Exactly what Lilj said about the pay.
I don't know how Pasadena works, but in Wilmington I'm able to do dedicated when I want and system when I want. Maybe go OTR and run system loads as needed if that is an option there. You won't know if that's an option until you talk to the drivers and TM there.
I like running a couple of weeks or so and then taking a longer break at home. When I'm running dedicated, I get tired of the quick turnaround and am hardly able to enjoy the home time. However, there are times when I need or want to be home for something, and then I do dedicated.