job offer & pay bargaining

Subject: job offer & pay bargaining
From: Bex <rebeccaf -at- COMPNEWS -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 1995 10:19:19 +0100

I was wondering if some of you experienced job negotiators would give me
your thoughts on a job offer I have just received.
I am not yet experienced in job
negotiation so I need to check what is reasonable.

I don't think the pay is enough. Apart from just saying 'no' to the job,
what should I do?
Is there a limit to how much more than the offer it is worth asking for?

(UK tech writers: At what point in your career would you expect
to be paid #15,500?
The 'package' is a salary of #15,500 + such things as #2,000 one off payment
for relocation (would that be taxable?); bonuses for work
(amounts not specified); life assurance and medical insurance after 6 months
(neither of which I are priorities for me); pension scheme after 1 year (don't
most companies let you join straight away?); and an annual
weekend break with the company; performance and pay reviews after first 6
months and then annually. I am not sure how many days
holiday you get, as I am waiting to see the details in writing.)

They say that the 'package' is worth more then #17 but I'd rather have
the money (and the holidays).

If I turn down the job, will the agency wash their hands of me?

OK, I know I sound like a wimp, but it is better to confront my wimpish
thoughts now so that I know what I am up against.

Thank you

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