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Old 06-28-2007, 06:30 AM   #21
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I used to be in a very similar situation in software development. I was paid $58 an hour with 401K(no match), direct deposit, no vacation/sick leave, and medical that I could purchase(but didn't because of my wife's benes). The bill rate was $95 an hour.

I would suggest comparing the benefits, approximating what is plus/minus to an annual rate with what you are making right now. Add 10% (you need a raise when you change jobs) and lobby for 18 days vacation.

Sounds like you are in the driver's seat. Just be realistic tho.
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Thanks, BigBob.

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2Cor521 - So what is your analysis on your situation? Have you made any decision yet? Any action?
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2Cor521 - So what is your analysis on your situation? Have you made any decision yet? Any action?
The hiring manager at company A told me a few days ago that the management at company A decided to take a step back and take a comprehensive look at their hiring and come up with a comprehensive plan. The bad news is that that has accounted for some delay in the process; the good news is that my position with the company is in that plan that they came up with.

I think that the market rate for the job in question is probably about $5K to $15K more than what I am making. The benefits are roughly comparable from what I can tell except for medical, which is both better and cheaper at company A.

I am not sure what to expect in terms of what they will offer me. However, I would prefer to go full time permanent, and I strongly suspect that they will offer me more than what I make at company B.

I will look at the benefit package and the salary. If it's less than what I make now, I'll obviously counter with that explanation. If it's more, I'll accept. How happy I will be and how long I will stay at company A and how hard I will look for other jobs will depend on the compensation package they offer.

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