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#1 Laurentina1975 Posted 30 March 2006 - 07:53 PM

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Okay, so I was offered a new job with the most excellent salary.

I told my current boss and he counter-offered, but was shy about $13,000 a year. However, he upped my comission so I would have potential to make what I would be making at the new gig. He also offered me 1 extra week of vacation a year (perfect for visiting a convent if the need arose), promoted me to Director of my department, changed my work week to Monday thru Friday 9-5, no more Saturdays (more time to praise the Lord) and changed my reporting status to reporting to him instead of my mean boss (which is why I wanted to look elsewhere to begin with).

He asked me to mull it over tonight and let him know if he could offer me more and he would consider it.

I like my job, but this new place offer much growth potential. But then again, if I entered the convent in a couple years why would that matter right? But then again who can predict the future.

Any ideas on if I should ask for more from my boss and what I should ask for? Not that I am being greedy, but my new gig can offer me WAY more than where I am at, however I value stability and when I make a commitment, I like to stick with it. Also, it will look good on my resume that I was promoted and have longevity.

Do any ideas, if not can you please pray that I find clarity. This is such a huge decision and I am confused kind of.

I'm still teetering on taking the new gig and starting over.

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#2 Laurentina1975 Posted 30 March 2006 - 07:56 PM

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BTW, this all went down this afternoon.
I need to let him know tomorrow, like that is enough time!
ARGHHHH

#3 HisChild Posted 30 March 2006 - 07:57 PM

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Both sound good. The longevity also sounds good. I would take it to Adoration and see what He says ;)

#4 Laurentina1975 Posted 30 March 2006 - 07:59 PM

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One day is not long enough to hear Him, unless a miracle occurs.

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#5 HisChild Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:06 PM

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What does your heart say?

#6 Laurentina1975 Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:06 PM

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Actually with the extra week of vacay, I could go to Panhandle FOR SHO in May and I kow that would make you happy Denise!

Hmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn......perhaps I am getting some clarity here....wow.

#7 HisChild Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:14 PM

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Shouldn't matter about ME, but what God is calling you to do!

#8 Laurentina1975 Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:30 PM

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hmnnnnnnnnnnn...what about you booking your ticket to Boston like RIGHT NOW? LOL :P:

#9 HisChild Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:46 PM

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If I had more time, before I entered. .. .I would be there! No bones about it.

#10 jgirl Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:12 PM

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My thought is that if you are seriously thinking of religious life in the next year or two, then maybe it's better to stay where you are unless you're really unhappy. I don't really know you, and you have to take it to prayer and decide based on where the Spirit is leading you.

My own experience is such: I have a really boring job, but it's a blessing. I'm not attached to it, so when it comes time for me to enter religious life, I will be able to drop it without any strings pulling me back. I make a lot less money than I could make with a Master's degree elsewhere (although there aren't really any jobs for people with MAs in French lit), but the flexible hours make up for the lack of pay and the lack of anything interesting because I can pretty much set my own hours over the course of a week.

If you quit your job and take the new one, you will probably have to wait for the vacation and sick days to kick in. If your boss is offering you the extra week, that's pretty neat. And also, if you do enter in the next few years, how much growth potential do you need in a job, and will that growth potential hold you back from ultimately making a decision regarding your vocation? Those are the questions to ask yourself.

#11 HisChild Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:15 PM

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Very wise post, Jenny. I think that says it all.

#12 Laurentina1975 Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:26 PM

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My thought is that if you are seriously thinking of religious life in the next year or two, then maybe it's better to stay where you are unless you're really unhappy. I don't really know you, and you have to take it to prayer and decide based on where the Spirit is leading you.

My own experience is such: I have a really boring job, but it's a blessing. I'm not attached to it, so when it comes time for me to enter religious life, I will be able to drop it without any strings pulling me back. I make a lot less money than I could make with a Master's degree elsewhere (although there aren't really any jobs for people with MAs in French lit), but the flexible hours make up for the lack of pay and the lack of anything interesting because I can pretty much set my own hours over the course of a week.

