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posted on September 1, 2006 at 10:42 am
i’m not going to say it’s luck coz you prob worked hard to be where you are, so i’ll say…
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:09 pm
Aww thanks 🙂 But I do think luck played a part as he called me randomly, somehow I was lucky enough for him to somehow have found out about me and called me – I STILL don’t know how he got my details! 😛
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:20 am
Wow, you’ve got some thinking to do huh!
I know what I’d be saying 🙂
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:10 pm
Yeah.. but my heart lies with eBay 🙂
posted on September 2, 2006 at 3:59 am
Yeah once you find a place you truly love, it’s hard to leave. Ebay sounds awesome!
posted on September 1, 2006 at 12:21 pm
what a decision.. ~~ build up a team.. and hire ME! i need a new job.. something different.. ><
Hee! Yeah sometimes i wonder what it’s like to have a new job too.. change is always such a hard thing to decide on
posted on September 1, 2006 at 12:49 pm
you’re amazing girlie!
go with your heart i say. 🙂
I’m flying off to sydney in a few hours time! Alright, that was really random 🙂 any recommendations on any places that I must definitely go? I’ve been to sydney but missed out on quite a bit due to rainy weather then. Definitely heading to Paddy mkt though.
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:11 pm
Oooooo! lucky duck, the weather here is perfect this week 🙂 def walk around Darling Harbour and the Opera House.. chinatown’s also pretty cool. If you want to meet up for lunch or a coffee or some shopping, drop me an email 🙂
posted on September 1, 2006 at 12:50 pm
Just remember that opportunities like these don’t come up that often. Remember that if you do leave and eBay have been happy with your performance to-date, who’s to say you can’t rejoin them down the track?
Whatever you decide, I’m sure you’ll make the right decision…you’re gut instincts are normally spot on.
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:12 pm
I know. you make a lot of sense.. it’s just so hard to make decisions about my own life! I wish sometimes things were a lot easier and I didn’t have to think 😛
posted on September 1, 2006 at 1:12 pm
Take it and hire me! I need a job! 🙂
posted on September 1, 2006 at 1:17 pm
Oh, and more seriously, I think you should go for it. Ebay sounds like a cool company to work at, but there’s not really anything too special about them in particular… right?
Besides, think of all the stuff you could do with a six-figure salary. 🙂
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:15 pm
eBay has the mega name.. to be totally honest, working in my particular field in the company makes me famous in the industry.. if I was in any other company, i wouldn’t be (certainly not well-known enough to be headhunted at this stage).. so I need eBay as well. It’s hard to decide!!
But yess………… OH THE SHOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LORD!!!!!! 😉 😉
posted on September 2, 2006 at 10:00 am
Good point. I suppose you’re not allowed/supposed to mention what the other company is, eh? 🙂
posted on September 1, 2006 at 1:44 pm
Wow, I’m jealous.
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:22 pm
Aww don’t be 🙁 I still can’t really beieve it happened, nearly dropped the phone 😛
posted on September 1, 2006 at 2:29 pm
WOW! That’s so cool! Congratulations and I hope you reach a decision that will make you happy 😀
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:23 pm
Thanks! I’ll have to think heaps about it this weekend..
posted on September 1, 2006 at 2:41 pm
You are amazing Bev. 🙂 Good luck with the decision! 🙂
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:24 pm
I hope it’ll all work out.. it’s tough making big decisions about your own life! :X
posted on September 1, 2006 at 3:14 pm
One bit of advice:I think you properly framed the issue when you spoke of “career plans”. Money is important but who’s to say that short-term = long-term. I don’t know all your options but I wouldn’t base the decision entirely on the money.
Re: Career plans
Everything about the role is probably a one-up on my present one, in terms of people management, pay, etc. But it doesn’t have the name like eBay does nor do I adore the name like I do eBay. And that actually kinda means everything to me..if that makes sense
posted on September 1, 2006 at 3:35 pm
It’s fantastic that you are good enough to be earning that sort of salary(if anything it’ll be the stepping stone to negotiating your next pay rise :D), but I guess it depends on if the job sounds like something you want to do and works with where you want to go with your life! Good luck with your decision making, I’m sure you will make the right choice 🙂
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:25 pm
The job’s about the same as my current one if not a step up because it includes building a team.. I guess that’s why they bump up the salary. But ugh, i still don’t know. I love ebay 🙂
posted on September 1, 2006 at 3:51 pm
definitely a tough decision, but as others have said i guess it depends on the long term vs short term. you probably didnt give us much info so maybe thats why this offer sounds potentially not as stable as ebay- plus you enjoy it there so much!
could you work this offer in your favour to get a raise from ebay? and would it really be much more given your bonuses?
