(Closed) More than 1 job offer – must make a decision today

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t have any good advice, but if you rely on a faith, I would take some time and ask God to help guide you in this life altering decision.

Post # 4
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@dayl20:  Could the middle school job have the potential to turn into something better within a year or two?  I work within a 10 minute drive of my home and I absolutely love it.  All that extra time on the road would go against your salary at the 5th grade teaching job.  But benefits and vacation days are nothing to scoff at.

Write down a list of pros and cons of each job.  Hopefully that will help put each job into perspective so you can figure out which one is best for you.

Post # 5
7271 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Are you able to get health insurance through another source? Can you afford to work 5-6 hours a day (instead of full time)? If yes, I personally would take the job closer to your house.

Can the interventional position turn into a teaching position?

Post # 6
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can figure out what gas would cost you to drive to the further one, and what health insurance would cost you at the closer one.  Once you have an actual take-home pay for each it’ll be easier to compare.

Also don’t be afraid to ask for more time to consider them or negotiate your pay.  Be honest that you have another offer with both of them.  The worst that happens is they say “no, that’s all we can offer you.”  Ask for more money to pay for gas from the further one, or more vacation since you’re afraid of winter weather.  Ask for money to make up for healthcare from the closer one, etc.

I’d take the further one as it sounds like a better career long-term, but I don’t know the teaching market well.  You need to figure out your long-term goals and how each of them would fit. 

Post # 7
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I say write Cons and Pros…

I see you’re already married.. do you have children? If so, the second option would be better. And although you would start as a tutor, if you are good at what you do… this can change in less than a year.

I say that to your husband, so see if he can help out if there comes an issue with you getting sick or w/e… Do not get pregnant until you work with benefits/insurance…. or try to get insurance through your husband.



Post # 8
4311 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would take the full time position, definitely.

Post # 9
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

Take the teaching FT position and get good winter tires!

Post # 10
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would take the FT job. It seems like a more stable position.


Post # 11
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Not knowing much about your needs/wants, I would take the full time teaching position. I’m guessing you actually want to teach, since you’re certified? It would be mor elong term and great experience, if you’re just starting out. I know a lot of teachers who have had a hard time finding a job– congrat on having options!

Post # 13
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@dayl20:  if you did the interventionist job could you supplement with a PT job? That could assist you in getting benefits, and making up any salary differential.

Nevermind what I said about the Long term stuff, just read that you won’t be in the area anymore.


Post # 14
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@dayl20:  First of all, CONGRATS on two job prospects that’s awesome. If I were you I’d take the full time position thats farther away.  I live in a large city in Canada where long commutes AND treacherous winter roads are common, so perhaps that is why those two factors aren’t a deal breaker for me. Get good winter tires, they make such a big difference! Personally, I would prefer the stability that a full time position with benefits has to offer. With your recent reply, it also sounds like the teaching position may be what is best for you in the long run– especially if you will have to relocate, I def agree that that the teaching position on your resume will make it a lot easier to find another teaching job.   Good luck and congrats again!


Post # 16
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

A few teacher friends of mine are having the most difficult time finding full time teaching jobs right now. They are all acting as subs, some working more often than others.

I think if you have the opportunity for a full time teaching job you should take it. It will look better on your resume and definitely will help to get another position in the future. Especially if you will be relocating in a year then you only have 9 months of commuting (until summer break next july)


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