posted on May, 15 2011 @ 06:11 PM
Hey folks. I just graduated from university with a Professional Writing (Communications) degree. I am looking for work and find myself facing a bit of
a dilemma. I applied for an editing job with an industry magazine back in December and was passed over. A couple of weeks ago, I received a call from
the company to come in to interview for a maternity leave position. I feel the interview went pretty well. Then I interviewed for a 3-month technical
writing position at a non-profit agency, which deals with people in wheelchairs (I am in a chair myself). Finally, on Friday I interviewed for a
6-month tech writing job with GE.
The non-profit called me on Thursday to offer me the job. There are two issues with this position: it is a summer student position, so I would have to
register to take at least one more class next year (I was planning to do this anyway). Also, because it is a non-profit, the job is grant-funded and
only pays 13 bucks an hour.
I really don't feel my interview with GE went well and since they will not decide until at least the end of May, I am kinda feeling that one is out
of the picture. The editing job is really my dream as far as long-term employment goes, but they already passed over me and took way longer than they
said they would to decide the first time, in December. The non-profit needs to have my decision tomorrow by noon.
If you were me, what would you do? I can really see the value of taking the low paying position, because it would give me valuable experience and pay
for my course in the fall. But it's only 3 months. I am really worried that after I finish, there will be no new job at the other end. The editing
job is a one year position, so that would be great. I am afraid that if I pass on the non-profit, and the other companies pass on me, I will be
I should add that I admire the non-profit and feel that they do great work. I am also on disability, so the 1820 I would earn at this job would be
topped up to 2173. This is enough money for me to live on. I just worry about long-term. I really want to be off of disability and work full-time.
Can someone help me make up my mind?