Christopher Cashell (topher) wrote,
Christopher Cashell

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Job frustrations.

I applied for a job a few days ago, and got a call back today. I'll likely be interviewing for it in a few days. It's a job in the computer field, again, which I *really* want to get back to.

And I'm almost positive that I'll get offered the job, as I'm well (over) qualified for it, and the lady I talked to a few moments ago seemed fairly impressed. The only problem with it, is that it'd be a pay cut from what I'm making right now. Bartending with some freelance computer consulting on the side can pay surprisingly well.

If I take the job, I'll be taking an initial pay cut of about $5 an hour. After 90 days, I'd receive a $2 an hour increase in pay, so then it'll be a pay cut of $3 an hour. I won't starve or anything if I take it, but I really don't want to take a pay cut, and particularly not that big of one.

I wonder how they'd feel if I ask a lot of questions about possible job advancement, and what kind of opportunities there are beyond the job I'm applying for? I don't want to give them the impression that I'm just taking this job while I look for something else, but at the same time, I don't want to take that big of a pay cut for an extended period of time, either. If I can look forward to a reasonable possibility of advancement within 6-8 months from within the company, I'd be more than happy to take it, though.
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