I recently got a job offer from a company for $x per year. I would have probably accepted it at that amount (as I really liked the company), but I still wasn't completely satisfied with the salary.
So, I asked them for an increment of $y, making my proposed salary $(x + y). They got back to me saying they could give me $(x + y/2) - that is half the increment that I was expecting. But I am satisfied with that and I want to accept the offer.
I have two options for this:
- Simply saying "I accept the offer" without thanking them seems a bit insensitive.
- On the other hand, saying "thanks for the increased salary, I am ready to accept the job now" seems like I am only changing my decision based on the money - which isn't true - as I said above, I really liked the company.
What would be a professional "in-between" response. I'm thinking something like "Thanks for the updated offer, I would be happy to be on board", but this still seems too close to option 2 above. Any ideas?