What do you think about the practice of employers asking for a salary history as part of your application process?
Sometimes they want to know if you are making more than they can offer so they won't waste their time interviewing you.El Guapo said:What do you think about the practice of employers asking for a salary history as part of your application process?
You *are* a bad @$$ beyoch!Planderella said:After working here for a full year and (single-handedly) managing up to five concurrent projects, I made sure that my raise (negotiated up from 10% to 19%) reflected the amount of work that I did and am capable of doing in the future.
I'll just bet you buy Saturn's too!KMateja said:ugh. i hate that question. after i took my job with my old consulting firm, i found out they would have been willing to go $5k higher than what i asked. sigh. that's what i love about where i am now, with civil service you get what you get. no bargaining, nothing. i know exactly what i'll be making in 30 years. and i'm totally ok with that.
If it were up to me, we would! but we're a honda family.El Guapo said:
I'll just bet you buy Saturn's too!
Yeah, and I'm laughing after I left the private sector and within 18 months their stock was delisted and they had 86% turnover. They were eventually spun out of the corporation and sold to a former GE exec because they couldn't hit their numbers. Crash and burn baby!Mastiff said:
It's very satisfying. Especially since the choice to move on was tilted by a Coucilman, now the Mayor, who impugned my integrity. Even after being urged by my old boss, among others, to recant, he did not...Mike DeVuono said:
Isn't it odd, the things that make us happy?
And I found out I didn't get the job... when I got a copy of the weekly paper, and it was in the news. These people didn't contact me for 3 weeks after the SECOND interview. I wrote a very nasty letter to the CA, and copied all the council and mayor.Mike DeVuono said:
Ahhhh...nepotism. What a great hiring practice!
I know that nephew too! Likeable guy. Dan has meet him also, I'll bet.Mastiff said:Do you know Gardner, KS? SW of KC, it is.
I applied for the CDD job there. I understand I came in second to someone's nephew...
Plenty of "johnsons" in that town...El Guapo said:
I know that nephew too! Likeable guy. Dan had meet him also, I'll bet. Gardner's way too "Johnson County" for you Mastiff.
That's lame, too.El Guapo said:I once got a rejection letter from the City of Topeka almost a year after the interview.
My old PD job ... it's being advertised at $35K to $37K. I was making $38K when I left in October.Mastiff said:
For me, I rather resented being presented with an offer for a promotion/rise in salary to a senior planner title only after I came back from an outside interview having accepted their offer of employment. This happened despite my earlier request(s) for advancement in my old job.Mastiff said:I enjoy the fact that they haven't filled my old job, even after raising the wage from $37 to $48k...
According to my boss, the job "grew with me", and is now worth quite a bit more. Shame they weren't willing to pay me anymore, eh?
I got a thanks for interviewing letter from a city I never interviewed with. I hate form letters.El Guapo said:
I once got a rejection letter from the City of Topeka almost a year after the interview.