Well, I went to the interview. It went very well, and I was offered the job and wanted me to start right away. I had to step on the brakes to voice out my concerns before making a decision.
1. More money (not significant).
2. Incentive/bonuses - potentially $6,000 or more a year, depending the amount of billable hours billed. (My current employer also provides incentive/bonuses.)
3. Gain more legal experience.
4. Nice office, nice people, seems like a stable firm (in existence since 1998).
1. TRAFFIC! It took me 45 minutes to get there leaving my house at 9:00 a.m.! Can you imagine how much longer it will take me to get there if I left during rush hours???
2. Maternity leave. I informed them that Rob and I are on the waiting list to adopt. This firm provides 6 - 8 weeks of maternity leave WITHOUT PAY! My current firm is willing to provide me 90 days with pay, and if I needed more time off, I can use my vacation. WOW! That is a big concern for me.
3. The offer, salary wise, was not significantly more than what I'm making now. In fact, I'd probably be making it up on my next review/raise in December.
4. Vacation. As suspected, they offer 2 weeks vacation and then 3 weeks after 5 years of employment. I already have 4 weeks now. I need my time off.
I didn't want to leave on a sour note, so I told this firm that I'll need to think about it. But really, I've made-up my mind. I'm going to have to turn them down. Sorry, but the difference in pay isn't significant enough.
It was a good thing for me to get my feet wet again with regards to interviewing. I need to keep current just in case.
Thanks for all of your input, everyone.