Would you do a crappy, physically dangerous job that has negative health effects, and shift work, that pays about $75000 US a year, if you received a bonus of $200,000 US at the end of 4 years (but if you quit before then, you lose the bonus)?
4 years are a long time, but not too long and if it has a definite payout time this is a great plus. this is not like a performance bonus which is dependent on things you can’t control. here you just need to suck it up for 4 years and see the end goal.
200k usd is a substantial amount, I would do it,it would allow me to move my retirement to an earlier date, or financially secure one of my children (put a down payment on a house for them, or university education, create a savings and investment nest egg for them that can appreciate over time).
It depends on how it compares to the current gig. If I didn’t have many choices I’d definitely think about it. How reasonable expectation is it it to receive that bonus ? How much do you get taxed on that bonus ? How’s your physical health ?
it’s a job… I know many office workers that hate their job . the question is how much do you need the money, and if you like the people you work with.
my job doesn’t offer me a 2.5 year bonus if I stay longer…