Thursday, April 24, 2008

Back to the drawing board

Today the HR officer made the job offer I had been waiting for. It was substantially lower than I had hoped. In fact, it was less than I made at my previous job with is several thousand less than I currently earn. So I would have to take a pay cut right out of the starting gate and then add on the cost of commute.
It just doesn't add up.

I want the job. I believe I am a very good fit. I believe I could bring a lot to the position. But I don't feel I can take what they offered, and they appeared totally unwilling to negociate. They will re-open the position and start all over in the search and I will start all over in looking for my right job.

Big sigh. You know what they say, life is what happens while you are making other plans.

I guess I'm glad they picked me. The team I would be working with all seemed so eager to have me join them. I'm disappointed. But I remain convinced that things will work out and that I'll land on my feet.


Mimi said...

I'm glad they chose you, but sorry it didn't work out.


Rozel said...


Jen said...

How frustrating! I'm sorry to hear this.

Ruth D~ said...

This is tough. You get so hopeful and then . . . but you did the right thing, the only thing you could do, really.

Another door will open.

Lei said...

Good attitude, and best of luck!

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