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I turned down a job!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by noelg24, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. noelg24

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    2 weeks ago I went for a job interview. It was IT based working for an airline company dealing with other employess with IT related issues (basically helpdesk). The interveiw went well (I say went well when I actually mean I just rambled on mostly!). Thinking I wasnt going to get the job, I got a phone call the following monday morning. They said they were impressed with me during the interview (u sure it was me? :eek: ) and that they wanted me to start on Jan 23rd (bearing in mind I said i had to give a months notice with my other work!) I said can I think about it and get back to you? they said no problem. When I came into work that day I spoke with my 2 managers. I told them about the job and the pay. The pay was £6/hr but no promise of a pay rise, no incentives or bonus structure of any sort. Which I didnt like since at Apple I get a basic of about £11K+£1 (basically the £1K is bonus for being on time to work) also included other bonuses (but they are rather longwinded) working this out I realised I would end up with less at the new job than at Apple so I decided I would stay (that and the fact that I would probably cry if I left as I have now gotten used to the job and feel like this is probs where I need to be for now and the work atmosphere is next to nothing!) so I emailed them the next day to say thanks but I have decided to decline. I cant believe it but thats like the first time I turned a proper job! bearing mind the people I was being interviewed by were two very nice looking women! oh if it wernt for the money I would have taken the job just for them :twisted: cant help it I am a man after all haha!!
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    If you're happy in your current role then why move on?

    Ok, so if the money was better you would have considered it, but what would you do if the money was the same as you are on now?

    8)
     
  3. tripwire45
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    Just because they make an offer, it doesn't mean you have to take it. :wink:
     
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  4. Modey

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    At the end of the day you are interviewing them as well as the other way round. If you are going to be spending the majority of your time there then it's got to be right for you.
     
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  5. noelg24

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    thanks for the input guys...I can see what most of you are saying...Simon, its not that I was unhappy, I was wanting more money and like u said if the money was the same I still might have stayed cos of the friendly atmosphere here at Apple with the other colleagues and the management, everyone gets on...:biggrin and besides I do alot of overtime here too...so I guess its ok for now...
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Noel, have you not ever fancied getting some Apple Certs?

    I know of a few dealers in the area that quite often want Apple Support Specialists.

    8)
     
  7. Jellyman_4eva

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    (that and the fact that I would probably cry if I left as I have now gotten used to the job and feel like this is probs where I need to be for now and the work atmosphere is next to nothing!)

    Hi, I have just moved jobs, and this bit you mention here is majorly important....

    People get comfortable in jobs, they know everyone they work with and what they have to do...

    If you want to get another job, you are going to have to take on board it will mean losing the comfort for a while... for some people the comfort is worth more than everything else, and therefore will not ever change jobs, its up to the person.

    The fact you wrote this, means that it means a big deal to you... so you really should ask yourself the question, just what price do you put on this comfort?? Once you have worked that out, you know your minium wage requirements so you can look for an appropriate job....

    With all that said and done, I noticed you work for Apple, I do not suppose you get discounts on the hardware do you??? (Eyeing up a Intel iMac 20" with 2GB ram....)
     
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  8. noelg24

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    well no not really...but I guess thinking about it, that would help me in the long run...after all I am hoping to get my own shop one day...so selling and repairing PCs and Macs and iPods would be of a big bonus for me and for people who want them fixed or get advice even...the thing is what certs are there? and the big question is will my company even pay for it? hmmm...I wonder...
     
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    haha!! if only...and even if we did I wouldnt buy anything to do with Apple...I am a PC lover thru and thru...wont ever change at all!! I have seen the specs of the iMac 20" Intel and yeah they look good but they have Intel in them and that for me says it all...I use AMD all the way!! so no discounts I am afraid..we work in a call centre...
     
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  10. Jellyman_4eva

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    Worth a try I guess...

    I will just have to stick to the HE discount on the webstore...

    MAN, a PC lover working for Apple, I take it you have nothing to do with sales!!!
     
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  11. noelg24

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    Sales my ar$e...its all technical support...yeah I know a PC man working for Apple and all that but hey its the eperience is why I am doing it...so one day I can give advice on repairs for Macs and iPods...but dont expect to see me buying one of those things...I would rather sooner die than that buy anything to do with Apple...I dont even have iTunes or Quicktime on my PC anymore...
     
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  12. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Here's Apples Cert Program for ya. :biggrin
     
  13. noelg24

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    hmmm slightly similar to the PC versions like A+ and that...will have a look into it and see what I might or can do...and whether I can wrangle the company to pay for them...thanks Si...hehe...I must be going mad...but it will help...
     
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    *Insert random apple joke here*

    You've spelt 'sauce' wrong.

    :D
     
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    typical of you Jonny to say that...haha...
     
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  16. JonnyMX

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    Good point.
    It's a major stumbling block.
    I've worked with so many people who had the opportunity to move on, and turned it down for no obvious reason (I'm not talking about you here Noel, as I know you had your reasons).

    The point is, we are always looking for something better and when it comes along it is a huge leap of faith to go for it. What if it's worse than what you've got now? What if you hate it.

    I've done it several times, and got it majorly wrong once. That's not nice, but you can always move on.

    We put a lot of obstacles in our way. We want to get 'into' IT, but are reluctant to take a cut in pay (even if temporary).
    I had to make a clean break. I moved from a fairly good job into a shite job.
    I quit that and was high and dry. After a difficult year, I am now in a great job.

    Nothing ever stays the same, and it's a lot better sometimes to jump than be pushed.
     
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  17. Sparky
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    Probably best to go with your gut feeling with these things. If you absolutely hated your current job then perhaps moving for roughly the same money is a good thing.

    When you land a new job that feels right then you know its time to move on.

    Always take the plus points out of the whole thing though, your C.V must read well and you obviously made a good impression in the interview, so that’s good experience for the next job interview! :biggrin
     
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  18. noelg24

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    Thats exactly what my boss said...so here's hoping if I do go for another better job I can make the same impression...:biggrin...
     
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