Another Job Interview/Offer Question

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ooh, this is tough!

What do you know about this upcoming position that you will interview for?  Is it really a lot worse than the position you had offered?  Also, with the current job offer: are you expecting that you will have to commute for 1-2 hours every day, or only around holidays/bad weather?  Because if it’s every day, that’s a possible 4 hour round trip commute, right?

Post # 4
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3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LadyBear:  Is it possible you could work different hours? Or work from home?

Post # 5
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332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Sea Ranch Lodge

I would negotiate with the job which gave you the offer for something more convenient for your schedule. They obviously want you if they gave you an offer, so try to talk some sense with them 🙂

Post # 6
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LadyBear:  I would also suggest exploring different work hours. Maybe 7-4?

 

For me, commuting = hell. Honestly, it angers me to sit in traffic, especially when all I want to do is get home. I would only take the job you describe if I could work different hours. 

 

As far as asking for an extension on the offer…which side has the upper hand? Are there lots of applicants for the job or are you the SUPER qualified? That will likely influence whether they give it to you or not. 

 

Finally- and this can be hard in this economy, but- remember that your quality of life is super important! Don’t ignore it for any old job. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That commute is a bit much, especially since you could possibly get the job with the 10-15 minute commute! I would probably hold out for the other job.

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