A guy shared a story of how he went to a job interview one day and when asked by the Human Resource Manager on his expected salary, he gave an amount that was too low and even lower than his current drawn salary.
He now regrets it because he did not calculate properly before answering and now has to work with a much lower salary as everything was already discussed and he really wanted to land the job.
Here is the story
“I spent months looking for a new job because I felt that I had already reached by maximum potential at my current job and I wanted something more challenging. Everywhere I applied, everyone who asked, i always told: “I make $X/month GROSS”, because that’s what I was making in my current job.
I got to the final interview with a fantastic company. Like, the best I could hope to find in this moment of my career. They basically match my current salary and said that they will wait for my answer.
I made some final checks on what they proposed, and something was not right. Which was absurd, because they matched the gross $x/month I told them. Except I wasn’t making that money. I was making more.
In my calculations of my gross monthly salary I left out the 13th month bonus and mid year bonuses that my current company gives me. Basically I asked less than what I was taking, and they matched.
I tried to clarify the mistake, but I was denied because they told that was the standard salary for someone in my position, and in the end I took the job anyway because as I said it was an opportunity too good to let it pass.
I still enjoy my time and work in this job but I regret not checking more thoroughly as it has cost me quite a substantial amount added up together.”
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