Friday, April 21, 2006

Should I Stay or Should I Go

so here's the dilemma.

The new job offers 10K more +bonuses. Bennies are vertually the same 120 hours of PTO, 10 holidays etc. The problem is the corporate culture. I met with the HR chick today at the new company and she said that they have an expectation of approximately 10% overtime per week for salaried people. She also said they have a very quiet office, people work very hard - weekends and nights aren't rare.

You have to dress up EVERY day - no jeans - not even on Fridays. Strict rules about when you get to work and when you leave. the same with the lunches. I'd have to pay 180 bucks a month to park my car or pay for a bus pass in which they give me 10% off. Potential for micromanaging HELL and lots of strict guidelines and rules.

So the question is-

Is it worth 45K a year plus bonuses to work for a company that doesn't value a balance between sense of self and corporate goals?

3 Comments:

At 4:14 PM, Blogger Rhonda said...

Just my opinion, but NO WAY. The money's not worth it. Especially if you calculate it out by the extra hours you're working, take out taxes, etc. Go with your gut on this one.

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger Tricia said...

doesn't seem like you are very excited by the new job. i think if you were - the money, potential long hours, etc wouldn't matter.

even though it's more money, if you aren't going to be happy i don't think you should take it. and that's ok... we all could make more money, but the sacrifices to do so isn't worth it.

the only thing to consider is how this job may advance your career (in the direction you want to head) - that may make the negatives worth while in the short term.

my two cents.

 
At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Ursula said...

Before making a decision, it might be helpful to talk to someone who works there other than hiring manager and human resources. If employee, confirms that things are as strict as made out to be, then I guess you have to think long and hard about whether or not to join this new company.

 

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