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Old 01-09-2016, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Western Pa
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So, my current job is sort of like golf, when you have a good round, BEST game in the work , bad play-- reconsider every life decision made up to this point.

Current job is a lead sales job that have a potential to make solid amount of money ( uncapped). However only about 30% of the sales force actually hits that target. ( I am still a newbie) At first this job was NOT what i wanted but needed the now , Its growing on me.

HOWEVER!! ( The plot thickens) I got a offer for a job for a position that I've been striving to get and is close to my house.. the downfall is the salary is LOW. While I think in long run this position is better for me , I need the money.


Take a chance with EH, position and possibility of making some serious money OR take a solid position and struggle some with money.

(If I negotiate would be a considerate amount more needed sawy 8-10K)
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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It sounds like you have a difficult decision to make in this case.

I cannot tell you what to do, since I am not in your situation and wouldn't tell someone else what to do with their life.

I have been in a similar situation in the past with my career, even though I am not in sales. I had a job which I was relatively new in (11 months) that paid very well but then got an offer from a company I had really been interested in joining that was offering $15,000 less a year salary wise. The job I had was okay, and I was starting to like the people and my boss. No complaints...

I think that in your situation, there are several things that might help you out with a decision. Take a long, hard look at both companies' prospects for future growth and security. This can help be a deciding factor--one may have more potential than the other. Something else to look at--your personal budget and how much salary do you really need? For example, your current job might pay $XXK +X% possible commission and the new job might pay a lower base salary with the potential commission percentage being equal, higher, or lower. Do you have savings? Some one else in the household that contributes income? If not, are you willing to cut back a bit on the non-necessities if you take the new job? Another factor which is often overlooked is which company culture seems to fit you more? Does the new job pull you more, or is the current employer satisfying you in every way?

Those are just for starters. I would urge you to think about it for a bit and then decide which is best based on your goals, personal priorities, and life circumstances.

In case you are wondering what I did in the situation I had, I did leave my employer for the job that paid $15K less a year. Why? The new company offered a better culture, the job just "fit" me better, and I liked the location better. Money isn't everything to me...

Good luck with your decision. I know this decision is a wicked hard one to make.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Western Pa
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It sounds like you have a difficult decision to make in this case.

I cannot tell you what to do, since I am not in your situation and wouldn't tell someone else what to do with their life.

I have been in a similar situation in the past with my career, even though I am not in sales. I had a job which I was relatively new in (11 months) that paid very well but then got an offer from a company I had really been interested in joining that was offering $15,000 less a year salary wise. The job I had was okay, and I was starting to like the people and my boss. No complaints...

I think that in your situation, there are several things that might help you out with a decision. Take a long, hard look at both companies' prospects for future growth and security. This can help be a deciding factor--one may have more potential than the other. Something else to look at--your personal budget and how much salary do you really need? For example, your current job might pay $XXK +X% possible commission and the new job might pay a lower base salary with the potential commission percentage being equal, higher, or lower. Do you have savings? Some one else in the household that contributes income? If not, are you willing to cut back a bit on the non-necessities if you take the new job? Another factor which is often overlooked is which company culture seems to fit you more? Does the new job pull you more, or is the current employer satisfying you in every way?

Those are just for starters. I would urge you to think about it for a bit and then decide which is best based on your goals, personal priorities, and life circumstances.

In case you are wondering what I did in the situation I had, I did leave my employer for the job that paid $15K less a year. Why? The new company offered a better culture, the job just "fit" me better, and I liked the location better. Money isn't everything to me...

Good luck with your decision. I know this decision is a wicked hard one to make.

Marie I truly appreciate your comment. As decisions usually go, this one is becoming easier as the days pass by.... Current job is changing much of the staying qualities that even got me to consider sticking around.
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