Post # 1
Job related post.
I have been with the same company for 3 years, it’s a big company and latley the past two years they make it very hard to move up in the company and the yearly increases are close to nothing at all. They recently changed our incentives and made it almost impossible in my position to meet you’re targets. If you meet targets you get you’re bonus, if not you get nothing. I applied for another role in a different sector of the company and I had a phone interview where the woman told me
“You already make more than my staff here, so you’d be making a lateral move. No pay increase.” (GREAT, NOT!)
I decided to apply outside my organization for different assistant manager roles and I got a call the same day I submitted my resume and had an interview yesterday. They loved me and called me to set up a second interview with their general manager next week. This job pays 15-20 thousand more a year than my current position. There also seems to be more growth & leadership in this position.
So thing is, what happens now? If both these people tell me they want to hire me? I was taking the position at my current company in hopes of a pay increase and to strengthen my skills, but it seems with the same pay amount and further travel it just doesn’t make sense.
Of course I still know nothing about the position outside my organization….and being with the same company makes it scary to want to move on but I don’t want to be a sitting duck and not move either….
Question is, what would you do?
Post # 2
I would take the other job. It sounds like your company is a dead-end job that won’t offer promotions or raises. Honestly, I can’t even imagine why you are even thinking about taking the one at your current company.
Post # 3
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growth and leadership opportunities + $15k – $20k pay increase = new job 😉 That’s how I feel but you have to do what makes the most sense for your situation if offered the job. Good luck!
Post # 4
In the big picture you haven’t been with your company long. I’d jump ship if there’s no room for growth. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Post # 5
I guess because I have invested so much of my time there. And I am scared to take a leap of faith. What if it goes badly?
Post # 6
Why are you hesitating? Are there factors you left out re this current place, or do you just feel comfortable with the devil you know?
based on what you shared, I say congrats for getting a new job with a nice pay raise!
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Post # 7
Sometimes you gotta move out to move up.
My mother works and office-type job and she says people leave all the time when they aren’t moving up or getting raises. Then a year or two later, they’re back making a ton more than before.
Post # 8
Don’t take a lateral move.
Post # 9
I know change can be scary, but on top of your current company not offering you much hope for a better salary or position, it’s not very positive that you say
“They recently changed our incentives and made it almost impossible in my position to meet you’re targets.”
That’s discouraging and demoralizing, it’s like they’re setting up their employees for failure so they can save a few bucks and then blame the employee.
I’d go for the new company.
Post # 10
Take that new job girl!!! and congrats on nailing your interview 🙂 of course when i say take the new job i mean the job with the pay increase! 🙂
Post # 11
I don’t even see the tiniest bit of incentive to stay with the current company. Definitely move on!!
Post # 12
ALWAYS go where the growth is.
It’s scary taking a leap to a new job, but I’ve never regretted doing it.
As much as it’s wonderful to be a loyal employee, it only makes sense as long as it benefits you as well. You’re at a dead end at your current company, and you have a new opportunity staring you at the face. Go for it!
Post # 13
$15-20k rise and better opportunities sounds like a no brainer to me!
Post # 14
I would take the higher paying job even if you’ve invested in other other company it’s clear they don’t invest in their people.
Post # 15
I think there is no question, take the new job. I left my last job because there was no room for me to grow and move up, and I took a job that has a lot of promotional opportunities. No matter how much you love working where you do, if there is no room to grow, its a dead end. Youre stuck.