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Salary. To negotiate or not?

by TimidOne1 / July 9, 2013 9:21 AM PDT

So, I am currently employed with an okay salary, but the salary is okay because it is pretty much a dead end career field with no possibility of promotion. I am looking to move into another career with more growth potential. I have an interview for a new job and the interviewer told me up front that there isn't a lot of negotiation room in the area of Salary. The issue is that the Salary that is his baseline is about 3k a year lower than what I currently make.

I'd really like the job because the work experience will put me in a position to never make below 50k again after I have a few years of experience, but I'd really like to not take a pay cut.

Given the weak economy, is negotiating to try to him least get them to give me what I already make worth the possibility of disqualifying myself for the job?

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3K isn't exactly 3K
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2013 2:13 PM PDT

Here in the USA, there is some taxes on that and at the end of the first year you may find yourself with the same cash each week after taxes.

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A LIttle Off Topic For This Forum
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 7:53 AM PDT

As stated at the top of this forum, it's " a great resource for new computer users to find solutions to their computer problems." Since your topic isn't a computer related issue, I'm locking this thread.. On the other hand, we have a forum called "Speakeasy" at the link below which is open to all sorts of topics and should be a great place to post your question.;contentBody

Hope this helps.


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