I could really use some help!
I received a job offer end of day Thursday due this coming Monday. Knowing that women often do not negotiate and the salary being slightly under my first pay, I prepared a email response with a slightly higher figure for their consideration.
The role is in a non-profit so I purposely chose a smaller number rather than a higher figure they can negotiate down so they wouldn't feel I was snubbing their offer in any way, even if this meant less money it was okay with me. I would ultimately sign the existing offer because I do really want this jobs, I just thought I should at least try to negotiate.
I realize in hindsight I should have had this conversation on the phone, but the response is due Monday and I wanted to give them as much time as possible to decide.
Yesterday, I waited all day for a response and nothing came. Around 3pm I got nervous and made the mistake of calling the operations manager to ask where things were at. I flubbed the call and it was terribly awkward. She was able to tell me she had passed my request onto the ED and should have an answer back to me by Monday. The thing is this organization has always been delayed on emails back to me, so I'm trying to prepare how to respond on Monday so I don't lose the offer.
I feel like my safest option might be to call again if I haven't heard by late Monday afternoon and ask how they would like me to proceed given the deadline. But, I am worried about further irritating the ops manager who has already explained the decision is out of her hands.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! I really just want to work here and I am starting to regret not just signing the offer on hand and avoiding this stress altogether.
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