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    Re: Got my first permanent salaried job

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    On Friday I got a job offer for a permanent salaried position for a company I really wanted to work for and I didn't even actually apply for it. I graduated 6 months ago but all I found was an internship which I started last month but now I have this job offer. Comes with a really good salary (my rent will only be 18% of my income), vacation, health insurance, everything. The only thing I am not looking forward to is the awkward conversation with my current manager that I will be ending my contract early at the busiest time of year for the company with the required two weeks notice.

    All of this because a recruiter messaged me out of blue on LinkedIn because he liked my profile. This was a surprise because usually the only messages I get are from sketchy telemarketing companies.
    Give your notice. Maybe your current company will make you a better offer to be a real employee instead of an exploited intern.

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    Re: Got my first permanent salaried job

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    It's an employee's job market right now with unemployment at 3.6%.
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    Re: Got my first permanent salaried job

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    On Friday I got a job offer for a permanent salaried position for a company I really wanted to work for and I didn't even actually apply for it. I graduated 6 months ago but all I found was an internship which I started last month but now I have this job offer. Comes with a really good salary (my rent will only be 18% of my income), vacation, health insurance, everything. The only thing I am not looking forward to is the awkward conversation with my current manager that I will be ending my contract early at the busiest time of year for the company with the required two weeks notice.

    All of this because a recruiter messaged me out of blue on LinkedIn because he liked my profile. This was a surprise because usually the only messages I get are from sketchy telemarketing companies.
    Fantastic, Carjosse. I am glad you were able to find a job that allows you to stay in your home province.
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    Re: Got my first permanent salaried job

    NEVER EVER accept a counter-offer. You'll be considered disloyal and damaged goods. You'll only be kept around long enough to train your replacement.

    Why You Should Never Accept A Counter Offer When You Resign

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    Give your notice. Maybe your current company will make you a better offer to be a real employee instead of an exploited intern.
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    Re: Got my first permanent salaried job

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Congrats!

    Be mindful that many positions require pre-employment physicals, which you should be certain to get out of the way before giving your final notice & acceptance of the new job. And many or most of these include drug testing. Stay away from pot for at least 2-3 months before the physical. Also, be mindful of the fact that sometimes these drug tests involve testing your hair for past drug use, which could lengthen the abstinence period unless you get your body completely shaved before. This in itself may raise questions. But good luck!

    Many companies calculate their annual vacation calendars based on the calendar year, and many companies require you to begin your employment by the first of January. Since no one will advise you, check into this. I changed jobs once & lost 2 weeks vacation pay because of this.
    That is all illegal for an employer to do that here. Also marijuana is legal, they cannot take action against you for using it in your free time, not that I use it anyways.

    What kind of companies are you working for that would require all that?
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    Re: Got my first permanent salaried job

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    NEVER EVER accept a counter-offer. You'll be considered disloyal and damaged goods. You'll only be kept around long enough to train your replacement.

    Why You Should Never Accept A Counter Offer When You Resign
    I did and got a big fat raise.

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    Re: Got my first permanent salaried job

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    The only thing I am not looking forward to is the awkward conversation with my current manager that I will be ending my contract early at the busiest time of year for the company with the required two weeks notice.
    Why awkward?
    The company could have KEPT you if they wanted to badly enough. Their stupidity, their loss, **** em.
    No, seriously.... **** THEM.
    And that's how you should look at it.
    Yes, it's a sucky thing to do to your team but in reality that team was led by someone too stupid to keep the likes of you permanently.
    So, there's no awkwardness except on your boss' part, because it is your boss who should feel awkward for not inducing you to stick around.

    Of course, I don't even know if that was really a job you wanted to stick with but no matter, the point is still the same, namely you are doing the right thing, pursuing a better opportunity. In reality your boss can choose to be upset AND happy for YOU at the same time if they want to be, but you should not feel the least bit awkward...at all, EVER...about leaving for a better job.
    And your boss should write you a letter of recommendation even IF you ARE leaving without notice.

    Like I said: **** 'em and feed 'em fish heads.

    Congratulations to you and I hope you make a killing out there.
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    Re: Got my first permanent salaried job

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    It's an employee's job market right now with unemployment at 3.6%.

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    Re: Got my first permanent salaried job

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    That is all illegal for an employer to do that here. Also marijuana is legal, they cannot take action against you for using it in your free time, not that I use it anyways.

    What kind of companies are you working for that would require all that?
    If I am not mistaken, they cannot hold pot use against you in California unless you're intoxicated on the job.
    In some states however, like Texas, it's curtains for you if pot shows up in the test.
    Quote Originally Posted by theliquidguy
    Thats all fine and good,
    BUT THE BOTTOM LINE: POLITICAL BIAS WAS NOT A FACTOR.

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    Re: Got my first permanent salaried job

    US companies try to push for things like that. It's best to push back. One of my favorite HR lines that caused me to lose interest in the employer: "YOUR retirement plan contributions vest immediately!" They were trying to sidestep that the employer match takes three years to vest. Are any candidates actually that stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    That is all illegal for an employer to do that here. Also marijuana is legal, they cannot take action against you for using it in your free time, not that I use it anyways.

    What kind of companies are you working for that would require all that?
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