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Hi,
I attended one interview and they are offering a salary of 42k.I have 5 yrs. of experience.Do you think it's worth joining this job?.Or shall I leave this and prepare for other opportunities? Obviously they are taking advantage of the market situation.Your advice is highly appreciated.
thank you.
 
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Take the job and prepare for better opportunities.
42k a year is better than nothing.
my $0.02
 
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It's hard to say with so little information. The salary depends on many things, including (but not limited to):
- job location
Kansas pays less than NYC.
- job position
You may have 5 years, but this may be an entry level position.
- experience relevancy
5 years tech support doesn't help much for development jobs--that's an extreme example, of course, but the principle remains.
- industry
The gaming industry tends to pay low, financial high.
$42K is great for many entry level jobs today. That said if this is not an entry level position, and you think the salary should be significantly higher (more than $10k) I'd be ware of taking it. If they are taking advantage of you, that doesn't bode well for cmpany culture. If you need the job, take it, if you can hold out longer, I would.
--Mark
 
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Assuming that this is a developer position, definitely 42K per year is a less amount.
But, if you have been waiting for a job for long, you better take it as the recruitment will keep shrinking towards the month of December as it happens every year. As people are expecting some improvement in 2004, You can change your job then
 
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I agree with what all the previous posters said. In this economy, practically ANY job in the technology field is a golden opportunity. Yes, I too believe it is on the very low scale as far as IT development goes and the company is more-than-likely taking advantage of the current market, but IMHO I would take the job and continue looking at the same time. Eventually, the economy will rebound, and so will the tech sector (although nothing like it was). What will happen is that companies such as the one you mention will either have to start giving out huge salary increases to keep you, or bite the bullet and hope you don't go to another company that will pay you more. All supply and demand.
 
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