I went for a 2-hour interview which was highly technical, but during that interview I told them how much I was on and my current package and bonus. The manager said ,”Well, I have to be fair to everybody.” I didn’t pay that much attention, but I thought if there was an offer I wouldn’t be getting a big jump.
Well, when the offer came in, it was nearly £3000 less than what I was earning. Fucking three grand WTF? What type of chump drops in salary for taking a risk and doing a similar job? Look, I’m too long in the tooth to give a fuck about everybody else. I have heard that shit before. So why would I want work for you for less money?
Ok, I live in one of the most expensive places in the UK relative to earnings, so you can’t compare a salary in Oxford to Manchester or Sheffield. You can buy a house there for 200k. In Oxford, its 600k for a standard 3 bed semi.
If you want people to work and live in an expensive area then open your wallet.