Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:30 PM
I have no problem with on rare occasion coming in after hours. But, I am not happy about being called in for a "routine" surgery. Very few surgeries are "emergency" really. I also don't mind if my schedual changes a bit weekly, as long as I know far enough in advance to get child care for T.
So, I told him I would consider it. He wanted to talk to his wife/office manager about hours and pay for me. He said he wanted me to come in for another interview with her to see if we could work those issues out. No problem. He asked when I can start. I told him Monday since I have nothing arranged for my son for this weekend. And, since I only have him every other weekend I was very reluctant to give up my time with him. Family is first. I also told him I was not available next weekend at all since I have to be out of town. He seemed Ok with this.
WELL....this morning (Sunday) he called at 9:10 asking if I could come in today for 10. I said I dont' think so. He told me to see and call back in a few minutes. So, I called back. "Sorry, I said I was not available yet this weekend. I don't have care for my son so I cannot come in".
I may have lost the job. What would you have done??
Would you take a job (in a field you love where there are very, very few jobs) for less pay then you are worth and unsteady hours?
Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:41 PM
If there is so little available in your field, I would take the job in the interim and continue looking. At least you would have some work now
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:43 PM
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:40 AM
weigh the costs of the job and the benefits to YOU
costs and beneifits of any job are very individual so what one person may value another may not.
I have turned down higher paying jobs that had less freedom because I value flexibility and freedom higher than $. Others may not.
Like you said if the value of having the job costs more in other areas the worth of the job becomes minimized.
eta that both my teens are looking at volunteering at places that could lead to future employment vs working somewhere for $. They feel that investment in their future will pay out in the long run vs money in hand now. Not everyone can do that but you get what I mean.
Edited by terbear, 27 February 2012 - 08:43 AM.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:55 AM
Getting paid for what is less then what you are worth really shouldn't be a big deal if priority to you is family first and means of support. KWIM? If you are in need of a job asap until something else comes along I would have taken this one. And when something else comes along I would have given my proper notice. As someone else said, you don't want to burn bridges. But you don't know how things will pan out until you are in the job. KWIM?
Good luck, I hope it works out for you.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:02 AM
if the job/income is important i would take it until i found something else that is better suited to your hours/wage expectations
if the job/income isnt that important and you can wait until something else comes along then no i wouldnt take it as working on call all the time is not a good thing and it seems from his description that he would be calling you in often
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