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Questions about offer letter

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:14 am

Got an offer letter from a mid sized boutique, no starting date is specified in the letter, no exact salary amount stated, it just says " will be competitive"....

Is this normal??? Should I push for more specific salary or starting date?

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Re: Questions about offer letter

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer letter from a mid sized boutique, no starting date is specified in the letter, no exact salary amount stated, it just says " will be competitive"....

Is this normal??? Should I push for more specific salary or starting date?


It's strange that you got an offer letter without any detail. I worked at a boutique this summer that I knew paid market, but no one ever specifically told me that. They never gave me a formal offer letter. I had to follow up to confirm salary. I also did not get a start date, but was told that I could start whenever was convenient for me.

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Re: Questions about offer letter

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer letter from a mid sized boutique, no starting date is specified in the letter, no exact salary amount stated, it just says " will be competitive"....

Is this normal??? Should I push for more specific salary or starting date?


It's strange that you got an offer letter without any detail. I worked at a boutique this summer that I knew paid market, but no one ever specifically told me that. They never gave me a formal offer letter. I had to follow up to confirm salary. I also did not get a start date, but was told that I could start whenever was convenient for me.



They did say their current new associate salary as a reference.. I am feeling strange too...this offer letter is nothing I have expected...

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Re: Questions about offer letter

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:43 am

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer letter from a mid sized boutique, no starting date is specified in the letter, no exact salary amount stated, it just says " will be competitive"....

Is this normal??? Should I push for more specific salary or starting date?


It's strange that you got an offer letter without any detail. I worked at a boutique this summer that I knew paid market, but no one ever specifically told me that. They never gave me a formal offer letter. I had to follow up to confirm salary. I also did not get a start date, but was told that I could start whenever was convenient for me.



They did say their current new associate salary as a reference.. I am feeling strange too...this offer letter is nothing I have expected...


When I asked about pay they confirmed that it was a prorated new associate salary.




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