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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Help with Job decision

Hello all,

I have a dilema. I work for a computer company as a Systems Engineer. I dont make too much money $15/hr. I dont like the money but I lke the environment.
I got a job offer at Rite Aid pharmacies as a Field Tech Repair making salary at $33,500 which comes down to $16.10/hr. They will give me a company car and I dont have to pay for gas even if I use it as a personal car. I can put unlimited miles a a personal car and not pay for gas ever!. They offer benefits 401k matched 100% up to 5% and health plans too. Which I dont get where I work now.

What do you guys think? The difference in yearly income is only $2300/yr

Thanks for the suggestions

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 11:57 AM
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Job security is likely better at the pharmacy company than at a computer company. Can you say VOLATILE? More money and a company car would definitely seal it for me. Sounds like a good benefits package as well.
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 11:59 AM
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its up to you man... just by looking at what you wrote i would go with the new job, but you should know wich to pick.

if you really like your current job and you have a chance to move up then you may want to stay, if more mone( even tho its just a lil) sounds better then move.


sit down and think about it( right the good and bad about both)


good luck with that!


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The benefit you'll get from medical and 401k are nothing to laugh at. Add to that free gas, and it's a pretty good offer!



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Yeah as long as you can atleast tolerate the driving. *I'm seeing into it as the place you're at now doesn't have any health insurance options? *Seems like Rite Aid would be better for you. *Do you get any say in the company car?


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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 12:23 PM
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Given the information you just listed, I'm having trouble seeing how this is a decision as opposed to a "must-do"

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 01:15 PM
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you didn't mention this but I'd be wondering if during your travels on company time, will you be reimbursed for meals or if that's out of pocket? Company owned credit card for meals and incidentals on the road? What about maintenance on the car? Company responsibility or yours? tire's, oil changes, etc..,
But otherwise sounds like a decent thing. The gas money alone that you'll save is interesting.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all!

I have no saying on the company car otherwise it would be a MazdaSpeed3 i think it's a Focus :?.
I think I do want to go with Rite Aid. Here I have nowhere to move up but to take the place of my boss.. Rite Aid goes Field Tech, Level 1, L2, L3 Supervisor and then management so there are more options.

I dont know and I will ask about maintenace for the car. I do get reimbursed if I do go to comany trips which the first one will be Pittsburg for 2 weeks and then Kansas City for another 2 weeks

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do u get paid for travel time, those are distant placres, are they expecting you to drive between them? it seems like they do... and im assuming your getting paid salary, so your probably going to be driving for days withought extra money....

but if you get top use it as a personal car w/ free gas, with the rising gas prices thats not bad...

the benifits dont hurt...

also having the chance to move up is great aswell....


but it seems like your going to be on the road a LOT, i knew a group of engineers that flew arounf the country, but they got paid for it, seems like the people you want to work for are cheaping out and making your drive w/o pay

i would find out a little more
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 11:09 PM
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Do it! Theres nothing like having a company vehicle, saves the wear and tear on your personal car.
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