I'm not sure how to go into an upcoming job negotiation.
December 5, 2013 10:12 PM Subscribe
I was just offered a job and will go in to negotiate the details of my employment.
I'll be working for a company based in a European country that is trying to expand into the U.S. It's a sales position that will have me travelling around the northeast selling their product in specialty stores.
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I've been through two interviews with the guy spearheading their North American expansion. I gave them an initial requested salary of $70,000. I'll be one of the only salespeople in the company and given their overseas popularity, I think they can afford it. They said they thought it was high, but refused to disclose what they were budgeting for the position. Health Insurance and compensation for the extensive travel required seemed to surprise him too. The only thing mentioned about pay was keeping me on some kind of freelance basis until next year when they can "file the necessary paperwork to officially hire me"
He's drilled into me a lot so he could see if I was a match for them, but I'm frustrated they've neglected to give me information I need to make a decision. They come off as a shady business to me.
How do I approach this? Is this standard stuff at this level of the business world? What are other important things I should be careful of negotiating?