I am a final year Law Student. I got selected from my College by a Law firm for the position of an Associate (both corporate and litigation work), in the Campus Placement.
They conducted two interviews and a written test. (All general, no legal questions)
They asked in the interviews, if I was willing for doing an Internship with them. I had no option but to say 'Yes' to show my interest to join them, though I would have loved to holiday during that period. They selected me.
Now even the Internship is over, but they have always avoided the Salary question, by saying, you will be a liability for us, as you will learn only when you start working. They say you should not worry about salary.
They did not even give a certificate for internship, nor did they pay any stipend. This is an indicator that they might be giving a low salary. They earn around Rs. 3 crore a year.
They also said that you will be given some commission depending upon the work you do. I am feeling sad for getting placed with them. Now I can not even sit in any other Campus Placement Interview because of our College rules. Its like I have a job but no clue of salary. What should I do?
I feel I should have asked salary before going for internship. I read a very nice article answering various important salary regarding issues. (see)
[I intend to be a judge and till then wanted to do job side by side rather than being unemployed. I have not told them about this.]
Your views will be appreciated. Thanks.... :)