Hello fellow bloggers! I Crazy day is over! We spent 3 hours at a local dealership driving a Nissan Sentra and a Honda Civic. We walked out unsatisfied. We did not get great offers and they prolong the process so much. I am a pretty straightforward person. I know what I want and how much I want to pay for it, and I am not going to budge. We decided that the 2007 Honda Civic we saw the night before was it for me (post to come soon).
After leaving the dealership, my hubby dropped me off by the university and I met up with a girlfriend to have lunch. She is leaving for Canada Friday morning for two months, and I wanted to say farewell before she left. While we were eating lunch, I received a call from Company A’s recruiter with their salary offer. 15 minutes later the director of the department called me to congratulate me on the offer and hoped I seriously considered it. Let’s just say I was trying to keep my calm! All I wanted to do was scream: YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! I, then, proceeded to call Company B to ask them if they had completed their offer. A couple calls later with my mom, professors, etc., I received a call from Company B with their offer (post to come soon). Lots of good things happening in my life right now. May 31, 2012 will forever be remembered as a great day!!!
I am not sure if this is worthy of a complete post, but I just wanted to share what benefits Company B offered me:
- Vision Plan
- Employee, Child, Spouse Life Insurance
- More insurance
- Flex Spending Account (Min $250, Max $5000)
- Holidays and Sick Time
- 5% 401K contribution, as long as I put in 5%
Company B’s benefits just don’t match Company A’s benefits. So there it is! The life of a post college/graduate student! Buying a car, negotiating offers, and trying to remain calm throughout it all!