I got a job offer in Pittsburgh yesterday. It’s conditional on me passing a background check, which I don’t see as an issue, so really, I have an offer. I’ve verbally agreed to it this morning to start the background check process.
It’s a *very* good offer too – $2k less/year than I make here in DC, but with *much* better benefits and a lower cost of living area. I’m basically getting a 20-30% raise given the cost of living difference. There’s only a small stipend available for moving expenses ($1,500) – not near enough to cover what it’ll cost, but it’s something – and I can deduct the rest on my taxes.
There is a tax-deferred plan with an 8% contribution and it vests in 3 years. I don’t have to contribute a dime (although I plan to). Health insurance will cost us about $200 less per month than it is under Dad’s plan, which we’re currently under.
Dad has already talked to his boss and his boss’ boss about it, and he may continue to work at his current job, just remotely – coming down to DC once every few months or so. They are OK with it (they like him – and there is some precedent), but they have to check with higher-ups to confirm that it’s OK within the company. That’d continue to get us his DC-level salary and he’d be able to vest in his 403(b).
I’d start mid-August, so there’s time to get everything ready, and maybe even sell the house before I start. I haven’t told my boss yet – but he’s on vacation for the next two weeks. If I tell him when he returns, that will be two-week’s notice. “Hi, how was vacation? – here’s my resignation”. More notice than the 24 hours he gave us on the company sale/acquisition.
Now to turn my efforts to getting the house ready and put together for sale!