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And how much does *your* employer offer in job adverts?

So I'm subscribed to the jobs.perl.org mailing list. This is very important to every Perl programmer regardless of whether or not you're looking for work. You want to know who's hiring. You want to know the technologies they're using (Catalyst is really hot right now) and you want to know what they're paying. You might even want to know where they're hiring, but this is less important to me.

What's curious, though, is an odd little discrepancy I noticed. I tend not to read job postings in German or Dutch because, well, I don't know those languages. I read the English language jobs (and the very uncommon French language ones). I've noticed that the vast majority of jobs posted in the UK or Australia have a salary or salary range listed. The vast majority of those posted for the US don't. What gives? Are Americans just a bunch of cheating bastards seeing who we can swindle?

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Well I ended up getting home and I sat down on the couch and then when I woke up it was this morning. I feel horrible.
And sorry for the confusion I was loggen into All_in_the_end when I replied to your post.

I forgot when I reply from Gmail it puts who evers account was last logged into my computer as the poster. And I just mades some changed for cleo's journal. If you want to add her go ahead she is a nice girl and good programer.
Ovid this was me I forgot I was still logged into my friend Cloe's journal making sytle changes for her.
well -- when i posted there looking for someone for rentrak. i was so ashamed of the salary range that they were offering, i just couldn't bring myself to put it there ($35k-43k).
My god. And they keep looking for programmers, too. That's annoying because they know why programmers are leaving them.
It's traditional in the UK to post a salary range, partly so you won't apply if it's too low or much higher than your current salary (UK employers will ask what your current salary is).

I think in the US, it's up to you to negotiate a package. When I left Company A to go to Company B, I got a $26k rise (free shares/share options etc, which Company A didn't even offer, being a private company). What Company B forgot to tell me was that I would also be working for a complete arse who's manager would change 2 years into the job, converting him into an even bigger arse.

There's no way that you would get that amount of payrise between jobs in the UK, unless you sold your soul to the devil of Merchant Banking (aka Investment banking) or Management Consultancy.
Most times when I go to negotiate a job, they won't tell me even in person what the salary range is. They wait and force me to make an offer. That's what my current boss did! And I found out the day after I was hired he was planning on paying 9,000 more than I make now. I just confronted him about it recently and he said if I don't like it to turn in my two week notice. Hehehe......ok fine.