Job choice at cost of burning bridge

Walmart / Eng uiojkl
Sep 23 9 Comments

I started a position at Walmart Labs as a software engineer contractor 3 weeks ago. A recruitment firm recently contacted me and offered me a position at a bank for nearly 50% more pay as a contractor. The bank position would have a full time option.
My concern is that working for a bank will not benefit me in terms of technical growth as much as Walmart Labs. The increased money would result in a significant lifestyle improvement, but I can get by with the current pay.
I have 1 year of work experience.
How much do people think I should negotiate for at Walmart for it to be worth while.

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TOP 9 Comments
  • NVIDIA compee
    Fuck Labs, cashier is where it's at bra.

    WLB is insane
    Sep 23 2
    • Walmart / Eng uiojkl
      OP
      Do you think it’s more competitive to have experience as Walmart cashier or Bank teller?
      Sep 23
    • NVIDIA compee
      It's a toss up, but if you're going down that road go Albertsons all the way. That's the only real tech company left...
      Sep 23
  • Amazon / Eng
    FaakYou

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ipreo, Fiserv, Wolters Kluwer
    FaakYoumore
    If I were you I will stay at Walmart learn and move to FAANG. Think long term.
    Sep 23 1
    • Walmart / Eng uiojkl
      OP
      Well FaakYou ;), what do you think about learning during my time off. Is the experience at a good corporation irreplaceable by work on my own time (looking at open source code)
      Sep 23
  • Amazon bcbud
    Money over everything
    Sep 23 1
    • Walmart / Eng uiojkl
      OP
      Me Gusta
      Sep 23
  • Confluent sNCK24
    How long is your contact at Walmart Labs?
    Sep 23 1
    • Walmart / Eng uiojkl
      OP
      12 months as stated on the contract at Walmart, the bank has an indefinite date, and I only have verbal agreement to be 12 months with possible full time offer at the bank after that
      Sep 23

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