It's all about the options

Posted on Thu 04 December 2008 in general

I went along to a see a prospective employer today for a "see what we do" visit. The company is still quite a young start-up with a small team of around 10 people. They haven't been going that long (the last two companies could be termed "late stage" start-ups having been going some time when I joined). However they seem on track with their business plans. They certainly have some interesting challenges ahead of them that would take me out of my comfort zone which I think is a good thing. However salary would likely be lower* and I have long stopped counting on the inevitable share options to pay for my early retirement ;-)

I shall have to give it some thought over the next few days. I'm conscious that I'm not even unemployed yet and there are a number of irons in the fire already. I don't want to jump on the first thing that presents itself without giving a chance for other opportunities grab my attention.

* I like to say I'm more motivated by interesting work than the cash. But it's one thing saying it, quite another doing it when your looking forward to the uber mortgage you need to buy a house around here.