(Closed) Hopefully Big News: What would you do? [long]

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would go for the Metro.  The better insurance is huge, and opportunities will be greater for you as well (I would think! but I understand you had your doubts about that).   

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@beekiss:  It sounds like you have concerns that are pulling you toward the smaller city.  I would not say no to the job he already has.  Is having a big wedding important to you?  You could always get married in a less expensive way.  (But who wants to do that πŸ™‚  I understand.)  Tricky.  I still think Metro.  Having them help with moving cost will be huge.  We are saving to move next year and we have to save at LEAST $3K, but ideally more like $5K :/

Post # 7
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550 posts
Busy bee

Did he tell the smaller company that he has an offer on the table in order to have them tell him exactly where he is in the hiring process?

Post # 9
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550 posts
Busy bee

Well then, I’d probably try to wait until the smaller company gets back to him and then decide the next steps to take. Other than that, I can’t really tell you what I’d do, as he doesn’t actually have two offers on the table yet. If the smaller company can’t let him know anything concrete and doesn’t give him a deadline for when they’ll let him know, I’d probably honestly go with the offer he does have.

I went through this whole job searching thing with an ex last year, and he had 2 offers on the table, but wanted to work at a 3rd company which told him that they weren’t going to be able to let him know for a few more weeks. He ended up going with one of the two offers he had, and hasn’t regretted it (we stopped talking but mutual friends have let me know what’s up with him). 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d go for the Metro. Long-term, it sounds like the best thing for you guys. If you want to end up there eventually, and you have the opportunity now, go for it and don’t psyche yourselves out.

The fact that the Metro area is known for your FI’s industry is a positive thing — the fact that he’s surrounded by lots of people who work in the same field means there are tremendous networking and learning opportunities for him. Yes, it’ll be more competitive, but that competitiveness means more opportunities overall.

As for you, the fact that the populace is well-educated is a good thing, too. You sound well-educated yourself and I’m sure you’ll find something… You’ll both benefit by aiming high in a challenging environment, particularly this early in your careers. 

Post # 12
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556 posts
Busy bee

@beekiss: congrats on two offers!

if it were me i’d take both at this point to buy time and security. the job market seriously sucks.

A LOT can happen from today and may. what if one of the companies goes out of business. what if the position gets terminated. 

about the jobs themselves………

im more a family support person so id stay local. plus if you and your hubby get jobs, youd probably make more combined than in the metro.

the good thing about metro is they would move you to the land of opportunity for free! if that’s seriously where you want to end up than go for it. no time like the present.

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