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Old 03-16-2018, 10:13 AM
 
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Single male from Spain, 35 yrs old, no kids.
Bachelor degree. Job offer in London, UK.
3 years experience in “Digital Marketing”

My value:
I have relevent experience, they are looking for native Spanish speaker/ Fluent English, my mom is English, so I’m bilingual. Also am available immediately and they are urgently looking for someone to strengten their team and serve their Spanish Clients.

After several phone interviews and a succesful Face 2 face interview (They paid for my flight and hotel), They have send me a JOB OFFER BY MAIL

They offered me 29.000k £ which and a relocation package. Flight + 2 weeks hotel. I think this is reasonable.

1) Should I answer them and thank them and tell them that I need time to consider this offer or should I wait a couple of days and then accept/ reject/ counter?

2) I think the offer is reasonble, how ever I do think that I bring value. Should I negotiate?

3) How much extra should I ask?
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Not sure this is an Economics topic (as opposed to Work/Employment) but my question would be this - is £29k (which I figure to be about US$40k and 32k Euro) enough to be a living wage, working in one of the most expensive cities in the world? I assume you're single and young and flexible, but US$40k in San Francisco, Chicago, New York or other comparable metros would be verging on poverty level with rents and general cost of living. I know London is considered terribly expensive, but maybe there is more affordable housing and options.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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Congrats! If you feel that the offer is reasonable I think that you should go for it!
Thanks.

I got a gut feeling that they are flexible.
I think the offer is reasonable, but I just din’t want to leave money on the table.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:42 PM
 
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Not sure this is an Economics topic (as opposed to Work/Employment) but my question would be this - is £29k (which I figure to be about US$40k and 32k Euro) enough to be a living wage, working in one of the most expensive cities in the world? I assume you're single and young and flexible, but US$40k in San Francisco, Chicago, New York or other comparable metros would be verging on poverty level with rents and general cost of living. I know London is considered terribly expensive, but maybe there is more affordable housing and options.
I will post it there.

As far as housing Central London is very expensive.

You can rent a room for 500£ - 1000£
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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As far as housing Central London is very expensive.

You can rent a room for 500£ - 1000£
So you are looking at 1/3 to 1/2 your income just for housing. Does that leave you a living (or hopefully comfortable) wage? Is the job enough of an opportunity to overcome tight finances for a time? Will you get an increase in salary within a few years?

- all just things I'd think through before accepting such a position.
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