Post # 1
I had a job interview today & they liked me so much they basically offered me the job on the spot. The pay is slightly less than I make at my current job & I’d start in a few days however the upper management is stressed & would take it out on me (yell at me on almost a daily basis). They treat their employees well & I’d have paid holidays & sick days & paid time off. I loved the HR lady, but I’d work with the big boss who has a very dominant personality. I think I could handle it but I’m not quite sure. I was told I’d be yelled to (like when things go wrong), but it wouldn’t be “me” & that they wouldn’t want me taking it personally. They said a few months ago it was never like that, but due to being too overwhelmed with work they can’t catch up with, its started to happen often. Like “omg fix this!” & then its fixed & they’re good & happy. Which is why they’re hiring more people so maybe that would mostly solve itself. The job is also very close to what I do right now, so the big boss was saying she could put me in any department :).
Dilemma, they asked me to decide by tomorrow.
I just got a new interview but it won’t be until Monday. I can’t find their job posting but I think it was a summer job (perfect for me) & from what I remember, its the job I preferred. I think the pay was what the new job offered me. I won’t know too much until the interview.
Plus I applied to a place earlier this week (part time) & they said they were scheduling interviews in a week or two & sounded really interested. The pay is quite a bit lower than mine but its an AMAZING place to work & I’d get full benefits. Its a place that everyone dreams of working at.
ETA: IDK why I’m getting so many interviews… I’ve been applying to jobs but don’t normally get call backs.
Post # 3
I think I would hold out for other better offers. I had a job much like what you’re describing what you think the new job will be like, and it was really miserable. It seems like you’re on a good roll with the interviews lately.
Post # 4
I’m the kind of person who was hired for a crapp job in the morning and accepted… In the afternoon, I got a job that paid 150% what the first position offered, with more hours and benefits. I took the new job and folded on the lower offer.
Gotsta make dat moneh.
Post # 5
I don’t understand why you’re considering taking a job that pays less than you make now and with all the added stress of management yelling at you. This doesn’t sound like they “treat their employees well” at all…
Post # 6
dont take it. i have a job now where i get reprimanded but it’s “not my fault” and its so stressful. save yourself the trouble. also, don’t take a job where you make less AND get yelled at. it doesn’t sound worth it.
Post # 7
I would counter offer 1-2$ more per hour than what wouldn’t to make. You make 15$ an hour at your job now, I’d tell them I want to make 17$.
Not sure what kind of negotiation you put forth today.
If they say no, I’d reject the offer.
Post # 8
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I think you don’t want to work for a company where they mention casually you might be yelled at. Combined with low pay, it doesn’t sound ideal.
If you have to make a decision now, ask to start in 2 weeks and back out if you can get the other better job first.
Post # 9
Wait, you want to take a pay cut to be yelled at? Why?
Post # 10
I’d have the potential in 3 months to make what I make now. It would be job security, they really need people & are expanding & doing very well.
I forgot to mention: My current job is VERY slow. So slow that I’m going to have to become part time soonish. I usually get a part time job over the summer starting in June but I might be moved to part time next month. Then my hours go back to full time around October. I just can’t afford to only work part time so I’d have to get a 2nd job.
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@canthugallcats: i’d still be wary of a work environment you know could be problematic. if your situation isn’t dire, I’d keep looking.
I took a job somewhere I was uncertain about the work environment, thinking it would be an adjustment, but that I’d get used to it. I quit 6 months later because I couldn’t take it any more.
Post # 12
Honestly, I would wait for another offer because being yelled at all the time is so NOT fun! And can be very taxing on your mental state.
Post # 13
I recommend holding out. Fiance had a job he loved, but with a boss who criticized him harshly and yelled at him fairly often, and it honestly ruined his experience. He was beat down and exhausted every day. You’d be amazed how much the boss matters when it comes to a job, even if it’s your dream job…based on my guy’s experience, I have to say, don’t do it.
Post # 14
Myself, I cannot stand to be yelled at, so I would wait for a job where I wouldn’t be crying everyday.
Post # 15
Okay, I have decided NOT to take the job!
@gingerkitten: @Booknerd: @CandieC88: @erincredible:
You are all right, I wouldn’t want to be yelled at consistantly. I actually hate yelling. It would be awesome job security & they were SO excited to have me because my skillset would be an awesome match & actually help them out tremendously. Probly not worth it thou… if it paid a lot more than I’d probably consider it more.
Thanks for helping me out everyone!
Post # 16
@canthugallcats: Sounds like you made a great choice! Good luck on you interview Monday 🙂