Daily English 528 - Negotiating Salary
Not a member? Join now.
Slow Speed begins at: 1:25
Explanation begins at: 4:19
Normal Speed begins at: 16:09
Renaldo: Hello, may I speak to Simone Otto?
Simone: This is Simone. May I ask who’s calling?
Renaldo: This is Renaldo Garcia at Cinetect. You interviewed for a position with me last week.
Simone: Oh, yes, of course. How are you?
Renaldo: I’m doing well. The reason I’m calling is that I was very impressed with you last week, and I’d like to offer you the job.
Simone: Thank you very much. I’m delighted to hear it. I really appreciate the job offer.
Renaldo: I think we now need to talk about salary. What are your salary requirements?
Simone: Well, for this type of position, I would be looking for a salary range between $60,000 and $65,000.
Renaldo: Hmm, that’s a bit higher than I was thinking, given our budget constraints. Perhaps we can give you an attractive compensation package if the salary isn’t quite what you’re looking for.
Simone: I’m certainly open to negotiations, though I think that the salary range I named is comparable to that of similar positions in the field.
Renaldo: All right. Why don’t you consider this: I can give you a salary of $50,000 and I’ll increase your annual vacation time from two weeks to three weeks.
Simone: Hmm, I’ll need to think about that...
Renaldo: In this economy, it’s a salary that many people would jump at.
Simone: I understand that, but I also know that I have a lot to offer your company.
Renaldo: That’s certainly true, and I don’t you to walk away from this job if there’s any way we can close the gap in salary.
Simone: If you’re willing to up the offer to $60,000, then I think it may be doable.
Renaldo: Well, $60,000 is really the ceiling for that position. I’ll have to give it some thought and call you back.
Simone: Please do, and again, thank you very much for the offer. It would be an honor to work with you and to work at Cinetect.
Lessons by Category:
About You | Business | Clothing + Grooming | Daily Life | Education | Entertainment & Sports | Food + Drink | Government + Law | Health + Medicine | Home + Community | Money | Nature + Weather | Relationships + Family | Shopping | Technology | Transportation | Travel