Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Head hunted - new job!



 

I have a new job!  Just today I accepted a new position with different a law firm.  I feel so overwhelmed and strange.  

I was not looking for a new job, I had resigned myself to the thought that I would just work at my current law firm until the firm shut its doors.  I was unhappy, but comfortable.  Then, last Thursday, I was contacted by a former co-worker.  She sent me a text just asking if I was available and I was.  She called and strongly advised that I meet (virtually) with her and the managing attorney. To be honest, I was somewhat resistant to the idea of an interview or changing firms.  Then suddenly, my mind changed and I said..."why not?" I agreed to set up a virtual interview for today. 

I was pretty nervous about the interview.  I don't know why.  I have a job and I am comfortable, if I did not get the job it just didn't matter. I make $90,000 a year and closer to $95,000 when I receive a bonus. Sooooo....I decided that I wanted a $125,000 offer if I went with the firm.  That was a $35,000 increase over my current salary.  However, I knew I would take anything over $110,000.  

I attended the virtual interview and it went well. I felt very comfortable.  When asked I told them I was looking for a salary in the $120,000s.  About 20 minutes later my former co-worker called me and told me they would offer me a shareholder position for $128,000 a year. That does not include year end or quarterly bonuses.

I still feel stunned and shocked.  I still am.  

My bosses will be angry when I let them know I am leaving and they will be angry to know I was head hunted by a former employee. (The former co-worker also head hunted a staff person from the South/Central Florida office). I hate that I will hurt their feelings, but I cannot turn down a $38,000 a year salary increase.  

I am equal parts excited and worried. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

10 comments:

  1. Wow! Good for you for taking the leap! You've put up with some BS at your current job for quite awhile. Sorry, that's how it seems. Congrats on the huge raise!!

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    1. Thank you! I definitely have put up with SO much BS and crazy!

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  2. That is great news! Congratulations! I know you've complained about your workplace here, so I hope this new one is a more positive environment. Happy New Year!

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  3. Be prepared for your current firm to counteroffer with a higher salary to retain you. That's generally how this works. But congratulations on your soon-to-be escape from law firm hell. ;-)

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    1. I know, but there is no way they can compete with the new firm. Also, my former coworker made sure to give me a great compensation package because she wanted to make sure they could not compete. Thank you!!!

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  4. Huge congrats! That is awesome. Congrats.

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  5. Congratulations! thats a great payrise

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