(Closed) Would you take this job?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: Would you go back to the previous employer?

    Yes - you already know the job and people

    No way - their loss, start fresh

  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I would take it if you can’t find anything better.

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Take the job and keep looking.

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Take it and continue to look for a job elsewhere.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would take the job, but continue to keep an ear out for other positions.  Right now it seems like working without insurance benefits is better than not having a full time job at all.  Plus you now know that they value you.  In the future they’ll likely be willing to give you the part time hours your want.  And if you end up finding something else they may even be willing to give a counter offer instead of losing you again.  I really don’t see any downside to taking this job, as long as you still apply for other things that come up.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ButterflyButterfly:  I would consider going back if they’d give you your old salary despite the cut in hours.  Even if they say they can’t, I’d still take it and continue to look for a new job.  I think it’s always smart to have an eye out for what’s next when it comes to your career. 

     

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee

    I agree with

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    @lovekiss: .  And yes, if you find a better position somewhere else, you should take it! 

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted don’t take it, but then read your update that you would be able to get on your husband’s insurance when you have to get off your parents. In that case, I’d take it. You could still look for other positions. But if insurance isn’t actually that big of a problem, then I’d take their job and keep looking.

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Can you afford only working ~6 hours a day for the same rate? Even if you are taking home more because of no insurance, you will probably be paying more for an individual plan, so that’s a double-hit in the wallet. If you can afford it, I say take it. If not, obviously not. Or work while you look at other jobs. Getting off by ~2:00 every day should allow you good time for interviews.

    Edit: I’m dumb, 32 hours probably means you get a weekly day off, not leaving early.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I would take the job.

    (I am sending you a PM)

     

    Post # 28
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @ButterflyButterfly:  Oh well if it’s hourly, I’d ask for a pay raise so that you are bringing home the exact same amount you were before. 

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee

    If you’re hard up for cash, I would take the job, and continue to look for my new job.

    In any other case, I would start fresh elsewhere. It’s disrespectful for them to say they want you back, but only if they can cut your insurance benefits, especially since you NEED that insurance. Give your resume another looking over, tighten it up, and then get out there and return to looking for employment full force. 

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    @ButterflyButterfly:  take it ….and find another job.

    They are taking advantage of you because you are young- a place youve been full time at for YEARS should be giving you benefits. 

    Take the paycheck but keep looking. And when you quit you can tell them that you just need to be at a company that values their employees enough to give them sustainable compensation. Itll feel sooooo good 🙂

    Post # 31
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would take it since you’re not working but I would start applying for a full time position elsewhere who provided insurance and full time hours.

    You can go on your husbands but I would look into the difference in cost.  Sometimes you are paying $200 extra (or whatever) a month to be a dependent spouse on someone’s insurance when you could have your own covered for a lot cheaper.  My single coverage is really cheap, $50 a month or less (I know it was $30 a month at one point) but it costs $200 a month extra to add a spouse.  A lot of times it’s cheaper for spouses to have separate coverage through their own employer.

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