I have done an 8 month intern term (software dev). For the first four months, I was payed 23, and for the remaining four months, I was payed 23.5
Another company is going to hire me soon (the gap will have been 8 months since i ended my last workterm), and I would like the pay to be about 25.
If they give me around 24, then I would like to say the following, and would like feedback on whether it is plausible or not.
Thank you for this offer xxx. I would like to know if it is possible to increase my pay to 25. This slightly extra pay will help me to pay for my 2 buses that I must take on this 1.5hr commute. I also think that my experience in an actual company prior, and self-projects should be taken into consideration. A 50 cent increase from 23.5 does not seem the most optimal in my situation. Finally I have seen on glassdoor that you do support this wage for interns, so I am wondering if it is possible for me to have 25. Thanks again for the offer.