RE: Salary Negotiation Advice

Subject: RE: Salary Negotiation Advice
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techpubs -at- genek -dot- com>
To: cor -at- techwritercor -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: 14 Aug 2003 18:05:23 GMT

You don't mention whether or not you currently have a job,
what the impact would be if you didn't get/take either
of the jobs you mentioned, and whether that $22k might
actually be a living wage in that "very small city."
These are all things you need to consider. If your
situation is that you can afford to pass on the offer,
that's what I would do after already telling the company
that I couldn't go below $30k. If, OTOH, you're at the
end of your unemployment and facing imminent eviction,
it does tend to change your perspective a lot. Of course,
the first thing you should do is contact the in-town
company and find out what's happening there. There's
nothing wrong with telling them that you have a definite
offer in your hand and need an answer regarding your
interview (because it's the truth).

Gene Kim-Eng


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Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:46:11 -0600 ?wrote:



Ok, here's the situation. I'm a recent college grad with 2 years of

experience. I've recently had two job interviews that both went very

well. The problem is that one is out of town and the other is located

near where I live. I don't like the place out of town as much as the one

in town, but I've been offered a job out of town and haven't heard

anything back from the one in town yet. The one out of town only offered

me $22k, because they're located in a very small city and it is a very

small company. That is too low. I was expecting $35k (they said they

couldn't do that). I told them the very lowest I could go is $30 (and to

me, that is being very generous!!). Please give me some general advice on

salary negotiations and on what I should do!!! HELP! Thanks. :)





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