I Wish My ConcienceWouldJust Shut Up  

rm_jayR63 59F
1205 posts
7/15/2005 7:20 pm

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I Wish My ConcienceWouldJust Shut Up

I am going for a stream of conciousness here so excuse spelling and punctuation just this once.

As some of you may know, I was recently hired for my first job in a field I have studied long and hard for.

The pay is very low but
I like my supervisor and appreciate her giving me a chance to demonstrate my skills.

The job atmosphere is very relaxed,people are there because they want to be , endorphins flow freely.

I have an extensive wardrobe of athletic shoes and get to wear them everyday.

In time, when I become better known around the facility I will have the opportunity to make more money a s I get individual repeat clients.

I got a call last night from a physical therapy clinic i had applied to. Iwould be assisting patients but not as much as I would be in the gym. My pay would go from 6.50hr to ten dollars/hr. but I would have to wear regular shoes . The amount of pay I would earn would put me over the earnings cap for social security disability (1600dollars a month is still not enough for me to live on without social security didability pay.
I interviewed and think it went well as he asked me to fax references.
Now that I have had time to mull things over (I'm a slow muller) I think i will have to follow my bliss.
For now.
Because I have also had an interview with a group of orthopaedists who are builing a new facility and will have their own PT dept., nice big gym, new equipment, etc.
If it is guarenteed that I will do nothing but work with patients in a clinical manner and not office/scheduling stuff, I will probably go there.

Now, I am wondering if I should go to my supervisor and tell her about my offer (even though its not an offer yet) and maybe wrangle for a raise?
Or just leave it alone?
Either way, I have to call back the therapist I interviewed with and tell him I'm sorry I wasted his time.

All this mulling has given me a mullett.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
7/15/2005 9:20 pm

I would not mention it. You are new there. If you get an offer you like, and are prepared to take it, then lay it on the line for them and see if they will up your pay.

Then again, why not just pressure them for a raise now?

Also, never forget that old bloggers adage... Go not to the bloggers for advice. For they will say both yes and no.

Philosophy_N_Sex 49M/47F

7/15/2005 9:26 pm

I would say DO NOT SHOW YOUR HAND, if things go bad and you do not get another offer, you have planted things in your supervisors head. Would not say a word about other job interviews until you have the offer in writing. Not all supervisors retaliate, but you never know? ALso you would look "dis loyal" and ready to jump ship, when they see nothign but inventment in you.

Have tried to do the right thing before, it backfired, so I never discuss other job applications.

arribaarriba69 51M

7/16/2005 2:44 am

Jay, my advice to you is: Always follow your feelings, good or bad.

First start with the question: What would I really like to do?

Then go back and deal with this situation ..... you will know what to do ......

babsygirl 55F

7/16/2005 7:28 am

sit tight till the other offer is on the table....and then go to your boss...explain and see if they can come up salary wize..

good luck.

DirtyLilSecret61 55F

7/16/2005 7:52 am

I agree with both comments here. Keep the facts to yourself for now and open up to current employer when you have more cards to show.

I'd mention aces in the hole but that may just sound a bit too Freudian at this early hour of the morning.

Good luck with it all!


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
7/16/2005 9:38 am

i agree with all comments,kep things to your chest and follow your heart if you get offered the other jobs,as for shoes theres some nice flatties you can wear all day,good luck

I'm a

i'm here to stay

ProtonicMan 47M

7/16/2005 10:12 am

Ahhh, so that's where my mullet went! I lost mine a year ago.


ProtonicMan 47M

7/16/2005 10:16 am

jayR - You should definitely follow your bliss. Taking a new job for more money when you don't get to do what you really like to do is a mistake best left for the 20-somethings.

You are far enough into your life to understand that being happy is more important than being wealthy (or even lower middle class). Now, if you can manage to be wealthy AND happy, then I'm all for that.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/16/2005 11:15 am

Patience. Timing is everything.

[blog talldarkavg1]

spearfishhottie 51M/47F
98 posts
7/16/2005 11:33 am

Timing is indeed everything.

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/16/2005 4:39 pm

You are ALL right,
you are alright.

bella_ 47F
4030 posts
7/16/2005 8:25 pm

I wouldn't say a word...wait..wait...wait

Nubiandream004 55M

7/17/2005 12:02 am

Since you are considering asking for a raise at your current job if you get an offer from the other clinic it seems you prefer the job you have now. I concur with a couple of the comments above - go with what you love - and you seem happy where you are.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
7/17/2005 3:56 pm

The thing to remember most of all, is no-one, no company, no organization will ever take care of you as well as you can take care of you. Visualize where you wish to be one year from now, three years from now and five years from now.

Take these images and see which situation will get you to where you want to go. Remember, you will always do the best job of looking out for yourself .... no-one else will.

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/17/2005 6:20 pm

Fallic! You have nailed it!
"Take these images and see which situation will get you to where you want to go"
Excellent advice! Thank you thank you thank you

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/17/2005 6:24 pm

Fallic! You have nailed it!

"Take these images and see which situation will get you to where you want to go"

Excellent advice! Thank you thank you thank youExcellent advice! Thank you thank you thank you

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

7/21/2005 2:37 pm

follow your heart, dont ask the bloggers....

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