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I'm passing on the 2nd p/t job

April 17th, 2017 at 04:48 pm

I had my scheduled 2nd phone interview regarding that part-time proposal writer job. This job has all the trapping of a full-time job without the pay or benefits.

There are various regularly scheduled weekly calls, training in Denver and mandatory attendance at the national sales conference each year and yes, that 10-2 pm daily availability even though I wouldn't be paid for that.

I think it would be very difficult to do this AND my current p/t job as the learning curve for this new position would be fairly intense. It amazes me they plan on paying just $15-20 an hour.

I was honest with her about my concerns regarding time and travel, so I doubt she'll call me back. She said she would know by week's end who she'd be calling back for a 3rd meeting with the other proposal writers.

Given that these p/t jobs are not my ultimate destination and I still need a perm job with health insurance, I don't want to get entangled in another commitment. Much easier to work on increasing my billable hours at my current job which has unlimited work and I'm getting fairly good at doing it. I had applied for it hoping the pay would be better than what I'm doing now and when I learned in the first interview that it would not be, I just decided to keep mum and see where it would lead. Now I know: a dead end.

3 Responses to “I'm passing on the 2nd p/t job”

  1. Dido Says:

    At least you are clear about your decision and rationale!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    That 4-hour-per-day unpaid commitment is BS. Glad you have something to fall back on and aren't desperate enough to pursue this bad job.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I agree it sounds like they expect way too much for what they are offering.

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