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Was laid off in April and just got an offer for 25% more than i was making but for a role that I am not too excited about. Times are tough and i do need to get income. How bad is it to accept but continue with the rounds of interviews I started for roles I am more excited about?

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Follow the money 💰

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Take it OP please

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I think I’ll take it for now and continue to interview

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At least 3/4 months until the economy is better (hopefully) and you can jump ship to something better. Unless, you have enough in your bank and you’re fine

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It will probably be about 2 months until I receive an offer for other roles. There are a lot more interviews that still need to take place

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Just take the job and cross the other bridge when you get there Companies don’t have feelings

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Life is too precious to suffer in roles you have no heart in. Q: what’s the upside of this role? Be careful before you write it down.

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Ultimately you are in the best position to make this decision. IMO, I’d take the offer and keep looking. It’s tough to find opportunities in general now and even tougher if you’ll be picking up new skill sets on the job, given the amount of talent that is in the market.

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Money is king

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Take the job as insurance and keep looking. There is no loyalty in business, companies won’t show you any so they aren’t owed it in return

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Accept-then-reneg burns every bridge with the company, possibly including your referral/recruiter. Can you not move up interviews, or push out the decision deadline?

Take it. I did the same, about to resign my current job which I’ve been doing for 2 months

Take it.

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