Post # 1
Ok so for the past 4-ish months I have absolutely hated my job. I applied for some new positions and one came up, I interviewed, and they made an offer. I like the idea of the job, but here’s the thing: it’s per-diem, which means I work whenever the hell they tell me to. It’s also go no vacation time (right now I get two weeks) and no retirement plan (right now I have A 401(k)). The new job could lead to better potential future offers, but the current job is more stable and consistent. I’m so confused I literally have no idea what direction to take. I plan on starting my own business in 5 years if that matters at all.
Post # 3
@beecurse: per diem can be really scary. Do you have any other sources of income? Do you currently live with FI. Can he/she take care of all bills if you don’t get called in for work?
Post # 4
I do currently live with my FH. Could he afford the bills were I to not get called in? Yes. Do I want to run this risk? Not even a little.
Post # 5
per-diem = no deal.
No way! Your life would literally revolve around your job….I mean I feel that way now and I work a structured schedule 8-5 errday. I could not do that. I would go crazy not feeling like I had some control over my schedule.