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Do you get mad when someone asks how much $$ you make?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by LDfan, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Kevin-M

    Kevin-M Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2003
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    I never ask, but I would tell someone if they asked. I could care less who knows what I make.

    The one downside though to the majority of people keeping quiet on their salary is that it can be tough to find out what a base salary is when trying to break into an industry.

    Boss - "So son, what type of pay were you expecting here?"

    Applicant - "Well, I talked to about 1000 people in this field but no one would say what they make. So, uhhhh........ $100,00 per year sounds....... good."

    Boss - "Hmmm, yes....... well call you....."
  2. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2003
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    Kevin, I don't think you need to exactly ask what someone makes to figure out what the salary range is. Without telling you what I make, I can say things like:

    -The average person can freelance for $20/hour.
    -If you get a full time job with a small company, they'll probably start you off around $35k/year.
    -If you're resume is great, you can probably ask for $50k as a start.
    -If you're really lucky, you can even make up to $70k and $80k.
    -I wouldn't expect more than $60k as a start.
    -You're best to ask for $50 and let them talk you down.

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