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I got the offer! I have to let them know today, thoughts?

February 6th, 2018 at 06:44 am

Hi all, I had my 2nd interview yesterday and an hour later got the offer. Pay $18k more per year on a 40 hour workweek. I can wear jeans to work. WOrk is in town (15 minutes away). Work is similar but would be net busier than what I am doing now. However I am doing very little now and have been doing very little for the past 6 months (waiting on a large project to assign me too). I have been disorganized with school and other things and this 'having nothing to do' has allowed me to do that.

I told them I would let them know this afternoon. I am stressed and unsure. Stressed because it is NEW and a change. What if it does not work out? I am in school and this is a very taxing semester. What was I thinking? quarter ends in 4 weeks. I would lessen my load regardless for next quarter. A large part of why this quarter is difficult is I am not spreading the homework out throughout the week

Snafu so kindly pointed out the changes a new job would pose to me "I see the net benefits of the new job. I think there will be a period of adjustment as you get used to working rigid hours and the prep time to get ready, business attire, more laundry, more shopping, higher grocery cost for added convenience, AM traffic, taking your lunch and no longer controlling your time. There are expenses associated with work like the cost of gas, more frequent vehicle maintenance, costs associated with social activities like coffee, snacks and restaurants, make-up, clothes, shoes, accessories and possibly parking fees. "

I did talk about hours. We will have 1 work at home day a week sounds like and can have somewhat flexible hours as long as we get the work done. ie 9-5 or 7-3-4.

I actually eat MORE when I work at home or at least now as I am so bored. I eat out all the time.. bored..gained weight due to 2 flat stress . do nto work out as much.. sortof flattening out with this unmotivated streak. I think going out to work and meeting people would liven me up. I am socially isolated which I do not like. This new job will not be that far and sounds like it will allow me to go downtown to school on school days.

I would have to wake up earlier, get dressed and ready but do not have to buy a new wardrobe and can come in jeans. I need to organize my time better but I think I am actually less productive with nothing to do as I sit around all day and am really unmotivated. getting up, dressed, with a role, friends, social would probably be more energizing and jeans is a real plus. Maybe I can work out at lunch or on the way home> All good things. I drive right by the gym

Not sure. I will write the pros and cons down this am, talk to people and talk to people I know at BMO about hours, stress, work life balance etc

Any thoughts from the folks here? Any thoughts are really appreciated.

Risks with where I am at.. may not get renewed at work in June. I am well respected there but currently under a GREAT senior VP but he has brought on 70 some contractors... not sure if he has room for me and currently has no work for me so I am 'on loan' to another department. Much less pay. Work at home basically forever. little social at work. Thsi senior VP only does internal projects. I would be in a better position if I was back under my old boss wh did client projects.

The pros with staying are basically 'comfort, avoidance of change' and potentially more flexibility but was I really any more flexible when I was super busy at my current job?? probably not .

And either I need to get super busy at my current job or I am not sure it makes sense for my boss to renew me and continue loaning me out to someone else who contributes zero to my expense

mixed feelings and stressing a little.

Rachael

13 Responses to “I got the offer! I have to let them know today, thoughts?”

  1. klarose Says:

    Take it! Change is always scary and of course there will be an adjustment. But you don't have a lot of pros going for your current job, and if you stay you might be scrambling in June. Take a leap of faith. Smile

  2. AnotherReader Says:

    In your shoes, I would accept the offer. The uncertainty of your renewal plus the pay difference would tip the scale for me. You can leave on good terms with your present employer by mentioning the uncertainty and that you received a substantial pay increase. You did good work while there, so you should be welcome back if the opportunity presented itself.

  3. Carol Says:

    Rachael,I think you should re-read your last two posts. Just going by your own words, your current job may not last and the new job offers a lot more money, plus offers some other things that seem positive ( co-workers. ) I think you are nervous because it's new and because of school-- makes total sense to me. Is there any way to lessen the school load a bit? (Drop a course, take something pass- fail or???) Good luck whatever you decide!

  4. Bluebird Says:

    I would absolutely take the job, for all the reasons you and others have mentioned.

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Good luck! Take it. Say it's uncertainty and more pay. Leave on a high note and they will probably take you back in future.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    I think if it were me, I'd take the job and move on. Change is scary. But life means lots of changes. Good luck!

  7. Rachael777 Says:

    Thanks everyone. I verbally accepted. Now we need to sign a contract, do drug screen, background check etc.. I asked for a start date of 2/26 or 3/5. I will not given notice until I pass all those checks. (still a little scared and nervous)

  8. Dido Says:

    Congrats and good luck!

  9. Bluebird Says:

    Outstanding! Change is good sometimes!

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Way to go!

  11. PatientSaver Says:

    I think this will be a positive change in your life and you should take it. Don't see any negatives at all. Being busy/productive will also be a benefit as I think you know.

    Congrats...I see you accepted....being nervous is normal; I always am too. Smile You'll be great.

  12. snafu Says:

    Congratulations on positive response, I too feel confident you manage change far better than most and will enjoy these new challenges. No negative intent, just pointing out change with potential examples to be rated

  13. elitaylor646 Says:

    I was thinking of you today. I hope your transition between job period is going well! The ending with all the wrap up and waiting for the beginning was always the toughest part for me. Once I got my foot in the next door, it was a lot easier to adapt.

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