Which is dumb. If you’re giving a salary range, the only boundary that needs to be accurate is the lower one. You can pick any number for the upper, so why wouldn’t you?
10/02/2018, 8:06 AM
But companies have budgets, don’t they? 😉 I don’t think they have unlimited resources
10/02/2018, 8:22 AM
A new employee can add value to the company to the point its resources increase. You don't know it when you're still looking for that employee though.
10/02/2018, 8:34 AM
They can add value, but would it have immediate impact on the cash the company can spend on salary? I imagine it doesn’t work so fast. Also, budget probably tries to take that increased value into account.
10/02/2018, 9:07 AM
That's also true. I think many companies just don't want to disclose their ceiling
10/02/2018, 3:43 PM
Right; you don't want to be the one offered 140k when the listed ceiling is 500k.
10/02/2018, 3:44 PM
That's the wrong way of looking at things
"Did you get what you think your value is?" should be the only driving factor
10/02/2018, 3:47 PM
Yes, I'm just saying that nobody likes to be told they're not "top of the line" from an emotional level.
Everyone knows there are multiple rungs on the ladder, but usually people aren't told "this is what you COULD have gotten if you were more awesome"