How should I negotiate remote work

New / Eng

New Eng

TypeScript, React, GraphQL, Node.js, Python, Ruby
Aug 25, 2019 7 Comments

I need to move back home to help care for a sick family member. My current role I am the only frontend developer and build all of their iOS/Android/Electron and PWAs. I know it would be a multi-month setback if I left. They are not keen on remote work mostly because they my manager doesnt like the hassle of managing remote employees. Current TC is 90k base salary with a 1k a year bonus, no stock/rsu.

I am in second round of interviews with a fully remote company offering 120k - 140k TC for the role. I am not sure if I will get the job, but if I do should I negotiate with my current employer for going remote + salary raise? I have worked there for 1 year 2 months now and heard nothing about getting a raise. On the flip side I like the work and I feel that this will be the second 1 year jump on my resume so it could hurt me if I dont stay at this next job for 2-3 years. I also feel awful about leaving them high and dry though it is also their fault for not hiring any other frontend devs.


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TOP 7 Comments


    So sorry about your family member being ill.
    I just want to say you def do not need to feel guilty. It’s all just business. If they decided they didn’t need you anymore, they’d cut ties with you today and never look back, businesses don’t feel guilty and we shouldn’t either IMO 🙃
    Aug 25, 2019 0
  • Groupon toyo
    It's better to work remotely at a fully remote company where everyone is on the same playing field and where slack is the norm for communication. You will like it better than trying to be the only remote member of your team. But watch out for companies that work their remote employees to death.
    Aug 25, 2019 1
    • Oracle / Eng sofakinghi
      This. It helps a ton if everyone is remote or at least has the option.
      Aug 25, 2019
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    Don’t stay with your current company if u get offer from remote company that is higher. If they aren’t understanding with your situation to let you work remote and don’t trust you enough then I wouldn’t want even be working there in a non-remote capacity.
    Aug 25, 2019 0
  • New / Eng lHpK84
    If you get the fully remote offer you take it. Then triple your new job hourly rate and offer to consult in evenings and weekends for the old job (if new job permits)
    Aug 26, 2019 0
  • NVIDIA bayarasuck
    Tell them you need to work from home for a while. And if they're not cool with it, tell them you'll need to start interviewing elsewhere.
    Aug 25, 2019 0
  • You don’t.
    Aug 25, 2019 0


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