Re: Ask for a raise? Or pack my bags?

Subject: Re: Ask for a raise? Or pack my bags?
From: Keith Mahoney <kamahoney1965 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Di <dicorrie -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:13:54 -0700

All -

I looked up Rent in South Bay (Sunnyvale, Cupertino, etc.) and a one
bedroom was 2.5 - 4k per month - OUCH!!

Given this, what rates does a contractor charge in the Bay - and what is a
reasonable FT Salary given the cost of living? Even 100+k a year sounds
like it would fall short . . . .

KAM

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 3:01 PM, Di <dicorrie -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> One tactic is to put out a negotiating feeler to test the waters. Ask for
> something small to test.
>
> Your time and costs go up if you have to travel to work every day instead
> of occaisionally. Managers understand about time and costs. So that a
> safe start. You could work out what the increase is to you using your
> current pay for hours worked as guidance. Ir is reasonable enough to get
> at least this increase - and perhaps rounded up if you were due for small
> increase soon anyway. It probably would not be a heck of a big cost for
> them to give you an increase for this and who knows they might even admire
> Ãour accounting type bottom line thinking.
>
> If they are listen and try to be flexible then you know they genuinely want
> you there. (But like any 'good manager' they are just trying to get you
> as cheap as they can get you!) In this case, getting small increases often
> is probably an easier strategy for getting to where you want to be, than
> aiming for big increases less often. You could focus on some achievement
> milestones and raise the subject of another small raise with your
> achievements as your business case, whenever you achieve one.
>
> Apologies if I am repeating - not sure that I have got the whole thread.
>
>
>
> On 29 June 2015 at 01:41, Ed <glassnet -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> > There is a third option. Get an offer.
> > The order of things should be, "Get an offer, pack your bags, ask for a
> > raise."
> >
> > You might be surprised at the pay offered to you by some of those big
> > companies today. I hope you get 75k and nice perks, but it may not
> happen.
> > Temp work may be in your future.
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