Originally posted by Brownms46
I never accept the initial rate I'm offered... anywhere. To me everything offer is negotialable..or I don't bite....
Okay, I'm ready for my next lesson in Negotiations 101. How do you overcome the "Take the offer or go jobless" fear? I am a traveler but traveling with my family. Here's the scenario:
I REALLY want to go to Florida next and I know that positions are starting to open up for the time when my current contract ends. The highest paying position (in my preferred med/surg area with the 12 hour day shifts I like best) I'm told about pays the same hourly as I have now but no high completion bonus that I'm currently getting. Do I .....
A) Take the offer and make less money before risking being left here where I don't want to remain .... or becoming jobless and homeless with my family
B) Tell my recruiter that I want more money and give in if she says no
C) Explain to my recruiter that she get me the higher pay I want and deserve or shove it
D) Bring up a higher salary and/or bonus during my telephone interview
E) Other. (please explain)
I really admire assertive nurses. It's a skill that I struggle to attain. Please advise!!!!