Hi I just wondered if I could trouble anyone for their opinion regarding a dilemma I am facing at the moment. Ok so I have been at my current job for 4 years, and have worked my way from starting life as a temp to being a Manager with my own team - there are only board level management structually higher than I am at the moment, and I have worked very hard to get where I am now. Our business is going through a lot of change at the moment, which will eventually result in a seperation from our parent company, a reduction in staff of around 50%, and a relocation c15miles away to where we're based at the moment. All this change will be announced in January, and is not common knowledge to the rest of the department. My manager has made it very clear I am in their long term plans, and that I have a future with them. This week several high profile redundancies in other areas of our business have been made, and the mood is unsettled, to say the least. My manager (soon to be joint owner of the company) has confided in me several times and expressed how they are really relying on my support over the coming months during very dofficult period, but the opportunities after this will be great once its all complete. So here's my dilemma - I have been offered another job. And it's one, that no matter what changes happen in my business, are pretty sure I would like to take - despite the 'opportunities' potentially avalable it will never match what this new role is offering. Apart from the 'normal' guilt from leaving a role, if I left now I would be leaving my manager and my department in a really hard situation. I am not irreplacable, but right now they need my support (there is not a 'ready made' replacement in the team for my role, and recruiting for now is out of the equation). My company have looked after me over the last few years, and the last thing I want to do is leave under a cloud. BUT this could be a really good opportunity for me. I am in a mangement position (non senior) and take my responsibilities of this role seriously. So what do I do? I am very loyal and dont want to leave under difficult situation, but at the same time I have to look after myself and take an opportunity thats been presented to me. Anyone else ever experienced resigning under difficult circumstances?