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Old 09-20-2019, 07:33 AM   #1
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Well the time has come to decide my fate with my current employer. My companies long time customer has offered me a position making three more dollars and hr and I would be home long term as opposed to traveling. I wrote a list of pros and cons for each and the new company has more pros than cons and current has more cons than pro's. It sure is hard to make a decision after being with my current employer for almost 8 yrs. I would be loosing some perks and with those losses I would only be making 30 more bucks or so a week more to start, but they do yearly raises at the new place. The old place I haven't had a raise in two years. Decisions decisions.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:35 AM   #2
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Have you discussed this with your current employer and given them the opportunity to keep you?
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:39 AM   #3
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Just remember that if the decision were reversed and it came down to dollars and cents, that employer would let you go. It’s business. We are all just penciled in.

Do what’s best for you. More $ and more $ seems like a good deal, assuming all other things are equal
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:40 AM   #4
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Have you discussed this with your current employer and given them the opportunity to keep you?
They would probably match the pay. But also throw in some broken promises like the last two times.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:42 AM   #5
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They would probably match the pay. But also throw in some broken promises like the last two times.


That ainít worth it. Time to cut ties


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Old 09-20-2019, 07:44 AM   #6
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Give it a good prayer!
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:48 AM   #7
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Congrats and good luck at your new job.


I moved for ya with the broken promises comment
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:49 AM   #8
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Wifes says I should cut ties as the current place has BSA's me so much. And sent me around the country to work the past two years. Have also had to use two weeks of vacation due to lack of work.. the prospective employer has giving me two weeks to think it over and has been trans parent about the plans for me.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:50 AM   #9
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Wait, you only work 10hrs a week?
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:51 AM   #10
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To move on and up on pay scale most people honestly should be changing employment every 3-5 years. Sounds like it is a great opportunity and donít forget to factor in the gas you save driving to and from the closer place of work.

Nothing wrong with jumping ship to better yourself for the long haul and only way to build the resume a lot of times.


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Old 09-20-2019, 07:52 AM   #11
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I was also supposed to be a lead for a certain type of work for my current company with a good pay raise, but instead they sent me to oklahoma for 15 months and hired someone from our sister company to do the jobs instead after offering it to me at first.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:52 AM   #12
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:53 AM   #13
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Wait, you only work 10hrs a week?
No not 10 a week. But with the loss of fuel card and higher insurance costs with the prospective company it comes out to around 30 a week or so extra.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:55 AM   #14
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I say go for it. Can’t put a price on being home.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:55 AM   #15
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To move on and up on pay scale most people honestly should be changing employment every 3-5 years. Sounds like it is a great opportunity and donít forget to factor in the gas you save driving to and from the closer place of work.

Nothing wrong with jumping ship to better yourself for the long haul and only way to build the resume a lot of times.


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Fuel was not an issue company provided that. But I would be saving miles on my truck from driving to oklahoma illinois and arkansas.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:55 AM   #16
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Sounds like a good opportunity. You might consider taking the yearly raises out of the pros and cons list. They can stop at any time with any company.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:55 AM   #17
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No not 10 a week. But with the loss of fuel card and higher insurance costs with the prospective company it comes out to around 30 a week or so extra.
10-4. Sounds like a good opportunity. Good luck with your decision!
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:00 AM   #18
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With all the things you've said about your current employer, seems like you answered the question yourself. The broken promises would do it for me.

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Old 09-20-2019, 08:05 AM   #19
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It's not like you have to relocate and the time at home will be well worth the extra $30 per week. Honestly, I'm not sure what the hangup is with leaving? Don't burn bridges but explain to your employer what is going on and how you think you need to expand your horizon.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:34 AM   #20
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$30 a week cash difference

What is being able to spend more time at home worth?
Do you have kids? How much is the value of missing time/activities with them?

