Poll: Are you happy at your current job?

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 165 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jun 22, 2024 2:35 PM
posted by justincredible

Why do you say that? 

Sounds like you are really trying to be positive about it but you aren’t really feeling it


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jun 22, 2024 2:56 PM
posted by Ironman92

Sounds like you are really trying to be positive about it but you aren’t really feeling it


It's just a huge change from the dynamic I've been in for the last 8 years. Going from a team of 2 where we didn't necessarily meet every day to a team of like 10 where we do meet every day, sometimes multiple times, was a huge culture shock. 

I was definitely planning my exit after Tuesday, but for whatever reason things started falling into place on Wednesday and I feel a lot more comfortable. 

I don't regret leaving my previous job, and I am certain I'm going to learn a lot at this job, especially how to work on a larger team. The biggest downfall for me is that it's healthcare software, which comes with tons of regulatory stuff, and integrations with electronic health records, which is the main reason I don't see myself staying for an extended amount of time. But it's definitely a great learning opportunity, and I should be able to contribute a lot to the team with my experience.

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
7,406 posts 111 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jun 22, 2024 4:55 PM

2 months ago I would have said Yes, but as our company was bought out and there is a restructure in my Department, I now say No.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jun 22, 2024 5:54 PM
posted by Curly J

2 months ago I would have said Yes, but as our company was bought out and there is a restructure in my Department, I now say No.

Shit, man. Sorry to hear this. Are they laying anyone off?

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
7,406 posts 111 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 25, 2024 4:30 PM
posted by justincredible

Shit, man. Sorry to hear this. Are they laying anyone off?

No, just a different structure in my group. We had 4 of us in the office prior to Covid, now I'm the only one on site. I didn't mind as I live 2 miles away.

Since the restructure they get to stay home and work doing remote support, yet I get to come on site to take care of it, and expected to work their ticket queues for remote support.

That's what happens when one company buys another and forces their ideas on the other. I'm also not impressed with my new Manager.

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 17 reps Joined Mar 2015
Mon, Jul 1, 2024 10:43 PM
posted by MontyBrunswick

Had an interview on Friday. Left with mixed feelings. Don't know if I will accept if offered.

Got offered today and decided to accept. I still have mixed feelings overall, but it was a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. At least now I can say I gave it a chance.

My takehome pay will take a 7-10% ding but I'll get much better benefits in return. Time will tell if it winds up being worth it in the long run.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jul 1, 2024 11:00 PM

Hope it works out. 

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 17 reps Joined Mar 2015
Mon, Jul 1, 2024 11:14 PM

I hope you get your chair fixed.

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 17 reps Joined Mar 2015
Tue, Jul 2, 2024 6:35 AM
posted by MontyBrunswick

Got offered today and decided to accept. I still have mixed feelings overall, but it was a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. At least now I can say I gave it a chance.

My takehome pay will take a 7-10% ding but I'll get much better benefits in return. Time will tell if it winds up being worth it in the long run.

Slept on it, woke up feeling completely different. Turned down the offer and will keep looking.

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jul 2, 2024 1:13 PM
posted by MontyBrunswick

Slept on it, woke up feeling completely different. Turned down the offer and will keep looking.

I was going to comment that if they really want you then they should be offering 10-30% more than you currently make. 10% if the benefits are that much better, 30% if not. Taking a pay cut is never a great plan unless there are other work life balance things (travel, working remote, etc) that come into play.

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
1,065 posts 17 reps Joined Mar 2015
Tue, Jul 2, 2024 4:11 PM
posted by jmog

I was going to comment that if they really want you then they should be offering 10-30% more than you currently make. 10% if the benefits are that much better, 30% if not. Taking a pay cut is never a great plan unless there are other work life balance things (travel, working remote, etc) that come into play.

Government role, salary is the salary and they don't have any wiggle room. There were other non-financial perks which were pulling me towards taking it. I'm at peace with my decision to turn it down.

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