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Benefits Negotiation Update - It's Official!

Posted by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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Hi all,

If you've been following my job search saga, you know that after 11 interviews, 5 work samples and 1 presentation I was offered the job.

The offer came with a 9% salary hike, but there were issues with the benefits - specifically the eligiblity date, a little bit high premiums & copays & no ortho, and much less vacation time.

I then brought my concerns to them yesterday - and they called me back today.  The verdict:

  • The insurance eligibility date can NOT be moved, but they will pay 65% of my COBRA
  • They moved my start date up so that I only have to pay 2 months instead of 3 for COBRA
  • They actually do have ortho with another plan
  • They increased my salary to equate to a 13% hike
  • They added one more week (to total 3 weeks) of vacation

So ladies - I'm TAKING THE JOB!!

Woo hoo!!!

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It's Official!  As of about an hour ago, I signed and delivered my offer and gave my 2 weeks to my current employer.  Aaahhh!!!  So nervous but so excited!

by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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CorpCityGrl
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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OMG Congratulations!  That is fantastic!  See what a little negotiating can do.

rissarin
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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That's great! I glad you were all able to figure something out.
adamsmom0116
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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YIPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! That's FANTASTIC!

mickstinator
by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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well, it sounds like they were rather willing to meet your demands. way to go!

Marti123
by Platinum Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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That's great! Hope it meets your needs & wants!
deccaf
by Platinum Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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Yay!  Great negotiating skills!

Marz31
by Silver Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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Congrats! sounds like it was WELL Worth the stress of the negotiations!!!!

the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Yup - it absolutely does. :)

Quoting Marti123:

That's great! Hope it meets your needs & wants!


Nighttiger
by Ashley on Oct. 15, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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VERY nice job! Amazing what you can get if you just ask ;)
JessiFaye
by Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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Good for you for negotiating!! Congratulations! 

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