Take this rate and STFU?
June 1, 2012 4:16 AM Subscribe
Started a new freelance gig and got my first paycheck. It's lower than I expected. Should I ask about this or would it make me look greedy?
posted by Anima Mundi to Work & Money (17 answers total)
I'm in a new (to me) field and still learning the ropes - juggling multiple projects, working with multiple project managers, etc. I'm grateful to be working at all considering my level of experience, so that's why I'm hesitant to ask about why my rate is lower than the one I submitted. I asked for the rate I did because I'm incurring greater costs in regards to commute (gas, tolls) and since I'm working in another state I'm getting taxes taken out for both states on a W2.
How should I go about this? Keep in mind I've only been at this gig for less than a month, and I don't want to rub people the wrong way.