- 5 days ago
- Wedding: March 2015
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A couple of months ago, I posted looking for advice on a potential job offer. I got a lot of great advice, so I’ve decided to ask for some new advice! Sorry if this is kind of long.
I ended up turning down the job offer (even though it was a $12k salary jump), because I was comfortable and happy where I’m at. Even if it meant a lower pay.
I was contacted last week by that same employer asking if I was happy and if I would consider a position as a Paralegal there (last position offered was in the calendaring department, which did not sound too appealing), with an additional $5.5k on top of the initial $12K. So that puts me at a $17.5k salary increase! I went in for a second interview yesterday. Went very well.
Issue: A former co-worker worked for them for about two months, and had nothing but negative things to say from her employment there. She ended up begging for her old job back and left without a two week notice. She told me that everyone was rude to her, yelled at her for asking questions, verbally abusive toward her, and a negative environment all around. She claims she over heard the manager telling her boss that no one wanted to interview or accept the job offer because of the companies reputation.
Of course this seriously concerned me, but because I had already scheduled the second interview, I decided to keep it. When I went in, the owner started telling me that they were looking for a professional and serious hire, because there last employee left in bad terms. I knew immediately who they were talking about and decided to elaborate.
I told them what she had told me (maybe not the best option, but I felt llike I didn’t have much to lose), and they started telling me that she basically oversold herself at the interview, and was not qualified for the position they had hired her for. That she was not able to do any of the work, and kept asking the same question everyday. That she was very resistant in changing her ways of doing work, and that she lied about getting work done when it wasn’t. So the other employees started to get frustrated with her. She brought a negative feeling all around. The owner went on to tell me that they had even offered her to move her to a different position, but would have to reduce her pay because she was not qualified for what they had hired her for. They would train her in hopes of maybe moving back to the original position at some point. Supposedly she resisted and would not accept a pay reduction. Everyone was happy that she had decided to move on.
The owner contacted me this morning asking if all was well and hopes I make the decision to move over. And hopes there last employee didn’t “poison the well”, and felt that he needed to explain the siutation to me because I was a “potentially excellent hire” for them.
I’m honestly super confused about the whole situation. Before I spoke to my former co-worker, I was ready to make the leap since a $17.5k salary increase would be super helpful now that we are TTC. I got a good vibe from the office, and feel like I am qualified for the job. But I’m also worried about anything going wrong. At my current job, I have job security and know my work. Annual reviews just happened, and they were all good that I even got a raise!
Any advice would be helpful.