Leave ESPN/Disney for UCSD?

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nothinlefttogive 4/16/2018 10:40:25 AM
I dunno man.

Bristol, CT is pretty meh. San Diego is very nice.

Disney's pension is much more funded. If the pension @ UCSD puts out as advertised, I would stand to receive a better benefit @ retirement, & would have retiree health benefits (the latter of which is not a vested benefit & could always be taken away).

I am much more expendable @ Disney, & once you're off their pension, you're off for good. It'll be another 4-5 years before my benefit is to a point where an annuity is locked in. One pension is at the whim of voters & politicians, the other is at the whim of shareholders & "the bottom line".

Disney's 401k match is better, UCSD's match is kind of a joke for pension-eligible employees (but it is still a 401k).

I'm up to 20 days vacation starting next year. I'll never have more than 15 @ UCSD. If I make it to 20 years @ Disney, I get 25 days.

Disney has tuition reimbursement. UCSD has a 66% discount on classes for me & my family.

Disney gives me free park access, half-price hotel rooms, & 20% off concessions & merch. UCSD will do no such thing.

Disney works me like a dog (though they do also treat me well). UCSD seems laid back. People seem to have a ton of good feedback about UCSD as a workplace.

Got Mohegan & Foxwoods in CT, got Barona + a few other good ones in SD/SoCal.

I suspect UCSD will offer a $20k raise, which my boss might counter...

foulmouth 4/16/2018 10:45:16 AM
buy low, sell high?
webmaster 4/16/2018 11:49:34 AM
nothinlefttogive 4/16/2018 12:02:32 PM
got the phone interview tomorrow. i put $110k on there for minimum salary & they didn't throw it in the trash, which is nice. starting to think i should have asked for more...my current pay grade caps @ $130k, i've also got at least one more grade bump in me...next grade caps around $150k...my current cash compensation is $97700 + fringe.
cpt_howdy 4/16/2018 12:47:40 PM
I dont understand any of this but assuming your wife also works, thats a lot of cash hanging around bristol
godfreyj0nes 4/16/2018 2:08:45 PM
What's UCSD? University?
celine 4/16/2018 2:09:53 PM
If it is the school... yes 100% over a million times

If its some business, nah
celine 4/16/2018 2:10:55 PM
UC campuses are public entities. Youre almost guaranteed better bennies with a public entity and a really solid pension
godfreyj0nes 4/16/2018 2:11:59 PM
Nevermind I missed the San Diego part. Duh. Not sure what your job is, but my wife applied to UIC and put her salary 20k higher than she thought they would pay, and they matched it +$5000, so it's worth a shot to aim high.
nothinlefttogive 4/16/2018 2:30:53 PM
celine 4/16/2018 2:10:55 PM
UC campuses are public entities.

loud & clear. but that fact is also potentially shitty, considering the current state of disarray for Cali pensions (granted, what they are pitching is post-reform, & it's UCRP, not CalPERS, which is allegedly good, though both are underfunded). the prospect of retiree health benefits sure is nice.
brad_marchand 4/16/2018 3:33:59 PM
stay in connecticut, there's already way to many people in san diego.
nothinlefttogive 4/16/2018 4:26:40 PM
would be trading superlative pizza & bagels for superlative mexican & asian foods. that + i can grill w/ charcoal year-round if i were so inclined...

i dunno...if i get & take the job i suppose i could fly home for pizza night every so often...
suicidebears 4/16/2018 4:33:03 PM
i'm sure they have good pizza in san diego
nothinlefttogive 4/16/2018 4:43:55 PM
never once found even remotely OK pizza in Cali. their bagels are very dainty as well.
suicidebears 4/16/2018 4:55:49 PM
good food is everywhere, especially in a large city

you're a snob or don't know how to use the google
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