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Old 12-07-2009, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
I'm pretty new to the forum so be nice >.<'

I currently work for a school district as the Network technician/manager and the PC Tech. I manage the network of 10 buildings. (roughly 1500 computers)
I get paid 15,800 a year. (yeah, i know)

I just got an offer from another district to be the Tech II person just at the high school for 30,160 a year. Almost doubling my money for doing less work.

The problem: It's 2 hours away from where I currently live. My family lives where I am currently. My sister lives where I would be moving to (which is a good thing). Also, I would have to dodge out of this job that I am currently at. It's my first year doing this job....and now I'm only 6 months into it...but if I don't take the other, somebody else could possibly take it and I'll be screwed.

What would you guys do? Double your pay and move there? Or stay here.
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I would take it for sure.
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Or get a better matchede pay.. But frankly i go for it too. Is it a start in 2 weekds thing?
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Or get a better matchede pay.. But frankly i go for it too. Is it a start in 2 weekds thing?
No, this is what the Technology Director told me. "If the interview is good, at minimum at least a week from the interview date. As far as maximum amount of time, however long it takes the person to transition out of their previous job."

I might also add that I'm only 21. I think that is a good salary for a 21 year old. Also, the technology director said that I would most likely be able to move up to something like Systems Administrator in 2 to 3 years. But they usually hire people in at Tech level.
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At your age there is nothing holding you back. Nothing better than experience and nothing better than getting paid better for it. I know many very well qualified people that would love to have an offer like that.
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Definitely go for it. I doubt you could ever see that much money in years or decades to come with your current employer, so imagine what you could see in years to come with a base pay like that. And like Hefe said, nothing better than experiencing new things and getting paid for it. I did it and am very happy I did. Actually looking forward to doing it again in March
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I kinda feel like a jerk leaving in the middle of the school year. And leaving them all together. Ya know?

I guess I can't let those feelings get in the way.
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Got to think about number one. Any employer would understand someone making that move. If you want tell them about the offer to see if they want to match it .
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Go for it, 15,800 is really underpaid and they know it. Go for the new job.
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I kinda feel like a jerk leaving in the middle of the school year. And leaving them all together. Ya know?

I guess I can't let those feelings get in the way.
Yeah I hear you, but again like Hefe said it's you who matters here and making decisions to better your present and future is definitely not selfish. They will find a hundred qualified people in line for the job you leave. Being offered a job that is twice your current salary is rare, seize that opportunity while you can, because you can bet there are 100 other qualified people for it.
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