- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2016
Hey bees! Just had an interview that went really well, problem is the job isn’t full time. However it’s in a new field (similar function to past experience, but new setting- community agency vs education). This is precisely the kind of field I want to move into so it could be a strategic lateral move, despite losing FT and going PT. The reason this could work is that I also bartend, which is lucrative and with the PT hours I could pick up an additional shift and make up the difference in the money. I would lose benefits (heyyy, Obama??). to sum up:
Current scenario: FT job + benefits, 1 shift/wk bartend. 48 hrs/wk
pros: like my current job, very low stress, private office, very autonomous, great boss and coworkers
cons: low pay that isn’t changing (nonprofit), feel like i’ve learned everything i can, don’t want to be in this field/population long term
Possible scenario: PT job no benefits, 2 shift/wk bar. 35 hrs/wk
pros: less hours of work a week! shift into a field I’m interested in long term, environment, people, and job all seem great from interview. this experience could help me get a FT position in a different company within the field
cons: they admitted there’s not a lot of room to move into FT within this company, lost benefits, ideally would want a position like this in FT so this would really be a stopgap, summers off (would be good if FT!)
The difference in pay between the FT job and the PT job is $220 (before taxes) a week. I typically make more than $220 (take home) on a bar shift. So I will be making similar, potentially more money with fewer hours. However, the bar is hard work and a sacrifice to my weekends and time spent with SO/friends/family.
(Also- the PT position is school year only, but the twist is I’m applying for a grad program. Not totally set on it or accepted either, so potentially could be in grad school next Fall.. (confusing right!))
Well, I don’t have an offer for this position, but I want to be prepared to accept or decline it if I do. Any thoughts? I’ve talked to my people, but welcome the opinions of the bees!