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When You Receive a Job Offer, Always Get Bonus Expectations in Writing

When You Receive a Job Offer, Always Get Bonus Expectations in Writing
From Recruiter - September 30, 2016

Every year around bonus time, we are barraged with calls from new employees at various companies. Some are past candidates, some arepeople weve placed, and some are just in a daze and looking for a sympathetic ear.

Their comments are usually the same: My yearly review said Im doing great at this new company. Or: The whole team loves working with me. Or: I should be up for promotion soon.

Then they drop the hammer: But my bonus is nothing compared to what they told me it would be during the interview.

Ouch.

We then politely ask them what type of bonus expectations the company detailed in their offer letter. Almost always, the answer is the same: Nothings in writing. We just talked about it.

Game over. You lose. Sorry, my friend. We have made the same mistake in past jobs, so we can sympathizebut that wont take the financial sting away.



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