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EMPLOYER LOWBALLS ON JOB OFFER, DISCREDITS INTERVIEWEE IF HE REJECTS THE JOB

Goodness. I am so frustrated. I’ve been applying and interviewing for different jobs internally and externally. Most recently I applied for a job through my current employer 2 months ago.

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Had my final interview over a month ago. Just received an offer this morning. Honestly, I’m having so much anxiety and have shed some tears. Basically, my first interview was with the recruiter and I told her my salary requirements. So when she called me back with the offer it was $14k less than what we discussed.

Additionally, the bonus structure was up to 15%. They are restructuring their bonuses which are now set to a max of a certain dollar amount which is significantly less than the original 15%.

I am feeling absolutely lowballed.

The recruiter told me to think about it and let her know by tomorrow as the backup candidate has a pending offer. I’m not feeling good at all. I had to wait over a month for an offer and they give me a day to think about it just in case I decline and so they can make the offer to the backup??

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I emailed her after thinking about it for a couple of hours and restated my salary requirements but haven’t heard back. Not sure what I’m looking to get out of this and I’m rambling. I guess I’m in shock I was blindsided by a crap offer.

Later on, I attempted to negotiate and they weren’t willing to budge. I declined the offer. This was something that was supposed to be exciting but instead, I felt horrible about it.

The recruiter said the employer is known for destroying people who reject job offers and said they will put out my name in the market as a very negative person.

However, I feel good about my decision. So onwards and upwards! Thank you all for the feedback!!!

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