Post # 1
Hello, I am currently a Nanny and I just got a job offer to work as a medical records clerk at a doctors office. The only con is that it pays 50 cents less than what I am making now (and I really do not make much money now as it is). There is growth for this job unlike the nanny job. I am going to school for business. Do you think I should accept this job offer since I’ve been a nanny to 3 different families in the past 3 years. I’m just wondering what will be better for me and my resume in the long run. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2019 - Undecided
I’d take the job for resume purposes and for growth opportunities instead of being stuck. But if you really love your job as a nanny then don’t give it up.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2018 - City, State
Can you do both? I’m in school for business and just took a job doing marketing part time for resume purooses on top of my serving job that pays the bills. It’s the best of both worlds…aside from my 0 free time. But it will pay off!
Post # 4
Hodgy527: no unfortunately I can’t do both because they both are full time positions.
Post # 5
Is your Nanny job off the books? And is this new job on the books? Because if before taxes you’re making $0.50 less than your Nanny job at the doctor’s office, in actuality you will take home less.
I would take the job at the doctor’s office just to give yourself some office experience, especially if you are going to business school and this job has opportunities for growth. As PP suggested, maybe you can swing both? Good luck!
Post # 6
Absolutely take it for the experience! It will definitely give you an advantage if you want to work in the business field as a new graduate in the future.
Post # 7
ohhsnap: Both jobs are on the books.
Post # 8
For experience, not just resume wise, but for yourself. You will get to learn whether you prefer a desk or a hands on job which is good to know for future planning.
Post # 9
FutureMrsWaits16: personally, i would take the job with better growth potential. it also sounds like the new position would relate more to your business degree and could be parlayed into something more in the future.
if you’re worried that the pay cut may be too much, you can always babysit part-time. that way you can make extra income to supplement the lower pay, but you can work it around your schedule. i work full time and try to babysit for a couple of select families every other weekend to make extra money. i’m not a full time student but i do take a couple of classes right now, as well, so it does feel exhausting right now but the extra money does help.
Post # 10
FutureMrsWaits16: I would definitely take the office job. It will give you experience on your resume that you can use towards your future career.
Post # 11
I worked as a Medical records clerk in a Doctor’s office my junior and senoir years in highschool and the summer before college. It is an easy job and detail oriented. You will learn a lot about working in the medical field. I also helped with the front desk, answered phones and checked pAtients out. It can be very busy and stressful. I did not see much growth in that job area. The number one complaint from coworkers was that they wanted to get paid more because they had been there for 10-15+ years but it never happened.
I would consider working in medical records if you think you would like to be there when you graduate or if you really dont want to be a nanny anymore. Otherwise I would pass, especially since it pays less. I imagine being a nanny is very rewarding in so many ways and less stressful, which is good while you are in school. Your skills as a nanny can translate to the the business world such as leadership, time management, organization, communication and comming up with creative soultions.
I would hold out for a job that pays better with real growth potential
Post # 12
Doe either of the jobs have benefits, ie: vacation, sick leave, health insurance? Those usually sway my decision.
Post # 13
What do you want to do with your degree once you have. What career do you want? Find a job more geared towards that stick with it.
Post # 14
Definitely get the office experience. I didn’t when I was going through college and it really set me back. .50/hr is less than $20/week difference
Post # 15
I would counter offer. Let them know you are very interested in the job, but you wouldn’t take less than $xx. It sounds like it would be good experience for you.