It feels like it is finally time to start looking for a new job. I love my company, the people and the projects but I am not making any money! This past weekend we had a wedding shower for my brother and as usual we end up talking about what people are doing and what they do for a living. My siblings both have gotten new job offers to live in different cities with tons more pay. They both make six figure salaries while I'm stuck making five. It drives me crazy! I'd like to think I'm good at what I do and I have a lot of great experience but I am not making a lot of income. I would be happy making $25,000 more per year so my goal is to finally update my resume, reset my LinkedIn password and seriously start looking.
- Vacation: I currently get 5 weeks paid per year. I've already taken 4.2 weeks this year and I still have 6 weeks left. I would love to find a company that has similar time off options. On a positive note, if I leave all that vacation would be paid out.
- Health Insurance: Our insurance is great and very cheap. The fact that they covered 90% of our infertility issues and IVF should give you a hint of how good it is. That's one of the reasons I've been reluctant to look for work.
- 401K Retirement Savings: Current company matches 6% dollar per dollar. I'm already fully vested but would have to find a company that has a similar retirement plan.
I really can't think of anything else at the moment but it is time to leave... I like my company but they are not paying me what I'm worth so the time has come, wish me luck!