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Old 06-21-2019, 02:47 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Yes, i have some flexibility right now which is nice. I'm not sure that flexibility would there in the next job.

The work of the job i was approached about it overall more desirable than what im doing now. But it's not worth it for a miserable commute. I have learned that lesson before.
Well, I can tell you about boring jobs that aren't challenging; it really drives you up a wall eventually. If they'll give you the pay you want, and till let you work from home twice/week; that would be worth considering, IMO.
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Old 06-21-2019, 04:01 PM
 
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I'd tell them up front - I've accepted another position because of xyz but I'll consider your offer if the salary & benefits compare.
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:35 AM
 
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I am having a conversation with the person who reached out today. We'll see how it goes. I feel weird asking about WFH in this initial call
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:36 PM
 
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so i had the conversation today and I officially applied for the job. The girl i spoke with not the hiring manager or HR...so there's only so much she can do around salary and WFH. I am waiting on next steps.

One thing that bugs me that i see the salary listed as follows:

Grade Minimum Mid-Point Maximum
055* $ 55,564 $ 71,991 $ 88,418

I currently make 70k. The girl told me it would be on the lower end of this range last week so i said, I make 70k now, i really cant take less than that. She said she has no say but it's probably doable given my experience, but 70k would probably be near the top of the range. Why bother having this range? Why not just list it as an 054? it's BS to list that and then tell someone oh but it would be at the bottom of this range.

I have a feeling this job wont be for me. I just am not thrilled with my current job. It's flexible, pay is ok...but I'm looking for something better i guess. I just am not convinced that i couldnt get more than 70k at this new prospect based on the range...if they wanted to hire me of course.
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:39 PM
 
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so i had the conversation today and I officially applied for the job. The girl i spoke with not the hiring manager or HR...so there's only so much she can do around salary and WFH. I am waiting on next steps.

One thing that bugs me that i see the salary listed as follows:

Grade Minimum Mid-Point Maximum
055* $ 55,564 $ 71,991 $ 88,418

I currently make 70k. The girl told me it would be on the lower end of this range last week so i said, I make 70k now, i really cant take less than that. She said she has no say but it's probably doable given my experience, but 70k would probably be near the top of the range. Why bother having this range? Why not just list it as an 054? it's BS to list that and then tell someone oh but it would be at the bottom of this range.

I have a feeling this job wont be for me. I just am not thrilled with my current job. It's flexible, pay is ok...but I'm looking for something better i guess. I just am not convinced that i couldnt get more than 70k at this new prospect based on the range...if they wanted to hire me of course.
A lot of people including myself are in this exact situation. It's a sign that the economy is about to slow down. Too much resistance from employers on salary.
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:01 PM
 
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no way would i leave for less money (or even same money), and a worse commute, and no wfh options
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:43 PM
 
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Do the interviews. Get an offer in hand. Then make a decision. No need in worrying about a job you don't yet have.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:22 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I have been approached recently by a company I admire and has position with duties I have done with a previous employer. The initial position I was offered was full-time. It was filled internally. I was referred to other locations that had part-time positions available and not enough hours to work. I was offered a position. I would accept if other locations would have hours available for me to work. The other locations did not have hours available. I had to decline the offer.

I am open to better job offers than what I am doing now. If an offer is not good enough, move on.
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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I would talk to them about the job, interview even and then discuss commute and work from home issues.
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