hopelessincan Posted September 20, 2011 Share Posted September 20, 2011 Say that you have been out of work for a few months. You receive a job offer, but its not what you expected. Would you still take it? I would not even have considered this offer if I was working, but I dont know if it is worth the possible risk of not finding work for many more months. I will be able to get by for probably a few more months, but wont have the lifestyle that i am used to without that paycheck. I am supposed to sign a job offer today, but I cant seem to shake this bad feeling that I have. I work in an industry that I am pretty well expected to be available 24/7 which is fine and because of this anywhere I have ever worked had flexible hours.....this place has very specific hours that I am required to be in the office and a longer work week than I am used to. Plus I get the sneaking suspicion there will be a lot of overtime. (which i am fine with, but would like to know I have the flexibility to work somewhat my own hours during the week) Also, after three interviews of knowing what my salary expectations were, they waited till the last minute to tell me it was too high and gave me what I consider to be a low ball offer based on my experience and the role itself. Now the money is decent, and not my first concern but topped with all my other concerns, I am now worried. The benefits are there, but bare minimum. Now I am perfect for the role itself, think the boss would be good and the team as well. But I cant help but feel like I wont be happy with the company restrictions and the rest of the stuff above. Now to top it off, I just had an interview elsewhere for a company I know I would love going to work for everyday, ...I made the mistake of not stating that I had another offer. too late now i suppose. They also asked my salary expectations, and immediately stated we were on the same page. I cant help but be angry with the company i received the offer from, since I think they should have been up front from day one about not being able to come anywhere close to my salary requirements,......now dont get me wrong, I can live on it happily, but I cant help but feel take advantage of.... Should i take the current offer, suck it up and continue to look elsewhere, or turn it down? Link to comment
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