Wage issues when moving from part-time to full-time.
November 18, 2010 2:19 PM Subscribe
Moving from part-time to full-time at work. Since I'll have benefits, is it fair to compare my old hourly rate to my new one? Should I accept what appears to be a cut in pay?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (19 answers total)
I'm about to graduate college and have been offered a full-time position at the company where I've been working part-time for a little over two years. I would be doing the same tasks but for 40 hours a week rather than 20. Without giving details, it is white-collar work.
I was offered a full-time salary that is about 75 cents less on an hourly basis than what I'm currently making as a part-time employee, averaged out over 2,080 hours (40 hrs week x 52 weeks)
However, I will have benefits as a full-time employee, including health insurance and paid vacation.
In light of that, is it reasonable to compare my current hourly rate as a part-time employee to my new effective hourly rate as a full-time employee? Or is that apples and oranges?
Related to that, is it reasonable to expect a slight increase in pay when moving from part-time to full-time?
I'm unable to provide many specifics, but I'm hoping for some more general answers.