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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2008, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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So I'm not happy at my current job, I've been poking around a bit and I have an offer letter from another company. The money is slightly less than I'm pulling in right now, and they don't pay 100% health insurance (which I do get right now) but they offer many more days off per year, between PTO and holidays, and they have a matching 401k, dental/vision which I don't get right now, as well as work from home flexibility and my sanity back (maybe)... Soooo it looks like I'll be accepting that offer and giving notice at my current job TODAY!!! wish me luck =D
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2008, 08:31 AM
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Good luck!

The work from home bit and extra days off could possibly offset the pay cut.
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The matching 401K will more than make up the difference.....I missed that @ my old job The automatically gave 6% and matched you up to 3% for a total of 12.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2008, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all - yeah the WFH bit could be HUGE next summer, I have a place in southwest Michigan and my family is all around there, so if I can work from there like on Friday and Monday.. muhahaha =D
Plus yeah the 401k they match up to 6% and fully vested is only 3y which is pretty damn short comparatively.
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Congrats, don't burn bridges though even though it would feel REAL good to do so.

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Congrats, don't burn bridges though even though it would feel REAL good to do so.
+1 Congrats on the new job. NEVER burn a bridge with an old employer. Most industries are relatively small, and you never know who your next boss or employee might be down the road. Leave with class and integrity.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2008, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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yeah +1 on the no burning of bridges -- wait did I just +1 on advice to myself?
anyways, as much as I wanted to bring all my equipment to the office last night and leave it all on my desk with a big "BYE" on a piece of paper, then just not show up anymore..... I decided to do the mature thing and write a resignation letter, give them two weeks and all -- though in the IT field a two week notice is usually met with "Thanks anyways, bye now".. we'll see

Although I did have one place where I gave two weeks notice and my boss said "Oh, well in that case, I'm taking the next two weeks off and you're in charge.." he figured it was his last chance for a vacation until they found a replacement LOL
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2008, 10:56 AM
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def don't burn bridges, esp in the IT field. i might be in search of a new one this winter depending on how things go here for me. since i'm the only IT person, don't want to jsut up and leave but can't just pass up good opportunities if I get them. I guess i'll just have to wait and see how things go.
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good luck! I'd take full advantage of matching 401k, i've met/know a few people who didn't worry about retirement, and social security sure isn't enough to live off of

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More personal time > pay in my opinion.

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Well.... no managers are in the office to accept my resignation, and I can't reach the HR manager at the new company to officially accept, so I guess this little event gets pushed to Tuesday.
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