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Old 07-12-08, 07:24 AM   #51
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10% more than I'm making now
Well, now you can get a puppy (and save up you $ for the inevitable fall into chaos or world is heading for; you've been warned).
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Old 07-12-08, 08:05 AM   #52
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Sounds like you're ready for the move.
Consider how far the current position can take you over the next year or two. Is it where you'd want to be?
My current company is about 5 employees. I've been there two years and have seen growth, but not a significant amount. I manage a few contract people as-needed now but the lack of opportunity is the reason I would want to move.

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How about the position for which you may receive an offer?
Its a larger company, 60-70 and a new position for them. I'm coming in doing about 1/5 of what I do in my current job and specializing in it. The company just purchased the division I'll be working in about a year ago- to me, that says its going somewhere.

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Which, looking back 5 years from now, would have been the more-advancing stepping stone ?
Hard to tell. My industry is a little murky when it comes to defining advancement , but frankly I'm feeling a little stifled at my current company so I figure if I can go somewhere not only with better pay (and even a little hint of room for advancement) that is more fun, I win.


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The deal I struck with the new employer was that I'd need a couple of months to finish what I was doing, find a replacement and train them, etc .. I suggest you try to do the same.
ie. Indicate to the new employer (assuming you get an offer) that you need a month to tie up loose ends and help train your replacement. Likewise, indicate to the current employer that you didn't want to exercise your obligated 2-weeks notice, but rather that you negotiated a full month to do a proper handover.

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Thanks! Yeah, I was thinking something similar:
Give 2 week notice to current job.
After, be available to current job as a contract employee (limited to 15 hrs/wk or something) until they find someone new. (I've been wanting to free-lance anyway, here's my chance!)
Arrange with new employer a week off to train replacement at the old job once found.
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Old 07-12-08, 06:32 PM   #53
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I think your choice has been made then :-P

Free-lance? what exactly is it you do anyway?
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Old 07-12-08, 07:00 PM   #54
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1, no boyfriend. (thank goodness, they are high-maintenance).


but wimminz are expensive and high maintenance.
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Old 07-12-08, 07:16 PM   #55
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I think your choice has been made then :-P

Free-lance? what exactly is it you do anyway?
Yeah, regardless of whether its this job or another one that walks along, I'm definitely in the market for something new.
My background is in web design, but I also do graphic & print design, branding/identity. The position I'm going for at this company is in the email marketing division, so its a mix of design, programming, and marketing consulting.

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but wimminz are expensive and high maintenance.
you're probably right. I always find myself wearing the pants and dating men who act like women.
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Old 07-12-08, 07:29 PM   #56
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you're probably right. I always find myself wearing the pants and dating men who act like women.
You date the wrong type of guys. There are a bunch of us who are emotionally unavailable. Like a rock...
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branding??? booooo. the branding people at my last job always yelled at me for trying to order things out of brand....
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I've been wanting to free-lance anyway
Man, that guy still pops up in the weirdest threads here ....
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