So I’ve been offered a new job. The money is terrible, not a step backwards, but only because the money in my current job is also terrible. The organisation is small, not for profit and not government funded, so really, there’s no room for salary negotiation.
But I want this job. It is right where I want my career to go. There’s more responsibility, and a chance to broaden my skill set - I’m sort of boxed in where I am, and want the chance to do some creative thinking.
So, I was considering asking for more leave - say, six weeks a year instead of the four offered. Also, more professional development opportunities - conferences, membership fees, study tours. I’d have to move, so I was also thinking of bringing up relocation expenses.
Do you have any other suggestions? I’m trying to think of things they can offer me without costing them too much.