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Old 07-20-2011, 01:16 AM   #16
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

****ty brag thread. You owe a ton of money on your house, already have a really long commute, are at a place you think will go under in a year, and have a 1 year old kid to provide for, and you can think of reasons NOT to take this job?
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:21 AM   #17
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

If your daughter is 1, your wife should be at home. Day care sucks.
Rent your house if you don't want to sell it and move closer to the new job.

Having a stay at home wife is better, you come home to cooked meal and clean house, and it is much better for the child as well.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:23 AM   #18
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

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So we're talking about an hour total extra commute each day? Even that shouldn't be a major part of the decision. Also, I don't know if you can be a little flexible on your hours (meaning work some 11-12 hour days and some 6-7 hour days) but if you can it would allow you to go home some days and stay somewhere closer to work on the other days.
The extra 30 minutes each way, believe it or not, can be a killer. Right now the last 10 minutes is the worst part. Also, that is on a normal day. Heavy traffic days the commute is 2 hrs plus prob. Dunno how flexible hours will be, but probably not much. It is definitely something I will be asking fro clarification on before Monday.


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****ty brag thread. You owe a ton of money on your house, already have a really long commute, are at a place you think will go under in a year, and have a 1 year old kid to provide for, and you can think of reasons NOT to take this job?
Wow. Now i wanna slit my wrists!
Here is one more to add: I recently purchased a Prius to save money on my commute. I drive a ****ing Prius 120 miles every day. I am a living, breathing, driving parody of all I hated when I was in college.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:23 AM   #19
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

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Well, I am currently about $200k underwater on my house (Yay buying a first home in 2006!). Also, my wife just left her old job and started a new job that is 15-20 minutes from home. She loves where she works, and loves her new job. Yes, she makes less than me, but she is happy, and our daughter has a much closer daycare to home. She also loves this house. I currently drive about 75 minutes each way to work.
You haven't defaulted on that **** yet? Thought that's what all the cool kids were doing.

So moving's out, commute's another hour per day. Assumably more time working as well. Been there and it sucks. It's enough money to get you out of the water in a few years though.

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She is being annoyingly supportive and will back any decision I make.
She sounds like a nice gal. Don't call her bluff, you gotta take care of her and kid.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:27 AM   #20
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

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If your daughter is 1, your wife should be at home. Day care sucks.
Rent your house if you don't want to sell it and move closer to the new job.

Having a stay at home wife is better, you come home to cooked meal and clean house, and it is much better for the child as well.

Not sure if srs, but I'll bite. At first, we were anti-day care. Then we decided to do the 2-day a week thing, then 3-days. Now a week. Our daughter LOVES it. Gets a lot of interaction with the kids, and the people there are great. Also, we really took our time with where we sent her, and, for us at least, I would probably keep her in daycare even if wife did quit her job.

Also, I do all the cooking.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:55 AM   #21
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

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Wow. Now i wanna slit my wrists!
Here is one more to add: I recently purchased a Prius to save money on my commute. I drive a ****ing Prius 120 miles every day. I am a living, breathing, driving parody of all I hated when I was in college.
There you go. Sell that ******** of **** and get yourself a new awesome car, because you'll spend at least 3 hours a day in it pretty soon.

If you see yourself not adopting to your new salary very quickly (you will, tho) and that it would be possible to save up a huge junk of it, taking the job might be worth it, even tho you'll hate your life.
That's the only way you still have an exit plan.

And also, because this is BBV4LIFE, pics of gf/wife/horse!
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:24 AM   #22
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

I really think you should take it. At least for a year...

Having money's not everything, not having it is...
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:35 AM   #23
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

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Did you read OP it said 200000 dorra.
so like 1 weeks salary or something?
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:41 AM   #24
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

i would say pass
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:49 AM   #25
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

ok, since I am awake and bored and have been in this situation before.....

this is pretty much impossible to answer without knowing your current salary and other local job opportunities.

A long long time ago I took a job that effectively doubled my salary. Yes it made things difficult for a bit but it also improved our quality of life and made getting those next high paying jobs easier.

These days I keep my current job that I completely hate because it keeps me close to my kids. I could make 25-33% more by moving but it isn't worth it, since that amount of money will not make a meaningful impact in our lives.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:49 AM   #26
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

Hire a babysitter,

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Problem solved.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:54 AM   #27
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

i say take the job and live through as many years of it as possible. then you can lead a comfortable lifestyle and spend plenty of time with your family and pursue other hobbies. i think temporarily sacrificing your happiness to build a promising future for your family is the correct decision
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:04 AM   #28
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

What do you do for living OP?
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:07 AM   #29
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

Why did you interview for the job and waste their time if you don't even want it? Didn't you think about any of that crap you mention in OP ahead of time? Now when you turn it down you'll look like a dickbag & they'll never give you another chance w/that company again.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:08 AM   #30
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

If you want to potentially play poker and write, you have the potential to make that possible via a short (<5 years) in this position. You would be able to fund your daughter's education, pay off the house, purchase a real car, and, assuming you continue living within your current means, you appear to be having a pretty nice BR.

The EV of this decision, both financially and with consideration as to your overall happiness, seems to be +++ in the long run. It may just take some time after leaving the position for your run good to catch up with the guaranteed 5 year downswing.
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