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Jennifer Wehrend
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Were you offered the job?
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I am in a similar situation and my advice is hold tight until you know you have the other role in the bag.
Pearl Wong
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the public sector uses standard pay scales. these are not negotiable. simply be gracious and say that you were offered a dream job and move on. Telling the truth has no merit. Your boss isn't interested in your truth. you have wasted her time .
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Lexi Wilson
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This has happened to me in the last few career changes - I took a job that didn’t suit my strengths simply because the hours worked for me, but the pay and commute were terrible. When I was offered a better paying job that utilized my skills but was still a terrible commute, I took it after having been at the previous place for only two months. I was then at the second job for only 4-5 months before I was offered my dream job with better pay, utilizing my skills and my passion, and a 0.9 mile commute. I took it and immediately told my boss - she wasn’t thrilled, but she understood. Now I’ve been offered another position doing what I love somewhere else, but my current company takes such good care of me that I’m not going anywhere. Do what works best for you!
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Get the job first. At this point, all you have is an interview. If and when you're offered the job, don't give notice until your background check clears. Then, when you talk to your boss, you tell them, "An opportunity I couldn't refuse was presented to me and I've decided to take it. Thank you for the opportunity here; I've enjoyed my time here. My last day will be _____________."
Rosa Goes
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With offer in hand, the last sentence from your post says it all..."tell the truth". It's a job you applied for prior to current job and they made you an offer you can't refuse. Good luck!
Audrey Kirsch
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Public sector jobs often come with great health and retirement benefits. When a position opens up, they tend to promote from within. And, unless you make some horrible error, it’s hard to lose your job. Job security counts especially when you enjoy the work and those you work with. If the new job will provide all that with the addition of more money you can’t pass it up.
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I didn't read in your post you were offered the job. If so, congratulations! Make sure you get the offer in writing before telling your current boss anything.
Stacey Edwards Nolen
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I lost my job after nearly 23 years due to downsizing. Quickly found another in what would have been a lateral move for nearly the same pay but further away. I told that employer that I believe in long term employment and would not be looking elsewhere. However, I was recruited after only five weeks for a supervisory position with the former rate of pay and back to my previous travel time. While it was a very difficult conversation to have, I was honest and left after only eight weeks there. Now I’ve been at the “new job” four years and have more career growth than I ever could imagine. Take the job if it works for you and never look back.