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At the end of an interview process, the hiring manager asked me for two W2s to help them make an offer. In addition, they want to know what part was my base vs. my on-plan earnings. How kosher is this? Should I do what I need to get the offer?

Smacquarrie's picture

I have never been asked for W-2 before and I not sure that I would feel at all comfortable giving that to a hiring manager.

I guess that it really boils down to how much you want to work for this particular company.

John White's picture

Thanks for the feedback. Any other data points?

stenya's picture

Agreed - I can't think of a scenario where I'd be comfortable with that. Doubtful that they're planning to show me the W2 of the person who last held the job, and my W2 from a past job is not relevant to a future job.

If this isn't typical in your industry, I'd really want to know why they want it.

John White's picture

Google informs me that it's more common practice for jobs involving sales commissions.

williamelledgepe's picture

My company requires candidates to submit a recent paystub prior to giving an offer.  Not sure it is OK or not, but we do it.  I didn't want to submit it, but job offer aren't made without it.  I suppose every now and then you might find someone who was lying about their salary on the job application.  

williamelledgepe's picture

My company requires candidates to submit a recent paystub prior to giving an offer.  Not sure it is OK or not, but we do it.  I didn't want to submit it, but job offer aren't made without it.  I suppose every now and then you might find someone who was lying about their salary on the job application.