Thread regarding General Motors layoffs

Got my first job offer after layoff

28% less than I was making at GM. I was not making 6 figures at GM either.

by
| 1769 views | | 14 replies (last )
Post ID: @XAyxAEu
Comment! It's anonymous! Reply to this post anonymously by submitting the form near the bottom of the page!

14 replies (most recent on top)

I was making close to 95k when I joined GM. Over 5 years of experience.

If you got less based on experience look elsewhere.

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-1fbw

You are looking at it wrong; take the job.........

Don't look at how much less it is than what you made at GM, you don't have that job anymore!

Look at it; how much higher is it from $0.00.

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-1esk

Wouldn't it be better to not take a lower paying job because future employers gauge your salary on your most recent salary?

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-miu

Unfortunately, when doing a job search while unemployed, companies know you may be 'desperate' because you need a job to pay your bills. So they will low-ball you on the salary. They may offer you $10-15k less than what you were making because they can. It happened to me back in 2007 so I certainly empathize with everyone that was RIFd.

Good advice on this board to take the job and continue to do a job search to keep the money coming in. (Unless you can afford to take some time off.)

My advice is if you are in a precarious situation in your current role at your (any) job, start looking for your escape plan ahead of time. Be proactive. Something better and more secure will come along for you to take that leap of faith.

Keep in mind that no job is secure any longer because companies put profits over people. Been that way for many decades now.

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-lsd

It typically takes 2 months min to land a job depending on month of layoff... that timing is good for nov dec layoffs

With Jan feb layoffs there a good chance you will find something but there will be a haircut...

If you want what you were making at Gm... it may be a while

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-uzb

Take the job and keep looking if this isn't the job you really want. I've been looking for several months and have had zero interest - no interviews, no nothing.

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-xto

Keep in mind you will get paid from GM also,,, depending on how long you worked up to 6 months after Feb,,,, if your a check to check person and worried abound funds I would take it,,, if you have a nest egg and not sleepless then look.... stress does things to you,,, if your working your not constantly thinking about it,,,,

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-nbu

In my past experience, it’s easier to get a job offer when you have a job. Just like it’s easier to find a new girlfriend if you already have one, or a wife.

It is harder to look for another job when you are working, but prospective employers seem to understand and are more flexible with employed job seekers.

If you need the money, and like most people, you probably do, take the job.

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-oub

Agreed, take it and continue to look for higher pay. They'll either pay up to retain, or learn the position should pay more from the start.

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-nui

That didn't take long :)

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-kyf

Congratulations! it may pay less but if stability and happiness are things you'll have in your new job, it's worth it!

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-hkx

Yes, I would take whatever I get then look for a different job but with less pressure with time. Congrats!

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-rar

Congratulations-what about benefit package?

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-vwl

Not sure what your situation is -- but if you need to take a job I would take it while I continued to look for a job with a better salary. Don't sell yourself short.

by
|
Post ID: @XAyxAEu-mly

Post a reply

: