How Does That Offer Really Stack Up?


A quiz for you to help you decide if you want the job you've just been offered:

Salary
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being a sense of undeserved smugness, how many ramen noodles will this job add to your diet?

Retirement
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being one of those mythical pension things, how golden do your final years look thanks to this job?

Healthcare
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being Europe, how quickly will your family go bankrupt if you're stricken by a curable disease?

Equity
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being stock options that resemble yachts, how much does the company obviously value you?

Growth
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being a clear, documented path to imminent promotion and an illustrious career, how much of a dead end is this job?

Vacation
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being Europe, how much time off do you have?

Culture
One a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being, "I might actually like these people," how human-centric does the vibe seem?

Guts
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the feeling that this is indeed, the offer of a lifetime, how much will you hate yourself for taking this job?

Scores:
60-80 points
You are on your way to the top of the food chain.

40-60 points
This job may be a steppingstone to something better.

20-40 points
You have made poor life choices, and this job offer is a karmic reminder of them.

<20 points
Keep looking. Life is far too short for this madness.
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