Post # 17
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
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 # 19
Ok guys, update. I tried negotiating and she was very understanding. However, since it’s a VERY LARGE, national company, they have pay structures, and this is actually at the very top of the pay structure for this position’s starting salary. However she explained there is a new pay structure after 6 months (and I will be reviewed then) and when the economy is better, they give 4%+ raises, and 7-8% for strong performances.
They also worked with me on vacation so I could go on my honeymoon so I can start sooner! AND they offer insurance! My fiance said GO FOR IT so I did and took it!!!!!!!
I’m a little sad about the $$ but it’s SUCH an amazing, large, stable company and I’m really happy to be leaving my current job!
Post # 20
Yay! Congratulations! That’s awesome, and I think given that info, you made the right decision 🙂
Post # 21
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
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 # 23
yea ejs I totally see that. They’re also helping me out a LOT with the Honeymoon. She just called back to say they can also NOT pay me during the Honeymoon (and my pay here is delayed 1 month – yea you heard me right ONE MONTH) so I still will be getting 2 more paychecks so getting 1/2 a paycheck in April won’t be an issue and then I get ALL My personal days!
They really seem to like me and I really enjoy them so I’m uber excited. The past jobs I’ve applied for all were offering lower salaries (IN is WAY cheap to live so salaries aren’t as high as where I lived on the east coast previously) so it’s not HORRIBLE for here, we’re doing ok, I just have to put off the new car 🙂
Post # 24
Money is good but SANITY IS BETTER! Congratulations… I think you made a smart move!
Post # 25
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.