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Has anyone ever heard of a company doing this? An intern at the company I work for was given a job offer last week for a full time position after she graduates in a few weeks. Today she countered for a few thousand dollars more, they denied the counter offer and are now considering taking the offer off the table. I've never heard of this happening and feel bad for her because I thought the offer was really low to begin. I know in the long run she'd be better looking elsewhere for a full time position but I know it really doesn't seem that way to her right now. She asked my opinion about countering and I said I thought it was a good idea, now I feel horrible that I led her in a bad direction. Any BTDT advice?<br><br>
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happened to a dear friend of mine. basically my analysis was that in countering she showed she was a pushy woman and they didn't like that. she took the lower offer. but in fact it was a sign of things to come -- they really didn't like assertive women there.
 

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I agree with the pp that it sounds like they don't like assertive women. If they gave a lowball offer, and then are trying to take it off the table because she countered-I would say she probably should not work there. Sounds like they are trying to advantage of someone who is young and inexperienced.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would say she probably should not work there. Sounds like they are trying to advantage of someone who is young and inexperienced.</div>
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Especially since you said the offer was low in the first place. I know it is hard to hear, but I would encourage her to look elsewhere.<br><br>
FTR, I would feel badly if I were you, too, even though you really have no reason to! As a more established professional, do you have contacts outside your company that you would be willing to use to help her find a position elsewhere, assuming you think she is well-qualified? I would offer to help if I could.<br><br>
HTH,<br>
Tracey
 
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