Negotiating?

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  1. DSD

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    Jun 21, 2013

    I just got official word about my salary for the new salary at a new position I accepted in early June. It's $3,000 less than what the principal had said when I accepted the job, although she did say it would be finalized when the budget was going to be approved.

    Can I negotiate? How would I even do that? I really like the position but I'm a bit shocked at how much lower it actually is.
     
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  3. LMichele

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    Jun 22, 2013

    If there is a contract with a set salary scale then I don't think you can negotiate.
     
  4. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    Jun 22, 2013

    I would check with HR about the salary. Most schools have some type of pay scale and you could check about how your salary was determined- for the sake of knowing ;)

    Congrats on getting the position!
     
  5. DSD

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    Jun 22, 2013

    Thanks, LMichele and BioAngel!

    I called the school and the lower salary was an error. The salary is what I was told when I was offered the position, so all is good again!
     
  6. JustMe

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    Good! :) Three thousand less would be a big disappointment.
     
  7. OhThePlaces

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    Glad I hear it was a mistake! :)
     

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