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Contract-to-Perm Salary Negotiation

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by JackBauer24, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. JackBauer24

    JackBauer24 Bit Poster

    Hello everyone, need advice on how to increase my perm salary coming off of contract.

    I'm currently working as a Desktop Administrator in a company of 400 employees (internal and remote) and making $22/hr as contract. But the job description they gave me is definitely not what I do at this position.

    When I signed the contract with the agency, they said my position was called Sr. Desktop Support Engineer. Their paperwork at the company said the same thing. But when there was company changes and we needed to put our position in our Outlook signature, my director told me and my lead admin that I was just a Desktop Administrator....not even Sr. They hired another tech who has more experience than me, but hasn't worked desktop in a couple of years. I got 4 months on him here, but I found out he was brought on to be Sr., even though he does the same work I do. Freaking sucks!

    This is my role:

    -desktop support
    -sysadmin role (working in AD - creating/editing/deleting accounts and PCs)
    -tape backup (just recently picked up this role, but I backup the primary)
    -help desk/remote support
    -PC hardware tech/imaging tech
    -Mobile support (Blackberrys, iPhones, and recently HTC Evos)
    -Asset inventory and doing IT purchase orders

    I know the infrastructure inside and out since I've been here and been getting great reviews from the end users, my supervisor and director. This company's IT has been in the crapper for years. I love this position because I'm coming in and establishing our dept. from the ground up. I want to go perm, but I don't want to take a pay cut with the amt. of stuff I do for the position. Plus, when I go perm, we have to be on-call one week every 1 1/2 months - not paid.

    What can I do because of not being paid on-call and all the extra roles I have to take on to increase the perm salary?
  2. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    I've never seen a position that went from contract to permanent when there wasn't a pay cut involved. It's one of those facts of life that contractors earn more for the same job than permanent folks do. When a role becomes permanent, it attracts other things that aren't present in a contracted role (annual leave, sick leave, pension, benefits etc).

    Either take the hit and accept the (relevant) stability that a permanent position provides, or move on to a new contract.
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  3. SimonD
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    SimonD Terabyte Poster


    You either accept the role or you don't. As far as on-call is concerned I for one wouldn't accept an on-call role with no additional pay, infact I would walk from the role if they were determined to get out of paying for it.

    As far as job titles go... hmm well that depends. I have asked questions here before on specific titles but in the end didn't go with anything. It's more to do with how you feel about the role and if you think you're being well paid for it.
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