Job Offer vs. Current Role

Goodway Group sct838
Oct 20, 2019 4 Comments

A friend of mine comes to me for a lot of career advice but frankly I’m not really sure on this one.

She took a job at a company that is similar to mine and everyone is remote. She has small children and left for more time at home and less time in the car. Role was not completely aligned with her background at the new company. Comparison:

Previous Employer Offer:
-100k base salary
-3 days remote per week
-$1200/year parking
-High deductible ($5k) Insurance (premium costs equal)
-Manager Title (Analytics, previous role was non-management)
-PTO: 2 weeks, all holidays plus extended Christmas

Current job:

-80K base plus 13-18k a year in bonuses/profit share
-Allowance for office / cell phone / internet
-Fully remote
-No deductible insurance (premium costs equal)
-Non-Analytics title / non-management role
-PTO unlimited, holidays (day only)

On one hand, I thought it was a no brainer take the 100k, and title and go. But when you factor in all the costs they seem about equal. The biggest thing being an analytics vs non-analytics role. She will also majorly burn a bridge at the new company. Finally, she will have to commute round trip about 3 hours on the two days a week.

Edit: She has to pay for child care regardless.

What would you do?


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TOP 4 Comments
  • Komodo Health oQzu52
    Stay in current role, which is fully remote, and use the better offer to leverage more money out of current employer—I’m sure they could pay another $10-$15k not to lose a good employee. Even if it’s outside of their established bands, the rules are always flexible, esp in a good job market. Oh, and don’t tell the current employee that the competing offer isn’t 100% remote.
    Oct 20, 2019 1
    • Goodway Group sct838
      Great feedback, I plan to share that with her. That was my perspective, I moved to fully remote and it just wasn’t worth it to me. Wasn’t sure if leveraging that offer would be the best move.
      Oct 20, 2019
  • New ttFW88
    I'd stay in the 100% remote job. Not sure how the job is with childcare / availability but she could easily spend $20k in childcare. Or being 100% remote she could work faster / less hours. Or she could use those 6 commuting hours for a side hustle and make 20k. Also with the bonuses it's not that much less money. I wouldn't spend 6 hours a week commuting for 10k. But yes like above she can always ask for more money there or ask other job to be 100 percent remote. I usually lie about my title on my resume anyway is that why she wants the title?
    Oct 20, 2019 0
  • Right daycare can be just that 20k, and more stress
    Oct 20, 2019 0


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