hypothetical employment situation question
Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:57 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:09 AM
On the other hand, If your friend looks around and finds out that no one else is particularly interested in hiring him, or in paying him what he feels he is worth, he may need to do some"man-in-the-mirror" type stuff, come to terms with reality, and then develop a plan to make himself more valuable to potential employers.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:19 AM
If he does enjoy his job, then I'd say just bluntly ask for more money. Something along the lines of, "I really enjoy working here, and I plan on staying here for the long-term, but I'd like to re-negotiate my salary. I'm getting paid considerably less than I could make anywhere else, which probably made sense when I started, but I feel like it's time for us to talk about something that makes more sense considering my experience and our financial situation."
People ask for raises and promotions all the time. If his boss is decent, the conversation should be pretty normal. At the very least, he'd get a clear understanding of what his future with the company would look like.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:26 AM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:06 PM
He needs to find another job offer, and use that as a bargaining chip. It's generally that simple. If he is worth it they will keep him, if he's not then he can go to the other offer. If he can't find another offer, go to the mirror...
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