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Seriously, stay where you are. It sounds like a really bad idea to move. It would be far easier on both of you for him to find a different job where you are than to pick up and move your entire lives for no gain.

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Well the thing is, he legitimately enjoys his job. He really loves it. Probably can't find another that he'd like as much (although he wouldn't have trouble finding another job). Plus, if he moves with the company, although I did recently find out that he wouldn't get a raise right away, he'd eventually be co-owner of the company. He'd basically gradually work his way up to more and more responsibilities and a higher and higher salary.

Plus, living somewhere closer to a metropolitan area, and on an island where there's beach real estate, I would have a lot more career potential. Sometimes I read or watch instruction things for new agents and they'll say things like "this agent started doing this technique and earned $___,___ in her first year!!!!" And I'm over here thinking...that's more than the yearly income of every agent in my town COMBINED. There's only so much potential here, and it's not a lot. Although it would be tough to be a new agent in a new town, I know I could do it and I would have a lot more potential in my career.

Also, I like the beach. Also, Jeremiah is a human furnace so he doesn't get along well with the weather here, where a considerable amount of the summer is spent around 100 degrees. Over there it would be a marine climate that would be much more comfortable.

There are perks. But I'm frustrated with his bosses (and he is too) because I don't think they're being fair to him/incentivizing him enough to do this, cause you guys ARE right - it is a HUGE MOVE and even though there are perks they really don't seem to realize that it's not as easy for him as for them - his boss was like "it's no big deal, just do it." and he was like "um, NO. you don't get it. it's no big deal for YOU, cause your whole family is going too and there is something there for you" (and not to mention this guy makes a bunch more than jeremiah, which already pisses me off.)

Meanwhile, in reference to the potential new job for me - when I told jeremiah about it and mentioned that it would be steady full-time pay with benefits, he said "what are you waiting for??" and it makes me think maybe I really should pursue that job,even though it would break my heart to leave this office. He told me about how his favorite place to work was a friend's shop that he was at for a while but they never paid him and it ran down his savings account...well, tell me about it. I have no savings and am working 2 EXTRA jobs to support this one.

Still haven't gotten a reply since I emailed my resume in, though.
But I'm just impatient. I only just did that yesterday.

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I guess I would have trouble trusting his boss at this point. I mean, at first he was going to get a raise... Now he wouldn't. The boss says he could eventually be co-owner, but will he change his mind? The boss owns the company right? If so, then of course he makes more money. He has all the risk as a business owner.

As far as your new job goes, I would say there's no harm in pursuing it and interviewing. That's what interviews are for, to learn more about the position and the company. :)

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Well this guy that I'm talking about who I could think of lots of mean names for right now is his boss, but he's the owner's son. So basically, there are three people working at the business - Jeremiah, Boss, and Owner. Boss is a ******* but he is good at his job which is basically the managerial side of things - accounting, shipping, etc. He thinks he knows everything about everything and talks out of his *** sometimes which is probably why there are such misunderstandings about raise or no raise, etc. That being said, he and Jeremiah are good friends AND OWNER, the ultimate decider of all things important, absolutely adores Jeremiah. And so although, like in any situation where the word "eventually" is brought into play, there is a level of trust involved. It's not that I don't trust owner to make these things happen, though. But I Just thought there would be some sort of immediate "good faith" payoff or something - ya know? Even if he's still going to end up as a partner down the line, I think he deserves at least a little SOMETHING right now for moving across the state for the company. And they really do want him to come with, so you'd think they'd WANT to give him some incentive.

OH! Also. I think I decided I might need to sell my jeep and get a better work/commuter car. :( I love my jeep, but not for driving tons of miles every day. It's dirty and a gas guzzler and a two door and I need something different. I still owe my grandparents half the purchase price that they loaned me but if I sold it I could afford to pay that off AND still afford a car that a friend is selling that would be a decent upgrade.

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I would get a signed contract stating that he would get such and such for moving with the company if he moves and stays for a year or something. Then it wouldn't be based on he said, she said.

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Definitely - this whole time, I've been saying that if he decides to do this he needs to get something in writing stating exactly what he'll be getting. Not cause I necessarily don't trust them, especially cause even if Joe is a dork his dad is trustworthy - but in a company this small, things can fall through the cracks and you can't have that happen with something like this.

