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Old 08-07-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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I've been offered a full time brewing position at a brewery about to open up here in town. My current job pays well and has great benefits. But I would take a pay cut in order to do something I love full time. My biggest concern is the medical. I have two kids. 16 months and 4 years old. My other concern is what happens if it doesnt do well? Then Im out of work and jobs arent not easy to come by in this area. Iím going Friday for a sit down anyways. I can't imagine saying no. If it were 5 years ago I would have dropped everything and gone. We shall see.

Just wanted to get that out. Thanks.


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Old 08-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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Congrats on the offer!

That's a tough choice to make. To be honest, IMHO I would stay with the benefits for the kids. Sure you'd love to brew for a living, who wouldn't? But you gotta watch our for them first and yourself second...



 
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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Sometimes in life you have to shove your dreams aside for your kids. If your kids where almost out of highschool id say go for it. What if one of your kids gets really sick your screwed? Keep your current job with the great medical. Its about the kids first.

 
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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No option of doing it maybe Part Time? How big of a brewery are we talking about? How much are they looking to produce?
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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Also, check with your state. I know Pennsylvania has CHIP (Childrens Health Insurance Program) which will provide health insurance to kids with parents who qualify depending on their annual income. Just something to look into.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #6
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Also, check with your state. I know Pennsylvania has CHIP (Childrens Health Insurance Program) which will provide health insurance to kids with parents who qualify depending on their annual income. Just something to look into.
I forgot about that... Actually you can get CHIP regardless of income I believe. It's not the best insurance and finding a local provider can be a pain but its worth looking into.

 
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #7
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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I'm not sure what capacity they are looking at. Should find out Friday. As far as the insurance goes SWMBO is a doctor and is about to go back to full time. Right now she is prn(as needed). Once she is full time she will get benefits back. I think I'm more concerned about what happens if the brewery isn't successful. I'd never do anything that would take insurance away from the kids. Guess I'm just comfortable in this job after 7 years. But brewing is all I do and all I think about when I'm not at work.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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I forgot about that... Actually you can get CHIP regardless of income I believe. It's not the best insurance and finding a local provider can be a pain but its worth looking into.
Yes. Depending how much you make you fall into a certain tier. I've had it for my twin boys when they were born as my wife lost her job and I was the only person bringing in an income. We actually qualified for free health insurance with no deductables through Hgh Mark. It was nice and never had any problems with it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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Your wife is a Dr? Start your own brewery! Just kidding, I would go for it and get on her benefit plan when she goes back to work.



 
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