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Old 06-03-2019, 06:14 AM
Location: SW Florida
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I was a "head hunter" on Long Island for a few years. At that time the job was a draw against commission. I hated it. It was a double sell: the applicant to the company and the company to the applicant. This was in the early 80's before computers and Linked in, etc. It was not my thing and I took over the secretary's job when she left.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:33 AM
Location: New York
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Originally Posted by Steve McDonald View Post
I think if they're paying you $18K extra to "avoid calculating overtime", you can assume you will be putting in plenty of overtime. How sure are you that you will be able to get any substantial commissions? That would make the difference between being able to survive or not, in that ultra high-priced area. Will you need to use a vehicle of your own on the job? Most mileage reimbursements don't come even close to paying for the full cost of a vehicle, including parking.
Well ofcourse, but I was doing a crazy amount of overtime in my last 2 jobs getting just about or less than $45,000 a year.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:33 AM
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On the whole, neither $40k nor $58k are good money for NYC. That said, you gotta start somewhere. Those are, however, decent salaries for people first coming out of college and into the workforce. You didn't say how old you are …

That said, if the job sounds promising and something you'd enjoy, then go for it. Money is important, but it's not the only thing to consider when accepting the job … how are the benefits? 401k? Vacation policy? How do they treat their employees? Is there flexibility to work @ home?
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