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Grateful to receive an offer, but still have a dilemma.

Hi everyone!!! So here is my dilemma. Your comments/feedback are much appreciated.

So, it's been about three months since I received a contingent offer for an airline job. I passed all of the prerequisites (background check, drug test, fingerprint). Now, I'm awaiting my formal offer letter, and training schedule. This could happen next week, next month, or maybe two months from now (I sure hope sooner),

Earlier today, I received an offer for a part-time job (25 hrs/week with possibility for overtime); no benefits, 401K, etc., since part-time; but still opportunities to apply for full-time positions. There would be a two-week training program; obviously, a significant investment of time and money.

What I'm asking, is would it be wrong to accept this offer, knowing in the back of my head, that as soon as the airline calls, I would leave? I'm pretty sure I already know the answer, but I'm always open to others' viewpoints.

Thanks in advance.

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about 5 years ago
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SMGG 39

Thank you Jess. Everything that you said makes sense. I guess I need to tell my conscience to back off. Also, I tend to play out too many "what if" scenarios, thus, why I need other points of view.

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Jessica Ochs

NOT AT ALL. It is expected (from an HR Standpoint) that with the position being part time the employee may leave the company. Now once you put in the notice (check in the handbook for the expected notice to provide; week or 2 etc.) make sure you put it in writing. The best thing would be to look out for yourself and take the job, and if the airlines pull through, just give the appropriate notice out of appreciation for the opportunity the part time gave you. Jess

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Anthony Harrington

In my opinion, it is not wrong at all. Take that part-time job to get some money in the bank and to keep you occupied until that airline job comes to fruition.

It is great that you are concerned about how the part-time employer will fare once you leave. That is an admirable trait, but that is just part of running a business and they will be able to find someone else upon your departure.

When the time comes, you let them know that you have an opportunity that you can't pass up. Leave them on good terms if possible, and thank them for the opportunity.

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