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SadieTheNurse Mon 15-May-17 10:29:42

Potential employer has not mentioned it at all & I don't know if its the done thing to ask?
Obviously I need to know if its worth it!

hickorydickorynurseryrhyme Mon 15-May-17 10:53:50

Of course you need to ask!

MissShittyBennet Mon 15-May-17 11:09:09

If you need to know and they're not forthcoming, you're going to have to. If they think worse of you for asking, you're better not working there anyway.

Ookmybanana Mon 15-May-17 11:15:06

Not unreasonable at all. But do be prepared for them to turn it back on you and ask your salary expectations so make sure you've done your homework as to what the going rate for similar roles in similar organisations are. Have a look at if it's quite a big firm as they often have salaries disclosed there.

Good luck! flowers

NoLotteryWinYet Mon 15-May-17 11:19:15

yes you need to be prepared to set your expectations - even if you price yourself out, if the job isn't worth doing for the money then you need to look elsewhere!

c3pu Mon 15-May-17 11:21:12

Be direct and ask.

Be prepared to negotiate.

Intransige Mon 15-May-17 11:22:47


Of course you have to ask! You can't take a job without knowing if the salary package is enough.

Puzzledandpissedoff Mon 15-May-17 11:37:01

Personally I wouldn't bother - it's almost certainly a sign that they''re trying to get away with paying as little as possible, and while that's understandable up to a point, this really isn't the way to go about it

RoastedPotato Mon 15-May-17 11:37:30

YABU for not asking. How else are you going to negotiate your salary if you don't know what it is in the first place?

stumblymonkeyreturns Mon 15-May-17 11:47:49


Read the book about 'nice women don't ask' which basically says that a lot of the gender pay gap is because women are socialised not to make too many demands re: pay compared to men.

Absolutely fine and understandable for you to want to understand what pay range they're offering...

I usually say something like "I'm very interested in the position you have advertised for X at the moment, I noticed that the ad doesn't include mention of the salary. I'm keen to ensure that our salary expectations match as I don't want to waste your time, could you give me an indication of the salary range?"

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