how to reign gracefully from a job you just started
I started a new job almost two months ago. It's a good position, the manager really wanted me on staff, I love the mission, however, I'm terribly underpaid for my experience level (it's a public sector job, so I can't ask for more money than what is permitted). One reason I had taken the job was to get out of a toxic situation.
I started responding to job ads since the summer once I realized things at my last job weren't going to improve. I responded to one particular ad months ago and never heard back, so, of course, I figured it wasn't meant to be. Well, they call me a few days ago for an interview. It sounds promising and the pay would be terrific, as in I would have to be crazy to pass this up. I had earned this salary several years ago before going part-time for childcare, and now, if this works out, I can get my salary back to where it was. It would also be a great fit and I would most definitely plan on staying there for several years, at least.
Does anyone have advice on how to break this gracefully with my current employer? The main reason to leave really would be the salary. And due to the current economy, I don't think I'll be seeing any raises for another year or two. The salary I'll be offered at this new job is something that would take me years to reach if I stay at my current place. It's really an, "it's not you, it's me" sort of predicament. Do I even tell my current boss the truth-- i.e. this is what they're offering and I simply can't pass it up? Thanks!