If you quit your job and take the new one, you will probably have to wait for the vacation and sick days to kick in. If your boss is offering you the extra week, that's pretty neat. And also, if you do enter in the next few years, how much growth potential do you need in a job, and will that growth potential hold you back from ultimately making a decision regarding your vocation? Those are the questions to ask yourself.


Well who knows what the future holds. The extra week of vacay is all good in and of itself and it isn't about the money.

I'll let ya'll know tomorrow.

#13 alicemary Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:39 PM

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I am not so sure about that, it is alot about the money. You are talking one thousand extra dollars a month. How much vacation time is the new place willing to give you? And how about the hours? Any Saturday requirments?
You are under no obligation to your present job, you have spend a while there. They obviously want to keep you, so you can take pride in a job well done. You do not like your boss, and that must be taken into account. You will still run into them.
I like the no saturday thing, and the extra week of vacation, but that extra money would come in handy no matter what the future holds.
If you like where you are working now, and there is a good feeling when you go to work, then that is important. But you need to grow in any job that you do, it matters little where you will be in a year or two, you need challenges each day on your job or it gets stale quick.
I would not take the future into consideration...worry about the now. If you LOVE your present job stay, if you are bored/feeling underwhelmed, it is time to move on.
Only my humble opinion!
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#14 shortnun Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:40 PM

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I don't know if my two cents is worth that much... so PRAYERS, PRAYERS, AND MORE PRAYERS!!!

#15 Laurentina1975 Posted 30 March 2006 - 10:30 PM

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I am asking if I can have till Monday to ponder this, because it's really too much to discern in one day.

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#16 philothea0806 Posted 31 March 2006 - 12:04 AM

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I admit it a bit hard to comment, but know you have my prayers. I guess one question is "What is the difference between what you are doing in your current job vs. what you would be doing in your new job?" Also, besides your "mean" boss do you get along with everyone else you work with? Do you know any of the people you would be working with at the new job?
I agree that it isn't all about money but what good is an extra week of vacation if you can't afford to go anywhere or in your case afford to visit a community. I don't know what you make now or what your finanical situation is (and I am not asking, that is more personal stuff.)
I do understand the situtation a little. I am applying for a job where I work right now as a temp. If I get the job (which there is a very good chance) it would be a big pay cut and itstead of taking time off when I want (granted I don't get paid) I would have to accrue time. The two advantages are 1) stability (I don't have any guarentee that they will keep me, plus the new job includes part of my current job as a temp) and 2) really good medical benefits. Since I haven't seen a doctor in about 4 years (due to finacial and other circumstances) it looks like a very good deal. I am looking elsewhere but everything else would require relocation at this point.
So we will keep each other in prayer, okay?
Blessings on your decision and may the Holy Spirit guide you!

#17 HisChild Posted 31 March 2006 - 12:24 AM

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Lauren, Let us know what you decide. Regardless, if you take the new job or get promoted to a new postition, you'll at least be out from under the rude boss you've been having issues with.

You're in my prayers, of course.

#18 Laurentina1975 Posted 31 March 2006 - 09:55 AM

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You know what.

I am going to take the leap of faith and go to this new place.

I have to do it.

I slept on it and talked to my two best friends, plus a friend who resigned two weeks ago.

What happened was, the CFO resigned and gave two of his accountants an opportunity to come with him for better pay. One has a child, so I couldn't blame her for leaving, the other one, Wendy, and I talked last night and she reminded me of some stuff I chose to ignore (like the negative stuff, I am always too optimistic and positive). Some of the stuff she reminded me about really hit home.

Like the fact that over 7 Department Heads have resigned within the last 2 months and that the ENTIRE accounting staff left.

So, I have to think about this.

This new opportunity was brought forth from a collegue, a friend.
I interviewed, I shined, end of story. Now all of the sudden where I work now, I am worth 11 grand more a year and an extra week of vacay?

PFFFFTTTT

I feel like I am going through the first three stages of loss:

1. shock
2. fear
3. anger and blame

After all I put a lot into this place.....but I really think it's time to move on, for my own personal growth.

BTW, I still haven't told my boss, I have till 4:30 p.m. today, central standard time.

#19 puellapaschalis Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:00 AM

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#20 magnificat Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:01 AM

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