A woman revealed on reddit that she was accidentally CC'ed on internal email from a potential employer LOWBALLING her. The email says that despite the woman asking for $55k-$60k, they think she would accept an offer of $53k.
The woman said of her initial interview with the company, "We discussed pay, and I said my minimum was $60k (I was already leaving an entry level job in the same field, so lower wouldn’t have been beneficial). That’s why when I saw this email, I was caught off guard. The salary range wasn’t listed (but was not $55k or less on Glassdoor), and they never communicated pay directly to me, just said, 'OK' after I told them my minimum. This was my first time seeing a potential offer."
"I went to the second interview and told them I saw the email. They apologized and told me they were embarrassed, etc. etc. I told them I felt they wouldn’t have my best interests at heart if they were already undervaluing me, and I didn’t want to continue forward with a team that’s likely to stab me in the back."
She also said:
" Shortly after this interview, I took an offer for another job that pays me more than $60k."