worked there in my college days as a waiter. His family is opening up another restaurant and he asked me if I wanted to be a manager there. I came up with some pros and cons, I can think of alot more cons than pros, but it's hard to pass up earning 3 times what I currently make. Upside: 1. Earning over 3 times what I currently make. Downside: 1. My friend is my boss (he's the greatest friend you can have, but there is always a downside to mixing business and friends). 2. Long and tough hours, 12+ hours and working weekends. (restaurant business) I worked there 8 years ago as a waiter and it's tough. 3. If I don't like it, it's not like I can just pack up and find another job. 4. I would be working for money instead of doing something I like. 5. I would have to put a huge amount down, about 10%. 6. IF business is not as great as the other restaurants or if he decides to sell it, I don't know if I can find the same job I'm currently working in. What would you guys do? Did anyone pass up a job they love and work else where for more money?