- 5th year PhD Candidate in Chicago
- About to graduate (within a year)
- Planning to move to NYC for my wife's career after graduation (she is an actress/performer/circus artist)
- But ALSO planning to work remotely for a Chicago-based company (they have already informally offered me a job upon graduation as long as they have budget to hire me at that time) - I did a 6 month internship with them a year or two ago and have a strong relationship with them
If I end up with this company, do you think it is fair to ask for a higher salary based on my cost of living since I will be living in NYC, a more expensive place than Chicago? I know employers don't typically cater to peoples' preferences of where they live when making these decisions, but due to my wife's situation, this is less of a preference and more of a necessity for her career, which I would argue makes it a requirement for me. Do you think that a typical employer would see this as a strong or weak argument for higher pay due to cost-of-living?