Making a counter offer
How do I physically make a counter offer to an offer made verbally?
I know I have NOTHING until I get the actual offer, but I've been called in to meet with the Executive Producer of the theatre where I've been interviewing. She's asked me to meet with her on a Saturday and I've heard through the grapevine (very small community) that I'm going to get the offer.
IF she makes me the offer, I am very nearly positive that the salary will be below what I am able to accept. I know the salaries of other employees and, for that matter, I know her salary, as it's public knowledge on GuideStar. I would be willing to take the job, however, for X amount, if a certain level of flex-time is allowed, or a compressed workweek, etc.
At the meeting with her, I will leave it with, "I need to discuss with my husband." But then what? Can I email her with possible counter offers? Or do I need to set up another face-to-face meeting?
Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!