Currently unemployed. Just got a job offer. Is it negotiable?

New / Consultant iCela0281
Sep 18 29 Comments

moved cities, quit old job and came to NYC without a job.

got an offer. comp is good for what I was asking for.

However my PTO days are 3 days less here than at my previous job.

is it possible to negotiate while unemployed with no other offers? is it worth rocking the boat for only 3 days?

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Google / Eng d3j88wq
    No, not without a competing offer
    Sep 18 1
    • Google / Eng d3j88wq
      Ok maybe, but only if they believe you'll choose to stay unemployed rather than accept their current offer.
      Sep 18
  • Workday / Product tdf
    Are you okay to remain unemployed if the offer is rescinded?
    Sep 18 3
    • New / Consultant iCela0281
      OP
      I can be. But I’d rather not. Unemployment is getting old and while having an extra 3 days a year would be nice, I’m thinking it’s my best bet to take the job and look to move in a year if the situation sucks.

      I was hoping to hear maybe anecdotes or learn something that I didn’t know by asking here.
      Sep 18
    • New / Consultant iCela0281
      OP
      The market can be rough on the unemployed. Companies try to screw you over a lot.
      Sep 18
    • Microsoft Microsoft.
      How long have you been unemployed? How long did you work prior to that?
      Sep 19
  • Taylor Farms azerty_
    Everything is negotiable, as long as you have leverage
    Sep 18 2
    • Roku cruella
      Or u get creative with the leverage.

      Preferring to not work over working for less than u wanted is also a kind of leverage
      Sep 18
    • Taylor Farms azerty_
      I support that
      Sep 18
  • Cerner RMuh72
    Everything’s negotiable. But is it worth it for 3 days?
    Sep 18 2
    • Uber wodncu
      This. Over 3 days? It does not seem worth the risk, coming from a position of little to no leverage (unless you’re a rockstar, not info data points)
      Sep 18
    • Cerner RMuh72
      Ummm...hence why I included “But is it worth it for 3 extra days” in my post.
      Sep 19
  • Microsoft goddamnit
    Accept the offer. Continue interviewing at other places that have the comp you want. Get an offer from them, and then go there.
    Sep 18 1
  • Airbnb YdSR51
    Is an offer ever rescinded due to negotiation?
    Sep 18 3
    • Taylor Farms azerty_
      Yes. Sometimes they notice some things and could just back off
      Sep 18
    • New / Consultant iCela0281
      OP
      It’s a definite possibility. I’ve actually seen it happen to friends that got too cocky. That’s why I asked this here.
      Sep 18
    • Airbnb YdSR51
      Seems pretty obvious - don’t be too cocky when negotiating. Keep it professional
      Sep 19
  • Deloitte / Other Gfes23
    Take it before you become totally unemployable. Negotiating over 3 days PTO shows your work ethic.
    Sep 18 0
  • New / IT a68mg
    I agree with others to negotiate. The least you can do is ask and see what they say. If the answer is no, you can move forward knowing that you made the attempt.
    Sep 18 0
  • Splunk spl1
    I would not be negotiating over just three additional days. Take the offer so you can at least have a job. And. then if you want to change jobs to something else you can do it while having this job
    Sep 18 0
  • Amazon amznthanos
    Just go back to work. Haven t you had enough days off?
    Sep 18 0
  • New / Sales bhamAL
    Yes!!! Do it 100%
    Sep 18 0
  • Amazon eIuY64
    I’m shocked at everyone here for even responding to this guy.

    TC or GTFO!!!!
    Sep 18 3
    • Deloitte / Other Gfes23
      What an ass
      Sep 18
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Deloitte / Other Gfes23
      Pretty clear the only one trolling here is you
      Sep 19
  • Palo Alto Networks Clowns
    Negotiations for more vacation can come across as lazy ... the employers see many candidates. Some would ask for more money, better title, etc. If you negotiate for pto, it just give a bad impression. Start working there, anyway it will take you time before you take pto. Next review you’ll know if you can ask for more pto.
    Sep 18 0