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Boss offers double pay raise but I'm seeking a new career

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If the workload is that light, consider keeping this job and pursuing a degree in programming at the same time; best of both worlds.

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Original Poster2 points · 3 months ago

Do you mean like an associates degree at a community college?

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Or a bachelors degree, whatever you can swing.

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It's a really really good deal to stay but from his perspective you've got one foot out the door already. I'd be very suspicious if any new employees were hired of if you're asked to train anyone on anything.

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Original Poster0 points · 3 months ago

It's pretty good for the midwest for someone with zero experience.

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I would tell Boss you will stay if you can work your way into more interesting roles that add more value to the company. I would also see if you can get equity or share options in the start up.

Good luck.

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Original Poster1 point · 3 months ago

Yea, I would certainly be taking on more responsibilities. But equity is not to be talked about and not likely.

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Make sure you get that offer in writing.

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Anyway your boss can expand your responsibilities to include some software development?

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Original Poster1 point · 3 months ago

No, it's a start up. They only want senior devs

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Ask for the offer in writing; stay here, explore additional education (community college); use spare time to learn more on programming, and look for jobs that would pay upwards of 50-60K

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