pannkake wrote: ...
I'm really comfortable at my current job, but I can use all the money I can get. My partner is about to start grad school in a medical field, and I'd like to pay for that with cash. She should be able to get a good job in about 2-1/2 years, at which point we'll have plenty of money to do the things we want to do.
alanf56 wrote:I would take the new job and not look back. From the description of the monetary problems of the current company and the fact they know you looked elsewhere I would not figure them to be loyal to you when things get tough. The commute won't be that big of deal and you will make new friends at the new job in no time. GO FOR IT!!!
FrugalInvestor wrote:Providing the new company is in better financial shape I'd go there. No raise in 5 years and continual cash flow problems spells trouble in my estimation.
downshiftme wrote:Old company knows you have looked outside, and you are now on the disloyal list. When money gets tighter, which it sounds like it will with this problem plagued company, you will be near the top of the expendable list. Unless you have an exceptional relationship with the people in power in your current company, that bridge is already burned. Go to the new job and learn some new things.
Miskatonic wrote:I'm also baffled by the unanimous mentioning of your "loyalty" to the firm by having been offered a new position. Most firms don't lavish employees with raises and promotions without some initiative from the employee. If you don't help management remember what good things you bring to the organization, you usually don't get shown any love from payroll.
billern wrote:Take the new job. And be proactive in the future about your compensation. Know what you are worth and provide justification for what you are asking for during the company's review process. It is possible that a part of the reason your compensation has not increased in five years is because you were not proactive.
Miskatonic wrote:If the only complaint you have about your current job is the salary and they've now rectified that, I don't see jumping ship.
Default User BR wrote:Miskatonic wrote:If the only complaint you have about your current job is the salary and they've now rectified that, I don't see jumping ship.
I don't see that. The new job offers 90k with no overtime needed, the old one is 78k base with overtime essentially required. Nowhere near equivalent.
just to give a little closure, I finally convinced my old job that I'm really leaving and I'm getting ready to start fresh at a new place. After some vacation that is.
Thanks again for the thoughtful advice.
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