Salary + Benefits
October 9, 2006 6:31 PM Subscribe
I currently make $800/week ($41,600/year) as a freelancer where I work. I've worked there for over a year and am now being offered a chance to work there fulltime with benefits. The benefits package is very generous but when it came time to discuss salary, they offered me $36,000/year, the rationale being that the benefits more than make up for the lower pay.
posted by blim8183 to work & money (42 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
However, benefits don't pay the rent or buy me food so I said no and we've begun the negotiation process. This is my first job out of college and frankly, I expected to be paid more than I was currently making as a freelancer so I was quite shocked when they made the offer. Is it normal for something like this to happen? Is it unreasonable for me to expect to get paid the same amount while also getting benefits?