|Job Hunting Update: Success!
||[Feb. 4th, 2014|05:16 pm]
I got the job and I start on Monday.
As Chikuru would say, it's 25% better than a regular job (because it's only 30 hours per week).
The salary range was given as $X+, and the offer was higher than $X, but because she gave me an annual amount (instead of the monthly or hourly amount for which I was prepared) I couldn't figure out how much higher quickly. I ended up letting her move me onto another topic before I could make the calculation. Women not negotiating well is one of the (many) reasons we tend to make less than men, so I'm annoyed with myself.
After the call, I calculated that the offer was 12.55% higher than it could have been. That seems reasonable and it's above a couple of other reasonable amounts I'd already calculated as possible negotiation points. So the damage was not too great. There's no denying that it's like getting four raises without even having to ask.
One final indignity: I have to go into campus before the starting date to sign the offer letter.
But who knew she could make me an offer this quickly? If I were a betting man, I never would have picked today as the day. So, good for them!