Two job offers. Only hours to decide…

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
3353 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My gut says move to the new company. 

Toss a coin, and I am sure your gut will give a kick and tell you which way you hope the coin lands..

Good luck!

Post # 3
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Honestly it doesn’t sound like besides a title change you are getting much more out of your current company. I would go with the new company that you know is stable. I would maybe ask them first what they think a timeline to promotion looks like, as they may be able to star you as someone interested in leadership and give you an estimate. 

Post # 4
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think you should go with the new company. You will pass by a huge chance if you stick to your current job in which I think they are merely fluffing your title to keep you with them. At least if you are a manager with the new company you don’t need to deal with an upheaval of staff from the get go. I think it’s a better idea waiting a couple of years for another promotion with the new company than being miserable in your current work environment. 

Post # 5
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

starlight1222: move to the new company. You’ll have to prove yourself in either situation and you might as well get comped with a shorter commute. That gives you a new salary baseline regardless of title. 

Not sure what field you’re in, but in my field, titles are pretty meaningless. What you’ve achieved and what you’ve gotten paid in the past is what matters. 

One more thing to consider is that with as much churn as you’re seeing at your current company, the business is already changing and with new hires, people leaving, etc. it will be hard to know how to get traction. 

Crossed fingers for you!

Post # 6
632 posts
Busy bee

I’m also going to say go to the new company. You’ll be happier I think.

A bad environment is still a bad environment, despite the new manager title. Also keep in mind that it is indeed possible to get a promotion at a new job in a short period of time, you just have to wow them and show them what you’re capable of. (meaning don’t rely on tenure or seniority to get a promotion).

Post # 7
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

starlight1222:  new company. I was faced with a similar situation once. Sounds like the old one is trying to make you stay, because they know you are valuable, at a lower pay than you deserve ao they can Save money. Politely decline your old employer and see what they do. If they REALLY want you, they can match your new offer.

Post # 8
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would go with the new company. It won’t necessarily put you back two years for promotion. None of us knows what’s going to happen at our workplace in the future. They could have an exodus of managers for reasons totally unrelated to the company-e.g spouses being transferred, thereby creating openings for new managers from within.

Post # 9
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015



I am going to go against the grain and say you should take the promotion. promotions seem to be your priority, and you said if you start a new job you are setting a promotion back a couple years. If you can get promoted now, do it. Either way, you will be unfamiliar with the new job description. You may as well get some experience now as a manager, even if its a little hectic getting settled in. Even if you dont like the new managment job, give it a year and look for something else. You will have had a year of managment experience and that will set you apart from the hundreds of people going into your field. 

Post # 11
632 posts
Busy bee

Whatever you do though, don’t base your decision on fear… It sounds like from your last update that you’re scared of change more than anything. Trust your gut, and trust your ability to thrive in a new (and better!) work environment! Just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’ll be hard. It might actually be easier because the people will probably be so much easier to work with.

Plus, it sounds like you might’ve gotten some de facto management experience at your current job with everyone coming to you for help… don’t sell yourself short and believe in yourself!!

Post # 12
326 posts
Helper bee

From previous experience, once the environment goes down and people leave, someone higher up knows something you don’t know… Get out of there now! Specially when you’re going to a stable company. Good luck! 

Post # 13
1072 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

+1 for move to the new company. The current one sounds toxic and is likely only going to get worse. It’s less money, more work, and the potential for more layoffs soon to come (which could easily include you). Time to move on.

Post # 14
3250 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

starlight1222: Based on what you have written I’d say you want to switch companies. It may feel like a bit of a risk, but no risk-no reward. It sounds like the new company is more open to promoting from within, which generally means a happier environment. I agree with Kazza: it sounds like you already have some experience with management and are mostly concerned about change. Change isn’t always bad and if you don’t like the new company you can always explore options at that point. 


Post # 15
1372 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

starlight1222:  I gave my two weeks notice at my current job almost a week ago to jump into foreign territory at a new job starting after my notice is complete. 

The new company is a huge company, top 100 employer in Canada and has a huge amount of room for growth and moving up in the ranks as I gain experience. My old company is people that I have known my whole life, and very comfortable with but similar situation to yours.. Things are just not going in a positive direction and moral feels extremely low to me. 

I hummed and hawed and didn’t know what to do for a while but I finally decided that the potential for improvement far outweighs the potential for everything to disintegrate as fast as I saw it come Together.

Am I nervous and scared for the unknown future I’ve chosen for myself? Absolutely! Sometimes we have to jump outside our comfort zone to see real change come into our lives.

Take a chance! It could end up being what you’ve been waiting for! 

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