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Old 07-21-2017, 11:48 AM
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Default Have you ever taken a lower offer?

Have you ever had multiple offers and ended up taking a lower offer (Not the highest offer compensation wise) for reasons other than lower cost of living in the location?

What was your reason?
How did it pan out for you?
Do you regret it?
were you able to keep increasing your market value?
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:51 AM
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Have you ever had multiple offers and ended up taking a lower offer (Not the highest offer compensation wise) for reasons other than lower cost of living in the location?

What was your reason?
How did it pan out for you?
Do you regret it?
were you able to keep increasing your market value?
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:53 AM
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Have you ever had multiple offers and ended up taking a lower offer (Not the highest offer compensation wise) for reasons other than lower cost of living in the location?

What was your reason?
How did it pan out for you?
Do you regret it?
were you able to keep increasing your market value?
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Salary was above other offer within 2 years
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:58 AM
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Have you ever had multiple offers and ended up taking a lower offer (Not the highest offer compensation wise) for reasons other than lower cost of living in the location?

What was your reason?
How did it pan out for you?
Do you regret it?
were you able to keep increasing your market value?
Yes
Changed areas
Probably worked out to be the same, since benefits and time off were much better at place I accepted offer from
Yes, but not for the compensation reason
Time will tell. I like to think yes?

Money is just money, and as long as I can pay my mortgage and support my family, I'm good. Happiness and job satisfaction matter significantly to me.
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:07 PM
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Nope. Only received one offer. Mainly cause the market is saturated.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:12 PM
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What was your reason? Change of career from actuarial to something new.

How did it pan out for you? Looking good! It was a painful first year though, going from expert to newbie.

Do you regret it? The other offer was higher, and would have been a fast track to a VP type position if things had gone well. Or it could have been a disaster. I don't regret my choice, but I'm disappointed I don't get to do both.

were you able to keep increasing your market value? It's going up, but it may never match the other option. I'm cool with that.
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