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Negotiating Salary

Hi All,

Some of you will have seen me on here, and wanted to update and ask some advice.
Well I arrived in Lausanne on the 9th of June and have had 2 job offers following interviews, one of which would like me to start on the 4th of July which I know is miraculous for Switzerland.
The firm I want to join is a Swiss firm and has made me an offer, though I feel I should go back for a higher salary as it was not a bad offer but feel I should have more to cover taxes, health insurance and travel to work in Geneva etc.
How are Swiss firms on negotiating in general, is it common to negotiate?
Thanks for the help so far all!

J
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Old 21.06.2011, 11:40
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Hi All,

Some of you will have seen me on here, and wanted to update and ask some advice.
Well I arrived in Lausanne on the 9th of June and have had 2 job offers following interviews, one of which would like me to start on the 4th of July which I know is miraculous for Switzerland.
The firm I want to join is a Swiss firm and has made me an offer, though I feel I should go back for a higher salary as it was not a bad offer but feel I should have more to cover taxes, health insurance and travel to work in Geneva etc.
How are Swiss firms on negotiating in general, is it common to negotiate?
Thanks for the help so far all!

J
No harm in asking. "I'm sorry to have to come back to you, but I have two offers, and while I think your company is a better fit, I was wondering if you could make the salary a little more competitive blah blah blah." Always verbally, though - you can soften it better verbally than you can in writing, I find.

Good luck!
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