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Offered a job, should I take it?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by cowofwar, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    So I applied for this job a week ago or two:
    Was short listed and interviewed for it on Wednesday. Found out today I was ranked #1. It's an eight month position and pays $15.64 an hour + 6% in lieu of benefits.

    Should I take it?
     
  2. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    It's not super high paying (assuming Canadian dollars), but it sounds like a great reference on your way up to something better.
     
  3. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    I worked at a part-time job from like 2002-2005 that paid $9/hr then I worked at a job in 2004-2005 full time for $9/hr, right now I'm working at a part-time job for $13.50 an hour + benefit pay and then that one will be $17 including benefit pay.

    So I'm happy with the general trend considering I don't even have my degree yet.
     
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    If you find it interesting then take it. If this is the kind of work you are interested in then use it as a stepping stone. I've seen some people get miracle high paying jobs right out of college but it's rare. Get the experience and and work your way up. Aside from that, I think it sounds like a fun, cool job.
     
  5. Elbereth

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    Sounds like a winner then.
     
  6. Gilgamesh

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    I would imagine that this 8-month position is to be done while you are still attending classes, right?

    If so, then I would definately take it. Pays a little better, plus the experience is key in getting bigger and better later on...
     
  7. cowofwar

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    No, co-op is full time. You basically take the semester off and work, but instead of a service job or some crap like that it's actually relevant.
     
  8. Gilgamesh

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    hmm... well, then I guess it's a toss up between extending your educational experience, vs getting some decent work experience...

    Sounds like a good job, and not knowing about the sciences, a great starter position for experience that future companies would like to see...

    Plus, it's always nice to line your pockets with some spare change...
     
  9. cowofwar

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    Yeah, it will fund my last two semesters and give me some extra money to use on whatever. I'll probably add it to my savings for a trip to south america/africa post graduation.
     
  10. Gilgamesh

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    Sounds like a plan, then...
     
  11. dapork

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    I second that. Why not take off one semester for a good opportunity? Lots of people do a year.
     
  12. cowofwar

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    It's actually eight months.

    I did accept it, the problem was that I wanted to take animal ecology and wildlife biology to finish off my bio minor but the second is a prereq of the first and they are only offered in fall and spring in succession.
     
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    That does suck. I dunno if it's possible, but maybe you can cut a deal with the college, like having them let you take the class in correspondence or let you test out of the prereq, if you can make a passionate case... as in presenting your reasons for wanting to take this job but also take the class.
     

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