Re: negotiate wages - Shoot for the stars
I strongly believe, particularly in the present shortage, that potential
employees should not be paying for travelling expenses to attend an
interview. The couple of interviews I've been for recently coughed up the
money (and incidently my new present employer paid me a sizeable
relocatioon and sign-on bonus), Otherwise I wouldn't have gone. But you've
got to ask them for it...they're not going to offer it up front.
Remember, if you don't look after yourself, no-one else is going to do
Regional Histology Operations Manager
Bon Secours Health Partners Laboratories
5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, VA 23226
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Subject: RE: negotiate wages - Shoot for the stars
Author: Tim Webster at BSHSIBTW
Date: 6/20/02 8:46 PM
A previous employer picked up the tab for a lab tech flying
from Colorado to
interview for a position. I don't know how common this is. I
depends on the urgency to fill the slot and/or a lack of local
To answer the question, I think it's reasonable to ask about
the pay range
before you waste everybodys time (and your money) travelling
interview. YOU are the valuable commodity at stake. You know
works for you, so be confident and assured when you ask. As a
would be suspicious if applicants DIDN'T ask about the money.
I don't know
to many histology philanthropists!
Finally, a course I took quoted the cost to orient and train a
technical position estimated at about $30,000. (Inservice,
orientation, department orientation, direct supervision etc etc
etc.) If you
interview well over the phone that they want to meet you, a
plane fare is
chump change. ASK! They want you and the worst they can say is "No"!
Sorry, got a bit carried away there. Most of the people I work
been headhunted in the last year or so. There are too many
too few techs. You can't command the stars, but supply and
demand says that
the deck is tilted in the applicants favor. Ask for the stars
and maybe you get the moon.
Northwestern Medical Center
St Albans, VT 05478
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Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 8:06 PM
Subject: Re:negotiate wages
I have question along these lines. If you are going to go on an
and will possibly relocate if offered the job. Is it bad
ettiquette to ask
before thay purchase a plane ticket etc. What the pay range is.
So you would
know if you are even interested in interviewing for the job?
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