An old coworker-turned-good-friend was recently looking for a job. She’d been at her job for a few years, but it had turned very toxic. To the point she would feel despair every morning before going in. None of her coworkers were happy either, it was that type of environment. She applied to hundreds of places for about 6 months. She applied to different industries too, some places she had direct experience, other places she would be doing completely different things. She got two offers, one in her industry and the other one at a place she didn’t have much experience in but was very interested in. There was a $10K difference between offers, amongst other things:
- Offer 1: 5K more than she earned
- Offer 2: 5K less than she earned
- Offer 1: current industry, lots of experience.
- Offer 2: new industry, build her way up.
- Offer 1: wearing many hats, really stressful
- Offer 2: clarified focus and direction
- Offer 1: current employee told her it was a toxic environment
- Offer 2: She liked everyone she met through her interviews
Want to guess which offer she took? Offer 2 was the winner.
This got me thinking about what people really care about when comparing jobs, pay rates and benefits. My friend clearly sees a healthy work environment as a top priority in her case, which is why she was happy with offer 2.
I need a good job
I dont mind a pay cut if I dont have to drive more than 20 miles in very busy high ways and in traffics. That was another stress for me. I had a stressful job in a toxic environment that every morning I feel nauseated just thinking of going to work. Before I entered the work area I need to meditate to give me strength and peace.
Hi how ya been. Cook book is doing fine job is doing great
Any work from home for me while in Kenya?
I work at Goodwill and the other day I had a woman who came through my line and she didn't have much money. She was buying a few t-shirts and when i rang her out she counted some change very slowly. My coworker out of nowhere tells her she couldn't do that and asked her to leave the store. I said I was sorry and told the woman to please wait a few moments. I went and grabbed my boss from the back because I could tell she truly needed those items and we can't refuse service like that. My boss ended up giving that lady the shirts and we considered it a donation. She then promptly fired my coworker on the spot. I feel so bad. Did i do the wrong thing?