What’s the worst thing about a job offer?

The worst thing about getting an offer is that it isn’t as finite as you think!  There are points that need to be negotiated like start date and, depending on the person and circumstances, understanding the relocation package and possibly counteroffers on salary or vacation or bonus, etc.  Plus, there is the background check, drug test, etc.

Until this is all locked up, one still needs to keep their options open.  So, in my case, I had an interview with the health care company in Pasadena this morning.  I can tell you that it was very difficult to focus on another job / company and come across as enthusiastic!  I am ready to lock things down with the coffee company but the back and forth takes time.

I called the recruiter of the second coffee company (in New England) and updated him on my situation. Of course he is disappointed as he would like to place me and get commission, but they are all off-site at a sales meetings this week so even if I wanted to pursue that position it wouldn’t be possible to have an on-site this week.

In the meantime, my cousin has apparently sold my Honda!  He says he spruced it up a bit yesterday, slapped a “For Sale” sign in the window, drove it around and to work today and ‘bam!’  He knew it would sell quickly and it was a relief to have him take this job off my hands, the last thing I want to do right now is negotiate on a second thing and he can talk ‘car’ way better than I can!  We assume that the title and money will trade hands tomorrow (Tuesday).

I also have a realtor coming tomorrow to take a look at the house and work up a market analysis, take measurements, and all that good stuff.  I am not really stressed out about selling and moving as much as I am worried about what I can get done before I am supposed to start the job!  I had wanted to do some things myself, for instance I haven’t finished painting trim and one of the bedrooms I wanted to get to, but I am pretty sure that at this stage I will just need to hire someone to do it.

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3 Responses to What’s the worst thing about a job offer?

  1. MenopauseCoach says:

    I enjoy reading your posts. (can’t find your name anywhere-did I miss it?) Sure sounds like you would be needing some stress relief by all of this stuff going on at once in your life but it doesn’t come across that way. Good for you! Best on the job you really want!

    • Thanks! My blog is anonymous, so no name🙂 To me, life is an adventure so I like to see things through the viewpoint of everything being an experience and making lemonade out of lemons. What else can you do? Feeling sorry for yourself and getting depressed is a drag and nobody needs to be around that🙂 I have my moments, but I know when it is time to say “OK, enough of that for today” and balance the drudgery out with something more uplifting or a change of scenery, etc. For instance, today I test drove cars. I do need to get a new car, but it was so much fun that I may do it on a more regular basis! Thanks for your comments! I will be ending the blog soon as I have landed and accepted a position with “major coffee”! Likely on my one year anniversary of unemployment, which is fast approaching! It has been a wonderful, incredible year🙂

  2. MenopauseCoach says:

    Well good for you. Great attitude which is what we try to do on our blog with menopause women. Not familiar with major coffee, heeheee. Best of luck of luck to you, will miss your blog!

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