A former coworker of mine took a new job last fall for a healthy rise in salary, plus what passes for a benefit package these days. He's been emailing me or dropping by to swap stories about his new job and my same old one.
He's not disillusioned, but after the first few pleasant challenges and small adjustments to a different management, he's come face to face with the relentless onslaught of the particular customer demands of his new clientèle.
Yes, the grass is greener and lusher over there. That's just to make the dog shit harder to see.
Pay always lags behind crap. Every time you hop to a new job with a higher salary you soon discover why it still isn't enough.
Don't get me wrong, keep striving. Just watch your step in that nice grass.