Job Opportunity

Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri. Jan. 23, 2009 12:51 am

I guess your home situation would dictate what you should do. If there's not much going on at home and you like hotels and restaurants the new job sounds great, if you are going to be homesick and always stressed out about getting back home then I'd say forget it.
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Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: Paulie On: Fri. Jan. 23, 2009 6:12 am

In todays climate, I would look at SECURITY before all else. Current job is slow, but they are not laying off? Don't know what
you do, but look around and do the math. It is not hard to figure out if they are making money or not. The new job...
how secure will it be. Are they busy? Are they getting busier? I would go where the action is. Action equals paycheck.
Once the economy settles out, then you can get all kinds of introspective and see if you are happy. :lol:
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Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: danzig On: Fri. Jan. 23, 2009 11:23 am

stay where you are at now until somthing happens. Do not leave for the new job. You might end up on the short end of the stick. I am involved in energy r/w acquisitions and my uncle does gas wells. There is a slow down coming to this industry. You have you time in just ride it out and see what happens. I do not want to see you go to the new job and be shafted.
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Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: Cap On: Sun. Feb. 22, 2009 9:38 pm

An update: After passing the initial phone interview, a dinner interview with a local sales manager here, I was invited to the home office in Rochester, NY. Basically a two day interview, late afternoon tour and meet & greet & dinner the arriving day and a sit down with the the top management the following morning. I was impressed with everyone I met. I received a consistent message from all I encountered, one of job satisfaction, good management, and a decent employer. I was given the opportunity to speak directly with technicians in regards to their experiences. It was all good. This was back on 2/3 & 2/4.

Late last week they made me an offer. I countered with a additional requested vacation week and some more $$$. They agreed and I signed on. I'm still nervous about this whole job change. Heck, I am nervous about the entire economic outlook we all face. :sick:
Tomorrow I meet with my current manager and hand in my resignation. I don't trust this guy so I called ahead on Friday and spoke with HR to discuss my resignation & departure in two weeks. Knowing him, he'll attempt to escort me out the door but I wanted to be sure I get paid for two weeks, (HR says YES) and if he remains professional, I do the right thing and work out my last two weeks.
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Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun. Feb. 22, 2009 9:48 pm

I Swear, my next career choice will be LOTTERY WINNER :D :clap: :cheers: :yearight:

Chris F.
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Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: mr1precision On: Sun. Feb. 22, 2009 9:55 pm

Cap, Sounds to me like you made a good decision. Just work hard and make the company glad they hired you. Your reward will be more work. In this economy thats a good thing! Good luck!
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Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: Ashcat On: Sun. Feb. 22, 2009 11:30 pm

Cap--you did your homework and got good info and vibes from those you met with. That's all any of us can do, and you made a careful decision with that info. Seems to me it's a good sign, in terms of the health of the company, that they are HIRING in this economic environment. Plus, they were willing to negotiate upward on $$$ and time off.

If you hadn't gone for it, you'd always wonder how it would have worked out. Now you'll know!!

Good luck--hope it works out well for you.
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Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: DOUG On: Mon. Feb. 23, 2009 2:50 am

Boy, I didn't know your present boss would treat you that way. I wonder now that you have talked with Human Resources at your present job, whether they will talk with your boss and counter offer? If not, good move, well done, and their loss. Congratulations! :)
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Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Mon. Feb. 23, 2009 4:27 am

good luck cap!
with 12 bucks in my pocket fall of 2005 I started my own buisness and moved to coal country
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Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: TimV On: Mon. Feb. 23, 2009 9:00 am

Good Luck Cap.
You will do fine.
Sure will be interesting to hear what the old boss says.
Best of luck on the new job!! :D
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Re: Job Opportunity

PostBy: ray in ma On: Mon. Feb. 23, 2009 8:19 pm

Any organization that takes that much time before making you an offer is one you can be with for a long time.

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when you give your boss your resignation (that's the best part of the new job)

I was working for a company and wanted them to send me back to school for more computer stuff, they said I didn't need it so I found a company that would. The best day of my life was telling my boss that what she didn't think I was good enough for some one else wanted to train me and start my training at over 10K more than they were paying.
I actually had the conversation with an operations manager (I was very close to him, he was like my mentor) and he was upset, asked if he could counter offer. Once I told him what the offer was and what I'd be doing he stood up shook my hand and said 'congratulations, they will never do that for you here'
ray in ma
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