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    Job offer i got

    So maybe this is the place to put it.
    Somehow this company got my resume, and they contacted me to offer me a job as a commercial technician. I wasn't looking for a job but he insisted that i go by and fill an app and do this technician test, later found out i did good. So i did 3 interviews different managers and knowing how much i make they offered me less! Im guaranteed 40 hrs they only 35 hrs. So we went thru all that so they can start me off with less! They made feel all kinds of ways then they come out with that! What a tease!

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    you can make a counter offer. They are probably expecting you to.

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    What is your "gut" feeling?

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    They contacted you, so apparently they need workers. There was something in your resume that had their attention long enough to contact you but are not willing to pay you more hourly and will only guarantee 35 hours. Sound like a real bunch of swindlers to me. I would not make a counter offer and would have walked out laughing. Years ago I had a refrigeration company approach me and wanted me to come on board doing their air conditioning service for $.25 more an hour than what I was making. I stood up and explained to them for $.25 an hour more I wasn't going anywhere.

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    Interviews are a dance back and fourth. Tell them exactly what you'd need to make a move, minimum hours included. If they outright say they can't do that, thank them for their time and for taking a notice in you, and leave. No use in waisting each other's time.
    There's also vacation time, benefits and health insurance to ponder in the offer as well, you didn't mention anything about that.
    I made a move one time where I was only making about $.50 more an hour, but insurance was far cheaper and covered more. So my earnings actually increased much more then a .50 cent raise would indicate.

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    Yea we talked about benefits but the normal. they do have a good health insurance from what he said but so do i! I like to know how much they pay a week but they never tell me that! They asked how much i wanted and i told them straight up how much, i wasn't going to leave for the same amount or less. Its like starting a job out bad! The interview was Wednesday, so ill see if they even call me back!

    He also text this other guys name that worked with the same company i do but different account. And of course i googled him lol he shouldn't of done that. His experience seemed great but i bet he was asking alot from what i saw! He was a job hopper tho with several different big companys

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac69 View Post
    They contacted you, so apparently they need workers. There was something in your resume that had their attention long enough to contact you but are not willing to pay you more hourly and will only guarantee 35 hours. Sound like a real bunch of swindlers to me. I would not make a counter offer and would have walked out laughing. Years ago I had a refrigeration company approach me and wanted me to come on board doing their air conditioning service for $.25 more an hour than what I was making. I stood up and explained to them for $.25 an hour more I wasn't going anywhere.
    You're cheek must've been red after that. I don't think that was a slap, it was a back handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landolb View Post
    So maybe this is the place to put it.
    Somehow this company got my resume, and they contacted me to offer me a job as a commercial technician. I wasn't looking for a job but he insisted that i go by and fill an app and do this technician test, later found out i did good. So i did 3 interviews different managers and knowing how much i make they offered me less! Im guaranteed 40 hrs they only 35 hrs. So we went thru all that so they can start me off with less! They made feel all kinds of ways then they come out with that! What a tease!
    Several years ago a company contacted me with a job offer. They asked that I come in a fill out an application. Now keep in mind that I was at the top of my game at that point. I told them I would happily fill out an application after we sat down and talked; to make sure we would be a good fit for one another.

    They said that the application was the first step in their process. I responded by telling them that I was not soliciting them, they were soliciting me and if they didn't want to take the time to talk first, then I was not interested in filling out their application. I really don't think they understood. But I ultimately stayed where I was; wasn't going to waste my time with someone who was not serious.

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    I have learned to be wary when someone says that they need an application first. It indicates manipulation to me.

    If you'd like to talk about my experience and where I'd like to be in 10 years, yadda, yadda, that's fine. But if you act like you want me to crawl into a box, no thanks.

    I think this was a good learning experience for you.
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    There was this other company we used to do a lot of work for. And they kept hounding me to go work in house for them. One day their supervisor got me in a quite moment and asked me what my price was, he said he had to give a number to the people above him.

    I said they treat you guys like crap here. Everyone is always on call. And your pay can't be that good, I threw out some number that was appropriate for the day, he nodded. I said okay here's the deal, I need a million bucks for a two year commitment. So that means two million will need to be deposited to my account to pay for the taxes.

    He chuckled and said he needed a serious number. I said I am serious. I don't want to work in house at this location. I said look, management wants me here so they can dump the contractor I'm currently working for. If you want me to burn my current employer, you need to make it worth my while.

    They never asked me again. But they did hire someone else from our company. He lasted about three months before he screwed something up that cost them thousands of dollars for us to fix. They didn't realize the guy they hired only looked like he knew what he was doing; he had a radio and could call for help or advice whenever he needed it. Those were the days before cell phones ruled.

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    Ah. Poetic justice. I love it.
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    I remember working at a supply house about 15 years ago. During review time the manager gave the phone operator a .05¢/hr raise. She took a nickel out of her purse and threw it at him, telling him he could keep it. (She used a lot more colorful language than that, of course).
    Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.

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    I also had a guy stop at my house a while back and leave a letter in my door. He must've seen my service truck and figured he'd take a shot. The letter promised I'd be making minimum $100k a year, health care, etc etc. I never called because I found out he left these letters everywhere. He couldn't keep decent guys because he paid sh*t wages, cherry picked calls from his guys, and treated everyone like an ass.
    Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.

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