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:26 pm
I do love eBay 🙂 Nah, but I can’t ‘pitch’ them against each other like that, I think it’s not really condoned and might really paint me in a negative light :X
posted on September 1, 2006 at 7:40 pm
Hoaaa! Congrats, Bev!
Happy thinking! Hehe…
posted on September 1, 2006 at 11:27 pm
Thanks 🙂 I’ll decide in the next couple of days I think!
posted on September 2, 2006 at 4:08 am
what a wonderful opportunity! but yea, being loyal to your company that can give you great prospects is equally hard to give up!
posted on September 2, 2006 at 8:07 am
That’s exactly it! really hard to make decisions sometimes :X
posted on September 2, 2006 at 5:14 am
Wow, that’s awesome! I’m sure you’d come up with the best decision 🙂
posted on September 2, 2006 at 8:08 am
Thanks! It’ll definitely be a close one, whichever the case 🙂
posted on September 2, 2006 at 5:39 am
hey bev, im doing headhunting myself so i kinda know how he got ya contact and number 🙂
Dun want to reveal our trade secrets but you should give yourself a pat on the back cos if headhunters do call you up, you are recognised in the industry. *thumbs up*
posted on September 2, 2006 at 8:09 am
oh cool! Ahhhh I wish you could tell me everything, hehe. I was a bit freaked as to how he knew so much about me , and even ggot my contact details in the first place! quite unexpected..
posted on September 2, 2006 at 3:55 pm
Wow, you are amazing Beverly! Congratulations! It must be a very hard decision… How much time do you have before taking a decision?
posted on September 2, 2006 at 11:12 pm
There’s no time frame, but I suppose he’ll push for me to decide asap.. so will think long and hard about it over the next few days!
posted on September 2, 2006 at 4:35 pm
this is good news! i’ve no idea how much time you’ve before giving them a reply but hey, congrats Bev! i’m going to graduate soon (cross your fingers ya) and hope i’ll be able to be as successful as you at such a young age!
posted on September 2, 2006 at 11:13 pm
I probably will within the next few days.. I dn’t like to leave people hanging either way 😛
CONGRATS in advance with your graduation!!!
posted on September 3, 2006 at 6:58 am
well done! it’s great to be wanted! you definitely know you’re doing something right for them to track you down and try poach you. Go with what makes you happy. I mean, if they’ve called now, there’ll be even more calls when you’ve got even more experience and made an even bigger name for yourself in your industry.
posted on September 3, 2006 at 9:09 am
That’s true.. it’s always savvy to bid my time as well I guess!
posted on September 3, 2006 at 10:30 am
that’s amazing ! i only got my 6 figure salary when i turned 30 ! haha
good luck sweetie !!!
posted on September 3, 2006 at 11:57 am
the extra shopping…. heh…… that’s what it’s about! 😛
posted on September 3, 2006 at 2:51 pm
oh man, i will never get my 6 figure salary if I stay in my current job. My friend got it when he was 24 or 25, so you are right on track!
Guess thinking about what-ifs can be a bummer. I’m sure you will not regret your decision whatever it is.
posted on September 3, 2006 at 9:33 pm
Your friend’s lucky! I think the other way to make 6-figures is to take on a high risk but high pay job.. like investment banking? One of my older guy cousins does it and he makes an absolute mint! So envious 😛
posted on September 6, 2006 at 3:16 pm
yeah, he’s in investment banking.
they probably might know each other since the industry is so small!
posted on September 4, 2006 at 11:29 pm
you love ebay of course you’re gonna stay. HOWEVER, this will have incredible bargaining power come time to discuss your salary and any raises.
posted on September 4, 2006 at 11:35 pm
and also, i worked for Coca-Cola and now Harlequin (Mills & Boon romance novels)…working for a ‘mega-name’ (as you put it ehehe) has a lot of goodwill value…sometimes the spark in people’s eyes and their raised eyebrow is alone worth the fact that you could be making more somewhere else.
and i totally believe it that you’re well-known and established in that industry.
and i’m sure the benefits and perks at ebay are incredibly hard to beat.
before i moved to Harlequin i worked at a smaller company and The Name was something i missed and took for granted at Coke.
posted on September 5, 2006 at 7:20 am
Mmm… Coke… 🙂 And yes, I agree that a big brand name sometimes has so much emotional value that it’s worth it 😛
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