3 Reasons Not to Negotiate Salary After Accepting an Offer

Sometimes It's a Good Thing NOT to Negotiate Salary

Do the Math

John did his research on Salary.com and other sites for the new position, which was at an even higher level, Senior Director. When asked how much he was earning the last time he was employed, he told them $115,000, bumping up the number to account for bonuses and to compensate for salary increases while he was out of work.

When the actual offer came, he was armed with research and ready to negotiate, so imagine his surprise and delight when they called with an offer of $135,000.  He was so stunned that he immediately accepted on the phone.

But was he premature?