Can You Be Bought? and How Do You Feel about It?
Last edited 04/12/2018 - 19:20 by 1 other user
just a bit of a back story i moved to Sydney a few months ago. i found it interesting and moved down from Adelaide to be closer to my brother (well mainly his new born baby). Anyways, i was lucky enough to find a decent job 6 figures and all was good. I work in IT in Adelaide and have been very successful there and was earning almost double contracting where as this is perm. I gave the new employer my word i would stay there for at least 12 months. now for me my word means a lot. So this new company made a few offers, significantly more than what im on, almost $50k more, but i turned them down all down. Thinking back to my word, and integrity It was very hard thing to do but thought i put it to get - and i was happy. After all i am an ozbargainer at heart and Sydney is very expensive so i felt i couldnt be bought! A few days ago, they basically upped the offer and added another $100k ontop. The package is about $300,000 pa. its basically an offer i cant turn down, i realise that and im gona take it, but how do i reconcile my conscious? or is it a non issue for most people? I used to think i cant be bought but now im not sure, i have to take it , this will set me up for life quickly. Have you ever been bought off? whats your price that you coudlnt say no too?
Ok just some more info on why I feel bad.
/Brag accusers please turn away.
I was a big fish in Adelaide I was getting over $200k pa (but that was contracting). When I tried to get a job in Sydney, I found it hard, discouraging and generally unpleasant. No one would basically give me the time of day. All the recruiters didn’t know me and made me jump through hoops for non-existent jobs and when I told them what I wanted (which was ever under market) they cut me off and never heard for them or returned my phone calls or emails. These guys gave me a chance and made all this possible. See in Adelaide I had a house paid off and could have retired very soon, working for well I dono why mostly cos its expected and day time tv isn’t that great. The people at the new company were also very nice and down to earth even in the interview, they were very “Adelaidean”. But seeing house prices in Sydney and having to pay so much rent which I hadn’t factored in as much means i wouldn’t have taken it and kept searching so I made a mistake… in hindsight. I consider the opposite, what if I turn it down and stay, will I be happy will I regret it for life? I dono, I really don’t, I suspect probably.
Anyways, I guess I have my answer, the reason why we go to work is for the money, the life it provides and also the freedom we are trying to get, not because we lover it.
oh and if all this was fake id say its $600 or $800 something stupid like that.