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Old 08-28-2010, 11:50 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Thanks for the responses. While I would like to take the offer I think I'll decline for now. It's just too soon for me to start working and I really want to keep my options open for something better to come along.

I'm wondering if this is a bad decision given the bad economy but financially I'm doing fine, not great, and can hold out for another 4-5 months for the perfect offer.
It's tougher getting job offers with an unemployment gap in your work history ... Just cautioning you.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Is the 2nd interview for a permanent position? If so then go to the 2nd interview.
It isn't an either/or thing ... She can accept the job offer and still interview for her preferred choice.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:56 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I wasn't sure if the 2nd interview came after she started the new job
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Austin Texas!
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Something else to keep in mind. If you turn down the first job and unemployment finds out about it then you will most likely lose any benefits. Some companies automatically turn in work refusals to unemployment if they offer a position and the person declines it.

Just something to think about
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:18 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Something else to keep in mind. If you turn down the first job and unemployment finds out about it then you will most likely lose any benefits. Some companies automatically turn in work refusals to unemployment if they offer a position and the person declines it.

Just something to think about
i declined a job when on unemployment and nothing to me
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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i declined a job when on unemployment and nothing to me
Translate into English, please?

OP, I agree with the sound advice given you to take the job for all the reasons stated. Good luck!
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:39 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Translate into English, please?

OP, I agree with the sound advice given you to take the job for all the reasons stated. Good luck!
Keep in mind that it's only a temp job
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Keep in mind that it's only a temp job
That's a translation? If you're referring to my opinion which is to take the job then thanks so much, Employment Counselor, for clarifying it's a temporary job which I already knew as I'm pretty good at comprehensive reading.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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I would definitely take the first job. If you do get an interview or job offer from the second company, then run with it. Good luck
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:06 AM
FBJ
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
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That's a translation? If you're referring to my opinion which is to take the job then thanks so much, Employment Counselor, for clarifying it's a temporary job which I already knew as I'm pretty good at comprehensive reading.
If the 2nd interview for the other job is permanent then she should GO. Especially since the only job is only a 6 month assignment.
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