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Old 12-12-2013, 03:06 PM   #101
diyana
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Need some advice my friends:

The job I really wanted has morphed into a 4-month contract to hire with no benefits. The company wants to see how the new person fits in a role before bringing them on full-time. The hourly rate is really good (to compensate for no benefits or PTO), and if I do a good job and if the role/job qualifications they need don't change over the four month period, they'd hire me as a permanent employee. And this position is roughly a 15 minute commute.

OR

I have been offered a long-term (5-year) contract position assigned to a Federal Government department located in San Francisco. Really good pay, and it offers time off and benefits, and it's fairly stable since it's such a long-term contract, but the commute would be roughly 90 minutes each way taking high speed rail (BART) for most of the commute.


And I've been in the job market a lot lately, so I'm a bit jaded. I know that you just can't believe a job is long-term, permanent or "safe". So now I'm trying to weigh both offers as having equal chances of being long-term. Then it comes down to going 4 months without benefits (but I could sign up for COBRA for not too much money) and then once the San Jose job goes permanent I would get benefits....versus a long commute. The San Jose job would be more interesting...more of a graphic design + web design + programming role in the Marketing department, versus the San Francisco federal government job is doing more content management on an intranet. Definitely something to ponder.
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