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.

5 comments:

Mimi said...

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

Hugs.

Rozel said...

GRRRRRRRR!

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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