Originally Posted by Chefadam
I would like to share my concern why would many employer first questions ask about the salary expatiation. If they have a budget for a pastry chef. Can they simple say this what they want offer
Would like to hear your thought.
Well, they certainly could, but it is similar to "playing poker", neither want to be the first to reveal their hand!
What do you want for pay/salary? Most of us have three numbers in mind:
- the absolute lowest you will accept,
- what you will probably settle for, and
- what you'd like to have (to pay for those neat ???? you want)
Conversely, what do they want to pay:
- the absolute maximum they can afford
- what they hope to hire you for so they can give you a raise or bonus, and
- the least they think they can get away with.
Remember, they do not know what you will settle for and they do not want to offer too much for an unknown.
You do not know what they will be willing to pay and do not want to offer too low.
For me, when the question is: "What salary/pay are you looking for?", the answer is something along the lines of: "What do you think an experienced chef/cook/??? is worth to your business/organization/restaurant?"