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July 28th, 2021 at 05:04 pm


I have a dilemma and hope you all can help. As you know I left a very toxic work environment, and was recently offered a full time position that is significantly lower, $26.44 per hour, than my previous job. Benefits are not that great. 


I was told that the company is a great place to work, but the salaries are low, as you can see. 


I recently interviewed for and received an offer for a contract job, 8 weeks at $50 per hour working remotely. It’s doing what I love but it’s contract work. I can pretty much complete the task anywhere. Job one, I’ll have to be on the office. 


Here are my options that I’m considering:

  • Keep job one at $26.44 per hour and add the contract work, if things get too complicated quit job one and work the contract job at $50 a hour. 
  • Rescind my acceptance for job one and stick with job two at $50 a hour, continuing my search for employment. 


At $26.44 per hour in eight weeks, I’d make $8,460, this is job one. At $50 a hour for eight weeks I’d make $16,000. Almost double. The contract work, has the potential to be extended and I’ll be responsible for my own taxes. What’s your thoughts? 

Job Offer

July 9th, 2021 at 11:39 am


Well I was offered a job. It’s about $5k less than I was making and way less than I wanted. I’m going to try and negotiate an additional $5k or one extra week vacation. 

It’s about 7 miles from my house, so about 15 minutes with traffic, much better than the 1.5-2 hour drive, each way. 


Benefits are okay, much better though than my last job. 


I’ve been looking for a job since January, prior to quitting and nothing. Yes it’s an employee’s market but employers are still slow to offer and very picky. 


Either way I’ll take it and keep looking until something comes along paying me what I’m looking for. 


I am waiting on another employer to make a decision. I submitted my project last week and was told I should hear something by next week, fingers crossed. I gave them the range I wanted, it’s fully remote as well. 

Check In

July 5th, 2021 at 04:36 pm

Hi all!

Hope you enjoyed your holiday. 


I wanted to do a quick check in. Last month I quit my job, well gave my resignation and my CEO terminated. It was an extremely toxic environment and I don’t regret it. 


Since quitting I’ve been trying to apply for unemployment with no luck, it has been a challenge getting on the site. Thank God I had money saved. This business of people living off unemployment and don’t want to work is a joke, because I have yet to log in or speak with anyone for over a month. 


I paid my HOA through October and my mortgage through August. I’m thinking about paying September’s mortgage  but holding off to see if I get an offer from a job I interviewed for last week. If nothing by next week I’ll go ahead and pay. 


I have an interview with a different company tomorrow, fingers crossed. 


I picked up another side hustle, about $200 a week, this will cover my basic bills (e.g. lights, water) my other gig will cover the mortgage. So all in all I don’t have to touch my savings.