new job offer, less salary?
I have received a job offer for a technical professional position. Problem is, it's about 4% less than my current salary.
I think its a great co. and opportunity. The position is very similar to my current job and even some extra responsibilites.
I would like to accept the position, but not for a pay cut. The base salary could be offset a little by a bonus program, but thats based on co. performance (and no guarantee). Also, the benefits are comparable to what I currently have.
FYI. They know my current salary because its on the job application. Also, commute time, distance, traffic and other stuff like that is the same.
Anyone delt with this type of situation? Had any success? I'm thinking this is an initial offer and theres room for negotiation. I just never receive an offer before less than my current salary. Maybe its just a sign of the times.
Anyway, looking for some successful tips and advice in salary negotiation. thanks,