What An Exciting Start To the Day...
In my never ending search to find permanent work, I was kind of excited that I got a call back from a local company that was eager to talk to me. So, I called them back this morning and spoke to their representative about the job. After describing myself, my previous work and how it would be of benefit to the position, they asked, "So how much do you need in salary to be comfortable?" I responded back with what I've learned at the Career Transition Support Group with a question--"What is the range, please?". Well, they hard pressed me and said, "Well, we need to know what you need" and so I told them and was promptly priced out of the range for being overqualified.
At which point, they thanked me and said if they decided to raise the compensation, they'd call me. Of course, I am thinking--yes, and pork products will also fly but thanked them for the time and consideration and hung up the phone. Not exactly a high point to start the day on is it?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/20/2004 09:46:00 AM