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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by AntiWailer: 8:43pm On Jan 12
aieromon:


Established organisations require as much as 3 months payslips as part of the recruitment process.

Don't mind that one.


Just pardon his chronic ignorance.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by zedman1(m): 8:43pm On Jan 12
slawormiir:
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


Talking like a pussy asss coward
Daaamn Nigga ma Nigga! I don't know how long you've been on Nairaland but this MwaAmaikpe guy has been the one lighting up this space with his sarcastic writings long before now. He disappeared then you came in. Do not take what he writes seriously, I repeat, do not! He's a real Nigga! To the topic, I told my current boss during the interview, after showing him some of my architectural designs that he should pay me based on what he had seen, that he should leave old matters for Matthias lol...... I'm so high. Bar man, e don do. How much is my bill? Good night everyone.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by OSASBOI: 8:43pm On Jan 12
it is normal, during my interview, the expatriate asked me same question though my formal job was a private school teaching job and my salary then was 15k, but I monster courage and told the man 30k, to my suprise he was shocked; and like everything in a month? I said yes, he now said ok, the basic rate is 11k and after every it should fall around 75k to 80k and things will get bigger as the years goes by, i didn't believe it until my first salary and i got 91k+. that was some eleven years ago.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Okuda(m): 8:44pm On Jan 12
aieromon:


Established organisations require as much as 3 months payslips as part of the recruitment process.

bullshit. what happened to your work certificate. do they not give that after leaving a former job?

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Daniwes: 8:44pm On Jan 12
AntiWailer:


Stick to your believe with your next employer.

Best of luck.

I never disclosed this in my current job, but goodluck with finding new employees.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Esyy(f): 8:45pm On Jan 12
Yustash001:
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?


Please help push it to the front page...

Never expose your previous salary cos that's how they end up underpaying people!

The right question every well-cultured organisation should ask is your salary expectation!

Maintain your stand please
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Jossy07(m): 8:45pm On Jan 12
Is normal for your interviewer to ask. I was asked the same question lately in an interview, I told them the amount, and they asked further why did I want to leave the company, I responded that I wanted another challenge. Lo and behold I got the job with a better salary.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by BabaIbo: 8:46pm On Jan 12
You should have disclosed it, better still increase it.

If it was 300k, you can say 350k or 400k...

That will give them the believe that you are open, meJanwhile you added something.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Segzy19: 8:47pm On Jan 12
your own too much...
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.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by mapet: 8:49pm On Jan 12
Okuda:


it is not standard. it is also not by force. you guys should stop turning abnormality to normal. even abroad, there is nowhere they would ask you to write it dow, the highest is expectation and maybe during an interview on a casual note, they can ask. you are not obliged to answer that question. they should tender their offer, if it sits well with you, fine, if not, you either ask for something better or don't accept it.!

Bros,

When you finish school and start attending interviews, come back here and tell us it's not standard. Meanwhile stop referring to a bogus and non-existent "abroad" you're yet to even experience.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by pocohantas(f): 8:50pm On Jan 12
thesilentman:

The Op did nothing wrong.I was once an headteacher and i can tell u that the motive behind that question is to know how to cheat him or at most to know if they can afford his service.He could have given a bogus amount though.His choice.

98% of Nigerian schools shouldn’t be mentioned when we are talking of the standard recruitment process. They are two parallel lines that don’t meet. In fact, it is an oxymoron.

As for OP, it is the norm (in Nigeria at least). They even ask for 3 months payslip to be sure you are not yarning dust. Though, many structured organizations already know what they would pay someone of your level.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Goalnaldo(m): 8:51pm On Jan 12
OSASBOI:
it is normal, during my interview, the expatriate asked me same question though my formal job was a private school teaching job and my salary then was 15k, but I monster courage and told the man 30k, to my suprise he was shocked; and like everything in a month? I said yes, he now said ok, the basic rate is 11k and after every it should fall around 75k to 80k and things will get bigger as the years goes by, i didn't believe it until my first salary and i got 91k+. that was some eleven years ago.
hmm. more than 100 percent of what you were expecting.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by AntiWailer: 8:51pm On Jan 12
Daniwes:


I never disclosed this in my current job, but goodluck with finding new employees.

They are not scarce to get bro. Na the skill set dey scarce.

It is not a big deal to answer what u earn currently and also insist on what offer u will consider.

When u grow to that level u will reveal with ease and even let them u have existing liabilities to pass to then where necessary.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Daniwes: 8:51pm On Jan 12
peeps4u:
You're sick upstairs. Looking for a job doesn't mean he is poor or jobless. Be reasonable for once. You dont need to always post gibberish to amass likes on NL.
BTW, he has a right to keep whatever info he feels private confidential. Have some dignity Please.




Don't mind that guy, chasing clout. Very ridiculous advice
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Lexusgs430: 8:51pm On Jan 12
Yustash001:
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?


Please help push it to the front page...


It's very formal........


The potential employer wants to weigh your experience vs present wage......

The wage they might be paying you vs your interest in their wage.......

