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Old 03-22-2011, 12:40 PM   #21
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So, what have you finally decided, ER_Hopeful? I hope you went with humans
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:18 PM   #22
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So, what have you finally decided, ER_Hopeful? I hope you went with humans
I actually won't know until mid April due to some contingent issues from #2. As of right now I'm signed on with #1. I'll post updates once everything finalize.
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I actually won't know until mid April due to some contingent issues from #2. As of right now I'm signed on with #1. I'll post updates once everything finalize.
Better to take the bird in the hand.... Besides, as someone else pointed out, you can always put in a year or so with #1, then jump to #2 if the position is still open. If it isn't, then there are always other companies out there...
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New twist in my job hunt

so turns out #2 offer is not effective yet and is contingent upon their successful completion of certain things by end of Mar.(failure is very unlikely according to them.) The offer also comes with 80k shares of employee stock options vested over 4 yrs(1/4 for each yr), company is privately held so I don't know how much they're worth. Is there a way to find out? Start date with them should be around mid Apr.

I talked this over with a friend of mine and here's what I did:
Took both offers.

I will start work with #1 beginning in Apr, try it out for a week or so and if #2 comes thru and I don't like #1 then switch to #2. For #1, I'm just a temp. employee for the agency during the first 6 month, so I shouldn't feel so much guilt there.

any thoughts ?
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I think I'd take job 1 and stay with job 1.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:14 AM   #26
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so turns out #2 offer is not effective yet and is contingent upon their successful completion of certain things by end of Mar.(failure is very unlikely according to them.) The offer also comes with 80k shares of employee stock options vested over 4 yrs(1/4 for each yr), company is privately held so I don't know how much they're worth. Is there a way to find out? Start date with them should be around mid Apr.

I talked this over with a friend of mine and here's what I did:
Took both offers.

I will start work with #1 beginning in Apr, try it out for a week or so and if #2 comes thru and I don't like #1 then switch to #2. For #1, I'm just a temp. employee for the agency during the first 6 month, so I shouldn't feel so much guilt there.

any thoughts ?
Not a bad plan. The 6-month period will give you a time to get to know job #1 enough to decide whether or not to stay. It will also give job #2 a chance to get its act together and prove that it's a viable choice (the delay in being effective is a red flag). If it is a viable choice, having job #1 in hand gives you negotiating leverage for more stock options, vacation, etc.... Worst case scenario is that job #2 never turns out to be viable or you find job #1 is more to your liking.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:11 AM   #27
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I think I'd take job 1 and stay with job 1.
+1. "Failure is very unlikely, according to them"...if you don't believe us, just ask us...

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