Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Antiwork

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Originally posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    it's nice to be wanted....but I don't know if I can take a substantial pay cut for the unknown.

    Got a job offer. *yeah* half the commute but $12k less. likely closer to 40 hr weeks than 50 hr weeks, but a complete unknown. the interview all I saw was a conference room. No idea what this manufacturing facility looks like.

    Decisions are hard. I don't like making them.
    If it makes you feel better, my new job includes a 50% pay cut and I couldn't be happier with it. I was well compensated so even with this new salary I'm doing absolutely fine. I'll still be fully remote, and only need to go into an office every few weeks.... which is 2.7 miles away.


    My situation is not your situation and I don't mean to impose my needs on you, but all the same, the totality of the package/job is what's important.


    Good luck to you!
    I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

    Comment


    • Also, congrats Kep! Those poor, poor folks...
      I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

      Comment


      • Lots of interesting things occurring at my place of employment. In late February, we got a new CEO. The previous guy had been the CEO of the company since the beginning and was there through the merger (when ownership also went from one guy owning to a 50/50 split between him and a new investor). Apparently, the new half owner wasn't liking the direction of things and wanted the change. They let him go and replaced him with the CEO of a "step-sister" company if you will. If that is not clear, Company A was originally owned by person X. Company B was owned by family Y. Family Y and Person X then bought the company I was with, Company C, merging it with Company A, under the name of Company A, and splitting ownership 50/50. The new CEO was, and still is, the original founder and CEO of company B before Family Y bought into it. So now he is CEO of both currently. Company B is considerably smaller and is actually a customer of Company A. I do not know if we will step away as CEO of company B. He had been serving on the board of Company A and I discovered was pretty much THE GUY when it came to getting the rest of the board in agreement to the company wide pay raises we got late last year.

        Anyway, after they let the old CEO go, they recently let go the VP of HR, a VP of engineering, a senior VP of some kind, and two VPs on the finance/accounting side (who are staying on for a few months apparently). It caused a ripple effect as some other folks in HR are quitting in the near future as well but sticking around to transition (they have not been fired and have been told they are welcome to stay). Has had no real affect on me or my department and my boss is still around and is unlikely to be gone anytime as they promoted him from a VP position to COO last year. He and the new CEO and the ownership just felt things needed streamlined and that we were too top heavy. Not something I feel like we see a lot. In addition, much of the original leadership from Company A was from a different type of industry originally and their skills didn't necessarily translate to the actual industry we are in if you want to actually build a successful and profitable company in the long run. COO stopped by my office today to talk about it and told me some other things that the old guard types might not like but I actually totally agree with. We need to progress and get away from the way things used to be if we want to grow.

        Comment


        • Being headhunted by a competitor. I took the interview for three reasons:

          1. It sounds like it's more of a technical lead/architect role than what I currently do, and I want to see if I have the chops to pass an interview for that.

          2. I am on the fence about my current supervisor's ability to properly lead in his role.*

          3. The salary range discussed would be significant enough of a pay bump to warrant pursuing the role.

          *He is open and supportive, we have a good relationship, but needs to learn to flex his manager muscle more now that he's AVP of our entire department (he was promoted in Q4 of last year). For example, we've been trying to get me off of this long-term federal project I've been stuck on since last year, so that I have availability for projects which are more aligned to my skills and experience. He was too nice at first when talking to the account manager about doing a resource swap, which meant he got blown off, leading to an unnecessary delay. I had to politely suggest to him that he needs to be more assertive now that he leads our entire department. "You don't ask, you tell - albeit sympathetically and while offering suitable alternatives." Within two days of that exchange, we successfully cut my hours on that project in half. Basic stuff like that worries me somewhat.
          Last edited by FadeToBlack&Gold; 03-25-2024, 03:08 PM.

          Comment


          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
            I've been at my job 4 weeks:
            • Week 1 they told me my new boss was leaving in 2 weeks
            • Week 2 they named me interim at my boss' position while they did interviews
            • Week 3 they invited me to apply along with the other candidates
            • Today, day 18, they named me full-time permanent replacement for my boss
            What the hell just happened?
            You know what leftists say, damm the man.

            You da man, Kepler!
            "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

            "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

            "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

            Comment


            • Sort of off topic but I have what might be a stupid question. How does an employer actually calculate how much to withhold based on your w-4 and salary?

              I did some basic googling but the internet is awash in how to calculate your w-4 but not what happens behind the scenes.

              what's the formula here?
              Code:
              As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
              College Hockey 6       College Football 0
              BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
              Originally posted by SanTropez
              May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
              Originally posted by bigblue_dl
              I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
              Originally posted by Kepler
              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
              He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

              Comment


              • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                Sort of off topic but I have what might be a stupid question. How does an employer actually calculate how much to withhold based on your w-4 and salary?

                I did some basic googling but the internet is awash in how to calculate your w-4 but not what happens behind the scenes.

                what's the formula here?
                Back in the olden days, like the 2000s, employers had a withholding chart (within their DBs - think a step-formula) based upon amount being paid for that check and number of pay periods in a year. I would wager that their formulae are closer to the theoretical percentages owed.
                "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

                "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

                "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

                Comment


                • I figured it was something like that. We are ending up paying in this year to state and the feds even if we file joint. It's almost certainly due to my promotion in November, but I'm not totally sure.

                  I should have done a new W-4 at that point. We've gotten a refund almost every year now so I don't think it was dividends.

                  Had to adjust my 2024 W-4 anyways because we're going to file separately this upcoming year and want to make sure to withhold enough for that plus dividends.
                  Code:
                  As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                  College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                  BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                  Originally posted by SanTropez
                  May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                  Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                  I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                  Originally posted by Kepler
                  When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                  He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

                  Comment


                  • Do you not usually owe state? I don’t know anyone who gets refunds from mn. I’ve literally owed every year of my adult life even when Getting decent sized fed returns

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                      Do you not usually owe state? I don’t know anyone who gets refunds from mn. I’ve literally owed every year of my adult life even when Getting decent sized fed returns
                      Oh yeah, we always owe state. I despise it. Can't we figure out our damn withholding? Probably the republicans fault. They love giving everyone a "raise" and then complain the democrats are taxing them in April. Real pieces of ****.
                      Code:
                      As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                      College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                      BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                      Originally posted by SanTropez
                      May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                      Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                      I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                      Originally posted by Kepler
                      When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                      He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                        Do you not usually owe state? I don’t know anyone who gets refunds from mn. I’ve literally owed every year of my adult life even when Getting decent sized fed returns
                        You earn much more than I do. My wife and I have had to pay in once to MN, just around $100 that time, otherwise we are refunded about $50-400.
                        "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

                        "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

                        "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

                          You know what leftists say, damm the man.

                          You da man, Kepler!
                          Worse; I like it.
                          Cornell University
                          National Champion 1967, 1970
                          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X