Ultimately you and your wife have to make the decision

Not losing any money and being home more plus more job security/ stability would make the decision easy for me

I worked at a place for 12 yrs and hated it (didnít even realize how much) and quit to go to school full time with 2 small kids to pursue a career that I knew was going to pay less.
Best move I ever made
I did not just up and quit, it was planned out and debt payed off and I worked part time job

But it can be done

Pray about it and go with your gut


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Old 09-20-2019, 08:37 AM   #21
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some people are quick to offer life changing advice with very little info

good luck to OP with your decision
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:44 AM   #22
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Amen to the people offering advice without knowing the whole story. Your list of pros and cons for both employers is a good place to start. Having traveled a lot in my career I would say that time home is worth much more than money. You don't want to watch your kids grow up from a phone or a computer. Nothing beats being there. And for me, the deal-breaker would be promises not kept by current employer. That will only continue. Bail out now while you have an opportunity.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:03 AM   #23
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Leave on good terms. Tell them you need to provide more for your family. Thank them, shake hands and hug your bosses and leave.

Staying closer to home is priceless. For that reason alone do it.


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Old 09-20-2019, 09:25 AM   #24
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I always try to leave on the best terms possible. Looks like I will be accepting an offer
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:38 AM   #25
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Good luck with your decision. I have the same decision to make in the next week or so.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:01 AM   #26
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$3.00 hr more? Guess I'm reading that wrong Justin. How could it = $30 more per week? .25 cents = $10 on a 40wk. At $3.00 more per hour, that's $120 per week more in gross. Maybe I'm reading ya wrong.


$120 week more and no travel sounds like the way to go. Less wear on your truck and money to cover fuel. Maybe a few left over for travel expenses for hunt-n and fishing?
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:29 AM   #27
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Being home with your family means a lot.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:40 AM   #28
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Always do what’s best for you and your family. Your employee for sure is always looking out for themselves so you need to be also. If I could be home with my family more and not lose benefits and pay I’d move on. Seems like you know the company well
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:40 AM   #29
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:45 AM   #30
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$3.00 hr more? Guess I'm reading that wrong Justin. How could it = $30 more per week? .25 cents = $10 on a 40wk. At $3.00 more per hour, that's $120 per week more in gross. Maybe I'm reading ya wrong.


$120 week more and no travel sounds like the way to go. Less wear on your truck and money to cover fuel. Maybe a few left over for travel expenses for hunt-n and fishing?
I had to take out 100 a week for fuel as I would be losing my fuel card and some more money a week for insurance cost difference.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:49 AM   #31
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I would try to negotiate some of the perks you are loosing with the new company. Let them know what you are loosing and see if you can get another dollar or two to make up for those lost perks and the increase cost of health care. Then it would be a no brainier. Worst they can tell you is no. Being at home is worth some $$ too.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:57 AM   #32
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I'm have been blessed to get a place in my career where a few dollars more an hour doesn't change my lifestyle any. For that reason I have chosen my last two jobs by enjoyment and people I work with. Work is a place you spend as much time at as your home. I want it to be doing something I enjoy with people I consider friends. Nothing worse than working somewhere you don't like, and I would trade work happiness for 20K. That said travel is something I try to keep down, because that takes me away from my family too much. I would have to leave my current role if travel went higher than 20% a year.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:58 AM   #33
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Being home more is important for a marriage and kids
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:59 AM   #34
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I think I would move on, I think you have already made that decision though.Good Luck.
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:03 AM   #35
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I would try to negotiate some of the perks you are loosing with the new company. Let them know what you are loosing and see if you can get another dollar or two to make up for those lost perks and the increase cost of health care. Then it would be a no brainier. Worst they can tell you is no. Being at home is worth some $$ too.
I tried that. The manager said he couldnt and explained why which I understood.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:15 PM   #36
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On to the next - good luck!
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:24 PM   #37
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Bye Felecia. Iíd be on to the next one. Canít put a price on being home more.


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Old 09-20-2019, 03:25 PM   #38
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100/week for fuel ? Sounds like you need a better vehicle too.


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Old 09-20-2019, 03:26 PM   #39
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Don't even think twice about this. The company you work for right now would drop you like a burnt cigarette if they thought that was a good business decision. Take care of you and yours if you think the new company is better for your family. It's just business.
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:34 PM   #40
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I'll say this...I just spent the last 18 years of my life at a company that I thought I would retire from. They got slow and laid me off and gave me a two week severance package. There is no loyalty anymore as far as I'm concerned. I would tell them bye and move on.
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