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Need help deciding between two job offers

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by LaidoffRPh, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. LaidoffRPh

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    Hey everyone,

    So last month, I was laid off by one of the big three chains after our store hours got cut. I now have two job offers and need some help making a decision.

    Job 1: Temp-to-hire (3 month) position for a call center (belonging to another one of the big three) doing adherence calls and the like. Monday-Friday mid-shift hours, no weekends or major holidays, 30 minute break and flexible time off. NO BENEFITS.

    Job 2: Float-to-staff at the third big chain. Work every other weekend, 13/14-hour days, you know the drill. Even though I've already been an rph for the first chain, my vacation time would start at nothing. But I would get benefits.

    Both jobs pay about the same and are the same distance from my home. If it matters, the first job is through a recruiting company, so I'd be their "employee."

    Please advise. :)
     
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  3. bacillus1

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    Would you get benefits after the first 3 months? If so, the first one doesn't sound too bad. Otherwise I would go with the 2nd one.
     
  4. BMBiology

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    Right now you should be looking for stability. Forget about pay. Forget about benefits.

    What is the point of pay and benefits when you get laid off? Stability.
     
  5. farmadiazepine

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    BM said it best. Pick a job with stability. Pick the job with good benefits and where you don't have to worry about losing your job for any reason.
     
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  6. msweph

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    Jon #1 would be nice if you could be hired after 90 days... Its a risk tho
     
  7. BF7

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    Depending on the job market near your home, I'd chose the job with the best work environment. If it's a tight job market, then stability should rank as priority #1
     

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