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08-06-2007, 01:16 PM
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Got headhunted today..

Seems I've been making a stirr, since a known headhunting agency in Stockholm just called me.

I got offered to get my salary raised from 25000 sek a month to 35000 sek a month, theres a catch though...
I'm working with web design/animation/programming, musicproduction, movieproduction, basically _everything_ digital, and in this new company I'd only do web programming...



I think I would regret jumping on this thing, I think I would get bored quickly... what you reckon?

Regardless, it made my day, it's like getting recognition for all the hard work I've done..


     
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08-06-2007, 02:14 PM
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Re: Got headhunted today..

well done fred ...you are a star whatever decision you make i am sure it will be right for you ...just do a pro's and con's list first


     
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08-06-2007, 02:32 PM
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Re: Got headhunted today..

Well done Emortal!

That's quite a jump in salary, certainly worth thinking about.

I agree with Gillette tho, do a pro's and cons list for both jobs, then see which one you wanna go with. I guess it will largely depend on how you feel about your current job... and if you feel great about it, whether you get enough good vibes from the new one that will make sure you are just as happy there.

Let us know what you decide - and well done again!!


     
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08-06-2007, 05:56 PM
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Re: Got headhunted today..

Well done!

I cant offer much advice but... just do what you think is right


     
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09-06-2007, 08:09 AM
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Re: Got headhunted today..

I gotta tell you something straight up.
If you have even 1% hesitation DO NOT DO IT!!! If you don't think you will love it, hold out for something you will love! You will not learn to like something! The only reason to take something you are lukewarm about is if you *hate* where you are at you want to be able to move to the place you love later on and not seem like you are a job hopper. Remember you spend 8+ hrs a day at work, don't settle for just the money!

It is always good to know that your work is appreciated so congrats!

Btw I was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden Hur ar laget?


     
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11-06-2007, 01:41 PM
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Re: Got headhunted today..

Thanks for the input everyone!

I called them back today and told them I wasn't interested.
I'd be limiting my work and I'd feel like being back in square 1 all over again, and they understood and agreed with me as well.
Thing with being a programmer _only_ is that you become a "money slave", you're always underestimated since people don't understand what you do, and you're always doing the last stuff for each deadline, which makes for long overtime hours, plus you don't get much of a say either.
In my current job I have 100% control, I work from planning stage, then design stage to the final product stage, I decide everything.
I set my own deadlines, and when I'm done with something I get a really great sense of accomplishment.
Plus the people I work with are amazing.

Anyway, this situation might help me next time we discuss salary at work


     
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11-06-2007, 03:54 PM
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Re: Got headhunted today..

well done , sounds like you definately made the right desicion


     
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12-06-2007, 04:43 AM
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congrats dude. always good to know you are in demand.


     
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12-06-2007, 02:24 PM
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I think you made the right choice too Being happy in work is important, yet many people get that privalidge. And like you said, you can mention next time pay is talked about


     
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