A year ago, I accepted a job offer despite the suggested salary was way under the average (
AVG-4K a year) because :
- I was fresh out of college, with no experience
- I didn't know what was the average salary that this specific company was offering to other employees in the same situation
- I was in hurry (needed to sign a contract before my resident permit due date ends)
Anyway, I accepted.
Now it's been a year since I started working, and the situation kind of changed :
- I'm pretty well integrated, and get along with my teammates.
- I made my proofs (both technically and professionally) and showed quick learning capabilities.
- I demonstrated that I am not an 'average' worker, I was actually a real added value to the team.
- Our team leader is leaving, and I'm one of two remaining key employees (who have enough knowledge on our current project)
During the annual meeting with my manager, I was clear that my salary was the only weak in my current job.
That I was hired with a very low salary and that now, I aim
AVG+4K annually (this was the
MAX possible salary for a 1 year experienced software engineer, and I deserve it.)
Despite all of this, and after a two steps negotiation (two back and forth suggestions), all he could offer me is a
AVG+1K annually saying :
this is a huge augmentation compared to your initial salary.
Is it weird if I resist, by adding a new negotiation step and saying that I'm still not convinced by your second offer ?
PS : I told him during the first negotiation step that, despite that I wanted
MAX, I'd accept