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Question: Should I take the offer?
Yeah - Good career move
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« on: April 23, 2008, 01:26:44 PM »

Hey, all... first poll for me here (or even OO for that matter)

Here's the background:
I've been at my current job almost 7 months now. I work as a "Utility" person, meaning I'm one of those people that are used to fill in holes in the schedule. All three shifts, all positions, no set days off. Like this week - I've got 3 nights, a day, and 2 evening shifts. I'm not too enthusiastic about the job as it is, but it's tolerable (and a paycheck).

Now for the situation:
I've been offered the position of weekend night-shift supervisor. Both the current night supervisor and the afternoon weekend supervisor (I respect both of 'em, as co-workers and as friends) are almost begging me to take the spot. The site manager is also trying to convince me to take it as well.
No extra money is involved (not even a chance - company rules) and some extra responsibility, but I'll gain a regular schedule and set days off. Also, if I take the offer, I'll be able to add "Supervisor" to my resume, which could help me land a better job somewhere down the line.

I'm on the fence, so any input will be welcome icon_smile
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 01:30:02 PM »

Being able to have a regular schedule, plus the title in my opinion makes it a good move.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 01:34:04 PM »

Weekend Night shift?  Wow so like 5 days off?
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 01:37:26 PM »

Quote from: Austin on April 23, 2008, 01:34:04 PM

Weekend Night shift?  Wow so like 5 days off?

I wish! Roll Eyes I'd just be a regular for the 3 non-weekend days.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 01:38:15 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on April 23, 2008, 01:30:02 PM

Being able to have a regular schedule, plus the title in my opinion makes it a good move.

Agreed. Take it and add a managerial notch to your resume's belt.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 01:39:04 PM »

So really, all this does is say that on tuesday-thursday you're still on your flex (crap) schedule?
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 01:43:25 PM »

Quote from: DragonFyre on April 23, 2008, 01:39:04 PM

So really, all this does is say that on tuesday-thursday you're still on your flex (crap) schedule?
Nope - strictly nights, with (likely) Mon. & Tues. nights off.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008, 02:00:59 PM »

Trading a little extra responsibility for a stable schedule? Sounds like a winner to me as long as the schedule is good for you. How much extra responsibility are we talking about?
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2008, 02:32:19 PM »

Yeah sounds like a no brainer to me.  Take it.

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008, 03:00:46 PM »

Quote from: FTWalker on April 23, 2008, 01:26:44 PM


No extra money is involved (not even a chance - company rules) and some extra responsibility

What kind of crap company has it written in their company policy that if you take a managerial role over a normal one, you don't get paid more?
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2008, 03:25:34 PM »

Supervisor != Manager.

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2008, 03:51:08 PM »

Quote from: gellar on April 23, 2008, 03:25:34 PM

Supervisor != Manager.

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Whatever...if they are giving him more responsibility, he should be compensated is what I was trying to get at.  I know plenty of supervisors who get more money than the people they supervise.
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2008, 03:56:33 PM »

Yea, I think it is a good move.  It'll look good on your next resume.
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2008, 04:18:13 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on April 23, 2008, 03:51:08 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 23, 2008, 03:25:34 PM

Supervisor != Manager.

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Whatever...if they are giving him more responsibility, he should be compensated is what I was trying to get at.  I know plenty of supervisors who get more money than the people they supervise.

Oh I agree with the tone of the rest of your post, I was just making that clarification smile

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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008, 05:06:19 PM »

Just curious... are you on the fence about it for any other reason(s) besides the extra responsibility? 'Cause it really does sound like you should be thinking hard about that resume. A company that gives no extra money for extra responsibility doesn't sound like one you'd want to retire from.  icon_confused
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2008, 05:21:34 PM »

Well... it could lead to a better schedule and a better paying job down the line.

I think it's a no brainer.  Now you can schedule events w/o wondering if you will get called in and have to cancel.  Like visits to prostitutes and whatnot.
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2008, 06:19:32 PM »

What's your age/marital/dating situation?  I would think having a set schedule is definitely worth pursuing, unless you enjoyed/preferred the original.

Definitely a bit disappointing that no raise is involved, but I'd think after 6 months to a year they would have to do something for you.  Either way after that amount of time it will look great on the resume and serve as a stronger bargaining chip if you do decide to move on to a new job.
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2008, 06:22:59 PM »

To answer a couple of you:
Being the utility person, I already make a supervisor's rate (due to being "on-call" or whatever Roll Eyes).
The position would mean a raise for anyone else.

And no, it really isn't a company that someone would want to retire from - fairly limited advancement opportunities, somewhat inferior benefits, etc. - but as I stated before, it is a paycheck.
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2008, 08:10:47 PM »

Tell them to fuck off.

Then poop in a wastebasket.
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2008, 09:02:13 PM »

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on April 23, 2008, 08:10:47 PM

Tell them to fuck off.

Then poop in a wastebasket.

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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2008, 10:23:36 PM »

Greater responsibility should = greater pay, even a small bump.  If getting a regular schedule is worth it to you then go for it but you can always ask for a bump in pay.
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« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2008, 05:00:58 AM »

Take the position and go all Chad Vader on them.
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2008, 01:08:45 PM »

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on April 23, 2008, 08:10:47 PM

Tell them to fuck off.

Then poop in a wastebasket.

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