- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017
I know it’s late but we’re stressing and I can’t wait for the morning.
For those who don’t want to read the whole thing, here’s the sparks notes. I’m trying to condense this as much as possible but basically my SO’s company is messing around with his position. What would you choose for yourself or your SO?
OPTION 1: Current position.
Pros: Unionized –> can’t really get fired unless you do something illegal and if the job gets contracted out he’s moved to a different position maybe higher or lower. It’s a job he wouldn’t mind doing for a long time and might have fun with. It’s supposedly 1 year day shifts for training then night shifts after that for 1-15years until someone on days retires and gets their job. Pays good.
Cons: Even though he’s on day shifts for a year they might use him to help out the guys in option 2 but he’ll be paid at the same rate in option 1, on night shifts for 2months-2years depending on how long they need him for which is so unfair.
OPTION 2: Interview is on monday but his current supervisor is one of the interviewers so he’s most likely getting it. It’s more of a formality.
Pros: More vacation days, It’s what he went to school for, the company will pay for his education/certifications since he hasn’t completed all his tickets but still qualified to do the job, pays $20-40k more a year than option 1 so he said i could work part time if i really wanted to. He might be placed with these guys anyways if he takes option 1 but he’ll be paid at the option 1 rate so he might as well take this job?
Cons: Staffed–>still has benefits but it’s easier to get fired. He’ll either be fired for good or moved to a different position. Mentally draining since you stare at a small screen and a lot of attention to detail. Night shifts for pretty much the rest of his life unless he gets fired or quits and moves to a different company that offers day shifts.
LONG VERSION: He got promoted like 2 times this month with another interview on monday making 3 promotions within this month or two. He went from a job he hated, to a job he didn’t mind, to a job he’s wanted for years to an interview that chances are he’ll probably get a job for which pays a lot more (30-40k more a year!!!) which is what he got his degree in BUT he’ll proabably be on night shifts until he retires 🙁 WHICH SUCKS.
Option 1: If he stays where he is, there isn’t much room for advancement but he wouldn’t mind doing it for the rest of his work life and it pays well (60k/year) It’s day shifts for a year for training then he’s on nights until someone retires and he bids for their position. This can take 1year-15years before he get back on days. But it’s a job he likes and won’t mind doing, BUT his supervisor said that they might put him on nights during his training (even though it’s not in the contract) for 2 months to up to 2 years to help the guys in his potential new job since he’s qualified for it. He’ll get paid at the current rate he’s at but he’ll be doing the same job as the actual guys in that position.
Option 2: He gets the better paying job and gets paid at the higher wage but is potentially on night shifts until he retires. Also, this position is not unionized so he’ll have the exact same benefits, maybe more vacation days but it’s easier to get fired for no reason. He said they either fire you or they might move him to a different position equal pay. If he says at option 1 that’s unionized, if that job gets contracted out, he’ll be shifted to another position that’s lesser paying. complicated i know.
sorry for the long post. He’s really stressed about what to do. I don’t even know what he should do. I’d prefer he stay at option 1 since that’s what he wants to do but if he’s going to be placed with people in option 2 as night shifts anyways for 2 months to 2 years and get paid at the lower rate, why not just go for option 2 right? I DON’T KNOW UGH!!