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Well I got laid off last month and I had a few job offers on the table the next week after being unemployed but I played it out for three weeks to find the right job.

I have an offer on the table right now but I was curious to see what some of you with more experience in the matter might think. I want more money basically. Not an astounding amount more in fact only 3-4k more than what they are offering. Is it okay to put out a counter offer or is this generally frowned upon?

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By asking for more you are taking a risk. If it is worth it than do it. People making counter offers is fairly common though so it's not like you would be doing something that is taboo or anything. Remember you are only worth what you allow them to pay you.

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It is ok to put out a counter off. It never hurts to ask, just don't demand. The demanding is what is frowned upon. I have done it with every job and it had not negatively impacted me. When I was invovled in hiring, I low balled an applicant once bc I was sure he would counter and I wanted to meet his counter. Sucks the applicant never countered and lost out on a couple thousand more.

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Don't forget you can also ask for other intangibles, like 'increased insurance', more vacation time, greater bonus at end of year and so on. Simply asking for more cash isn't the way to go. By being flexible with benefits it shows you're willing to work towards a common goal: namely, happy employee and happy company. Good luck.
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When you make the counter-offer, just be sure it is prefaced with why you are worth it. Just my .02
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you should counter. most places will put out a low end of the scale offer. Hell its a business after all
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Only flexibility I had was with salary all the other stuff(insurance, PTO, bonus') was company standard. It may depend on your company. I was with a large corporate organization.

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