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Old 07-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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I've received a job offer for a community position, but pay is less than I need to sustain my current loans etc. How can I negotiate, and is negotiating possible?

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Old 07-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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The salary for that job is what they are willing to pay you. They probably gave you a low offer, and you ought to be able to get a little more.
You could:
1. Negotiate it higher
2. Get a second job
3. Don't take the job
The latest game salary survey doesn't break down the salary for that position, but you can take a look anyway: http://www.gamecareerguide.com/featu...011.php?page=4
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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The salary for that job is what they are willing to pay you. They probably gave you a low offer, and you ought to be able to get a little more.
You could:
1. Negotiate it higher
2. Get a second job
3. Don't take the job
The latest game salary survey doesn't break down the salary for that position, but you can take a look anyway: http://www.gamecareerguide.com/featu...011.php?page=4
I won't have the time for a second job, and this is a dream opportunity. However, with my current expenses that I'm obligated to, I would have very little leeway and simply can't afford the risk of the salary offer.

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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Sorry that I don't know the going rate for that position, but a lot can be told from their offer.
- That's probably the low end of the range.
- So they can probably come up a bit, but probably not that much.
- If you said honestly, "I really can't do it for less than $45K" and they really wanted you, they might meet you half way.
- If you said "I really can't do it for less than $49K" in hopes they'd offer you $42K, they'd probably withdraw the offer.
- But if you don't try, then for sure you won't be getting that job (since you're not going to accept their offer).
- You have to be smart (artful vs. artless) about the negotiation. You want to remind them of your desirable qualities, not just ask for more money.
Good luck!
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #5
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Sorry that I don't know the going rate for that position, but a lot can be told from their offer.
- That's probably the low end of the range.
- So they can probably come up a bit, but probably not that much.
- If you said honestly, "I really can't do it for less than $45K" and they really wanted you, they might meet you half way.
- If you said "I really can't do it for less than $49K" in hopes they'd offer you $42K, they'd probably withdraw the offer.
- But if you don't try, then for sure you won't be getting that job (since you're not going to accept their offer).
- You have to be smart (artful vs. artless) about the negotiation. You want to remind them of your desirable qualities, not just ask for more money.
Good luck!
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Thanks again for all of the help!

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