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Having heard nothing from Rabobank on either Friday or Monday, I assumed they weren't interested. But as their failure to communicate their decision on the agreed date kept preying on my mind, I couldn't resist the urge to get in touch and ask what's what. Turns out they had tried to contact me yesterday -- to try and set up a date to discuss the terms and conditions of my future employment.

Hmm. I suppose it can't hurt to find out exactly what they're willing to offer me in terms of salary and the like...

Still not sure I want this job. On the plus side, it's a steady job, with a reputable bank, close to home. On the minus side, the position itself isn't very challenging. I don't know how long I'll be able to stick it out.

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dalmeny
Jul. 27th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
Er, provisional congratulations?
gamiila
Jul. 27th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
enigmaticblues
Jul. 27th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Well, you can always stick it out for a year or two, if the salary and benefits are good enough, then either apply for something else, or for a transition within the company. Maybe it's just a steppingstone to something better?
gamiila
Jul. 27th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Those are exactly the kind of thoughts running through my head at the moment. I'll postpone my decision until I've heard their offer.
anonypooh
Jul. 27th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
oooooh congrats! The plus side list doesn't look half so bad if the salary matches up to acceptable!

Hope you continue to be pleasantly surprised!

gamiila
Jul. 27th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
If they can match my net income from my last job, I'll take it and grit my teeth against the boredom ;-)
bogwitch
Jul. 27th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
I was going to say that might have been what was happening, but I thought better of it. Usually if you haven't got it, they let you know fairly quickly (except for the time I waited and waited and then only found I didn't get it because I was in the agency at the time they offered it to someone else).
gamiila
Jul. 27th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
So that's how it works in England, then? In my experience, here in The Netherlands, they'll notify the successful applicant first and then wait till around 5 o'clock on a Friday to wreck the unsuccessful one's weekend most thoroughly ;-)
deborahw37
Jul. 27th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Take the job! It's easier to find a job from a job.

Congratulations
gamiila
Jul. 27th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
There is that, of course...
__kali__
Jul. 27th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. And even if you do take it you don't have to stay there for the rest of your working days.
gamiila
Jul. 27th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
I know; it's just that I've made so many bad choices re: my career and what companies to have it with over the years, I'm worried about making another.
suze2000
Jul. 28th, 2010 11:55 am (UTC)
It's great you have an offer, but I'm stopping short of advice.

No I'm not, I think you should take it if the money's up to snuff, because it's a wage, and there's no commute, and you can look for something better (even within the same company) with the cushion of not being on benefits (I'm assuming your dole is not anywhere near what you are used to earning).

Congratulations!
gamiila
Jul. 28th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
(I'm assuming your dole is not anywhere near what you are used to earning).

Your assumption is correct.

I hate that in the end, it all has to come down to money. I'm not worried about the secondary terms, as Rabobank has been awarded Best Employer of the Year-status for the second year in a row; but I don't want to have to take another paycut (as I did when I signed with CAD: I earned less in gross salary than I did at hp, but the secondary terms of employment were so good they more than made up for the shortfall; e.g., a premium-free pension). This job offers less hours (36 a week instead of your normal 40), so I expect some sacrifice will have to be made there already.
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