billlindley wrote:Please don't take this the wrong way but in this enviornment isn't half better then $0? Did you think about taking the position if only to continue to look for other employment while at least bringing in some cash? Things will only continue to get worse as the job pool shrinks and more are laid off so there will continue to be more demand for the near future. Employment is what is referred to as a "lagging inidicator" meaning even after the recession technically ends jobs will continue to be lost.
Again just posting a comment not trying to insult.
No insult taken, Bill. I here ya. Yes, my wife and I considered this.
1) I doubt I'll be offered the position, because the posting manager knows I'll be looking for another job quickly. She won't hire me if I am just going to leave for a higher paying job later. She brought this up during the interview.
2) By chance they do offer the position to me, I will loose money. Between my wife's parttime job at the post office, and my unemployment insurance, we brought home more than what I 'might' be offered from this position. If I accept this postion, my wife will have to quit her job to watch the kids (I'm doing the house-husband thing right now). We would not be able to pay the bills on just the one salary. Daycare for the kids cost more than what my wife makes, so that won't be an option.
What erks me most, is my old job did not go away. The company I got laid off from is now training two Mexicans in Mexico City, to perform my old duties. Eight months after I was laid off, they are still training them. Without my help, of course.
I just have to keep looking...