26 April 2011

JellyBelly Conundrum -- Advice Please!

I got a phone call from my boss at the Ministry of Ed (yes, that tough job that was mentally and physically exhausting, but was so good for making connections AND it looks amazing on a resume!).

And she offered me another job for the summer.

Three weeks. $4500. All expenses paid.

My first instinct is to say yes. That cash can go towards surgery in the US or our adoption or even our next house.

I think that it's a compliment that she called and although she said that it would be okay to say no, I don't want it to reflect badly on myself.

Last night Mr. JB and I were talking about how we were looking forward to a nice, relaxing summer. Needless to say, he's upset that I'm considering it, but he knows that jobs like this don't come along often.

So what do you think? Do I take it? Do I turn it down?

Help!

19 comments:

  1. Ugh- that is such a hard decision. It's awesome money for 3 weeks of work, but then you sacrifice time resting and relaxing. I struggle with decisions like this as you do. If you took the job, how many weeks would you have off? Keep talking and praying about it with your DH. Maybe make a pros and cons list as well. Good luck with the decision. I'll be praying for you!

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  2. $4500 for three weeks? I'd go for it. You have the rest of the summer to relax!

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  3. I'd do it, but that's me. I'd love to stash away that kind of money for something we needed to save for. The question is, would you regret it if you didn't do it? If you need to money, do it. If it really wouldn't make a significant impact in your finances, well... maybe you should relax.

    Then again, you could do it and take $500 and have a fantastic, relaxing vacation for a few days. :)

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  4. If it's only three weeks, and if it leaves you some weeks to relax, then I would do it! But that's just me...

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  5. I would take it! It's only three weeks and you have the rest of the summer off, still a whole lot of vacation time to relax!

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  6. How long is your summer break? Here in the states it's 3 months, so 3 weeks isn't the whole summer break.

    If you get more than just the 3 weeks off, I'd say take it. $$ is $$ and well, hopefully you'll have a little one soon and be able to enjoy the whole summer off. For now, as long as it's available, I'd take it!

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  7. Ditto to Leila. That's a lot of dough for three weeks.

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  8. Oh no! That IS a conundrum! Those are pre-tax dollars or post-tax? Gosh, I hate making decisions based on money, but I often do. :(

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  9. I'm with the majority. I say do it! Great pay for a short period of time!

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  10. The Ministry of Ed doesn't take taxes off (which is so weird since it's the government!), but I just finished our taxes and I had to pay back $700. So all in all I cleared $3800. Not too shabby. :)

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  11. Take the $$$ and run girl! No need to thnk twice! 3 weeks..will zip by so quickly and you will have the rest of the summer to be with your DH and relax and have fun..especially knowing that you made some extra serious cash! I see $$$$ signs!!!

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  12. Do it! At least...I would!! I'd love to get some money like that for just three weeks...you can relax the rest of the summer!

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  13. I agree with the others...it will fly by! You will happy you did it! But I would definitely make sure DH is on board before I said yes.

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  14. Your health is your wealth. Don't do anything that will jeopardize your mental and physical well being.

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  15. Is it $4500 tax free? And how long do you get off for summer break? If you only get 3 weeks off and you are going to work all through it, I say don't. Yes it is great money, and good for the resume, but I value health and wellbeing over those things, which is what the time out is for. BUT... if you have extra time than the time you will be working, then it would be very attractive, especially with possible surgery coming up...

    Decisions, decisions!

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  16. I don't know how to advise you (though I lean toward those who say to take it if it doesn't eat up your whole summer), but this is a good problem to have!

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  17. If you don't take it, can I?

    I think if you could really use the money to help you build your family somehow or another, do it. You will still have the month of August, right?

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  18. If it were me...I'd do it! But, you should definitely talk it over with your DH.

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