(Closed) Excited about new job but bummed about new pay…

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@canthugallcats:  Congrats on the new job!  Maybe they’ll hold their end of the deal and give you a raise in no time? 🙂 Fingers crossed anyway!

Post # 4
Member
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@canthugallcats:  congrats on the new job.  just do a good job so that they notice.  they will probably give you a raise based on what your value is.  i think most decent raises are between $1-$5/hour.

Post # 5
Member
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@canthugallcats:  I made that mistake in coming to my current job. I asked for a lower number than I meant to, they accepted.   It sounds like you need another job anyway, the only issue is the mistake about the pay.  Do you think you could do better elsewhere?  If so, maybe move on.  If you think the two part time jobs is the best option, then I’m sure you can negotiate a better rate in a month. IDK how much you’re getting, but I think the reason we think of a raise on hourly pay as 25 cents is because it’s a percentage of the hourly rate. So if you’re looking to go from $15 to $18 it probably won’t be in 25 cent increments, whereas if you’re going from $8 to $10 it might be.

Post # 7
Member
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Congrats! Did you already accept the offer? If not, it doesn’t hurt to ask for more $.  Otherwise, just see what happens at the 30 day review.  We get 10-20% annual raises at my company, but not sure what “typical” wage raises are.

Post # 8
Member
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@canthugallcats:  Yea I did get a raise/promotion within a year (I did ask but they might have promoted me anyway, there were a bunch of promotions all at the same time). 

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