Got a question. Got a job offer today for a contingent staff RN position on a m/s unit. I was under the impression that contingent paid better because you have no benefits. However I was offered 24.50/hr. Is this reasonable? I was thinking of something in the range of 30 to 37/hr. The HR person who offered the position said "yah we used to pay contingent more 10 years ago, not so today"... I don't know, sort of sounded shady to me. Anyways I am going to call HR tomorrow to tell them when I can start. Would it be out of the question to ask for more money?
May 4, '12
Of course it is not out of the question, but realize there are people in line behind you pushing up against you for you to get out of the way and let THEM have this shot. You are not going to get more money because you are not in demand right now. There are hundreds of "you's" out there wanting a chance to get their foot in the door. Don't let your unrealistic and naive expectation get in the way of this opportunity. Take the job and be thankful.