Make serious career decisions for me, internet wedding message board!

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: would you accept this job?
    yes, i would take it : (17 votes)
    53 %
    no, i would stick to your FT job : (15 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wouldn’t move to a job that had no potential to become FT. 

    Post # 4
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @chillinchillin:  I think you made your decision, so I didn’t vote.

    My opinion is very generic: do what you want. I think you know what you want to do, you just have to decide which jobs pros outweigh the cons.

    Is working full time something that is very valuable to you? Or do you like the money that full time offers/

    Post # 5
    802 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

    @chillinchillin:  How old are you? I’d say if you are under 25, I would probably go for PT, you’re young enough to take career risks, and since this is the field you want to get into – having your foot in the door makes the most sense…

    You would probably have an easier time getting a FT job elsewhere in the field with this experience. I would actively look for a job FT while you do this PT job.

    Post # 6
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I would stick with your full-time job as you may leaving in less than a year to go back to school, anyway. That kind of defeats the purpose of taking this new job, as you won’t even be there long enough to really get into the swing of things (especially since it’s only during the school year – that’s what, another 7 months or so?). But, since it doesn’t seem like the money thing is really an issue, I don’t think it’d be a huge deal to take the PT job. I would be worried about having no health insurance, though.

    Post # 7
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    haha i just voted for keeping your full time job to make it 50-50. sorry about that, we aren’t helping much 🙂

    Post # 8
    453 posts
    Helper bee

    I say move to PT. I’m in a job right now where I know the pay will never go up, but it’s a pretty low stress office, easy work, full time with benefits. 

    HOWEVER, I’m dying to get out and into a slightly different field that interests me more and is more fulfilling. I know that I may have to start at the bottom again, may have to do some work with less/no pay…but, as one of our old secretaries told me, you might have to take a couple steps backwards to go forwards.

    In a new PT job in the field you want to be in, you will make contacts, hear about FT jobs opening hopefully sooner than they might be posted, have more flexibility to do grad school. If money is not a huge issue (which it sounds like you can compensate) take a risk!

    Post # 10
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d probably switch to PT, especially if you’re considering grad school!

    Post # 11
    5812 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @chillinchillin:  Find out how much new insurance will be. After paying premiums that are supplemented by employers, people are shocked at how much it really costs. So you might be paying $20-$50 now, but without the employer supplement, it might be $400+. But there are subsidys, so you might not pay the full amount.

    If you are under 25 and there is potential for you to take your new skills to another organization in 6mos-1 year, and insurance isnt going to eat up your paycheck, then make the leap. 

    Post # 12
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m 32 and I have a dog to feed and mortgage to pay, so I wouldn’t risk it.  But it sounds like you’re young and will probably be changing a lot soon anyway (school, etc) and also that you’ve already made up your mind.  It’s always good to have experience in your field if it’s what you want to do long-term.

    Post # 13
    1634 posts
    Bumble bee

    @chillinchillin:  If you’re not worried about the benefits, I’d do it. Theres probably a good chance if you finding something similar in FT when you’re already working in that field. And summers off? Thats a no-brainer to me, but im lazy lol

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