Would you leave are higher present wage to a lower potential, it might even be higher.....

It's simply a gauge and very formal question..... Safe to say, they would not be employing you.......... cheesy

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by casiello(m): 8:51pm On Jan 12
BabaIbo:
You should have disclosed it, better still increase it.

If it was 300k, you can say 350k or 400k...

That will give them the believe that you are open, meJanwhile you added something.

Wrong advice! Lies and misrepresentation should be avoided during interviews.

Salary information is confidential and should revealed at interviewee's oldiscretion
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by danielsage: 8:52pm On Jan 12
Enudapan:
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 otomatic(m): 8:52pm On Jan 12
The question is normal. A corporate organisation will not use that to determine your pay because they already have a pay structure for every role. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for one-man businesses.

The recruiter most times already has an idea of the pay range in your previous role.
If you cannot be transparent about your last pay, the recruiter may be left wondering what else you are hiding.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Daniwes: 8:53pm On Jan 12
casiello:

Exactly. I'm shocked at the mentality displayed here.
Same here. I didn't realise too many ignorant people could actually gather at a place
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by johnney1(m): 8:53pm On Jan 12
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.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by cerebralniggie1: 8:55pm On Jan 12
slawormiir:
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


Talking like a pussy asss coward
Nwaamaikpe is not your mate. Put some "respek" on that name

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by casiello(m): 8:56pm On Jan 12
HarunaWest:

Nope.. It's not at your discretion. Especially when there is job experience or expertise involved.

Experts negotiate their salary and benefits. One day, you will get to an expert level in your career and understand my point!
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by beckhart(m): 8:57pm On Jan 12
tspun:
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

I can't laugh abeg grin grin grin grin

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Kaeboy(m): 8:57pm On Jan 12
Simple! Pay me according to the standard of the company, not in accordance with my last pay.
If my last pay is ok by me, I will probably not be here with you

iHart:
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.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Sanchez01: 8:57pm On Jan 12
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.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by johnney1(m): 8:59pm On Jan 12
[quote author=johnney1 post=97995150][/quote]
Oh guy...wetin?
...o mesi Oro!
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by BabaIbo: 9:01pm On Jan 12
casiello:


Wrong advice! Lies and misrepresentation should be avoided during interviews.

Salary information is confidential and should revealed at interviewee's oldiscretion

Mehn!

Wataguan?

Are you OK at all?
Didn't you read the OP's post he said it is a teaching job and they hardly have payslip in that kind of profession except in big and standard school.

Had it been it won't affect his new pay, it would have been OK to disclose the actual amount.

You are talking about being honest, are they suppose to ask that question or ask him how much they want them to pay him because the company have already set the amount they want to pay for that role.

During my days as an employee, I did it and it worked for me in my last job.

Go through the thread, you will see others that have done it.

All I see in your response is hypocrisy.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by aieromon(m): 9:02pm On Jan 12
Okuda:


bullshit. what happened to your work certificate. do they not give that after leaving a former job?

Sadly, I cannot explain beyond this point. It is left for the OP to learn from this unfortunate incident.

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Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Mac2016(m): 9:02pm On Jan 12
Freestainworld:
Nothing is absolutely wrong with that, it is left for you to answer or not.
Lol grin. It's also left for them to employ him or not. Really, this salary thing is rampant now some even go to the extent of requesting for payslip, new stuff now na statement of account request. To me this is totally wrong but in Nigeria everything goes.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by Daniwes: 9:06pm On Jan 12
AntiWailer:


They are not scarce to get bro. Na the skill set dey scarce.

It is not a big deal to answer what u earn currently and also insist on what offer u will consider.

When u grow to that level u will reveal with ease and even let them u have existing liabilities to pass to then where necessary.

Haha.. when I grow to what level Sir.. Anyway it's a faceless forum, and no point disclosing what I currently earn.

I ll admit, my advice may not always work for a fresh hire that needs experience, however anyone who has had a bit of experience, should never disclose this.

A job application is not a friendly meeting. It is where you decide how much you will be initially measured off and any subsequent increases will be based of that. Companies don't give a massive bump on your initial salary unless with a significant role change.

Your comment is indeed funny tho.

In fact, the higher you go, you find two employees in the same position, with same skills are not paid the same.

People need to question why companies expect their staff to be confidential with each other about their salaries, but expect new applicants to disclose this.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by BabaIbo: 9:07pm On Jan 12
AntiWailer:


Banks , Telco

Not your usual 30k per month mushroom jobs.


Mehn!

Wataguan!

And for your mind bank job na big job, na the stealing wey dem dey steal make am sweet small, if not na mumu and rubbish work...

Poverty has eaten deep into this one's brain.
Re: An Employer Asking Applicant About His Salary In His Previous Work.is It Right? by karkinase(m): 9:07pm On Jan 12
Okuda:


bullshit. what happened to your work certificate. do they not give that after leaving a former job?
Guy calm down, established organisations will always ask you for your previous payslip especially of it's an experienced position, its the norm everywhere.

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