So I just graduated from college and I’ve been doing a few interviews. My current part-time employer, a multi-million-dollar retail store, knows I have been getting opportunities to interview and job offers so the COO and CFO took me aside today and offered me a really cool job.
The job would be forecasting then ordering what we need based on those forecasts. Now all the company does when it wants to order product is rely on the intuition of the vice president to make the right choices when he orders. The result is tons of money lost when we run out of stock of high-margin items.
They framed my role as basically someone learning how order the right way (forecasting) in categories that the vice president does not even spend much time on (even though these areas account for 50% of our profit).
Now coming out of college it sounds like an amazing opportunity. BUT…
After all of the conversation about role, responsibilities, etc the salary comes. It was a very lowball offer for the level of work I’d be doing in my opinion.
I am being offered jobs that would pay more NOW but the potential leadership role being dangled over my head with this one is making me wonder if I should go with way less money.
I told him I’d give him an answer Monday. What would you do/say etc. I want to basically tell him in a nice way that I’ve been getting offers for much more money but I would settle for less if my performance would definitely yield benefits in the future.
Any input would be appreciated. My father is trying to help me but I need the perspective that I know I can get from here