Recruiter hung up because I didn't give her my current salary.

Oct 27, 2019 45 Comments

Full disclaimer: it is not illegal to ask current salary where I live. But still owing to some info I have read here, I didnt wanna give away my current salary on the first screening call. I told the recruiter that I'm willing to talk more about it in the upcoming stages, she goes like "sorry I dont understand, you dont wanna tell your salary?",
Me: "yes I'm not comfortable at this stage but once we find the fit I'll be willing to speak more on compensation."
Her: "thank you for your time" hangs up

It was just rude and I felt like being buried alive. What do you guys think, should have I given it away on the screening call? For my future screenings, should I tell them because I know they are gonna ask.

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TOP 45 Comments
  • New bytec
    If the recruiter is willing to treat you that way, that company can fook off.
    Oct 27, 2019 1
    • Careem who_dis
      OP
      I seriously thought the same, but I dont know the thought that I blew it just kept coming to my mind. Also do the companies keep any sort of check on how the recruiters are actually screening the candidates?
      Oct 27, 2019
  • Microsoft FlyingOwe
    Name and shame
    Oct 27, 2019 4
    • Careem who_dis
      OP
      The company i got this call from, they are Albertsons sister company
      Oct 27, 2019
    • Netflix mmmhmmph
      Well you know that Albertsons is harder to get into than FAANG, right?
      Oct 27, 2019
  • Reliable Software Sugoidesu
    Name and shame the company. Let's all post this on their Twitter account to get their hr team to say what this is all about
    Oct 27, 2019 2
    • Careem who_dis
      OP
      Thank you! Should I do it too?
      Oct 27, 2019
    • Reliable Software Sugoidesu
      Yes if you think that you can remain anonymous if their name gets out. Anyway all the best with your future endeavors😊
      Oct 27, 2019
  • Alberstons likes to do that to everyone
    Oct 27, 2019 2
  • E*Trade cbEV72
    Ok you ran into a rude person. It happens move on.

    Also understand her too. She figured you’re being difficult, there are a lot of candidates who are willing to show their dick pick to get a job, why wasted her time on you?
    Oct 27, 2019 5
    • E*Trade cbEV72
      I tell what’s my current salary. It saves both my and their time. If your salary is in lower percentiles then you may want to withhold it but that will also signal to a recruiter that you’re in lower percentiles. In my situation from game theory point of view it’s best to just disclose
      Oct 27, 2019
    • Careem who_dis
      OP
      Ok I will try that cbev72
      Oct 27, 2019
  • Amazon rockNrol
    Ok call her and say fk u bithc
    Oct 27, 2019 1
    • Careem who_dis
      OP
      Gahahaha I posted an interview review on glassdoor already.
      Oct 27, 2019
  • Publicis Sapient Rolltha🎲
    In the future, you can rebutt with "I am targeting X range for my next role, does that meet your client's expectations?" Always worked great for me.
    Oct 28, 2019 0
  • I think you did fine. It's obviously impossible to say with certainty how anybody will react, so, I would treat this as an outlier and keep on going.
    Oct 27, 2019 0
  • Fastmail mi-gente
    OP - no, no matter the company, city or job, if you don't want to share your current compensation, then no one can and should force you to do so. Also, this is an indicator of the general work culture of a company, and you don't want to work for a company or people that are aggressive and abusive of their power/influence (in this case to offer you a job or not)
    Oct 27, 2019 1
    • Careem who_dis
      OP
      Thank you for your kind words, I agree 100%
      Oct 27, 2019
  • SAP PXkM70
    PwC recruiter was asking me to call her for the initial screening. About 5 minutes in, she said that she just got a text about a family emergency and needs to reschedule. She asked me to call her again next week. So weird.

    HR software is absolutely useless when recruiters lack general manners
    Oct 27, 2019 1
    • Careem who_dis
      OP
      I agree, seems like a common trait across the world
      Oct 27, 2019

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