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December 16th, 2010 at 06:12 am

Well the insurance group administrator offered me the accounting position for the salary I requested - $50K. Which is a huge jump from my $33K currently but when you factor in the added childcare and expenses to work outside the house - I'm about $200 in the negative in comparison. We can still make ends meet, but it's a $200/month loss compared to my current job. So I may ask my current job if I can go part-time or work on a consulting basis for the next few months to help ease the transition for them & for me.

However, childcare expenses will continue to go down as DD #3 becomes potty trained and then eventually starts school. In the meantime, this gets me into accounting and establishes a new salary baseline for me that allows me to grow.

I'm thinking very likely that I'll accept the position. I have an interview with a firm an our away tomorrow but the commute is my biggest drawback from the position. The job offer, meanwhile, is only 30 minutes away.

But anyhow, so DH and I are trying to work out the details for work and everything. I told the HR person that I would get back to her tomorrow with an answer.

I wonder if maybe I should have negotiated a higher salary since there are no options for bonuses, just annual reviews - but on the flip side, maybe once I have more experience under my belt THEN I'll be able to negotiate a salary. $50K to start as an accountant with no official accounting experience doesn't seem too bad. Plus, the benefits are better than my current company.

So it may be $200 less/month but I think this will be a good long-term move.

4 Responses to “Job Offer”

  1. Fanny Says:


  2. ThriftoRama Says:


    I get it though, about having to take a hit financially in the short term in order to meet the long term goal. I've had to do that several times.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    I should have clarified that CPAs firms pay on the LOW end of the pay scale. So I Can't help but wonder if you should have asked for more.

    BUT, prove yourself and ask for a raise later - it's all you can do. I would definitely look at it as a short term sacrifice.

    Congrats on the job!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations on the job offer!

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