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Old 08-28-2011, 10:08 AM   #21
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Back from vacation, even tho I wanted to splurge, it didn't happen. We spent most of the week at the timeshare and the kids chose free activities (4-5 different pools, games, movie nights, and picnics). One day at the mouse park. Cooked most meals as we had more time, but exchanged child care with friends and had a date night with DW. Everyone was happy with the vacation.

I accepted the opportunity at the mid-size bank, 5k sign on bonus, 5k bump in base, smaller bonus % but history of payout is at 100%. A few less PTO days but flexible if I need to start/leave early for my kids activities. (I networked with someone that worked for the new boss previously and confirmed it's not all talk). I will start in 2 - 3 weeks.

Current employer is sweetening the severance package by a few weeks as employees want actual notice of end date. This kinda blows my mind as I took it as notice once told jobs were eliminated, but the whining may translate to 3 - 4 extra weeks of pay. Notice to begin after internal interviews are completed. If I play this right, I might get a total of 5-6 months of pay. At this point, I'm not looking back, but playing nice.

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Old 08-28-2011, 10:23 AM   #22
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:48 AM   #23
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Mead - Thanks for the message & congrats. A different interview in Chicago was with a former boss and he echoed similiar comments. He wanted me to join his team but I didn't want the commute and possible travel.

His verbal offer would of shorten the FIRE window, but it's not a race for me. I'm still on target in my mind and the game is to enjoy my time

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Aiming, you sound like the kind of person I would want to have on my team. Keep the positive attitude and stay ahead of the game, and you will always land on your feet.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:13 AM   #24
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You did the right thing, you looked at the opportunities before you with your FAMILY life in mind first, and it looks like it all worked out........

Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)

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