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Old 07-04-2012, 11:44 PM
 
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Any tips concerning this?

I've kinda fallen into my past setups, this one, (Bout to get the offer) the pay is low (About $50K, think I can get it up to about $60) But the reason I'm interested in it is non-monitary bennifits, opportunity to go back to school, flexability to do some real estate, there's also some 1-5 day classes I want to take that will benefit my potential employer.
They currently pay me 6 figures, on a contract basis (I am interested also in this being contract, not regular employment, I have healthcare covered.) I've got a pretty good semi-friend relationship with the owner who is who I'll be speaking to, but he and I both bargain pretty hard. (But enjoy it)

I'm looking at this for less than 2 years, potentially less than one once I get the classes I want done.

Any tips?
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:51 PM
 
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You need to give him a substantial reason as to why you're asking for more money/benefits/flexibility, whatever. Think of something that will make your new employer go ' Oh, you have a point, I guess I will increase the benefits/money...' As long as you back up you reasoning for negotiating and comport yourself in a confident manner, You shouldn't have any problems unless the employer really doesn't plan on budging.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:01 AM
 
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You need to give him a substantial reason as to why you're asking for more money/benefits/flexibility, whatever. Think of something that will make your new employer go ' Oh, you have a point, I guess I will increase the benefits/money...' As long as you back up you reasoning for negotiating and comport yourself in a confident manner, You shouldn't have any problems unless the employer really doesn't plan on budging.

The reason is they want ME to work at a position with more responsibility, more regulated, with less money.
(Than they have been paying my LLC for the last 6 months)
-New company financing, restructuring, the 'Bobs' were here....

I might (Might not) IF the non-monetary beenies make it worthit.

I'd be using the time to be better set up for the 6 figure jobs...
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:08 AM
 
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The reason is they want ME to work at a position with more responsibility, more regulated, with less money.
(Than they have been paying my LLC for the last 6 months)
-New company financing, restructuring, the 'Bobs' were here....

I might (Might not) IF the non-monetary beenies make it worthit.

I'd be using the time to be better set up for the 6 figure jobs...
Then that's your reason. I can't believe they thought you'd be ok with that in the first place...I guess they low-ball and hope.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:16 AM
 
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Then that's your reason. I can't believe they thought you'd be ok with that in the first place...I guess they low-ball and hope.
He was clear they didn't expect me to say yes... but, the stability will allow me to do the education, and I've got some other developing opportunities for my LLC if they allow me the flexibility...

I'm somewhat tempted. (Depends on flexibility)

Also the base pay will allow me (On paper) to get the 4 plex I want, it's part of my 5 year plan.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:22 AM
 
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The reason is they want ME to work at a position with more responsibility, more regulated, with less money.
(Than they have been paying my LLC for the last 6 months)
-New company financing, restructuring, the 'Bobs' were here....

I might (Might not) IF the non-monetary beenies make it worthit.

I'd be using the time to be better set up for the 6 figure jobs...
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He was clear they didn't expect me to say yes... but, the stability will allow me to do the education, and I've got some other developing opportunities for my LLC if they allow me the flexibility...

I'm somewhat tempted. (Depends on flexibility)

Also the base pay will allow me (On paper) to get the 4 plex I want, it's part of my 5 year plan.
It's seems that at this point in your life, the benefits outweigh the pay (at least for the next 2 years). I would try and negotiate for more pay, but then take the job. At least you would have negotiated and there wouldn't be any what-ifs regarding that once you accept the position.
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