You know how I've been looking for a job because my current beloved one is o-v-e-r?
I found my exact job and all I love about it and more at Company X. It's scary how the job responsibilities are very similar.
And the more part? I'd work from 10am to 4pm or 6pm (depending on the day) a.k.a Missing All the Traffic - because as it would be, Company X is 23 miles from my apartment. There are more perks, which I'd love to share but if I did you'd know the company. And I cannot let the cat out of the bag, just yet.
But let me tell you: I'll be planning events: private and public! I'll be working with media: alternative and society! I'll be doing visual merchandising, some marketing and lots o' promotions! Then there are meetings with VIPs! And my boss' office is in New York. And my counterpart who is here in Dallas but at a different location...LOVE HER to pieces. She's so cool, hip and laid back like Austin.
It's a dream job minus the pay.
The pay, that they told me on the 1st interview (I've been to three) is $6,000 less what I make now. And let me tell you the jewelry company I am with is not paying me the big bucks but I loved my job and can live my life on my salary. $6k less? I don't think I'll have the fun I'm used to having (especially with a car payment on the horizon).
Only once in my life did I ask for more money and they turned me down right away.
I'm a wee bit nervous for the job offer - which I feel is coming today because they spoke to all my references yesterday. One reference told me how my could be NYC boss was just so impressed with me and my qualifications.
I should have no problem asking for more in salary, right?
My problem is, if they say no, there is no way I can afford to take it. Before engine blew - maybe. After - definitely not. That aside, I think my resume backs up an increase in pay. But that could be just me thinking crazy.
So my question today is, if anyone has any great negotiating points/tips, please let me know.