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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Surprised!

Welp, I applied had an interview for a new job yesterday.... nailed it!Got offered the job today. Here is the surprising part, I thought it would pay a little more then what I am making now... nope..... DOUBLE what I am making now!

Anyone else ever surprised from a job offer where you got offered more then you thought? How did you restrain yourself from doing a backflip or sound too anxious?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 03:55 PM
 
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way to go jester

you can celebrate by giving me half of your first paycheck, a fourth of the 2nd one, and then an eigth of the third one, that way i can ease you into such a big change in your salary
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Lemme think..... NO!

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 04:10 PM
 
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Hi Jester-

Don't let anyone at your new company know you're a motorcycle enthusiast that posts on this forum They'll see their error and lower their offer!

I've been offered jobs with a decent jump in compensation, but I always respond a day later with a reasonable counter-offer seeking a little something not mentioned in earlier negotiations. If it isn't a crazy request, the new company will generally meet the request to start things out on firm footing.

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been there and made out pretty good. not quite double, but close. never had much luck negotiating stuff though. allot of companies these days have set policies that they tend not to stray from.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 05:45 PM
 
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Lemme think..... NO!
aww crap, well it was worth a try

didn't you need new fairings for your vfr? i'm sure this will help
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 07:27 PM
 
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Never had that sort of luck, but then I basically was self-employeed or on a job for a short while just to fill in & so the low pay. For instance one of three that owner a m/c shop & also worked in a mens clothing store, or part owner of a sport shop along with being an Instrument man, to the same sport shop & employeed by the wardens of the Banff National Park in Alberta, Cdn.
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Hi All-

Smitty has successfully held 572 different jobs during his working years. That has to count for something!

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2006, 07:20 AM
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Congrats, Jester!

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