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New Role lined up

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Jaron78, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

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    Morning All,

    Well I have been at my current role for about 14 months. A 6 Month contract, followed by another 6 Month contract with the promise of perm after that. Contract up in May, took another two months to discuss what was happening and guess what, complete restructure of IT so we dont need you any more.

    Excellent, Mortgage to pay (Which my boss encouraged due to me going full time in July etc etc).

    Anyway, applied for a few roles, turned a few down and finally accepted a role Monday morning. 4.5k LESS than what I am earning at the moment but a very well known company, encourage you to study, like to promote from within and like to send you on training!!!!!

    Has anyone else been in the same situation where you had to take a pay cut? I think the long term prospects outweigh the short term.

    So moral to the story is that when one door closes, another door opens.
     
  2. RichyV

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    I would think almost everyone has been in a similar situation of having to take a pay-cut.

    Even more so now with our economy the way it is.

    I looked at it that at least you have a job to pay the bills and, even better for you, you are already looking at the 'up' side of the new role and the company seems to be an investor in people!

    So, I wish you the best of luck and it's your old boss's loss that you've gone...
     
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  3. Monkeychops

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    I took a pay cut when moving into a slightly different specialism within the area I worked in.

    Was only a few k at the time, but the job also came with extra costs being incurred as I needed to rent a room during the week as the job was away from home.

    Combination of the company not being that generous with pay and having the room rental on top of my normal costs meant it wasn't great from that point of view, but the actual job, company and industry meant it was golden for my cv.

    I only stayed about 6 months as got poached for another company for more money and no staying away, and in turn got poached yet again 6 months later for a relatively serious hike in pay (about 40%) for another golden company on the CV :) Been there 18 months or so now with no plans to move on.

    So whilst in the short term these things can suck, long term they can have real benefits that far outweigh that initial inconvenience.
     
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  4. demarrer

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    Hi,

    I took a 3 grand pay cut to get experience in networking and security. I hated the place and knowing I took a paycut made it harder. However, even though I learnt loads of stuff the hard way in feb I found a new position with the skills I learnt, with even more pay, prospects, much closer to home and a much better team.. and the cherry on the top I just ordered my company car :) yeah !! :D (sorry to brag, but very excited).

    You'll be fine mate :) The only thing I could say is if your job makes your miserable, get out as soon as you can before it starts taking a toll on your health and the people around you.

    You never know what's round the corner.
     
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  5. Jaron78

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    Thanks Guys,

    Really appreciate your comments and input. All very much appreciated. However, there is now another twist.
    Had a call from another company who I had an interview with offering me a great Desktop Support role.
    Money is the same as the current role so no 4.5k deduction, and great prospects. The benefits package is excellent too.

    Think I would do really well at the second role and even the location is great.


    Really difficult to decide and also have to let the recruitment agent down.

    Thoughts please if you don't mind?

    Thanks
     
  6. Sparky
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    Go for it mate - you need to put yourself first it these situations.
     
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  7. RichyV

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    Really?!? :eek:

    Believe me when I say that they would not treat you in the same way. You're being far too nice!

    Be selfish, put yourself first and take the best job for you...

    Oh, and congrats!! :cheers
     
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  8. BigG

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    FFS - look after yourself. Don't feel bad for letting down a company that are willing to pay you less than the competition.
    When do you think company 1 is going to give you a 4.5K pay rise... and time soon...? no

    one thing I have learned the hard way is that you have to be selfish when it comes to wages, even if you are a "nice guy".
    Two things to consider in any job, current pay and prospects. job 2 has both (3 if you count location) so what are you waiting for? snap their hand off!

    ATB

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  9. Jaron78

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    Cheers Guys,
    I was pretty certain that was the way forward. Just needed a different perspective and view.

    Cannot wait till the 20th August now :)

    Will let you all know how the first few days go etc.
     
  10. demarrer

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    Well done, sounds really good. I always do the maths, check if the feeling is right, then go for the one that's right for me. maybe try the same?
    With regards to the recruitment agency, just let them down nicely with a short call to say thanks, but you have been offered another position that is more suitable - you never know when you might come across them again (or maybe need them). Small world and all!

    again, well done :)
     
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  11. Jaron78

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    Thanks mate, that's exactly what I have done.
    Explained that it was too good to turn down, prospects etc.

    They seemed like they really appreciated it and ended very amicably.
    Even added me on LinkedIn for future prospects or roles :)

    Cannot wait to start now, just have to get a Week of meeting the new In Laws out the way first!!!!
     
  12. Monkeychops

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    This is so true, I felt bad for my manager for leaving that role after 5 or 6 months, but in the grand scheme of things whilst it'll have been a little bit of hassle for him to get a replacement (the job was a notoriously hard position to fill as people didn't hang around long, mostly due the poor pay for a pen tester) the company didn't care. I was just a number out of the 16,000 other employees.
     
  13. Jaron78

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    Thanks Guys,
    Phoned the Agent first thing Monday and they were totally understanding. Said they really appreciated the phone call and to give them notice rather than just send e brief email. Said they totally understand and cant blame me for making the decision.

    To top it off, I got the contract through from the new place, along with the "Rewards / Benefits" scheme and it is fantastic.

    Thanks again Guys, its good to speak to family and friends but really good to get the view of people who have been there, done that and bought the T-Shirt as it were.
     
  14. BigG

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    Please tell me the job is in Dorset and there is a second vacancy going...............:cry:
     
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