I got an offer from a consulting company, signed it, and got it signed from them.

Now, their recruiter called me and said if I was open for negotiation. They want to decrease my salary.

They said it's because the client, for which I'll be working, wants to renegotiate with them.

Sound weird? How should I answer?

PS. I think the contract that I signed with the company allows them to get a contract with a client, which is not signed yet.

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    @user1666620, I still have. I didn't resign yet.
    – Alexan
    Jul 5, 2018 at 22:50
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    Don't bother with trying to "enforce" the contract, it is pointless and costly for you to even try. Rescind your acceptance, be glad that you didn't leave your current job yet, and make sure the word gets around about what they tried to do to you.
    – teego1967
    Jul 5, 2018 at 23:53
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    No, you should not simply consider the contract cancelled. However, you should seriously consider cancelling it. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:48
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    Forget about "the contract". It means nothing. The main thing here is an utter violation of good faith on the part of the potential employer. It was a dishonorable "bait-and-switch." If they do this before you even start working for them, imagine what they will try once you've left your current job and are on their bench.
    – teego1967
    Jul 6, 2018 at 2:56
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    Somebody messed up the math, and they are not making a tidy profit with you as they thought. Too bad, not your fault. I would nonetheless not want to work with people that do not honour their promises. Jul 6, 2018 at 18:22

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Sound weird? What should I answer them?

Yes sounds odd, not to mention unprofessional.

Good thing you haven't left your current job yet. I suggest you:

  1. Reply back to them saying that the contract is already signed and not open for renegotiation.

  2. Wait for them to reply, if they insist on renegotiating seems that the best thing to do is to drop the application and keep your current job (and keep job-hunting I guess). Unless you are up to considering a lower salary.

  3. If they reply back and change their mind about this thing they are asking, and agree to the already signed contract, then good for you. Decide if you still want to proceed with this new job and go for it or not.

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    "Decide if you still want to proceed" because they tried to stiff you before you even started, so that is a very bad sign.
    – gnasher729
    Jul 8, 2018 at 18:10
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    @gnasher729 exactly, not my definition of starting with the right foot. If this happened before starting imagine what might come next... I'd think it twice now.
    – DarkCygnus
    Jul 8, 2018 at 19:46

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