Author Topic: How to negotiate compensation for part-time offer?  (Read 709 times)

sizzlinkola

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How to negotiate compensation for part-time offer?
« on: June 03, 2019, 08:31:48 PM »
I just got offered a contract-to-hire position with a tech startup ( < 10 people). I was sent an informal offer over e-mail which said 10-15 hrs/wk for $45-$55/hr. I asked if I could raise the time commitment, however the hiring manager said that he has a max monthly limit for payment.

My ideal scenario would be $60/hr for 20 hours, especially since this will be a 1099. A previous contract I had was $60/hr with a compensation limit as well. How would you proceed?

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Re: How to negotiate compensation for part-time offer?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 09:59:57 PM »
I just got offered a contract-to-hire position with a tech startup ( < 10 people). I was sent an informal offer over e-mail which said 10-15 hrs/wk for $45-$55/hr. I asked if I could raise the time commitment, however the hiring manager said that he has a max monthly limit for payment.

My ideal scenario would be $60/hr for 20 hours, especially since this will be a 1099. A previous contract I had was $60/hr with a compensation limit as well. How would you proceed?

The same way as with any other job offer or negotiation. 

Call the hiring manager and tell them what you want.  Have the conversation.  Email Is terrible for a good negotiation. See if they can do what you want. If yes, then great! If no, then either walk, or take the offer that isnít the best and keep looking. 

How badly do you need this job? As in, how much leverage do you have? They really may have no more money budgeted for this.  What else can you negotiate for that makes this sweeter for you?


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