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Job decision advice please? My husband has been offered a salaried position. Should he take it?

He has worked for the same company for 21 years in a good paying but very labor intensive position as a machine operator. He was asked to apply for a salaried position of first line supervisor and got the job. he has 60 days to try the job with the ability to go back to his old job within the 60 days if he chooses. He has only a couple of weeks more to make up his mind. Some of the folks in the salary ranks love it and others say the company is piling more work and taking away benefits. Some say they are fine, and others say the stress is killing them. My husband does not handle stress well and is a very methodical thinker. He knows he can do the job well, but does not like the job or the constant headaches it brings. He is experiencing anxiety and doesn't know if it's just the decision or the job. Money wise the new job is better, but we are ok with money either way because his operators job pays ok, too- new job less days but higher salary. Thanks!

Asked By: mainelife - 9/7/2007
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I am a salaried employee. This means that I get paid a 40 hr/wk. regardless of how many hours I actually work. I like it, but it is not for everyone. You are wise to seek counsel on this decision... More
Answered By: Randall W - 9/7/2007
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Take the promotion. If if does not work out, worry about that if it happens.
Answered By: regerugged - 9/7/2007
 
I am on salary and love it. The question would be if he does find out he is loosing some type of benefits from the company. That would be something to find out. As you say he does have 60 days to try it out. You have nothing to loose at this point. Have him try it out. You can make a better decision that way.
Answered By: krennao - 9/7/2007
 
Ultimately it sounds to me like the new job may be a poor fit. People who are very good at their jobs, with loads of experience (sounds like him!) may find they do not enjoy supervising others doing that job. It takes a whole different set of skills, mostly people-related, that he may not have, even though he has the... More
Answered By: Maryn Bittner - 9/7/2007
 
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