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Well, Let's Call It Flux.

February 14th, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Just as DH wound things up last night and we both sat around our precious kleenex boxes whining about our colds, he opened his e-mail to yet another job offer.

We spent some time discussing it then and some more time in the morning. Pluses? It's closer to home saving him several hours a week in commute time. He likes the people, and they're eager to have him. They have a solid benefit package and it's not a contract; it's a "real" job.

Minuses? The other job would expand his skills more, is a bigger company with slightly higher pay. And he's committed to the other contract agency at least verbally.

The unknowns at the first offer trouble us. He doesn't want to get into the instability of another contract. Often the benefits offered by agencies in terms of salary and vacation disappear when full-time work is offered. They hired him without meeting him in person and he has no idea what it's like. But it is more money--enough to make us think a while.

We're still unsure. And I'm eating lots of chocolate to help my cold and my decision making. I'm sure it must help.

He's asked for a day to consider, but we'd like to tell the agency soon if he decides to turn them down.

4 Responses to “Well, Let's Call It Flux.”

  1. starfishy Says:

    congrats to your husband - how great to be able to choose between options! Smile does the first job pay enough extra money to make up for the travel time? i personally find long commutes soul crushing, and you can't get back that time. good luck with the choice.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I'll be interested to hear what you decide! A wealth of options -- that's great!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    If he hadn't made a verbal commitment which would he chose? The way you write it almost seems like this new offer is much more appealing.

  4. alice4now Says:

    Wonderful to have options! The new offer does sound like it offers a lot more in terms of stability, not to mention a better commute. I would definitely have to thing hard about that one.

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