(Closed) Offered a Job… Help!!!

posted 11 years ago in Career
Post # 17
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3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well, I think it depends.
Are you qualified for the job? Overqualified? Do you have experience?
I would hop on the net and research quickly what the average pay grade is for that job in your area. Based on experience. I would bring that number down or up depending on your experience.
You need to have numbers to back yourself up. Just “I would like to get paid more” won’t cut it, in my opinion.

On the other end if they are not willing to go up. Ask what the salary icnrease policy is. Is there room to grow?

Congrats and I hope it works!

Post # 18
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1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Something else to consider – a company offering insurance isn’t the same as a company covering insurance 100%.  Often times you are still responsible for a certain dollar amount that is taken out per pay period (and it can be pretty expensive!)  Can you ask for a copy of the benefits and the cost for the insurance?

Post # 20
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yay! Congratulations! That’s awesome, and I think given that info, you made the right decision 🙂

Post # 21
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14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s not that much money, sounds like you’ll be much happier there! Looks like you’ll break even over a year, anyways!

PS it sounds like your company is structured just like mine. A lot of big major corporations have pay structures to avoid “i like this person so i’m paying them xyz” which used to be a problem

Post # 22
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1981 posts
Buzzing bee

Yeah, I think it’s a good thing that you took it! Hopefully you can get into the highest part of your new pay structure in six months too! Plus, job security will help your health and stress, right? 🙂 Congrats!

Post # 24
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Money is good but SANITY IS BETTER!  Congratulations… I think you made a smart move!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Congrats on the new job!

You said at your current job you make 27k and pay minimum of $200/month for insurance. So $200*12months=$2400 total in insurance! So if you subtract the insurance amount you pay from 27k it comes to like $24,600. Which is LESS than your new salary!! Plus in your new position you get reevaluated and can make more $ in 6 months or so! I think you made a great decision and I hope you are very happy in your new position.

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