(Closed) Go ahead and leave or stick it out? I know you guys will give great advice!

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2861 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d stick it out, a free Masters is a free Masters. I’m sorry work sucks though 🙁

Post # 4
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Stick it out for that Master’s girl. It will be worth the kick ass job you’ll get later!

Post # 5
1277 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

As other Bees recommended stick with the Masters it’s your best bet!

Post # 6
43 posts

Once you earn your Masters degree, you will have more options…..and you may be able to earn more.

Post # 7
2417 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think you should stick it out. I would love to go back to school but the company I work for does not offer any sort of education reimbursement. If I were in your shoes, I would be getting all the education I could if your employer wanted to pay for it!

Post # 8
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh god get the free masters! Mine was $30K from a freaking state university and I wish more than anything I’d had help in paying for it from my employer.

Post # 9
6262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

stick it out and get the masters if you think you will use it!!

Post # 10
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Stick it out! 2 years is nothing in relation to the rest of your career. 

Post # 11
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

If you stick it out you will have a free Masters and three years of work experience to put on your resume, which will make it much easier to find that higher paying job. I suggest sticking it out.


Post # 12
1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are we the same person? Reading this post freaked me out. I also work at a university and am not getting paid near what I am worth. While there are many aspects of my job that I love, the particular institution where i work is not really a good fit for me and I’m finding myself hating working here even though the benefits are so great (including AMAZING insurance, vacation days, and sick days). I, too, have a 45 minute commute and have gotten into the habit of coming in late every day because of it and secretly hope to be able to find something else closer to home.

As someone in a similar situation, I will say that it may be a good idea to go ahead, stick it out, and do that Master’s program. Get what you can out of this job. Education is not often free. I have a Master’s degree and I truly feel that a graduate degree can open all kinds of doors to you in the future. I know that my Master’s will be one of the key reasons that I can move on from this position. That’s my two cents at least. Good luck!

Post # 13
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can I ask what your Masters is in and if it is necessary for your intended career path? I wouldn’t just stick it out to get a degree to hang on your wall. Many careers value real world experience over degrees (marketing/events being one of them).

I have MANY friends who got masters degrees and ended up right back in entry-level jobs (or couldn’t find jobs at all). If you can get a job near you in a field that you like, I would say go for it.


Post # 14
3216 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would poke around and see what job openings are near you.  Stick with a job and get a free class but if you find something closer that pays more, it could be worth the jump! A lot of companies nowadays will pay for graduate degrees. 

Also, before you start classes, make sure you’re not debted to them with the free classes.  This shouldn’t be a problem since you’re working for a university (they’re generally good about no-strings-attached free classes), but some jobs require that you stay on for a certain amount of time after you earn the Masters.

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