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    Help! What would you do regarding new job?

    Hi all,

    After some advice really,

    I am currently employed full time and like my job however things have come a bit tight with money so I asked for a rise 2 months and was told there was no money available for a rise at the moment.

    Last week I noticed a new job similar to what I do now for more money on the net so sent in my CV and they are phoning to schedule an interview with me sometime today.

    Now I'm ina predicament coz ideally I'd stay in my current job but with more money. Do I tell my boss my problem today or will he be annoyed I've applyed for a new job. Or do I go to interview and book day off work and not tell boss.

    I really am stuck!

    Any advice please!!!!

    17 Comments

    Your potential new employer may take up your references...

    I would only make it an issue if you actually get the new job.

    Banned

    Tough one g/f had similar predicament but told her boss and she ended up having a car allowance authorised and back dated, I guess it depends on the relationship you have with your employer, and how good of an employee your are

    Go to the interview............if you get offered the job then go back to your boss and tell him you've been offered more money elsewhere and if there is anything he can do. If not, change job.

    Original Poster

    I know I'm really in catch 22, I don't want my employer to think I'm threatening them with leaving but in reality perhaps this is what I'm doing

    Original Poster

    the funny thing is my boss goes on holiday on Friday for 2 weeks and I could be gone before he gets back, there is his dad (owner of business) but didn't really want to talk to him

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    dave_lunt2;5493954

    the funny thing is my boss goes on holiday on Friday for 2 weeks and I … the funny thing is my boss goes on holiday on Friday for 2 weeks and I could be gone before he gets back, there is his dad (owner of business) but didn't really want to talk to him



    Makes it even worse, should have enough time to wait for him to come back

    Syzable;5493946

    Go to the interview............if you get offered the job then go back to … Go to the interview............if you get offered the job then go back to your boss and tell him you've been offered more money elsewhere and if there is anything he can do. If not, change job.



    +1 on this. Say nothing to your existing boss about the new job until you've actually been offered it! Oh and throw a sickie on the interview day. :thumbsup:

    Banned

    all depends if you are any good at your job

    Everyones goal in life is to make money to provide for themselves and/or their families. Believe me, your boss thinks like this. You have to do what's best for you. When an opportunity arises, you have to take it. Go to the interview, do your best, and common sense will prevail. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    csiman;5493977

    all depends if you are any good at your job



    well I think I'm pretty good at my job, plus I'm the only person that does it and understands how the company runs, family run and very political. I think they'd find it difficult to replace me coz I sort of do 2 jobs in one and not sure if somebody else would be able to put up with wot I do

    wait until you get the new job before doing anything.....telling your boss on advance is a dangerous game to play

    Original Poster

    I think the consensus on here is to wait, so I'm gonna let it play out and seet what happens with the interview. At the end of the day I've got to look after myself

    depends on where he's holidaying, southend=be kind. south of france=shaft im

    Wait, see if they offer you the position, if they do, speak to your boss and tell him the truth, that you would prefer to stay but the money is a problem. There is NO loyalty in business. if push came to shove they prob wouldnt lose as wmuch sleep as you if they had to make you redundant. harsh but true. they are out to make money. and so are you. (although I can understand that job satisfaction has a major role to play). Chances are, you will like the new place as much?

    We had somebody go to an interview and phone in sick. When they called (the same day) for a reference the potential employer was surprised to learn that they'd called in sick. Don't do this.

    Book holiday...

    Too hard to answer without knowing more about your job and the money involved as well as your relationships and enjoyment of your job... I'd go to the interview - you'll probably get a better offer then you can choose

    I wouldn't tell anyone, book a holiday and go to the interview. If you do get offered the job, go to your boss and explain the situation to him, i.e. you'd like to stay but you simply need the money, times are tough etc. The fact that you've already asked for a rise should show that it's not another job/employer you're looking for, simply more money. Chances are he'll understand your predicament, and if he can offer more money, great, if not then you've tried and you just accept the new job...

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    civms47;5494402

    I wouldn't tell anyone, book a holiday and go to the interview. If you … I wouldn't tell anyone, book a holiday and go to the interview. If you do get offered the job, go to your boss and explain the situation to him, i.e. you'd like to stay but you simply need the money, times are tough etc. The fact that you've already asked for a rise should show that it's not another job/employer you're looking for, simply more money. Chances are he'll understand your predicament, and if he can offer more money, great, if not then you've tried and you just accept the new job...



    thanks for your help everyone, this is the plan of action that I'm going for. Just hope they'll let me have time off at short notice!
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