Author Topic: In state vs out of state occupation  (Read 720 times)

Bearblastbeats

  • Guest
In state vs out of state occupation
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:37:54 PM »
Asked this in another thread but may be looked over.

I received a job offer for a Project manager position with a Landscape Architecture design/build firm. Position is located in same state I live in, NH, but 35 minus away.

They offered me $73,000 with full benefits package that start on day one. Which is $200 more an year than I make now.

My current job is in MA, so I'm hit with 5.5% income tax. It is also 45-60 minute commute. Also provides maybe more upward mobility.

So, would you rather work at an architecture and engineering firm in MA for the telecommunications industry, with 50-60 staff.

Or would you take a job in your same state for an architectural landscaping firm with about 10-14 staff. Potentially more freedom and your the Right Hand man to the principle.

I'm trying to hold out because I have a potential job offer coming that is 20 minutes from my house, and an interview tonight for a job that is 2 miles from me.

Bearblastbeats

  • Guest
Re: In state vs out of state occupation
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 08:51:20 AM »
Having a hard time coming up with where I want to go.

Current job is a little dull, the commute is getting to me and the work isn't too creative or even exciting. It's becoming more bureaucratic with rules and regulations.

They job offer I received will actually yield me more money, but I'll be required to perform some manual labor as needed. However, I think being outdoors more often will better my mood over all. It should be a 50/50 split for office/field time.

Plus, the new job will essentially build me up to potentially take over the business since I would be the VPs right hand man.

Thoughts?

robartsd

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3082
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
Re: In state vs out of state occupation
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 09:02:38 AM »
I see lots of pros and little to no cons for switching jobs. Certainly you've applied to other jobs that might suit you even better, but those aren't offers yet. I'd follow up with your other two nearby potential employers today letting them know that you have an offer you're considering and that if they want to extend you an offer, you need it soon.

Bearblastbeats

  • Guest
Re: In state vs out of state occupation
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 07:27:27 AM »
I see lots of pros and little to no cons for switching jobs. Certainly you've applied to other jobs that might suit you even better, but those aren't offers yet. I'd follow up with your other two nearby potential employers today letting them know that you have an offer you're considering and that if they want to extend you an offer, you need it soon.

Took the job offer. Instart march 4th, or sometime after the baby is born. Better company, no office politics and bs. And good ol manual labor will be good for me. What drove the final decision was that today in the project manager meeting, the owner was saying how he was going to eliminate the field tech staff and make all the PM start walking their own sites, because the other PMs have been fighting over what field crew they want on their sites.. Every day I feel like I'm going to get fired or I'm being watched and it doesnt make me feel good.

So, I'm leaving.