Re: Problems with hiring, Equity

Subject: Re: Problems with hiring, Equity
From: Barry Kieffer <barry -dot- kieffer -at- EXGATE -dot- TEK -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 10:22:54 -0800

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julie F. Sullivan [SMTP:jhesselgesser -at- OXMOL -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 1998 9:59 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Problems with hiring, Equity
>
> <snip>
> The existing writer then found out that the newbie was on a higher
> salary.
>
How?

NEVER, NEVER discuss salary!

What one employee earns has nothing to do with what another
employee earns.

> <snip>
>
> 1. The salary is set by the market conditions at the time of hire.
>
Right! And the ability to bargain.

Salary is no indicator of talent.


> 2. If you are a manager, ALWAYS find out how much any potential hiree
> will
> be paid so you can INSIST on a raise before they are hired. (Ask them
> in the
> interview how much they hope to get.)
>
No way! You do not restructure the pay scale of an entire
department every time you hire.

Of course, this is all in my not so humble opinion. :-)

- Barry




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