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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. :)
 

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.
 

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

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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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