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Old 09-01-2007, 08:59 AM
 
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HI
I am looking to relocate to the ATL area (North Suburbs) I am a health care professional (Director) and am looking to telecommute with my current employer. Of course I will not be able to telecommute as a director, but may be able to telecommuter as a telephonic casemanager or supervisor...My problem is..My employer wants to set my salary based on ATL salaries instead of NY salaries (which are much higher)...Ive never heard of telecommuting and having a salary based on where you live instead of the slary offered to staff working in the main office...

Ex. As a New York Based CM they are starting Nurses at 70K + degree and experience differential and in ATL they starting nurses with 55K + degree and experience differential...

Is my employer just trying to shaft relocaters and save money

Someone please help!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:03 AM
 
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I have never heard of this. It seems since it's with your current employer your salary should remain the same.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:26 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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If it is the same company, and the same title/postion, the salary should be the same and should not drop simply based on you living in another area if you are working out of a home office. If they insist on a "demotion" in salary, don't do the move unless they agree to match your current rate.

If you find a similar position with a different company here though - yes, you can expect less pay than up North for a variety of things.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:45 AM
 
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Thumbs up Thank You

Thank you for your reponses so far. I agree with both of you and I knew that I wasnt going crazy..there should be no demotion in pay.
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Default Consider all the facts

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HI
I am looking to relocate to the ATL area (North Suburbs) I am a health care professional (Director) and am looking to telecommute with my current employer. Of course I will not be able to telecommute as a director, but may be able to telecommuter as a telephonic casemanager or supervisor...My problem is..My employer wants to set my salary based on ATL salaries instead of NY salaries (which are much higher)...Ive never heard of telecommuting and having a salary based on where you live instead of the slary offered to staff working in the main office...

Ex. As a New York Based CM they are starting Nurses at 70K + degree and experience differential and in ATL they starting nurses with 55K + degree and experience differential...

Is my employer just trying to shaft relocaters and save money

Someone please help!!!!!!!!!!



Consider all of the facts...you will be telecommuting...which is perceived as a luxury/benefit...also consider the new job responsibilities along with the new ones...are you doing less? Another thing to consider is your expenses. Is you employer going to pay relocations expenses, phone/internet expenses, etc.? Just make sure you are comparing apples to apples, is all I am saying.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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The National Business Employment Weekly paper used to have a converter that I used when I was transferred to GA. It showed what a salary in NY was worth in GA.
The mag is now careerjournal.com
They have an article at CareerJournal | Is a Job Move Worth It? How to Weigh Your Options
that might help you. Part of the article reads: "It's not all about salary," says Anne Moore, a career specialist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Consider the cost of living in a different locale as well.
Say you live in New York and make $40,000 a year. If you move to Atlanta, which has a 44.8% lower cost of living, according to Salary.com, you could earn just $22,090 a year and still maintain your current standard of living. Match your current pay in Atlanta, and you'd feel like you have lots more money to save or spend.
To check out different cities at Salary.com, scroll down to "Salary Data" and click on "Cost-of-Living Wizard."
The financial equation is far more complicated if you are moving with a spouse or other partner who has to leave a current job and take a chance on finding a new position in your destination city.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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Default Thanks Jomaark!

Thank You Execellent info!
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:24 AM
 
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Why wouldn't they offer you less money? You're moving to a lower cost of living area, and gaining the benefit of working from home. If you moved to Atlanta and got a job locally, you'd be paid less, so why should your NY employer pay you the same as if you were living in NY?

Whether they agree to keep you at your NY salary will really depend on how badly they want you to stay- if you're highly valued, maybe they'll consider it (and good for you) - if you can be replaced easily by someone already in Atlanta at a lower rate, they'll tell you to pound sand. It's simple economics.

Bob
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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I actually asked for and got a raise when I was transferred from NY to GA because I was moving for my employers benefit and convenience so I don't see why you should get your salary lowered. I also wouldn't assume you can't telecommute as a director.

Last edited by Jomaark; 09-02-2007 at 10:41 AM.. Reason: Forgot to add something
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