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Old 12-12-2013, 03:06 PM   #101
Creating a Healthier Me
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
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Height: 5'2"


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.


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.

Say it... shout it... believe it... "I AM GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!"...then DO IT!

"You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there." ~ Edwin Louis Cole

Starting weight: 245
Lap RNY 11/19/2014: 215.5 surgery weight

My Mini Goals:
1) Consume less than 120 grams of carbs, 30 grams of sugar and 1,100 net calories (factoring in exercise) 2) Exercise 6 days per week at least 45 minutes per day
3) Follow the Bariatric surgery eating plan
4) Make the most of each moment

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