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Beachbum (talk|edits) said:

24 October 2012
Hello everyone, I have a career question that maybe the more experienced professionals can help me make a decision on. Right now I am temping at a great company that I love. I have received an offer from a company fairly large regional firm permanent full time offer. Would it be ill advised to wait it out at this firm in the hopes that I receive a full time offer, especially in this bad economy. Or just take the full time offer at the other company? I really like the firm I am temping at and would hate to go somewhere new and have a less than great experience. Thanks!!!

Gazoo (talk|edits) said:

25 October 2012
I would go to a Tarot card reader if I was you. Try to find an older person with a little grey hair around the temples who has been in the business for a while. Get your cards read. This will help you make your decision and get the burden off your shoulders. If you love your temp. job, you are probably better off staying there. A bird in the hand is worth two you are guessing about in the bush. You'd probably waste the extra money from a full time job anyway playing the ponies or buying beer or at a dance club.

Stay with what you love, for a more scientific answer find a Tarot reader.

PirateCPA (talk|edits) said:

25 October 2012
Beachbum, if I were in your position, I would speak with your current firm about it. They should certainly know by now if they plan on bringing in someone full-time or not for the busy season. If they are uncertain or unable to give you a direct answer about it, then I think you would be foolish not to go with the full-time offer at the other company. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush does apply here, but the bird is the full-time offer you have.

EmpireCPA (talk|edits) said:

25 October 2012
Beachbum, I agree with PirateCPA. Talk to someone in the right position at the firm you are temping at. You don't want to step on an immediate superiors toes, but you want to be sure someone who can make the decision to hire you full time knows you will leave if they don't. Be open and tell them you want to stay, but that you need a permanent position. If they cannot do that, go with the permanent offer. Always try to leave on good terms because the truth is there are no "permanent" positions.

CT Pelican (talk|edits) said:

2 November 2012
You have a chance here to measure the whether the place where you are temping is really great and truly lovable. Find the right person in management there - perhaps your current manager, or (less desirably) someone in HR. Lay out your new opportunity, state your strong desire to stay on board with them in a permanent position, and see how they react.

- Reasonable people will understand the need to take the bird in the hand for a full time, "permanent" job.

- Great and lovable people will find a way to move the walls and get you a permanent position.

- Unlovable jerks will scowl, twist, squirm, and get pissed off at your "disloyalty".

Ya gotta go with the bird in the hand - a full time position that is as permanent as anything these days. Real people will understand that. Good luck - and do tell us how it works out!

Podolin (talk|edits) said:

2 November 2012
Additional factors to think about and complicate your decision (sorry). Are you long-term oriented? If so, which job has the long-term future you desire? Are you sure the firm making the offer isn't every bit as great a place to work as where you are? Are there compensation, benefit, lifestyle differences to weigh? Are you a risk-taker, or do you just feel comfortable with the known vs. the unknown?

All the previous advice is very good, but ultimately you need to make up your mind and not look back.

Gazoo (talk|edits) said:

2 November 2012
Try to marry a rich woman. Find a medical school in your area and start eating in their cafeteria and you'll meet a young woman doctor. They make the perfect wife: plenty of money and since they work all the time you'll still have the freedom to play golf, and court other ladies (platonically of course *wink*).

Podolin (talk|edits) said:

2 November 2012
Gazoo, is there something in this thread that makes you think Beachbum is male?

Gazoo (talk|edits) said:

2 November 2012
Try to marry a rich man. Find a medical school in your area and start eating in their cafeteria and you'll find a young male doctor. They make a perfect husband: plenty of money and since they work all the time you'll still have the freedom to frolic with the milk man, and sew clothes for yourself and the children. Stay away from the sun, it's bad for your skin.

NMexEA (talk|edits) said:

3 November 2012
I seem to recall asking Gazoo whether there is gender on his/her/its planet but received no reply. In any event, Gazoo's advice is not exactly correct; MARRIAGE is a mistake. Better to become a pampered, well-kept man/woman. That way, you can jump ship when something better comes along.

Podolin (talk|edits) said:

3 November 2012
Gazoo, is there something in this thread that makes you think Beachbum is male? Or female, or LGBT, or single, married, in or not in a relationship, etc.? We tax pros need to have all the facts before rendering advice.

NMexEA (talk|edits) said:

4 November 2012
Just to keep the record straight, I have been with my current wife for twenty very contented years. I don't object to marriage per se; I DO object to marriage as a career move.

Bfrusso (talk|edits) said:

14 January 2013
Actually, marriage is a great institution. But, who wants to live in an institution?

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