(Closed) Move back home or stay where I am? I have a job offer!

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: What should I do?
    Move back home and take the job : (2 votes)
    29 %
    Stay where you are and keep hoping : (5 votes)
    71 %
    Join the circus : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Um, you cannot move back to Alberta, there is a Bee meetup in Toronto this month.  😛

    To be honest, I feel like you don’t really want to go just from reading your post.  You listed a lot of negatives: lower pay, family drama, capped income, non-sustainable market, less talented coworkers, fewer social opportunites and a bunch of other stuff, too!  You also said you love it here.  It sounds like this job isn’t all that and a bag of potato chips, you know?  Maybe you could find something similar here?

    I don’t know, I wouldn’t go after hearing all that.  Make a pros and cons list, then weigh them.  It appears that the cons are outweighing the pros right now.

    Post # 4
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Juliepants made a lot of great points, and I don’t want to repeat. One thing that I thought of, because you mentioned TTC at the end, is where do you want to raise your family?

    Aside from that, how are job prospects where you currently live?

    Post # 5
    2407 posts
    Buzzing bee

    For these kind of decisions, I think you have to go with your gut feeling. And by the tone of your post I gather that you’d rather not accept the job. 

    Good luck with your decision!

    Post # 9
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    @GreenDream:  I work with a consulting company and we have a lot of contracted employees. I understand how tough that kind of lifestyle can be and I know that a full-time, permanent position is definitely more appealing. I know there are contract/temporary jobs available to you now — is there the possibility of getting full-time work where you are now, even if it wouldn’t be as immediate as the offer?

    Some people care a lot about having family nearby when they decide to have children, so that’s why I was asking. If you’d rather not be near your family, that’s definitely a consideration.

    It sounds like you guys are okay in terms of benefits right now thanks to your husband, and that you’re doing okay in terms of work, even though it’s not an ideal situation. I guess what I’m wondering is…if you hang in there a little longer, is it possible for you to have the kind of job you want where you are now? Then you could have the best of both worlds. (Easier said than done, I know.)

    My husband and I are in a similar kind of situation. I’m working full-time and getting us benefits. He’s working three part-time jobs while he searches for something full-time in his industry. I know that these working conditions are definitely not ideal for him, and I know that we could probably move somewhere where he’d have a few more opportunities. For us, though, we’re staying put because we love our city, we love being close to family, and I cannot work remotely. We’re just hoping he can continue with these jobs as a temporary solution, with a full-time position being the ultimate goal.

    Post # 11
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    From an outsiders perspective, when I hear you talk about this offer, it is almost all negative.  You don’t seem very happy with it and the possibility of moving at all.  Couple that with the fact that it now looks like your Darling Husband couldn’t work remotely and I don’t think this seems like an offer you should accept.

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