How's work been?

It could be that the salary plus benefits for B outweigh the salary plus benefits for A. Also, continue to consider the intangibles like added stress.

I would tell Company A you will let them know after the weekend. Then tell Company B you are very interested but you have another offer you are going to accept on Monday afternoon if you haven't heard back from them. Maybe even call up that boss for the alternative position at B and tell them you are tired of waiting for the original and ask what they have for you and if it sounds good ask how quickly they can make an offer.

Chances are B will keep dragging their feet and you should accept A's offer on Monday. Set your start date 2-3 weeks from now and if B does come back and blows you away with their offer, then you can decide how important it is to you to keep your commitment to A.

That's kind of where I'm at.

I've reached out to B and let them know I have a firm offer, that my preference remains B but have also told them I'm on a deadline for responding to A.

I am planning on taking A's offer. It'd be irresponsible to not take the opportunity (for me and my family's future) on the hope that B comes through. If B does blow me away before my start date (I could see this happening) I will have a hard choice on my hands.

I don't need things to be perfect, I just need to be in a positive culture with room to grow and advance (why I'm leaving my current post).

It's good that you've thought about it and sorted out your options. Solid planning sir.

Thanks Robear.

Big boss at B reached out and we talk this weekend. I read that as them being interested in closing the deal.

Will see...

I've rarely seen that level of f*ckery from a vendor before. It's almost funny.

The project manager last week was saying that there was the possibility of the project being cancelled at the 11th hour. At this point, I don't think this would surprise me and, to be perfectly honest, my contract is almost up anyway, so I don't think I'd mind, I've already been paid anyway.

For the first time in almost twenty years, I started a new job today.

I can't remember the last time I felt this useless! I mean, what's an IT worker without an admin account and knowing where to use it?! It was downright criminal how little I accomplished today.

On the flip side -- everyone was super stoked to have me aboard and made me feel absolutely welcome. Pretty sure this is going to be awesome!

LilCodger wrote:

For the first time in almost twenty years, I started a new job today.

I can't remember the last time I felt this useless! I mean, what's an IT worker without an admin account and knowing where to use it?! It was downright criminal how little I accomplished today.

On the flip side -- everyone was super stoked to have me aboard and made me feel absolutely welcome. Pretty sure this is going to be awesome!

Congrats on the new job! The fact that everyone made the effort to make you feel welcome says a lot. It's always easy to do nothing. Honest welcoming is gold.

Top_Shelf wrote:

Thanks Robear.

Big boss at B reached out and we talk this weekend. I read that as them being interested in closing the deal.

Will see...

How did it go, Top?

I can't remember the last time I felt this useless! I mean, what's an IT worker without an admin account and knowing where to use it?! It was downright criminal how little I accomplished today.

I worked at a place for 5 weeks that wouldn't give me admin rights because they got screwed by the IT guy I replaced. I really don't know how you are supposed to be able to do anything other than hand out mice and batteries?
edit: Grats on the new job!

LeapingGnome wrote:
Top_Shelf wrote:

Thanks Robear.

Big boss at B reached out and we talk this weekend. I read that as them being interested in closing the deal.

Will see...

How did it go, Top?

Talked to Big Boss on Sat. Feels like a great match. Big Boss knows my deadline and said they'd do everything they can to get me an offer early this week, including pushing over the weekend.

I've got the 24 clock ticking in my head.

Nice Top_Shelf!
I guess we are going to have to put you on a topper shelf. (more toply shelf? topier?))

Lol.

The_Toppest.

But they still have to get the ball into the end zone.

fangblackbone wrote:

I worked at a place for 5 weeks that wouldn't give me admin rights because they got screwed by the IT guy I replaced.

While not the "cause" here -- just company bureaucracy -- I'm learning that I too am replacing the "guy who knew everything and screwed the company." The last two days have been full of me commenting on issues around me and watching my coworkers' eyeballs grow big. "Would you mind if I included you in this project?"

B couldn't come through in time (sounds like this is happening across all the big consulting firms). Am taking A.

Excited!

On a separate note, I appreciate this community so much. Thanks all for your perspective and comments. I found them helpful.

Woot! I hope it's as good a situation as it appears! Think of us while you are swimming in your money vault.

Congrats! I am glad you went with the bird in the hand and didn't get stuck.

bobbywatson wrote:

I've rarely seen that level of f*ckery from a vendor before. It's almost funny.

The project manager last week was saying that there was the possibility of the project being cancelled at the 11th hour. At this point, I don't think this would surprise me and, to be perfectly honest, my contract is almost up anyway, so I don't think I'd mind, I've already been paid anyway.

Project manager this week: We're going live on Monday, guys. Get ready, it's going to be a sh*tshow!

So they are allowing drinking at work now, right?

Vrikk wrote:

So they are allowing drinking at work now, right?

Even if they did, I don't drink

bobbywatson wrote:
Vrikk wrote:

So they are allowing drinking at work now, right?

Even if they did, I don't drink :(

No to worry; we’ll drink for you.