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An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Yustash001(m): 6:05pm On Jan 12
Good evening Nairalanders,

I went for an interview yesterday and among questions that was ask in the written interview is "How much was your salary in the previous school where you worked?".
I wrote " it's confidential " because I thought it isn't formal to be asking such question in an interview.

So, during the oral interview, they asked while I didn't write the amount, I told them I don't want to disclose it and I don't think it's formal. I decided not to argue it further when the principal said it's formal, even though I didn't disclose the amount in the end.

So, my people, have you ever experienced such?
And is it formal to ask applicants of the exact amount they receive as salary in the organisation where they formerly work?


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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Freestainworld(m): 6:24pm On Jan 12
Nothing is absolutely wrong with that, it is left for you to answer or not.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by inoki247: 8:14pm On Jan 12
You for write Tatty Billon sheyb dem dey find answer to wetin no concern dem....

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by KhingLufem1(m): 8:14pm On Jan 12
Hmmmm

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by VirginSearcher(m): 8:14pm On Jan 12
Everything about recruitment in Naija is wrong

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by NwaAmaikpe: 8:14pm On Jan 12
shocked




It is not wrong.

You stood your ground...it is your right not to disclose personal information to employers just as it is your right to remain jobless.

I admire your doggedness and arrogance in poverty...you refused to answer it in your written interview and you got a clue to remedy this basic goof in the oral interview but your village people got the best of you.

I won't blame them for not eventually employing you either. Someone who writes like this is not fit to be a janitor in a local school let alone a teacher.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Benjaniblinks(m): 8:15pm On Jan 12
angry
Let me hear what NwaAmaikpe has to say angry

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by AntiWailer: 8:15pm On Jan 12
That is the end of the interview Bro.

Nothing is confidential.

It is a normal HC procedure to know your current earnings so they can decide if the deal they are offering u is fair or not.

As an hiring Manager, once u say that. The interview is over. No way you are going to the next level.

I prefer u tell me u earn 50k a month but u won't do 1 naira less than 500k a month than that 'Confidential Bull Craaap'

Infact your previous pay slip is needed before u are given offer letter in any reasonable Organization not mush room employers.

NB : please I am not talking about 30k per month job offers. So stay away. Come back when you graduate and look for a better job.

You don't have to abuse me. Stay with your believe for your next employer and blame Buhari for joblessness.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by HarunaWest(m): 8:15pm On Jan 12
lol...Whats formal about a blaady salary?
An employer wants to know if he can afford to pay you or not yet ur here talking grammar..
If na me sef, after interview na bye bye...Your application go enter shredder..
Nigerians and secretiveness with their salary. Whereas everyone knows what the POTUS earns

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by tspun(m): 8:15pm On Jan 12
U r not ready for the job, if I were to b the employer, won't even call you back, I never employ u, you don day give me headache

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by slawormiir: 8:15pm On Jan 12
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright ....
Bros op don't be scared of any shit.

You are a real niggarrr....say whatever you want to say to your employer ..
I remember those days in national integrated power project in ihovbor, Benin city.....I say it straight to the interviewer that i smoke weed ....still when the names of those selected for the job was out my name was among

NwaAmaikpe:
shocked




It is not wrong.

You stood your ground...it is your right not to disclose personal informations to employers just as it is your right to remain jobless.

I admire your doggedness and arrogance in poverty...you refused to answer it in your written interview and you got a clue to remedy this basic goof in the oral interview but your village people got the best of you.

I won't blame them for not eventually employing you either. Someone who writes like this is not fit to be a janitor in a local school let alone a teacher.
Talking like a pussy asss coward

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by 2extremes(m): 8:15pm On Jan 12
angry
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by sojayy(m): 8:16pm On Jan 12
U dey take ur new work play kite abi.......u dey strong head for simple question.....at ur own peril anyways.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by SlyIg(f): 8:16pm On Jan 12
Are you now scared or something ?
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Abilistic(m): 8:16pm On Jan 12
Lol...

I don't see anything wrong in disclosing that!

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by rottable(m): 8:16pm On Jan 12
I've learnt something new today. Thanks for sharing

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Geesaintagape: 8:16pm On Jan 12
Ur answer is very correct

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by DropsMic(m): 8:16pm On Jan 12
Hmm
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Respect55(m): 8:16pm On Jan 12
That's very odd

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by idu1(m): 8:16pm On Jan 12
waiting for the comments
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Kennyfancy(m): 8:16pm On Jan 12
Ok
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Deathissweet: 8:17pm On Jan 12
Hh
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Enudapan: 8:17pm On Jan 12
Nah eh! No qualms
All this trashy questions b4 you are been employed
When you can easily Start up a bombing career at home with No stress

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by iHart(m): 8:17pm On Jan 12
I hate it when employers want to use your last salary to determine how they will be paying you.


I can remember an interview i attended. Before the interview, i managed to find out that they paid #80, 000 per month for that position. The interview was a back and forth thing until they referred me to the owner of the company. The MD needed somebody with the kind of experience i had. Me, i was tired of working in all those #30, 000 per month job, so i needed an upgrade. When the MD asked me what was my last pay in the last place i worked, i told him #35, 000. He said he was going to start paying me #30, 000, after three months he will see how i am gaining experience, then he will increase my salary. I bluntly turned down the job based on the salary. The MD asked me to go home and rethink the offer, that no job seeker turns down his offer. I went home and the next morning, just for courtesy sake, i called him and told him i was not interested. The man was shocked.

If you want to employ people, employ them and tell them what you will pay. If it is okay by them, they resume work.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by yeyeboi(m): 8:17pm On Jan 12
Ok
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by captianfreeman(m): 8:17pm On Jan 12
It ok.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Toscarele: 8:17pm On Jan 12
My question is, did you get the job after the sturbbon head?

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by NLReposter: 8:17pm On Jan 12
Its wrong

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Fuckingmallam45(m): 8:18pm On Jan 12
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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Abukhaleedah: 8:18pm On Jan 12
I think its becoming a normal question to expect now....I was also asked during my interview yet they paid me more above my previous salary.

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