Unhappy with salary offer

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Registered: 04-01-2003
Unhappy with salary offer
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 1:26pm

Looking for some advice and maybe a reality check - I have been working for the same organization for 10 years.

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 10:53pm

I don't know that I would necessarily just go back to your former employer after completing your degree.


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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 2:02pm
I agree that you should be considering other companies and not limiting yourself to your former employer. There are a lot of factors that employers consider when making salary offers, but that doesn't mean you won't be offered more going elsewhere. There is also the possibility that a competitor will offer you more money and your former employer will increase their offer when they realize that you have other options.
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Registered: 01-03-2004
Sat, 04-07-2012 - 5:18am


Congratulations on acquiring your bachelor's degree! That will help you land better jobs, but not necessarily at your current employer.

Reality check #1: a bachelor's degree is now the standard not the exception.

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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 7:38pm

I have a BA degree and before going back to grad school was making 11.22hr. As another poster said a BA/BS degree is now pretty much required and does not make you stand out. I would say take the 5%, gainh experience in the new field and then find a job that pays better.