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Subject:Re: Fw: Salary History From:David Thompson <David -dot- Thompson -at- REALVIZ -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 23 Jun 1999 13:30:38 +0200
Tell 'em "go suck eggs"
From: Robert Campbell <rcampbell -at- SYNOMICS -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 1:28 PM
Subject: Fw: Salary History
>Kristen Lodge wrote:
>>There was a job posted where the hiring person is requesting a salary
>>Do they want just a paragraph or something similar to a resume?
>>I just don't understand what the format should look like. I've never been
>>asked for something like this for any job.
>My £0.013 worth: Why is salary history considered so important? Surely a
>company will pay what they feel the job's worth - why should they care that
>you were vastly underpaid at a previous position? Maybe you took the job
>because it offered an opportunity for learning, or suited your personal
>circumstances at the time. Conversely, just because you're currently on
>$100K, should a potential employer be expected to pay way over the odds? At
>most interviews I've been on, I've been asked what I expect as a package -
>this is a starting point for negotiation and/or haggling - what I currently
>earn is no business of anybody's, especially a potential employer...
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