Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
I am on LinkedIn to network and keep in touch with old instructors and coworkers. I was contacted by someone asking me if I would be interested in applying for a job at another firm but in an area that I haven’t touched since leaving school. I replied that I am very happy with my current position (which is true – I work in a really great place and absolutely love what I do) but if there were openings in x area that I may be open. (Looking for a new place of work is the last thing on my mind). Well, I was surprised when I received a response not even a day later stating that there is a position in one of the areas I talked about and what would it take for you to leave your current place of work? I have not responded because I don’t know how to respond. I thought about it and I cannot come up with a really good reason as I really do like where I work. More pay is always nice but not a big deal to me (we are comfortable and having a higher wage honestly does not do it for me because personal experience says that it is not always worth it – I used to work for about 20k more in another job but would never go back). I do want to respond because I don’t want to be rude, but it really got me thinking … What would it take to leave your company if you love it to another company?
Post # 2
laceydoilies: I love my job and my company and there is absolutely nothing anyone could do to make me leave. I’ve worked in some crappy companies and feel very lucky to finally have found one that is a great cultural fit for me.
I’ve gotten calls from recruiters offering me more money, a higher position, jobs closer to home, etc. But I tell them all I’m not interested.
Post # 3
fortunately you’re one of the lucky ones to actually like your job. For me it would be higher wages, better benefits, better position…
Post # 4
Honestly, I’d take about anything closer to home and with higher pay. I love my job, but my hour and half + commute kills me.
But it would need to be BOTH higher pay AND closer to home. And not like, 10 miles closer. Significantly closer. Or at least in a direction with significantly less traffic. And I’d have to maintain the good benefits and time off I have in this position.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
laceydoilies: Better pay/benefits with the right corporate mentality. Right now I have amazing benefits and awful pay but a new company would have to almost double my pay to make it worth giving up my current benefits. Also right now I have a lot of flexibility with my schedule and I don’t have to track my hours for billing purposes; two things that would likely be worse if I took a job with another company. I may not make much but I have cheap health insurance and lots of vacation that I can actually afford to take; that’s priceless.
Post # 6
It would take being close to home (I’m currently 350 KM from home), same/higher rate, benefits upon starting, 5% rrsp or greater (no match needed), training fund (equal or greater than 6%), 14 days on at 10 hours a day then 7 consecutive off.
I’m not hard to please at all ;). I really love my job and the benefits that are offered to me currently, the only thing I could ever dislike is being away from home for so long.
Post # 7
When you’re ready to change jobs, you’ll know what your terms for leaving are. Until then, just say thanks but you’re not ready to leave your role yet. Leave the door open in case you ever want to look through it later.
Post # 8
Oh, and for me right now it would be a higher wage, work from home option, or just something that I think would drive more passion for work other than “succeeding”
Post # 9
laceydoilies: At this point, it would be very hard to convince me to leave my job (heck, I just signed a 3 year contract)! I love what I do, I like the people I work with, I am very well compensated and I love the mission of my organization. My position is quite unique in my sector and I get a lot of perks in education that other positions/sectors would not allow for.
The only thing that I might consider is if the same exact position/organization were available in a larger city. We live in a mid-sized city that is very suburban with lots of urban sprawl. Ideally, I want to live in more of a metro area. But at this point, I am content where we are.
Post # 11
I’ve been contracting for the past 3 years, basically consulting work, I go into a company, work on some projects for 6-18 months and then move onto somewhere else. For me it’s working great right now because there’s lots of jobs so I’m never out of work and I get to experience different companies and industries.
I would finish contracting if I got an amazing permanent offer though. It wouldn’t be about money but 80% about the company itself and how they treat their employees, 20% would be perks.
Post # 12
It would take a pretty significant pay increase, a good 401k, a company with values I admire, a 40-45 hour work week, and an opportunity that was close enough to home that i could take the train. That seems like a lot after reading it myself 🙂
Post # 13
I love my job, but Fiance is in school right now, so it would be really hard to say no to a job that paid 10-20K more than I make now. It would just make a huge difference in terms of being able save for the future. That said, I wouldn’t leave for a company that didn’t do some good (I work in a non-profit right now), as I don’t think I could stomach working for “the man” just for more money.
Post # 14
laceydoilies: I like the firm that I work for. I like the flexibility with my work arrangements and the ability to work in different areas across the firm.
I think if I was restricted to one client, one office space, and forced to work a certain way (everyday without having the ability to telework when needed), I would leave.
I need these options for this type of work. I get paid pretty well so I’m not hunting for more money really. I wouldn’t mind takiing a pay cut ($10k-$15k) for something I really wanted to do somewhere else.