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new job - pay issues

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JustBeurre Sat 12-Mar-16 07:15:12

This is obviously a personal circumstance but can I ask what you'd do in this situation?
I've been offered a job, which would be a promotion (much more responsibility) but the pay does not reflect this and the salary is similar to what I make now. In addition it's further away from (half hour rather than ten minute commute). Having said that obviously it'd be great for career progression etc. What would you Do?!

CountryLovingGirl Sat 12-Mar-16 07:44:51

I guess it depends on whether you plan to use it as a stepping stone. No salary increase, with increased travel time, isn't worth the switch if you are taking on more responsibility.

flowery Sat 12-Mar-16 11:27:46

When you applied did you know the salary?

Is the salary below market rate for that level of responsibility?

Stillunexpected Sat 12-Mar-16 12:41:02

If you knew the salary when applying and it is fixed, then you have limited or no scope for negotiation. You will have to make a decision based on whether you think the job will ultimately be more fulfilling and better for your career progression in the long run. If there is a possibility of negotiating the salary upwards, then get onto it! The company obviously want you and if you can show that the salary offered is out of line with the role then you may be successful.

JustBeurre Sat 12-Mar-16 14:35:33

I didn't k ow the salary. It said competitive.

I will try and negotiate but they are a small company so I don't neceSarily know how much scope there is.

It'd be really super for career progression but I was thinking about retraining anyway...

JustBeurre Sat 12-Mar-16 14:36:44

Oh and there doesn't seem to be a set market rate. It really depends however this is the very lowest I've seen

caroldecker Sat 12-Mar-16 15:09:17

If you do not value yourself, then no-one else will. Either this job (salary, travel, responsibility, career etc) is better than your current one or not. If not, tell them what they need to do to get you to accept (ie more money, different hours, home working etc). If they do not agree, then stay where you are.

JustBeurre Sat 12-Mar-16 16:12:07

Thanks. I think I need to realise that myself, I'm very happy in my current job
I will see if they will negotiate

TomTomKitten Sat 12-Mar-16 20:54:51

If you are very happy in your job and are planning to retrain anyway I would let it go.

Negotiate but just be aware if you push it too hard then they may get the hump and make life a bit difficult. Have just had this happen to me...

JustBeurre Sun 13-Mar-16 07:09:24

As in make life difficult on the job?

Alanna1 Sun 13-Mar-16 07:12:08

Ask for an increase. Or ask your bosses for an increase in responsibility and pay rise.

FishWithABicycle Sun 13-Mar-16 07:20:52

If they advertised "competitive" and they have made a low offer then it's reasonable to name a figure you would actually consider reasonable for the job and be prepared to say "thanks but no thanks" if they don't improve their offer. Whatever number you say, they will negotiate you down from a bit so name a figure a few thousand more than the final amount you actually want. If the move is really right for you they won't say no.

You are the only person who will stand up for your skills and experience being properly valued and paid for. If you accept the job at a low salary then they will conclude that this is all you are worth.

JustBeurre Sun 13-Mar-16 15:59:07

Thank you. You are all so right and that's what I have to think about, how I value myself.
I definitely agree that if its not enough money then I shouldn't take it

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