Golden Nuggets it is ! : )
Very true David, most cannot afford to be picky - even with the improving economy we have now. It is a real trade off, do you take the position and be under paid for the next three years ( if you are lucky ) ?
I did. I did it then but I am in a stronger position ( I hope ) now to hold out if necessary, because the emotional toll is something a person needs to factor in as well. Swallow your pride ? Sure Everyone does it all the time.
I totally understand the "some is better than none" mentality and you might have to go back to adhering to that kind of thinking. But early on in the process - don't settle for less than you would be happy with. Circumstance might change and then you have to change with them - but enjoy your small window of autonomy. It close so quickly.
But given the choice, I think I will be saying, Have you really looked at my Resume ? Just before I leave.