SS22 Will he accept an offer of employment?
SS22 applied for and was offered a position at the company he is interning at, but at 60K (annual) he feels the offer is too low and is considering not accepting.
I asked him why he felt it was too low and he said his friends received offers between 70K-75K. I asked, friends with higher GPAs? I got no answer.
I asked him if the other companies he interviewed had extended offers. SS22 - no other company has. This is the only offer.
I asked him if he knew why he wasn't getting any offers and SS22 said it's because he didn't do internships in automotive mechanical engineering. I told him that was fair. (Got the stink eye for that comment.)
It was at that point DH lost it and asked him when he was going to grow up. DH said if you plan on continuing to live here after graduation you are paying rent, period. You will also be contributing to this house by doing yard work and other chores. I have let you be lazy for too long.
DH got a look of shock from SS22.
SS22 then whined about GF wanting him to pass on the offer because it's not in the city where she goes to college. She is about an hour away.
DH said zero income or 60k, will GF be supporting you? Are you planning on getting married?
SS22 said he didn't know if they were going to get married.
DH then said you both need to grow up. You need to be on your own, living alone and paying your own bills. You don't need to make her your mommy and she doesn't need to make you her daddy.
DH also went on to tell him that he could support a family on a 60K salary and that he is being stupid.
Here's the kicker - the company makes brakes and parts for race cars, the job is in the research and development department, SS22 is currently in the quality control department and doesn't like it. So in theory this job could get SS22 the experience he needs to get his dream job, but he feels the salary is beneath him. Whatever.
The offer expires close of business tomorrow.