Help! Just been offered a f-t post at the University I presently work at part-time. (Haven't worked f-t for many years - not since oldest was quite small.)
I would start on a significantly lower salary that I'm on now. I would, of course, be paid all year round at opposed to now when I'm only paid for the classes I teach and not, in fact, for the whole year. But I'd start on a lower scale - it is a slightly different job. I didn't pick up when I had the call about the job from an admin officer that there was any scope for negotiation as colleagues doing similar work all started at that point.
When I applied, I honestly thought that I'd start at the point where I am now or at least close behind.
I have another job which means that I also work pretty much every evening until late but I think I'd have to give most of that up as I'd be hard at it all day ..
DH's job is low paid and insecure so of course I feel under a lot of pressure to take up this offer. Not from him but from myself. We've been living hand to mouth for so long and though this isn't a big salary at all, it would afford some security for a while.
If I speak to HR, if I ask more questions, I guess I'd be seen as a bit of a bother even before I start.
The other thing is that this isn't really want I want to do - I want a change of career but I'd need to study and qualify first. It's just that I feel duty bound to take the job - mortgage, family, the obvious reasons. I'd do my very best in the post for sure but I think I'd be looking to leave after a year, having got an additional qualification (clearly through part time study), and get into an area that I've been hankering after for a number of years. Before it's too late! Does that sound like an awful attitude - before I've even started?