Is this a bad sign?

posted 3 months ago in Career
Post # 16
1671 posts
Bumble bee

kmbumbee190618 :  If you want to live in a not run down section of SF you generally need to pay around 2K a month with roommates or 3-4K/without roommates. Public transportation is a joke compared to NYC so expect to take uber everywhere. Food is expensive (including groceries) and eating and drinking out is pricey — $15 cocktails at normal bars  (worse at fancy ones). Etc. Etc.  43K in SF is a life with roommates, almost no discretionary income and no savings. 

Post # 17
4757 posts
Honey bee

Depends on the company and what you are selling to know if it’s worth it. I once got offered a commission only sales job for selling ad space. But it was for ONE city and kind of a niche publication I was like there’s only so many companies to pitch to here. And it was NOT a city like LA. So that was an easy no for me. 


Post # 18
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Oh man. I would not take this job. You will not be able to live comfortably on that salary . I got my first job in the Bay Area 20 yrs ago and it was $55K. I had to live in a small bedroom rental in someone else’s house. I was able to save some and contribute to 401K, but I always felt poor. This was 20 years ago though, cost of living must be so much more now. Keep looking!!

Post # 19
3016 posts
Sugar bee

RunLift1234 :  I would wait until Friday to see uf any offers come in for sure

but do you live in SF now? I agree it is a VERY expensive city (coming from someone who lives close to Los Angeles) and $43k is tough, even with room mates to live there. Especially factoring in moving costs. 

Sales jobs are tough – but it depends on your personality and what you are selling. Obviously your income *may* be higher with bonuses/compensation but its hard to calculate until you know what its like. 

Post # 20
877 posts
Busy bee

Your MBA program should be helping you out with this. Do you not have a career services that can be assisting with your interviews and applications? 

I would think you’d be overqualified for most sales positions with an MBA. Your ROI is going to be pretty minimal (or nonexistent) with a $43k job. 

Post # 21
93 posts
Worker bee

First of.. sales with an MBA? Why… why would you do that.. I can see if you were a sales executive and much older and they wanted you to get MBA (even then doesn’t really tie) but if thats not the case then no..

Second, your MBA has to be helping you with this.. one of main reasons their programs are so expensive is because they have so much networking and many programs promise you a very good job with experience..

If i paid 6figrues for an MBA and got offered almost min wage salary… im sorry but what..

Please do not accept this and yes the one day offer is very sketchy.. only time that is okay is for purely entry level out of university.


Post # 23
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

RunLift1234 :  Don’t do it. I barely got by on $36,000 in DC, you will be in financial straights in San Francisco on $43,000. You can find something better. I started my career in sales and hated it. They’re shameless cannibals and they will cut you for underperforming. Sales departments usually aren’t on the cutting edge of women’s rights either, I have never been sexually harassed in my life as often as I was in sales.

To add some additional perspective:

I’m a college dropout and I made $36,000 in sales. I think your TWO DEGREES are worth more than $43,000. Don’t do it.

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