Employer changed offer; can I contest it?
November 8, 2006 8:56 AM Subscribe
I applied for an internship with the understanding that I would be making a certain amount, but the offer letter states a lower amount. What are my options?
posted by armage to Work & Money (12 answers total)
I responded to an online posting (which is no longer available, unfortunately) for a position at $15 per hour -- not $12-$15/hr, but "$15/hr." During phone interviews I mentioned and confirmed the $15/hr figure with the person hiring me several times. However, upon receiving the offer letter, I am being offered $12/hr, which is substantially lower.
I realize the company has great leeway in offering me compensation based upon my experience, but since the original agreement was for $15/hr should I try to challenge this offer? Do I have any chance of succeeding? I'm confused and a bit pissed off, since I feel like I was lied to (or at least not told the entire story). I would prefer not to resort to legal remedies, since it would not be worth my time for the payoff involved.