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Chivo Ramirez
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Look at it this way, It is frustrating, i have been through that, if you make your salary requirements to low, that indicates you are out of touch or desperate. If the company is not willing to compensate you in the industry standard, then you will be making low-ball salary while you are still there. I have been there, it goes as far as the accountants questioning all the details on your expense report.
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Anonymous
I don't think there is any need to shame the company. They were upfront with the comment on the desired pay being high end. Companies are in business to make a profit. This comment is not directed at the OP but the other posters suggesting that the company is cheap.
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Anonymous
I see your point, but I would avoid asking me to do a second interview. It was a waste of time for me and for them since they already knew my desired pay was too high.
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Anonymous
They shouldn't have wasted your time on that.
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Denise Perreira
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I think alot of companies these days think they have the upper hand with the number of candidates available so they think they can get someone cheaper. Problem with that is they find someone who they hire,train,etc.and the person leaves in a short period of time due to the salary, so it's a continuous revolving door.
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Anonymous
I totally agree, all considered it's not a smart decision. If a candidate totally fits your company culture and the job position why not paying him a little more and make him an asset for your business?
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Charity
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I had this happen. They asked over the phone call what I was looking for in a salary and the HR said well I don't know if they can meet that request but we can negotiate the salary. I went to the interview and felt it went well. I got called for second interview and went, but at that interview that said my request for a higher salary was not an option and that they couldn't even meet my current salary. So, a few weeks later I got the letter that said I wasn't consider for third rounds of interviews based on my salary request. For me it just solidified that this wasn't the job for me.
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Anonymous
Disappointing :(
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Anonymous
I remember going on one interview with a paper company. I told them I wanted a certain sum, not excessive by any rate, but in line with what should be paid. They told me, "That is what we pay our executives". I knew right then this was the type of place that they would work you to the bone and pay peanuts. At that point I knew I had dodged a bullet. As much as it stinks that they sent you this rejection letter, consider it a bullet dodged!
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Anonymous
We both dodged a bullet for sure! :)
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Judi Stevenson-Garcia
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Our future lives in the growing mind of a child
I could have written this post myself! Wow, what a disappointment. I feel you. Consider it a sign that this company isn't the right fit. If they value budget over experience, you would end up working with people who are not qualified, and you'd probably be miserable. Good luck in your continued search. The right company will demonstrate they value your worth and appreciate your background and experience.
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Anonymous
This is a great point, Judi! Thank you :)
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Victoria Rego
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Reiki Master, writer, customer service
I would say, based on this, they are probably looking for someone they can pay less.
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Anonymous
I agree, and that's a shame because I felt I was a perfect match. I forgot to tell that during the first call they told me my salary was on the higher end because they are in the education market and there is not a lot of money going around.
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Jackie Ruka
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I call that the I want champagne on a beer budget employer. In other words, you ticked everything on their list except their budget. They simply can’t afford your expertise. There is something better for you as you are getting closer. Try to find a role that offers a greater salary range, if possible?
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Anonymous
Sure Jackie, I'm actually still looking and I'm sure I will find something better. It was a disappointment for sure but I'm moving on :)
User edited comment on 11/19/20 at 4:41AM UTC
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