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I skipped on the save the dates. I opted for phone calls and texts for out of state family and friends. As long as you are sending out invitations a while before hand, you should be fine. I sent mine out in July and our wedding is in October. Long enough for friends/family to ask off work to travel and stuff.

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Please pray for my Papaw. His cancer is back on his lungs.. But he is so sick with something in his colon / intestines or stomach(tests keep showing nothing is wrong with his stomach) and weak that he can't do treatments right now. He weighs 110. He's always been a big eater and this morning he couldn't even eat half a scrambled egg. Seeing him suffer like this is horrible. His doctor is supposed to refer him to a specialist Monday, and I'm praying they get him in fast. I don't know how much longer he can stand this.

And there are a couple of other things that need to be prayed for, but I'd rather not post about that on here.

Thanks in advance for the prayers!

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So.

I have an update.

We are moving back to Texas!!!

*squeals*

:yay::yahoo::yay:

No official paperwork yet, so I have not really revealed this on other social media... but I feel that since my house is 75% packed away that I can come on here and share my excitement.

There is some negativity surrounding my move. Probably because I requested a "demotion" at work. But my husband<-weird was offered an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G opportunity and I am going back into my field of passion which is Food Safety.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO I am HAPPY like you could not believe.

And I have promised myself a pony for my birthday.

That is all.

Adios!

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Praying for you all Hilary! Please text me if you need anything!

I get married in less than 3 weeks and it's so surreal. I'm kinda freaking out because I never wanted to get married and now I am. :twitch:

Noah and I BOTH got new jobs and we both start the monday after we return from our honeymoon, plus our house still isn't finished and we have to find time to move in. I'm stressing.

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Alright... I'm freaking out a little. I have a job offer that is MUCH closer to home. I would go from driving 45 miles one way and an hour and a half in the car each way... To 17 miles and like 25 mins of driving with no stop/go traffic. The base salary is a little more, but the bonus structure is different. So initially, it would feel like less money, but annually it would be about the same if not a little more. Also, there's more growth opportunities at this new company and it's more along the line of what I went to school for. I'm just nervous. A new career in a new industry is exciting, but also kind of scary. I think I just need to suck it up and go for it. The company even came back because initially the offer was too low and they had said it was the final offer, so I had to walk away. However, they had a meeting to discuss my background/experience and potential in the company so they called me up and made me a new offer. I feel like they really believe in me and want me to join the team, which is a good feeling when considering a new company. Also, I've been really frustrated in my current role, so I guess I don't really know what's holding me back besides stepping out into the unknown, ya know?

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Bridget, I know the feeling. Even though it is out of your comfort zone - it sounds as though it would be good for you to try. It is geared more towards what you went to school for. It will save you money in the long run from not having to travel the extra distance, and will give you two hours more almost daily. I know we all get used to a job we have been at for a long time so it is "scary" to agree to a new one. But, sometimes we have to do that jump. It's the only way to advance in the future. If this job has advancement opportunities, that's even better. Always look at the big picture. I think the new one has a lot of pros to it. Best of luck!

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Thank you! I did decide to make the jump! I feel a lot better now that I actually out in my two weeks' notice.

That's the hardest part. When you start new job? Good luck.

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I'm SO EXCITED you guys!

I just got the call that I'm being offered the job I want/need.

I don't remember if I've mentioned this here, before, but to summarize...

Real Estate is really hard to do when you have ZERO marketing budget and are working two other jobs (that you hate) to pay the bills (even though they don't cover all the bills). I just today closed my first transaction (YAY!) so I get a paycheck finally, but it's not even going to be enough to completely catch me up and dig me out of the hole I've been slowly sinking into (I've worked on several transactions that flipped - it's not like this is my first transaction, just the first I get to get paid for. Real estate is tough like that). So I'm unbelievably stressed over money and work, unable to succeed the way I want to and could if I was able to devote the time and budget to my career that it really deserves, and just generally burning the candle at both ends and burning myself out mentally and physically.

