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Old 06-05-2012, 08:54 AM
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The Contract to Hire Company has had meeting with me yesterday and
last week. The VP of Operations as well as the President of the Company has both asked me to reconsider and stay! They have expressed that they are very pleased with my work and that they have heard nothing but positive things about me. They would like to offer me a position of "Purchasing Manager" at 65k. In order for the workload to change, they need to bring on a part-timer to do the clerical work or my job will pretty much be the same-just paper pushing. The President has agreed to do this.

The NEW job sent me a job description last Friday as I never got one here either. I saw at the bottom of the posting 'Compensation 70k"...and I took the job at 62k. Totally lowballed myself obviously. I know that since I have signed the offer, I can't renegotiate. I am going from a manufacturing environment to a Corporate small office.

I don't know what to do. It's a choice now between 65k, and 1 hour commute each way, but i will get benefits right away and be eligible for
401k in October. New Job (I start in a week & 1/2) won't be eligible
for benefits for 90 days and 1 yr & 1 month till I am eligible for 401k.
Company now will match up to 4% on 401k, new company says
a) Eligibility effective on the first of the month following 1 year of employment. $.35 match on the first 5% of contributed compensation, self-directed within major funds ..... Not sure what this means.

They overwork everyone where I am at because they are on the cheap side.
They are having their best years yet since purchasing another company but don't want to hire more people to take on the extra work.

New company is doing very well too. They are a distributor with 8 branches, opening up 2 more in the near future and I will be the only one doing my job.

Not sure what to do!?!? I am literally torn! I just want to have some hope for advancement within the company and just be happy!!! I want to go to a job I like, people I like. Any one out there that thinks my decision to take the new job is still the right one?

I have to have my decision by the end of today... :
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:08 PM
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I would stay at your existing company. In addition to all the other positives, "Purchasing Manager" would look good on a resume in the future. Plus sounds like more people there. Personally I like to be around more people.

And so far as overworking you, that is good. I would rather be busy than not have enough work to do and be bored!
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:46 PM
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I read your first post and at that time you sounded like you really liked and enjoyed the contract position. The problem was the manager stating you would be paid less if you became an employee and there was some uncertainty if you would even be offered a permanent spot. The biggest benefit to your job offer was more money (at that time) and it would be permanent.

Now your situation has changed. If you really enjoy the contract postion you should stay there. You already know the people and what to expect from them. In addition, you have already proven yourself and have gained the respect of management. The pay is no longer an issuse since you will be making a little more on the contract job than the other job was offering.

And as far as the compension being 70k for the new job is it possible that number included something other than salary? I find it hard to believe they would include a salary amount on a job description when they have offered you much less than that. If it were me, I would contact them and inquire about that. Of course, I would only do that if I were still interested.
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