I have a colleague whose friend was one offered the head-writing job on the Fox-TV series America's Most Wanted. He accepted the job, but was then told he would have to fly to a different location every week with the crime-fighting host John Walsh. The problem? His friend hated flying. Accepting the wrong job is more common than you would think, according to a recent article at CSmonitor.com about new-job regrets and what to consider when considering a job offer.
According to the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, about 25 percent of workers actually regret taking a new position within the first year. It's not just Joe Six Pack who's getting cold feet; Katie Couric has suggested that her move from NBC's Today show to the CBS Evening News might have been a mistake. Clearly, there are other factors just as important as negotiating job offer salaries.