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Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

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Being hired after interviewing for a job is flattering. Being offered a job you didn’t even apply for is even better. We all like to be validated. Being mentally rewarded for our talents and efforts, while not necessary to financial success, can be what makes or breaks job satisfaction and allows us to continue being productive employees instead of bored, apathetic seat fillers who show up for a paycheck only. As flattering as it may be to feel wanted, don’t get carried away by emotion. There are several things to consider before accepting a job offer. It’s Not All About the Money Salary is obviously an important part of any job, but taking a position solely for a pay increase is probably not a smart thing to do. Would a higher salary mean more hours or working weekends? Does it mean a longer commute? Will the raise mean you have to work with an office full of Debbie Downers? More money does not mean more happiness. Also, if you do the math, sometimes salary is not all it’s cracked up to be. We live in a county that borders New Mexico. For teachers, driving 50 miles across the state line ...

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