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Old 05-15-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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So, I mentioned in another thread that I was offered a position. The recruiter asked me how much I needed to come onboard. I have lowballed myself too many times, so I told him to make an offer that was fair and that he would give to anyone else in my position with my background and experience. He then pulled out a number and said that's as high as he can go, which just so happens to be very close to what I'm currently making. What are the odds that the recruiter was telling the truth about the max he could offer? Glassdoor has the high end just a bit higher, but I work in a fairly high market salary-wise. Would you change jobs for a $2K increase, and a lateral move?

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Chances are that the recruiter was not telling the truth about the rate. I have experienced them low-balling on the rate so that they can keep most of the spread in their pockets.

Normally, I wouldn't change for that amount. But, given the situation at your current employer, I think it makes perfectly good sense. I'm not looking necessarily for promotions at this stage, so lateral moves are good if the opportunity presents a new challenge.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:04 PM
 
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I’ve got an entirely different take on this. Tell me I’m wrong if necessary.

OP - did the recruiter say exactly “(you) won’t get any preferential treatment when it came to evaluations and promotions.” Did they actually say there is no way you would be considered for the higher level job? My interpretation of what they said was “you won’t get any extra brownie points for being an employee when we start to fill the higher job.” (But you could still be considered under the same criteria as any outsider). Do you know if they have started the application review process for the other job? It took them 6 weeks from interview to offer on this lower level job. Doesn’t sound like they’re going gangbusters on hiring speed.

As far as changing jobs for $2,000, if you are miserable at your current job, I would do it in a heartbeat.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:23 PM
 
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So, I mentioned in another thread that I was offered a position. The recruiter asked me how much I needed to come onboard. I have lowballed myself too many times, so I told him to make an offer that was fair and that he would give to anyone else in my position with my background and experience. He then pulled out a number and said that's as high as he can go, which just so happens to be very close to what I'm currently making. What are the odds that the recruiter was telling the truth about the max he could offer? Glassdoor has the high end just a bit higher, but I work in a fairly high market salary-wise. Would you change jobs for a $2K increase, and a lateral move?

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I would if I had an insane micromanaging manager like you do that is killing your morale.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:40 PM
 
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I would rather know what percent $2k is. I made the mistake of accepting an offer for my last job that was too low. I don't know if they would have offered more or not. I guess it depends on how much you hate the current job, really.
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