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Got a job offer... Long story...
Now I need guidance...
I am being paid X at current employer.
- Trust and culture
- Product knowledge and rapport with peers
- Live at home so no extra expenses
- B2B (which is affecting career trajectory)
I got an offer of 123% from new employer
- B2C Payments domain (long term benefits in career)
- Okay-ish hike (I would still be underpaid per various levels)
- Different city so adding expenses will bring me to near about current salary
- New place so have to build the trust
- Glassdoor says culture could be toxic
Now my paint points:
1. Immediate need for salary growth
2. Long term career I can build myself
3. Need a salary runway until I can score a decent brand/job with good work/domain
Now my manager said they are giving me a promotion with a salary hike as per my employer brand. So this hike range would be 100% of X to 400% of X.
1. Shall I go for retention at current employer getting a counter offer from them and build myself a runway?
2. Shall I take a leap of faith for long term compromising my immediate need of salary and take up the new job?
Doing the first will make me spoof the new offer letter a bit to bargain well with my employer, else they would not give me a decent raise.
Doing the second for long term, my past experience says long term strategy didn't work as I applied it and I am facing the heat now.
What should be my approach in this Pandemic situation considering my current employer is bigger brand than my next and there is a probation of 6 months (which is quite scary in current times).
P.S.: Meanwhile all this happens, I am talking to other great companies too.31
I just came home from opening of the fiscal year of a small drivers' club and it was quite an amazing life experience.
I got about a 5-times "rise" for a first, small, post-due-time project.
All of the members were so relaxed in one of the most serious moments of an association. We ate, drank beer and had as much fun as possible without break the law and other rules.
The story goes like this:
I was an intern in a website development company as students tend to do. In middle of the internship my teacher asked me if I'd be willing to develop a website to the before mentioned organization.
School will help with the money by being as a middle-man. It wasn't going to pay much, about 120€ or so, it's nothing really for the job, but I said yes for the experience. We organized a meeting, school provided the space, and went straight to the business.
The development went quite well: I got the final design requirements late (there weren't too much), research a lot about CMS:s, ended up with a beta version CMS (a risk), learned it, developed some plugins (not published yet), kept copyrights for most of the work and so on.
I was done _relatively_ quickly with the project and was quite happy with it. Only things still pressing my mind was bugs of the beta CMS, support for the plugins and my somewhat inexperienced graphical design.
Then it hit me, the world. Hosting, domain transfer, certificates, registry agreements. Arrgh. Most of things were fine, I know them. I had luck that I had a technical contact for the club. It would have been a nightmare of it's own otherwise.
We had problems transferring the domain, again, as you do. The other hosting company was to blame. They were the n00bs here. I went trough the law, technical guidance, etc. I was having heavy messaging with my technical contact about it, who was a middle-man for me and the hosting firms.
After a long while loop of waiting, reconfiguring, researching and messaging, until he transfer was finally over.
We had a long while of radio silence after some bug fixes. Until the Christmas came and I was invited to a Christmas party in a cottage, third Christmas party that year. It was great fun. We ate, drank, talked, went to sauna and had a playful adult stiga or sledging competition, etc.
I updated the site yet again, a stable version of the CMS were published. Yess!
Another radio silence came and year changed. It was broken off by a call to the opening of the fiscal year, the same day. This is today, or yesterday by now. This was just after my current company's board game night. I was really busy that day. A whole afternoon of second-hand shopping around the city with a bike. I counted 35 kilometers. Yes I go by bike, don't own a car or have an driving license... Yet.
I wasn't horribly late, around 30 minutes. I started eating and drinking. Free food and beer! They was also late, they should've got trough the business before I got there, before eating. So I ate and listened. Learned more about having business or an association in general. Until my matter came to be heard. They thanked me of the co-operation and made public the change of my reward sum, I WAS GRANTED 500€ REWARD for the work. It's still not an amazing sum in a larger point of view, but I can imagine that it's big deal for a small non-profit organization, which was loosing money. Everybody applauded, every 25 members of the club. I was greatly pleased. I will have to update their site a bit still, but they are going to pay the reward ASAP.
Did I mention that the school works around the taxes, legally. Taxes for the reward, if it were assumed as a wage would be 15%, for me, at the worst case scenario, only for getting the money to my hands.
I was offered another gig at the event, but didn't promise anything yet. I left before sauna, so we didn't get to change contact details. He will find a way to reach me if he really wants so. I'm a busy free man.3