So I broke down how much I'm making per hour, including the benefits and work life balance, and then built it back up with the new (lesser) benefits, with 20% increase in time worked and with the increased hours (plus accounting for higher tax brackets). This would be the 'break even per hour' point. Even without factoring in a raise, the new rate is extremely higher (about double). How do I sale this as the break even point when negotiating? Do I draft up a page showing my calculations? I think that for most people, going through the calculations would be off putting. I would like to maintain the advantage negotiating I have from being in a field which is in high demand and where I had no need for a new job (and thus can walk away).
(To make it more difficult, where I currently work at publishes all employee salaries but does not count in the benefits nor work/life balance, as otherwise I could just count this as my total compensation and present it as how much I make.)
What I'm trying to handle is the following:
Them: "So how much are you looking for."
Them: "That is twice what you currently make."
A: "That's what I'm asking for." Even if this is within what they are willing to pay, will they be less likely to agree because I'm asking for so much more?
B: "That previous salary was compensated with generous benefits and work life balance." This seems way too blunt and could be easily taken as insulting the benefits they offer.
C: "Comparing benefits and time worked, it comes down to me making the same per hour. I really couldn't accept a position where I would be making less per hour." This seems the best of the three, but is this still breaking it down too much?
D: Something I haven't even thought of.