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Case
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Reference no. 174-C09A-P
Subject category: Entrepreneurship
Authors: Candida Brush
Published by: Babson College
Originally published in: 2009
Version: 13 January 2009
Length: 7 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

Elise Burgess hung up the phone, perplexed at Bryan Hughes offer of employment. He had offered her the position of administrative assistant at VisionScape, starting the next week. She didn''t know if she should take the job or not. On the one hand, she had no other prospects and she had been looking for a job since May. While her parents were patient, they were clearly getting tired of supporting her and anxious for her to take a job so that she could pay her own rent. On the other hand, she had applied for the position of project co-ordinator at VisionScape and had hoped to be in a position to learn the business side of advertising design. What should she do? Should she take this job to get into the business? Or should she keep working to find a job that would be a better launching pad for her fledgling career? Positioning: early stage entrepreneurship, leadership or organisational behaviour classes. Suitable for gender / organisational policy class. The teaching objectives are: (1) for students to consider the pros and cons of company context and social interactions as they relate to a job decision; (2) to examine positioning for careers; and (3) examine trade off job decisions.

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Abstract

Elise Burgess hung up the phone, perplexed at Bryan Hughes offer of employment. He had offered her the position of administrative assistant at VisionScape, starting the next week. She didn''t know if she should take the job or not. On the one hand, she had no other prospects and she had been looking for a job since May. While her parents were patient, they were clearly getting tired of supporting her and anxious for her to take a job so that she could pay her own rent. On the other hand, she had applied for the position of project co-ordinator at VisionScape and had hoped to be in a position to learn the business side of advertising design. What should she do? Should she take this job to get into the business? Or should she keep working to find a job that would be a better launching pad for her fledgling career? Positioning: early stage entrepreneurship, leadership or organisational behaviour classes. Suitable for gender / organisational policy class. The teaching objectives are: (1) for students to consider the pros and cons of company context and social interactions as they relate to a job decision; (2) to examine positioning for careers; and (3) examine trade off job decisions.

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