(Closed) job dilemma/advice needed

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It doesn’t hurt to interview(:

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@vorpalette:  I would go interview and see if you like it. I think a raise and benefits triumphs the work load.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I don’t think it could hurt to interview besides taking the time off. It may be nice just to get some benefits unless you will get them through your husband after you are married. I would probably pass over it if you will end up with benefits after marriage just to keep looking for an actual good position. I would think it would look better on your resume to be at the same place for a longer span of time rather than having to explain that you have only been working at this second place for a few months because you wanted a couple more dollars. It may make them think that you will leave them for any opportunity with a little bit higher pay. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vorpalette:  Sorry if I missed something, but I thought you wanted to change jobs because you want a job in your field. Is this job opening in your field?  It sounds like it would be an improvement just for the pay and benefits. How do you know that it’s so much more work?  What kind of a job requires geometry, it’s got me curious. I’m sure you can brush up on your skills.

Just a tip, if you don’t want your current employer to know that you went for an interview, I would take the whole day off & use the remainder of the day for interview prep & then errands later.  Somehow if you come into the office all made up & dressed up & excitable, and then leave early, people will just know that you’re on your way to an interview.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vorpalette:  That sounds really good for you. It’s understandable not to be able to take the whole day off, so I just wanted to let you know that people really notice those things.  I hope you get the interview & that you like them 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@vorpalette:  I know the job market sucks in Michigan, but I personally would not apply for the job.  When I was job searching, I had a set salary range I was looking for, and I wouldn’t go below it at all, no matter how great the company was.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@vorpalette:  Just to make sure I’m understanding correctly, the position is a contract for 90 days and then if you get hired on full time you receive benefits?

Like everyone has said, it doesn’t hurt to interview and have options but it does suck to lose money taking time off work for a job you may not even want. I will go against the grain a bit here and say that it doesn’t sound like this new position would further your objectives. I know you said it doesn’t have to be a marketing job, but this is essentiallly the same job and same pay with more work.

The new situation may mean a decreased quality of life because you’ll be doing more work without being properly compensated for it. The grass isn’t always greener and I’d hate to see you leave something you’re at least comfortable at doing for something that could be worse. Without a significant and guaranteed benefit to changing roles, I wouldn’t.

If it’s a contract, I would say don’t even bother with the interview and wait until a position that suits your needs comes up. In the short term of the 90 days, you wouldn’t be getting any added benefits since the pay is the same and you only get benefits if you’re hired on (if I’m understanding correctly). In 90 days, I’m sure you could get some kick ass interview you really want if you dedicate yourself to applying.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Given that you state it’s reception AND sales support, and that typically a person is hired into sales, I would say do NOT go for the job if it’s not what you want to do. Going from one crappy job to another crappy job makes it just as miserable.

 

Sales support basically does all the low level work for a sales rep. So you do all they work, and they get all of the commission. You will probably even have to make sales calls to prospects to weed out bad leads. If you have to take unpaid time off from your position to interview for a job you most likely wouldn’t enjoy, I don’t think it’s worth it.

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@mrshunnybunches:  +1

I think we have to stick to our list of must haves as best we can in order to be happy with our job selection.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@vorpalette:  Ah, that’s difficult then! I would just say to get a feel for the company at the interview, do some research before accepting, etc. just to make sure that you will not be leaving an environment that you enjoy to be abused in another environment for a few extra dollars. I usually check Indeed.com’s forums for the company rating and some reviews about what goes on in the company. Of course most of the time only the negative people complain, but it can definitely give some good insights. The benefits would definitely be great for you and your Fiance though! 

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