(Closed) Should I Stay or Should I go?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@Digitalfever:  I would attend the university.  Then, I would talk to the highest ranking person I could network with at the place that offered you the job and explain the situation – with the intent to keep a door open for when and if you’d ever want to work for them after you finish your MA.

ETA:  Keep in mind, you’ll likely have all sorts of opportunities available if you do the university route vs. closing those options if you take the job.  Also, I wouldn’t take the job for a just a few months.  If I was your manager and spent all that time training you and then you left, it would NOT look favorably on you.


Post # 4
10 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

i think its best you attend school to get your MA first. there is no point working for a big company for a couple months. especially, if you want to be in good standings with the company. 

Post # 6
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would attend University. If your future plan is to work/live in Canada then it’s imporant to netowork there. Also, I think you’d be selling yourself sort if you missed out on an educational opportunity just because of a “good job” There are “good jobs” everywhere, but you won’t always have to opportunity to go to an MA program.


In regards to closing your UK adventure….sometimes you just have to move on to the next chapter in your life.


I had a friend who had to make a similar choice. She chose to move halfway across the US to attend grad school with her boyfriend. Of course, she was giving up a lot in the name of love, and not so much in her own education/career goals but she knew long term she wanted to get married to this guy and be a Stay-At-Home Mom so she gavve up her job at a  prestigious firm and took the leap to a brand new adventure. It’s all about choices and how those choices affect your future







































Post # 7
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would simply turn down the position if you haven’t already accepted it or if you have accepted already speak with them and explain your situation as to why you can no longer work there.

Since you would be getting your MA in a completely different field, I don’t see the benefits of deferring for a year to work for this company unless you just would like to stay in the UK a while longer or you feel in the future you would like to work in marketing.

Post # 8
3051 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I kind of like the deferment idea. You can defer for a year guaranteed that you will still be able to go next year? I think building up a resume of a year’s job experience in marketing gives you a great fall back. If you don’t find a great job in the new field, you have a plan B. If it was guaranteed acceptance next year, that’s more than likely what I would do personally if I was in your situation.

Congrats on the job AND the acceptance!

Post # 10
1998 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@Digitalfever:  My 2 cents in. If you don’t plan on staying in the UK (or can’t, due to your visa, if I understand correctly?) I think it would be wise to go to Uni in Canada. That way, you’ll get the education that you want and will probably find it easier to land a good job there once you’re done with your studies.

Good luck and I hope you make the right choice!  

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