How to negotiate a salary when offered a low package?
I passed an interview recently in Oman and was offered a very low salary, when compared to the living standard here. I get a free one bedroom bachelor accommodation and a food allowance that is trivial. If I were to live alone without the company accommodation I wouldn't be able to support myself. Should I try for another job, or negotiate with the company? They have offered me less than half of my expected salary.
Hard to say. Those as you state trivial items have a cost associated with them. You have to weight out how much more would you have to increase your income to offer the same life style you are being provided.
Now is this job within your reach. What I mean, do you have the education or experience to place you in suck a job with the pay to live like or better than you currently living.
Vamsi, either convey your value you can contribute to the company so they can't miss the talent like you. Or simply find another job.
If you are confident you can easily find an other vacancy you could skip negotiating with the first. I personally would do both though. Negotiate with the current company and see if there are any other offers around. I would also be very open about that but then again I probably come from a totally different business culture.