TLDR at the bottom.
Trying to change jobs. In my old job, I am working 13 days a month, for 12 hours, all clinical duties and getting paid $200k annually for that.
The new job that I am getting, is making me work 14 days a month, other details same, but paying me $190k for that. I am also getting an IT position that has 'undefined' role and hours, because its newly created for me and is getting me extra $10k. I am also getting 3K more than my previous job for CME education and licensing needs.
Now, if the maths was right and numbers comparable, I should be getting $220k + 10k in my new job. But I am not, so overall 20k less. I tried to negotiate over the phone, that although I didnt expect a raise, I didnt expect to go down either. My future boss made a BS story about how immigration costs are almost 40k and what we are offering you is far more valuable than money.
And, I understand, not everything is about money and career growth opportunities come rarely. And the offer of green card is enticing as well. Basically, a lot of reasons to join the new job.
But somewhere deep down, I cant help but feel that I am getting screwed. I know that immigration doesnt cost 40k and boss is making BS excuses. The contract is for 2 years, and despite the fact that immigration cost is only for the first year, I dont see a raise happening in the middle of a 2 year contract.
So , I guess my questions are
- apart from asking for a raise or less amount of work, what else can i ask to sweeten the deal ?
- is there a better way to ask for a raise ?
- Can i ask for protected administrative time ? How ?
edit – no sign on bonus, no relocation bonus, no retention bonus, the kind of job that i do, i dont really get or need an office with a secretary. i can ask for extra money for further education.
TL;DR – physician changing jobs. new job is paying 20k less. boss not budging on money. what else can i ask ?
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