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post #1 of 22 Old 10-21-2004, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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A career dilemma

I have recently decided to leave my role here at work in pursuit of other opportunities - ie: starting a small business. I have been working tirelessly over the past 6 months pulling together a business plan and resources to make it happen. I've done this during the evenings and weekends while continuing to work at my current role.

I have one of those "I am not sure what he does, but it sounds important" kind of roles. For lack of being articulate - I'm to this industry what the fluff girl is in porn movies are. I prepare relationships with fortune 500 and speculative heavily venture capital opportunities to make sure our companies play nicely together.

As I've mentioned in another thread my wife and I just bought a house in Texas. I told my executive team this week that I would be leaving after I complete the initative I'm currently heading. Their response: A $30,000 raise, promotion to head a business unit, and relocation to any of the three western locations of my choosing. Why couldn't this have come a year ago?


Oh well, at least I still have you lot of sarcastic and insensitive bastards
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Oh well, at least I still have you lot of sarcastic and insensitive bastards

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Re: A career dilemma

So are you staying?
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Re: A career dilemma

I am very seriously considering a change too.

Not to self-employed but change of industry for new challenges.

I did most of a business plan, registered a web addy and filed a ficticious just over a year ago. I ended up deciding I wanted to do other things in the corporate world first. It's a huge undertaking, but at some point I will be self-employed.



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Re: A career dilemma

So you have:

Risk, dream job, new house, new location

vs.

comfort, instant money, promotion, boredom?

Tough decision. Ultimately it probably comes down to whether to follow your dream or take the sure bet.

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
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Re: A career dilemma

Change is good. I think we all need a change from time to time.

I am working on getting out of telecom in the worst way, but its a slow process at the least
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Re: A career dilemma

I'd take the money. It's okay to skip work once in a while, but not if you own your own business....

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Re: A career dilemma

mmmm, fluffer......

In your belly one of those decisions feels more right than the other. Which one is it?

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Re: A career dilemma

That is a large raise, I suggest you reconsider. Good luck!.
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Re: A career dilemma

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So are you staying?
Going the riskier route - on my own. Ultimately I'm young enough that if it does go tits up that I can recover. Besides I'd rather make $50K a year being happy than $110K being miserable.

It's vital to my businesses success that I generate enough starting capital to ensure maximum exposure - I've decided to begin by selling lap dances here on the org. Half price to those members who have paid the sponsorship fee. (Note: promotional offer does not apply to Bacchus or the state of Florida )

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Going the riskier route - on my own. Ultimately I'm young enough that if it does go tits up that I can recover. Besides I'd rather make $50K a year being happy than $110K being miserable.
I'd rather make $110k w/less risk, I'll take risks and put my life endanger without thinking twice but when it comes to putting someone elses well being in danger (i.e. wife S.O.) I gotta say
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Re: A career dilemma

Perhaps you should take the raise and stay long enough to build up your capital first. It may give you better financial footing to start out on your own.

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Re: A career dilemma

Hmmm
1) what are the 3 locations does one work with the new house if not what about the house
2) is the new business enough different to make that much of a difference in happiness
3) does the wife also work thus reducing risk to the family should the new business not succeed or take time to ramp up


AND the obvious one what does your wife think. This is her decision as much as yours.

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Re: A career dilemma

do neither, move to San Fransico and look for Chain to show up there
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Re: A career dilemma

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Going the riskier route - on my own. Ultimately I'm young enough that if it does go tits up that I can recover. Besides I'd rather make $50K a year being happy than $110K being miserable.

It's vital to my businesses success that I generate enough starting capital to ensure maximum exposure - I've decided to begin by selling lap dances here on the org. Half price to those members who have paid the sponsorship fee. (Note: promotional offer does not apply to Bacchus or the state of Florida )

this place certainly is turning whats with all the manlove going around

if you can't convince them, confuse them.

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