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Honestly this might not be the best place to seek advice, but I'm not quite sure where else to ask. So I'm currently 24, living at home, and have next to no expenses aside from things that I decide to buy on my own. I recently graduated college this past may with a degree in Game Programming.

Finding a job out of college was pretty hard so I decided to start my own company with some friends that I went to college with. We started working on a game together but out of pure dumb luck, I found an investor who now wants to invest in me and my team for 2-3 months of full time work + equity in a new company that we would start together with the investor.

However, I just heard back from a job the other day and I'm now in a position where I've received a job offer for a job that pays 65k/yr, full benefits, dental, vision, competitive 401k, and 3% bonus in phantom stock.

After speaking with the investor, it's basically been decided that even if I want to do both, he doesn't want me to do both which is completely fair and I understand that. My problem is, which job do I choose? I know starting a company isn't easy and all that but neither is finding a job. I can't decide what I should do and I was hoping that maybe someone on here could offer me some helpful advice.

Thanks to any and all replies in advance.

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Taking the guaranteed job is a very safe bet but you have truly truly believe if you open up your own business and you'll always hustle. Then take that chance
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Nagisa wrote Taking the guaranteed job is a very safe bet but you have truly truly believe if you open up your own business and you'll always hustle. Then take that chance


I totally get that but my problem is, by turning down the safe bet, who knows if/when I'll find another job in the industry. If I do take it, I know I'll always regret not taking the chance to start my own company (which has always been my goal but I planned to get experience before doing so and not doing it right out of college).
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I don't have advice but that's a blessed decision to be split between. Whatever you do, work hard and don't take it for granted.
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If I was in your situation I would take the job that offers you all the benefits you are looking for.. but at the same time you need to do something career wise that you will be happy with.

Just think about the pros and cons about both offers and than make a decision.
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Don't do retail it sucks that is all I am going to tell you lol
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I would say go with the investor if you truly believe in yourself and your team. You guys could be worth a lot more than 65k a year
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I would take the safe bet job, the benefits they have are exactly like mine (aside the phantom stock, we have ESOP which is company owners only.) But you can always get experience from this job and use it, and save money and start your own company without a investor. I know it's a hard choice to make, either way will be a little rough. Just do what you think is right.
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hey man, very simple.

chase your dreams no matter what, in reality, either job can fail or be super beneficial to you.
choose the one you see yourself being more happy at & wont look back regretting your decision.

goodluck buddy, you've been doing awesome with your decisions this far, keep going!
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-FaLLeN- wrote hey man, very simple.

chase your dreams no matter what, in reality, either job can fail or be super beneficial to you.
choose the one you see yourself being more happy at & wont look back regretting your decision.

goodluck buddy, you've been doing awesome with your decisions this far, keep going!


see, that's the way I was trying to look at it from, but in reality, the only way this job fails, is if I'm awful at it and/or get fired from it. It's a large company that has been around for over 20 years and they're still expanding. While I'd like to do both, the investor doesn't want me doing both and while I completely understand where he's coming from in terms of that, it just makes this decision even harder ya know?
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