What am I?
April 27, 2011 7:40 AM Subscribe
I'm in the process of being hired on from contractor to full time status. My boss asked me what title I would like. I need some help figuring out what I want to be and how much a person of that title should make.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (6 answers total)
I work at a solar startup in the bay area. I signed on a year ago working as a facilities guy doing everything from construction work to project management work. Over the past year they have steadily increased my responsibilities. Now, I work for the director of facilities in a department of just two of us. With his supervision I'm in charge of EH&S, ERT, all the facilities, getting bids from contractors, supervising contractors, I also do side work for the VP of development working with customers, doing design work and managing shipping goods through customs. I have several recent emails from my CEO commending me for all of my hard work and my dedication to the company. I also have a BA in the social sciences from a top 100 university.
I asked the VP of Operations and he said Facilities Manager title was a bit too much because I only have 1 year experience in manufacturing at this point. I expect to have a staff of 3-5 in the next year. I also hope to move more into the business development side of things as we grow larger. He suggested that I come up with a title that would be "sexy". I'm looking to metafilter for help with that.
Now the problem. I currently make $19 per hour but am authorized for as much overtime as I can stand. I'm working 60 hours weeks and it's slowly draining my sanity. He said he wanted to keep me on hourly, but I think I'm being underpaid for my qualifications and the work I do.
TLDR: What title would you suggest for a budding corporate guy and how much in salary or hourly, benefits (stock options?) should I ask for? Also, bonus for links to sites or data that corroborate what scale pay is for a person doing this job or any sites with help learning how to negotiate salary.