Hi, I was recently laid off by my job and work in the mental health field. My last day was last friday. I've applied to several job and turned down a few due to shady stuff or not feeling like it was a good fit. I recently applied to a job at a local hospital and love it. I didn't think I would or want to go back in person but it was wonderful. I got the official offer today however the salary presented was lower (58k) than what the hospital recruiter quoted (60-62k)me during our phone screen prior to the interview. During the interview the director told me to negotiate as he wants me to have a salary I want so I'm not leaving in a few months. The amount I countered (70k) was initially declined as that's the salary for supervisors and it's based on years of experience. I have roughly around 12yrs experience. I was told on the phone by the recruiter that typically people with 20yrs experience would get that salary and it wouldn't be fair for me to get it as I don't have that much experience. I'm 35 so 20yrs experience is not feasible.
She asked for a number, I said whatever the highest would be but asked for a specific number so I said around 62k or 65k. She said she'll speak to the VP of HR to see but wasn't sure what they would say. I really want the job but also want to afford to pay my bills y'knw and have money left over for myself. The benefits are honestly amazing and the best I have ever seen. I'm not sure what to do. I feel like they low balled me because I got laid off and I'm assuming they think I'll take it. I would honesty prefer to make 70-75k. I was making way more at my previous job but doubt I'll get to that amount again. I'm not sure what to do.
My spouse said if I really want the job to accept it and we'll figure it out. Is it selfish of me to be picky with salary? Should I just accept the offer and move forward? If I accept, I can start on the 13th so it won'[t be that long of a wait. I don't know what to do. I want to make a living wage. I do have a small private practice on the side but don't make that much yet. Any advice? I just feel lost. Any input would be greatly appreciated it. Thank you!!
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I am looking for a job due to business unit desition they are shutting down our entire Marketing team.
Please reach out to me. I have more than 12yrs experience.
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I'm wrapping up my toxic job this Friday
Throughout my tenure, my manager has proven to be one of the worst I've ever encountered. Despite my temporary status in the position, I've accumulated nearly five years of experience leading teams.
It became apparent early on that she lacked leadership experience, having transitioned from journalism to communications without a background in marketing. Despite my efforts to engage her in defining our team's vision, roles, and operations, she consistently resisted. Matters escalated when she began circulating rumours about me to an external government department, which eventually reached both me and the team. One team member bravely came forward to disclose the situation.
In response, I initiated a leadership program that included a Hogan 360 review. Unfortunately, my manager's lack of experience led her to underestimate the consequences of her actions, including the revelation that I would review her results. The discrepancies between her scores and those of her colleagues were stark. In areas where I excelled, she marked me as "NA," while in areas where she perceived she could manipulate me, such as "is a respectful person," she rated me highly. This manipulation only added insult to injury, reinforcing a toxic dynamic where compliance was prioritised over genuine feedback.
Through therapy, I've come to terms with the trauma of this experience and now find myself filled with a righteous anger.
Despite these challenges, I've managed to secure an excellent new role that surpasses both my temporary position and my manager's role. My focus now shifts to ensuring she never has the opportunity to exert power over me again.
Should I email HR and document my grievances, even though I'm leaving on Friday?
Is writing a scathing Glassdoor review an appropriate course of action?
Should I bring my concerns to the attention of the government department or the CEO? Would blocking her on mobile and LinkedIn offer some peace of mind?
What would you do?
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How much negotiation is reasonable?
At the beginning of the process, very rich company said their budget was 80-90k. I said that was below my desired salary but would be willing to learn more about the total compensation, etc. I was laid off a few months ago and making 115k - I was hoping to at least come close but this market is insane. It's the same job responsibilities but this new job's title is "lower" in the industry hierarchy.
Anyway - I was offered the job - yay! They offered 90k and I found out their benefits are not great. No 401k match, no bonus, couple weeks PTO.
I'm happy they offered me the top end of their budget. I need a job so I'll take it but... what can I work with here? I clearly can't come in saying I want 115k.
All insight appreciated. Thank you.
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Can you guys help me out?
I'm preparing for a presentation and I need more feedback to this one question. Please! And, Thank you in advance!
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HR is my manager.
I work for a small company and my reporting manager is HR. My manager is extremely unprofessional, dismissive and combative. Should I talk to the CEO or just start looking for a new job?
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I am turning a new leaf in life. For some backstory I've been at a job I hate for about a year now- it's my first 'big girl' job out of college- I broke up with the man I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with at the beginning of the year, and struggle with anxiety which was only exasperated by the previous mentioned. I've never been so low.
So at the beginning of February, I took a step back. From everything. From the grief of the break up, from the job search I started in March of last year, from worrying so much about my job and how terrible it makes me feel. Literally from everything. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I can breathe and refocus.
I'm jumping back into the job search next month because I know the misery from my current job will soon take over again, but as of right now, this is the most optimistic I have felt in months.
Now that I've gotten all of that venting out of the way, I'd love to hear how you all stay positive in tough times in the professional space? And how do you make sure it doesn't affect your work, interviews, etc? I consistently see others seeking advice on obtaining jobs and the current job market, but I'd like advice on maintaining a positive attitude when times get tough personally and professionally. Because I didn't fair well the first time around.
Hopefully, this all makes sense. All advice, words of encouragement, and everything in between are welcome.