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08/16/06
Job Offer: Vacation Negotiation
Filed under: Job Offer (Situations)
Posted by: site admin @ 10:49 am

Hi Dan

Thank you very much for the e-mail and your helpful suggestions.  

Actually I was just about to write you an e-mail with some questions.

Also about the D offer: They have made a very standard offer and I am pretty satisfied with it (base salary in lower 80k, 0-12% bonus based on
performance, 401k and pension, health and dental insurance, relocation expensed including lodging and food expenses for 1 month plus a lumpsum amount and some other things.) Only thing that is not clear is the vacation and I will inquire about it. I talked to my friends and they said that even though it is a standard package, many a times corporations leave a little room for negotiations. If this is true, does it make any sense to open up such a discussion and how shall I do it.

P

One Response to “Job Offer: Vacation Negotiation”

  1. site admin Says:
    Hi P,

    Regarding your vacation question, the number of days of vacation are fairly specific policy decisions.

    For unusual circumstances, most leading companies are flexible and willing to work with employees. For new employees, they will understand that more time is needed to find housing and move in. Please work closely with your supervisor to make things clear for her what your needs are.  This would be considered in these places as relocation time and not part of vacation. In certain circumstances, where there are emergencies leading companies are most understandable to provide what employees need.

    Thus, it is essential to work hard, deliver on your promises and keep very good communications with your supervisor. They ultimately make the decision.

    Do these comments meet your vacation question? If not, please be more specific about what you seek.

    Sincerely,
    Dan

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