Please help me! I was interviewing with a very good organisation for the last few weeks. All went well and they want to hire me. Also, I am going from a smaller organisation to a bigger organisation. In the smaller organisation, the base (fixed) salary was deliberately kept low to minimise fixed costs.
However, yesterday they came back with an offer which was quite underwhelming to say the least: the base as well as OTE bonus is lower than my current earnings.
Their logic is that I should be looking at long term earning and progress within the company rather than a few K£ now. I believe they expect me to come over for the glory of the company alone, it seems!
I believe if I accept these starting terms, I would be severly damaging my leverage in the long term.
Has this happened to anyone? what was your decision? did you decline the offer or sucked up?