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Old 08-20-2010, 05:43 AM
 
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hi all,

I work in the professional field. I moved to take the job I'm in. I work for a state. I've been in this position exactly one year. I live 5 miles from this job.

I've been asked to fill the same position in the federal government, for $10,000 more in salary, and I would commute 20 miles to this job, or 15 miles further than my current job.

what's the best way to break it to my current supervisor? is career advancement sufficient? [I don't want to burn bridges].

I guess i would like some dialog from folks who have moved upward. [i've always just moved sideways, or backwards]. how do you finesse leaving your current employment.


thanks for any insight you have to share.
kaydeb
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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I realize that most government jobs are budgeted, but I would still be saying "I have an offer from the Federal gov that I can't turn down because of the money, but I really like working here. If there is a way that I could get $8,000 to $12,000 more per year here, I'd love to stay." Chances are slim, but if you could walk away with a raise and skip the commute, you'd be in good shape.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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I think it would be understandable for the management. But then again hear what they have to offer to you that you might be interested as well.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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Don't fail to also take into account the career tracks of both positions; in the long run, does your current position have a future, or is the new position more apt to lead to better things? This would also be a negotiating point.
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