(Closed) Should he take the job?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: Should FI take job he doesn't like to help pay for wedding?
    Hell yeah, it's only 6 months : (32 votes)
    97 %
    No way, life's too short to do work you don't like : (0 votes)
    other : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    Since it is a contract with an end date, I think it would be stupid to say no. Even if he hates it he can always count down to completion and use it to build up his client list, maybe get referals. 

    If he really is going to be miserable through the 6 months, he should not take the job.

    Post # 4
    Member
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Many people take jobs and end up miserable, but not knowing it’s going to suck. why would it be miserable? long hours? Tough deadlines? etc.

    If money is tight, it’s time to do something–look at it like an opportunity. A 6 month job is very short. There’s a lot you can put up with for 6 months in order for a chunk of financial wiggle room. There’s no guarantee in self employment, anyways.

    I guess I feel like beggers can’t be choosers if you truly need the money!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Would he still be able to work on “his” work if he took this job, or would he be forced to turn away any contract work that came in while he worked for this company (either due to the hours he would be working, or something else)?

    I lean towards taking the job, unless it would mean turning down all other freelance work for the 6 month period, which could do more damage in the long run.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I completely agree with @slicey19. If he knows for certain he is going to be miserable, then he shouldn’t take the job. If he just doesn’t love it, or may not like it, he probably should take it. Especially if he can still work on his other projects. 

    6 months isn’t too long, and having the money to cover expenses is worth a little bit of annoyance. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    6 months will absolutely fly by, whether you love a job or not.  But having some financial security will last ALOT longer…pay off bills, debts, set up some savings, NOT have any debt (or extra debt) after the wedding.  It’s worth the potential sacrifice of total contentment for a short while.  Plus, he could get there and find its really not that bad.  But you cant go into anything with a negative attitude…that will seal the deal right there!

    Post # 8
    Member
    2866 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Why not? He may be busier with his own work and the additional job but why turn down the extra cash? It’s not like he’s commiting the rest of his life to it.

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