Negotiating: Potential compensation requires I get a promotion within the next year
I'm currently negotiating with a Unicorn startup in San Francisco. The total comp I'm requesting is above the band for the level they have me coming in at. The recruiter made it seem like this compensation was possible, but said because I'm coming in above the band I would have to be promoted within the next year or risk being fired.
Should I take the higher TC with more pressure for promotion, or should I take a little less money for a little less stress? Has anyone had a recruiter say them to this before?
Don't want to say the company because it will expose who I am, but they still have a lot of growth left.
Current TC: 230k
Asking for 210k