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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Ask a Mustachian => Topic started by: Janson on April 20, 2019, 02:50:32 PM

Title: New Job Opportunity
Post by: Janson on April 20, 2019, 02:50:32 PM
Hello everyone. I recently had a new job opportunity present itself and I'd love some opinions. The entire process from first message to verbal offer took approximately a week, so it's been a bit of a whirlwind.

I'll post a summary of both my current and the new position. Thanks in advance!

Current position

New Position

For context I'm 30 and I've been in various IT roles throughout my career, but have stuck with database related work for the last 5 years or so.

I look forward to the comments!
Title: Re: New Job Opportunity
Post by: FIRE 20/20 on April 20, 2019, 03:04:43 PM
What's the draw for this new opportunity?  It doesn't look like you hate your current job, and with only an 11% increase (that your current company would probably match) it doesn't look like it's the money either.  You said you've had your eye on this new company for a while - why?  I'd be hesitant to leave a good thing for an unknown, and a new company is always an unknown.  Is there a possibility of remote work with your current company?  I'd ask, at a minimum.  When I look at your description of your current position it looks like you're in a great job and I'd be reluctant to change because what you describe sounds really good and pretty rare. 
Title: Re: New Job Opportunity
Post by: BicycleB on April 20, 2019, 03:21:01 PM
Sounds like a plus, but I suspect either employer will pay more than 11% if needed. Maybe hold out for more $ before moving? Or as poster above says, ask current employer about work from home flexlbility over time?

Be fair and honest with both parties - maintain good relations if possible, remain respect-worthy regardless.

Will defer to more knowledgeable posters. Good luck in either case.