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    Hi,

    I have been offered a temporary 2 week position at a medical company during my December university holiday.

    In the email, they are asking how much would I like to get paid for this 2 week period, any suggestion for what I should say? It would be great to earn some money, but I don't want to be pushy or rude.

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    how many hours would you be working? And what does it involve?
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    Start high and haggle. £700.
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    (Original post by Plums&Peaches)
    how many hours would you be working? And what does it involve?

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    Start high and haggle. £700.
    It is a medical research company, and involves medical statistics, modelling medicines on computers etc.

    I presume it will be a 9-5 job 5 days a week for 2 weeks... I think I may suggest an hourly rate

    How about £5-10 an hour?
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    (Original post by number23)
    Hi,

    I have been offered a temporary 2 week position at a medical company during my December university holiday.

    In the email, they are asking how much would I like to get paid for this 2 week period, any suggestion for what I should say? It would be great to earn some money, but I don't want to be pushy or rude.

    Thanks
    I'd try to (pretend to) leave it up to them. Say something like "I'm happy to leave that to you to offer a reasonable salary". That way they'll come back with a questioning "How's £10?" and then you can start the negotiations It's such a weird aspect of job applications, you have to tread carefully to avoid losing the offer or getting paid too little
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    Full time or part time?

    If you say you're working 9 to 5 for five days each week. Thats 80 hours. Min wage about £6 so that would be £480.
    Maybe ask for about £500 to £800
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    i think im going to suggest ~£7 an hour
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    (Original post by number23)
    i think im going to suggest ~£7 an hour
    Haggle to 8, if you're only temporary :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Plums&Peaches)
    Haggle to 8, if you're only temporary :rolleyes:
    oops sent it now

    tbh its really good experience so im not too fussed about the money

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