Negotiating a Lateral Job Offer?

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Negotiating a Lateral Job Offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:04 pm

Class of 2011 here. I was laid off several months ago and I'm pretty desperate at this point. I luckily managed to snag an offer from a small firm after a pretty harrowing job search. It pays $5k less than what I previously made, but I don't really have any options at this point. Plus, the paycut isn't really a dealbreaker to me anyways. However, the firm doesn't pay lockstep, so I don't think it'd be out of line for me to try and negotiate a higher offer.

My normal inclination is to negotiate, but I managed to get a job offer rescinded earlier in my search when I politely tried to negotiate. Everyone I asked (recruiters, other attorneys, colleagues) agrees that I did nothing wrong and that the incident was an anomaly, but that experience has kinda scared me off from risking my current offer.

Thoughts? :?


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Re: Negotiating a Lateral Job Offer?

Postby sparkytrainer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:05 pm

Negotiate when you have another offer. With just one, thats a big risk to take.

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