(Closed) Help! Torn on which job I should take..

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

What makes you think you want to do consulting? Is job B similar to the “bad” job? At least from my experience, incentive based compensation means people are interested in meeting their targets not training the newbie to hit theirs.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would take job B. Although 50,000 isn’t exactly a horrible salary, I am basing it on the fact that you seem more excited to do job b.  I rather be happy at what I am doing above all things.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@pabella:  Well, you can’t really “know” anything knew.  Just fake it til you make it.  Plus I would try not to depend on other people to help you all the time.  Not that I think you are stupid, but you can def learn a thing or two by doing your own research. 

Also, try looking at reviews for companies like on Glassdoor & see what the employees have to say about them!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@pabella:  I think consulting/sales are mostly about personality. Yeah someone can “teach” you how to close a deal but that doesn’t mean you will ever be good at it. I work with a ton of front office people and I know its not something I’d ever be awesome at. Those people have a thick skin and don’t take no for an answer. If you’re not naturally a pushy person (seriously) it may not be the field for you.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Take Job B! I completely understand your feelings as I tend to be risk aversive as well, but you’ll never know if you like it unless you actually try it. If Job B is your dream job, I would worry that you’d always wonder “what if” if you choose Job A. Plus, working with difficult people can be really draining…

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@RubyCali:  “If Job B is your dream job, I would worry that you’d always wonder “what if” if you choose Job A.”

I was thinking the same thing.  If job B is your dream job – go for it!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Job B is your dream job & you have a chance at it right now. I would take it!

Most companies that say they will train you ACTUALLY train you!! I know that last job let you down… not sure why any company would want someone working for them that didn’t know what they were doing & refuse to train them.

Could you google that company & that position & see if anything comes up? Sometimes, former/current employees give tips & their experience online.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@pabella:  Yay, after reading that, it sounds like the 1st job is better for you :). Also, huge plus is you get higher pay. Sounds like they already love you!! When do you start?

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