I got an offer from a company called Benzinga. (www.benzinga.com) They are a stock market news outlet that basicalyy reports news on the market to investors. The job is a "Stock Market Analyst" which basically in their terms is monitoring, reporting, and publishing articles on the Stock Market. A great deal of experience can be acquired through this. The odd part is when I applied the posting said salary range of $30,000 to $75,000. When asked about compensation I said between 50,000-55,000 (52,500 is the median of 30k-75k and that range seemed suitable and somewhat conservative.) He then emailed me saying he was "hesitant" of that "ball park range" that I gave him. (which really was not ballpark range. The next time we talked I asked him to give me an idea of what kind of salary I can expect, and he said over the phone 25,000-30,000. I told him to let me think about it and discuss it over with a few people to see if this is the right path for me. It is a legitimate company, pretty active and from what they say moving at 1000% growth rate for the year. Any thoughts?