Last month a friend of mine (we met at one of my part time jobs and bonded over the fact that we both work in real estate) called me and said she had an exciting opportunity to tell me about. Her office, a brokerage in the next town over (a small town in the mountains with a lot of vacation homes/second homes/resort-y areas), is hiring. They were looking for a transaction and listing manager because they are just too busy for their current team (the owner/broker, her business partner, and my friend the marketing manager/assistant) to handle. Aside from the fact that I wouldn't actually be an agent anymore, it's a little bit of a different deal because this brokerage has a land developer and they have specific sets of property that they sell and then build upscale houses on for the clients. They occasionally take out-of-office listings (this is a newer division of the company that is developing and part of the reason they need more help) but only over $400k. So like...they do high-dollar transactions, obviously.

This is an opportunity for me to have a job in my industry but earn a full-time salary and benefits - plus I'd be getting a (albeit small) cut of each commission every time the company closed a transaction. So like...I could pay my bills. I could get my cavities filled and go to the eye doctor cause I think I need glasses. I could live comfortably. And have ONLY ONE JOB for the first time in a year. A job that sounds like something I'd enjoy the HECK out of. Which would be the first time that's happened in my entire life. (I love being a real estate agent, but not when it's slowly eating away at my soul.)

So I interviewed with the broker and interviewed again with her business partner and I've been waiting impatiently for almost two weeks and I just got the call that THEY'RE OFFERING ME THE JOB. I totally embarrassed myself by being like "YES! I accept!" and then she was like "well we should go over the terms..." and I was like...oh yeah... but oh well...although I don't know the exact salary I know it would be within the range I gave them that would allow me to pay all my bills and have a little left over (not including the commission bonuses), and I know that it will include weekend work but I don't know how much and it won't be every day of every weekend. So tomorrow I'm going to meet with her and we'll go over the conditions and then I will accept again (lol) and life will be SO MUCH GOOD.

This also means I can start car shopping - I was waiting til I found out about the job to do that, because I don't think I'll be driving clients around in this job so a 4-door isn't as important AND if I"m commuting 50 miles round trip into the mountains each day the top priority becomes gas mileage and possibly 4WD (or borrow J's jeep during winter weather).

And this means I can stop hating my life so much. And it means I can PUT IN MY 2 WEEKS NOTICE AT THESE STUPID STUPID SIDE JOBS. omg. You guys don't even know how good that sounds.

Ramble over. I'm just so thrilled. gah.

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Oh, but I forgot the one major downside...

Now I have to "break up" with my office (so to speak).

I love them, though! Especially our admin...she's amazing. And I really don't want to do this. And I hope we still stay in touch. Cause this is going to make me really sad.

And my boss is really cool too. And also scares me a little...so I'm afraid he's gonna try to talk me out of it or not like me because of it or something like that.

Bleh.

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Congrats, very exciting!!

I start my new gig on the 13th :) I'm just finishing out my two weeks right now and it has reminded me of why I chose to make a move and made me feel much better about it. Haha I did get a hire yesterday, so they can't say I didn't work hard through the end! ;-)

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So, I didn't want another horse.. But I've stumbled across this yearling that could pass for a CLONE of Jet. I can't stop thinking about him. He's a little more than i ever thought i would pay (for a yearling) butttt I feel like if I'm this obsessed, there's a reason for it..

Or I'm just legit becoming crazy dog/horse lady. That's okay, too, I guess...

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Congrats, very exciting!!

I start my new gig on the 13th :) I'm just finishing out my two weeks right now and it has reminded me of why I chose to make a move and made me feel much better about it. Haha I did get a hire yesterday, so they can't say I didn't work hard through the end! ;-)

Congrats to you!! I totally know what you're going for and even though it's been a long couple of weeks for me I'm glad I've been having such a tough time with my other jobs, cause it made it SO easy to make this decision. I know I'm doing the right thing and I can't wait to put in my notice at the side jobs. It will feel so good to work just ONE job for once...and get paid to do it, too...gah!

Good luck with your new gig :) Hopefully for both of us they both turn out to be everything we hope! (I always have a glimmer of fear when I start a new job that it will turn out awful. Possibly because I've been burned so many times before with jobs I thought I'd love. Meh. I'm pretty confident about this one, though.)

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