RE: Job chosing dillemma

Subject: RE: Job chosing dillemma
From: "Claire Conant" <Claire -dot- Conant -at- Digeo -dot- com>
To: "DanG" <dangarza -at- houston -dot- rr -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 09:44:52 -0800

One of the things I learned to do a long time ago was to do a job
analysis. I make a list of the things I must have in a job, such as
hours, environment, computer equipment, wages, benefits, promotion
opportunity, and so on. Then I add to that list the nice-to-haves, such
as window seat, tv at my desk, and so on.
Each item is weighted.(This is much easier done in a spreadsheet, and
somewhere in my archives I still have it, I'm sure.) Then I have next to
the list a column for company A and one for company B, and so on. I
weigh each item from each company and multiply it out. Then the scores
are totaled and it gives me a somewhat "objective" score. Then I can add
"gut feel" to that to make my choice.

This works for house shopping too.

Claire - wondering why she didn't try this for husband shopping as it
might have prevented the marriage and subsequent divorce.


Dan writes:
I have to choose between two employers for a tech writing assignment.
One is
1099 the other uses a W2 at the same rate. The W2 is a major oil company
that wants permanent employee later on if I'm right, the other promises
work later, a pay raise and a possible perm position. The W2 job wants
me to
do basically network, configuration documentation with no real new tools
learn, the other is more cutting edge with online tools like robohelp,
chart FX, etc...

I'm truly at a loss at to which do I choose.


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