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Old 12-15-2015, 02:45 PM
 
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"We recently had a few people on our team leave: one because he wanted to move to his home state and the other because she got poached by a company that was going to pay her twice as much."


Basically admitting that they don't pay much.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:15 PM
 
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It is not unusual for people to want to know why a vacancy exists. They are being upfront about it. You don't know that they don't pay much; you just know that someplace else pays a lot more. What they pay remains to be seen.
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Old 12-15-2015, 04:50 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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"We recently had a few people on our team leave: one because he wanted to move to his home state and the other because she got poached by a company that was going to pay her twice as much."


Basically admitting that they don't pay much.

Basically, I think you're jumping to conclusion. There are so many other factors/circumstances for someone getting offered twice their salary.
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Old 12-16-2015, 06:45 AM
 
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I agree with the posters. You don't know if they "don't pay much." Some people have an entitlement attitude - they think they are worth more money than the industry offers for someone with particular experience or background. Others are just greedy and want more money too soon. You don't know the details of exactly why the employee left. I wouldn't take it too seriously. I would just get them to pay me what I think I"m worth, that's all. Now if they lowball you, then at least you can say you made an effort to negotiate for yourself, rather than worry about why someone else left and how much that person was paid.
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:06 AM
 
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Or that the other company is desperate and willing to overpay.
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:14 AM
 
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Iv seen and heard of people getting poached because of their special skill set.
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Old 12-16-2015, 08:41 AM
 
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You don't know that they don't pay much; you just know that someplace else pays a lot
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This title typically in the range of $50,000-$100,000, so basic math dictates that the position I interviewed for probably pays at the low end of that. Not an upgrade from my current pay, then.
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Old 12-16-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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This title typically in the range of $50,000-$100,000, so basic math dictates that the position I interviewed for probably pays at the low end of that. Not an upgrade from my current pay, then.

Maybe they do, maybe they don't. If you get the job and can't negotiate better pay, turn down the job. It is really not that complicated.
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