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Imagine this…

You are interviewing for a high level position with a major company. Everything is going well, and the person you would be working for requests to meet with you to discuss “details”. When the meeting begins, your potential boss, John, verbally offers you the position and the title you were hoping for. He also offers you a salary that is below market value, however he promises it will be adjusted as soon as you come on board. He explains that for “HR” reasons he must stay within a certain range, but he understands your skills and knowledge are exceptional and, again, commits to bringing you to fair market value once you are “on board”. As part of the negotiations, you request a sign-on bonus, but your potential boss clearly states that sign-on bonuses are against company policy. You leave the meeting with the title, level, and salary components of the offer nailed down, but it appears that the sign-on bonus is non-negotiable.

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