Yesterday I got my first real job offer. I have 2 weeks to consider it. It would drag me out to upstate New York. It takes a little pressure off my shoulders knowing that I have something, and that my life will be decided within the next 2 weeks, but the offer wasn't good enough for me to feel like it solved everything.
Here's some math, without getting specific, because it's rude to discuss money:
I figured out beforehand that I would absolutely accept an offer of X dollars, (though it was 6.5% below what an ideal offer would be, according to my brain).
I also told myself that I would seriously consider anything within 3% of the acceptable offer.
The offer was within 5%. So, you see, it's not so low that I should flat-out refuse, but it's not where I saw myself accepting. Everything else about the job seems right, it's just a money game.
Still actively looking for jobs. Even if I accept this first offer, I'll be in the Bay Area for a few months while my new security clearance gets processed.
I'm pretty disappointed about my Bears. It's also discouraging that I can't, in good conscience, root for the Steelers in the Super Bowl. So, for a few hours of one day only, only to support the NFC North, I'll root for the (Fudge) Packers. I continue to add things to storage and unpack things at Annie's. Maybe I'll be less anxious in a day or so. Just baked some blueberry muffins.
"... has some life decisions that [I] need to make..." (HR person of offering company),