Bonita -- keep us posted!
DH did send an e-mail to his boss saying he was interested in the position and could she provide more information. His boss wrote back to him the details of both vacation and pay. I am not sure if he will apply or not now. He has been given the impression that if he wants the job, it is his.
Does the potential full time position include benefits? If not, then you'll need to take into consideration how much you'd pay out-of-pocket for medical insurance, sick time off, etc. But also consider commute time & costs. If he's spending ten hours a week on the road, that is a significant amount of gas and wear & tear on your car, probably about $200 a week if you use the IRS reimbursement rate. And for weighing things like this, I consider my time to be worth $20 an hour, so a job closer to home that saves me ten hours commute time is "saving" me $200 a week.
Another thing to consider is if he likes his full-time job and would want to keep it, he might be able to leverage the competing offer to his benefit. If the full-time employer would match the offered rate if he stayed with them, he could leave the part-time job and earn the same amount of money but have more free time. Great position to be in, good for him, and good luck with the decision!
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He found out that the full time position would have benefits, but that they would lower his pay $5/hour to pay for those benefits. There would also only be 2 weeks off vacation throughout the year. Now that he knows all of the exact numbers, I do not think he will take the job. Another possibility is to work two different part time jobs 30 hours a week for one, 20 hours a week for the other. If we can find decent health insurance for individuals, than that is what he will do. Whatever he decides will work out, and I am thankful that he has so many options right now.
Very good to have options. Good luck with making a decision!
I think working for that company full time is going to be out. He could still work for them part time at his full pay without benefits only work just under the amount of hours required to be full time and make more money and be able to schedule all his own hours, and thus be able to freelance during peak business hours. The catch in all of that is health insurance, which we might be able to get from Blue Cross Blue Shield for individuals. Or, he might stay where he is at if he can get transferred to a closer school. (He works for the county, not the individual school)