Asking Questions about Money and Working Hours During A Job Interview
September 5, 2012 6:12 PM Subscribe
I have a job interview coming up on Wednesday next week. I want to ask some questions regarding working hours and money. Should I, and if so, how should I frame the questions?
posted by Effigy2000 to work & money (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a job interview on Wednesday for a job I would both enjoy (its my kind of work) and need (money is tight after unemployment set in a few months ago).
The only downside is it's a 1.5 hour drive from where I live. So if I get the job I'm looking at significant fuel costs and increased wear and tear on my car.
The pay scale is AU$80-$85k per year, and I imagine if I get the job they'd probably start me at $80k. It's decent money, but the fuel costs alone would probably eat up a significant chunk of my fortnightly take home pay.
If I get the job I'm also looking at a situation where I will probably be getting home at a time after my 10 month old son has gone to bed, meaning I probably won't see him very much except on weekends.
So during the interview I want to ask two questions, which are basically this;
1. I would like at least $83k to make up for fuel costs as well as wear and tear on my car.
2. What hours will I be working and is there any flexibility to allow for me to get home in time to say good night to my son and maybe have some play time with him?
Are these questions I should ask in the interview? If so, how can I best frame them so I don't come off looking like a guy who's just in it for the money and wants to go home early?