I was made an job offer that was I believe a direct result of this site and group feedback. Much thanks to Manager tools and everyone.
My sticking point is it appropriate to speak/email the hiring manager after speaking with HR and having them say they are not negotiating on a benefit that is being removed?
The base pay is great and the rest of the benefits are also fine. The point is that I first found out in the job offer that the personal days program would terminate after a year. I had counted on those personal 5 days to be added to the 3 weeks vacation I was being offered to come to a total of 4 weeks which was what I was receiving with my previous employer. The hiring manager was out of town so I spoke with HR, she nicely explained that everyone would be losing the week and that they were not negotiating this with new employees nor existing employees.
a) Is it ok for me to send a note to the hiring manager building a case for the extra week
b) If I do should I cc the HR person so there is no surprise
c) do I offer a creative proposal of let them work it out
In the end I will most likely take the job offer but I just want to make sure that I don't miss an opportunity to negotiate if I'm suppose to, to know that at least I tried.
Again much thanks to everyone you guys rock