How To Select A Starting Salary
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 97 14:49:12 -0800
Subject: How To Select A Starting Salary
Forwarded-by: Tony Kleinhans <email@example.com>
Reaching the end of the job interview, the Human Resources person asked the
young MBA fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you looking for?".
The candidate responded confidently, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a
year, depending on the benefits package."
The HR person said, "Well, what would you say to a benefits package of
5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company
matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every
two years - say a red Corvette?"
The graduate sat up, mouth agape and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?" And the
interviewer responded, "Of course ... but you started it!"
© 1997 Peter Langston