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  1. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    I'm debating whether to accept the offer letter from a company. They'd give it to me in September but I'd have 30 days to accept. Or I can risk it until November and possibly not have an offer...

    It'd be messed up to accept and renig on their offer wouldn't it?

    Any thoughts? I don't think I'd have a problem finding a job (already have a couple other offers and interviews lined up) but this is a pretty good company.

    The offer would be around 75k in the Seattle area.
     
  2. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    My advisor once told me if you can make twice your age, you're doing something right.

    Then again, my advisor also just ******* me out for not having a full time job yet when I still have a year to graduate. So who knows whats best.
     
  3. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    so all those 55 year old teachers...
     
  4. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    I have't even thought about retirement, but I think if you get into teaching right away, you can retire by 55.
     
  5. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    making 110k??
     
  6. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    But if finances are important to you and you have a masters, teaching, coaching, and then finding a summer job, a teacher at the age of 50 could easily make 100k/year.
     
  7. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    I mean, you don't have a job, so you can't make twice your age.
     
  8. CyArob

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    I got a job offer and immediately accepted because I thought it was going to be my only offer.... until I got an offer the next day from the company I always wanted to work for. It was a little awkward backing out of the first offer, especially since the two companies are huge competitors.
     
  9. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    How did that go down? Did you have any repercussions from it?
     
  10. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know Chippendales had any competition
     
  11. 00clone

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    Thunder from down under...ads on the local radio station a while back....I remember them because I thought to myself..."thunder from down under...that sounds like diarrhea."
     
  12. tigershoops31

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    Would have to be one heck of a summer job to get you close to 100k. Most districts are going to top out around 60k or maybe a little more with a Master's, and for coaching you're looking at around 5k if you're a varsity coach and less obviously for an asst or MS coaching job. Not saying it's impossible but it would be a very rare situation for you to hit 100k as a teacher.
     
  13. cowgirl836

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    If it's a large industry and you think you have good prospects (which it seems you do), you can back out on the offer. If it's a tiny industry where people talk, it's more of a risk. But you have to do what's best for you first, not the company. I would say as long as you back out by the end of this year, it's not going to be that big of a deal to the company.

    Seattle is not a cheap area so I'd look into what that salary would get you. Just to illustrate, let's say you were offered a $75k job in Ames. You'd have to be getting over $90k in Seattle to maintain the same standard of living.
     
  14. CyArob

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    Called the HR person and told them I had to back out and that I hoped they understood that it was a big decision for me. All they asked for was a reason, which is where it got a little awkward since I went to a competitor.

    No immediate repercussions, but I assume it burned a bridge.
     
  15. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had to do this, but a friend had to do this on an internship and I told her to just say her situation has changed and this job was no longer the best fit for her. Thank them for their consideration and move on.

    I would assume they'd rather have you back out before starting vs. six months in after they've spent time training you.
     
  16. KnappShack

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    Look out for number 1. If you get a better offer then do what's best for you.

    I guarantee the company will do what's best for it....even if that means kicking you to the curb at a later date.
     
  17. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    exactly. Be professional, but recognize they are likely not going to demonstrate loyalty to you if it's not in their best interests.
     
  18. VikesFan5

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    I'm making $300,000 from my home. I set my own hours and work only when I want. If you want this same opportunity visit www.makemoneyfastcom (oops I forgot the . before the com. Add that and it should work). You just need to enter some simple information and then you are ready to make a lot of money like me.
     
  19. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    You're probably at a small school if your making just 5k as a head varsity coach. I was an assistant for an underclass team and made about 4k at a bigger school in Iowa.

    Also, I had a whole sheet on what Webster City pays it's teachers. Eventually it tops out, but I remember seeing 66k on it. So you take the 66k, then the 8k I'd say a bigger school coach would make, take a 4k assistant coach, and you're just 20k short.
     
  20. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this is spam or a joke so I don't want to click on it.
     

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