salary negotiations

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Creative Recruiter asked a young hot shot with a student d&ad, "...and what starting salary were you looking for?"

The hot shot kid creative said, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."

The recruiter said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5 weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years - say, a red Corvette?"

The creative sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?"

And the recruiter replied, "Yes, but you started it."

about the author

Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Comments (2)

  • akrok design's picture
    akrok design (not verified)

    hah...more like 25k.

    May 07, 2011
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    FINALLY someone laughs at my old joke. (Like real old - 2002) I knew I'd get someone eventually. :P

    May 07, 2011

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