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New Job Info & High Cost Rental Market

June 2nd, 2014 at 10:03 pm

I received a phone call this morning from the company I applied with last month. They set up a phone interview with me for Thursday afternoon.

At first I got that scared feeling again.
I had to ask myself what am I so afraid of?
I've decided it's a fear of change and fear of the unknown. But I also know this could be a wonderful opportunity so I've got to keep moving forward on this.

The phone interview will give me a chance to gather more information.
For one, I want to find out if I will be given a company car or reimbursed somehow. I also want to ask about the training period and amount of travel outside of "home area".
Is it too soon to ask about salary?

Haven't said anything to my boss about any of this yet. I am thinking if I get called back for in-person interview then I will say something.
That is another hard part for me - I'm feeling disloyal about thinking of leaving. (I am sure that will seem silly to some of you, but I've been with this job/boss for 14 years.)

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My coworker rents a one bedroom house (part of a four-plex). This weekend she received notice from her landlord that he is planning to sell the property and she has 60 days to move. She is feeling really stressed. I feel bad for her - it sucks to move even when you want to, let alone when you don't. Frown

She has started searching - wow have the rents gone up since she moved a little over a year ago!

She called on a one bedroom apartment and its $1295/mo. Well over 50% of her income.

The voicemail message box for a $900/mo studio was full and not accepting new voicemails when she called on it.

She is feeling really discouraged right now.

4 Responses to “New Job Info & High Cost Rental Market”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I wouldn't bring up salary until the in person interview personally. I can understand feeling disloyal to your boss after that much time. Sometimes though you have to put your best interests first. What are the pros and cons to staying? To leaving?

    You'll rock the phone interview - I have no doubt about that!

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Awww.. Thanks FT!

  3. Bluebird Says:

    Good luck with the phone interview!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck with your phone interview! I tend to agree with FT on the salary question. Generally phone interviews are short and just give them a little more information on if they want to see you in person. You will do great!

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