Originally Posted by borderline
What is your alcohol budget? Or does that fall under "entertainment". Probably there are guys here spending $33K/year on shoes... I think the main issue is, is there any negotiation on the starting salary? Or does it mean that if you take this job it automatically means you get 33K. You don't want to leave any money on the table.
I haven't been drinking as much as I used to. But I guess I'll have to start seeking out those $1 or $2 happy hour beers.
There's no negotiation. It's a public sector job so you just start at the same amount as everyone else. At the interview today, they told me two things that kind of impressed me. The benefits package is extremely comprehensive and worth about $15,000. Secondly, they only promote from within, so if I distinguish myself there should be opportunities to advance.