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Salary on offer letter different than verbal offer

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My husband is an RN and was hired a week ago and was quoted 28.00 an hour for starting pay.When he went in yesterday to sign the offer letter it listed 32.00 /hr and he signed it. The original recruiter no longer works there. Does anyone know which offer is the binding one? or if HR realizes the mistake can they change it back to the original offer??? And NOOO he is not going to bring it to their attention.. already told him to do that. I asked him if he was sure if he heard the original offer correctly and he said yes, and that it doesn't include the differentials.

He thinks the hospital should honor the new offer and it was their mistake :uhoh3:

I am just curious if the letter he signed carries any weight in this matter..verses the verbal offer?

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They should honor it because of a possible typo? That sounds a little money hungry.

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ibme works as a RN.

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Yeah, that would be my husband!:lol2:

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decembergrad2011 has 5 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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28 does not easily translate into 32 as a typo. I could see if it was 38 instead of 28, or something, but otherwise it would be hard to make 32 and mean 28. Personally I think the original recruiter may have been trying to get him to take less than typical for his experience level if the letter said differently. If the recruiter is no longer there, I don't see how any verbal offers could be standing. I would think that signed contracts are more binding than verbal agreements in the eyes of the law, regardless. I also would not bring it up unless directly confronted. Why take $4 less an hour for what may have been sketchy tactics from a recruiter?

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By typo I mean miscommunication between the contractor and the recruiter. I'm not saying I would step in and say something, cause I sure as hell wouldn't. Since the recruiter is no longer working there I can understand your husband not saying anything. I just wouldn't justify it saying they should honor this one cause it's more money lol.

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Signed document takes precedence if the employer doesn't bring it up. I would not speak for the recruiter who is no loger there. How would your husband know that the recruiter did not mistakenly say 28 and it should have been 32 from the beginning?

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melsman1904 has 6 years experience and works as a Home Health.

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Verbal offers are mighty hard to prove, whereas that written offer is not so hard to prove. If I were in his shoes, I would hold them to that $32/ hour.

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llbCCRN works as a Staff RN.

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Take the $32 and RUN! Don't ask questions!:cheers:

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience and works as a Emergency Room Nurse.

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They always say it isn't true until you get it in writing. Just like you can't believe a verbal job offer until you get it in writing. So I am guessing the offer in writing is the legit one.

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merlee has 36 years experience and works as a nursing.

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The offer in writing stands. Period. Be very glad it is MORE and not less!!

HR may have done some number crunching that the recruiter didn't do. Be happy!!

Best wishes!!!

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The signed contract is the binding offer. Period. With contract law, unless both parties stipulate (both agree) to ANOTHER agreement.... the signed contract is what remains.

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canchaser has 20 years experience and works as a ICU charge nurse.

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I had this happen but i worked with the company for ten years. And it was only a $1.00 I told cause I felt guilty. And the new offer was explixcity explained by my new boss but the recruiter was not included in the conversation so the paper work didn't get done. Since it's a new job I wouldn't say anything either!

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