Amounts will be mentioned to give a better understading of the situation.
After 4 months in of my 6-month long internship. My boss said they want me to stay with them.
I will be graduating some time in 2013, so basically they're hiring a student.
I have some general and some specific questions regarding the talk about my salary as I've never been there before.
During my first interview 4 months back, my boss asked me to give him a range I would be satisfied with. I said between 500€ - 800€. He came back with an offer of 550€.
In the meantime, I had another offer from another company for 1.000€ which is well above average for internships.
I actually preferred the former company so I told them I had a much better offer but I was willing to turn it down and go to them if they offered me the same. And so they did. My boss called back a day later with the same offer and I decided to go to them. The time for negotiations is approaching and I have a feeling I will be offered something in the range of 1.900€ - 2.300€ netto.
While generally this is a very satisfying salary for an entry-level professional, I know I could get about 3.500€ netto or maybe a little more from a certain other company. However I really like it here and am willing to stay for less, but there's a certain limit to what I'm willing to sacrifice. I thought about it and decided I want at least 2.500€ netto. How do I let my boss know my exact problem - also without making him think that this is a trick to get more money from him, since mentioning another company with a much better pay has already happened.
I really really like it here and would be sad to have to go. But I wouldn't give up extra 1.500€ in case they offer me 2.000€ or so. I know what I want, maybe they're just not willing to offer this much.
Any helpful tips, insight?