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    jordan1989 Posts: 48, Reputation: -1
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    Jan 11, 2009, 05:28 PM
    New Job, Pay Cuts?
    My brother worked for a company that went bankrupt, so he was let go. He was making $56,000 a year at the time, as a software engineer. He was there for 8 years. If he applies to another company, and they ask for a salary history and a desired salary, would they hire him if he only asks for $30,000 a year? He wrote that amount down on his application.
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,302, Reputation: 7692

    Jan 11, 2009, 05:36 PM

    Hard to say, most likely there will be 100 people applying for that one job, so he needs to stand out, be able to show them he is the best person for the job.
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    jordan1989 Posts: 48, Reputation: -1
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    Jan 11, 2009, 05:39 PM
    I guess I meant to say, if he is hired for the job, will they pay him $30,000 a year if that's all he asks for?
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    Jan 12, 2009, 08:41 PM

    A tough question, but seems to me he low-balled a bit much.

    He should at least put down what he needs, given his current financial commitments.

    Personally I would have put down a higher number and negotiated from there.

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