lol what kind of "prestigious" company pays $24/hour for their "consultants," let alone $29k salary...Originally posted by: forfor
So I have been working a short term consultant (STC) at a very large, extremely prestigous company for the past 6 months. You can't work as a STC for more than 150 days in a fiscal year so they offered me a fulltime position. Well, I was getting paid $24/hour net as a consultant. The pay is not great here, but the name on your resume will open a thousand doors. Anyways, I knew my salary would be lower than what I earn now if I were offered a full time position, probably around $35K (net) or so since they'll then be paying my insurance, co-pay my commute, have annual leave, etc. but I was shocked to every single bone of mine when they offered only $29K (net) This is very low. I don't know what to do... as great as it is to be working for this company, the pay just doesn't do it for me... I have always believed in not letting finances affect my happiness but this is just too low. Most people at this company are 35+, only about 20% of the workforce is under 30, and only around 0.5% under 25. I don't know what to do... I have made good contacts here, and maybe I can go work somewhere else for a few years and come back as I am only 23, but what do you all think? Apparently my salary offer is determined by our corporate operations manual. They have a scale where they use your educational/professional background and depending on your advanced degrees + number of years working, they offer you what it says in the manual...
So anyways, I am sorry for the rant but I was making about $3400 net per month as a consultant and will be making $2400 now... if I accept the offer.
This could mean 2 things:
1) They really don't want to hire you full time, but at a cheap $29k rate they would
2) They really think you're stupid enough to accept $29k.
I would reject the offer and apply elsewhere. You may get a counter, but I would still work elsewhere.