My workplace has switched to working remotely perpetually, so I’m pondering of ditching my chilly, costly New York condo and dealing from Bermuda or Barbados, the place they’re providing yearlong work at home visas. Do I have to clear it with my boss and HR first? Looks like it’s none of their enterprise the place I dwell so long as I get the work achieved.
It will likely be our little secret in the event you take me with you. That sounds wonderful — solar, sand, surf — however I’m afraid that I could should throw some chilly water in your plans. There are vital issues which may have an effect on you and your employer. You can’t simply transfer to a different state — not to mention one other nation — with out telling your employer, and you have to perceive the potential penalties for you, too. Your employer might not have an entity within the new location to have the ability to make use of somebody from that location. You’ll have to vary advantages plans, after which there may be the tax man, too. You would wish to seek the advice of with a monetary advisor. Backside line: It’s a pleasant thought, and conceivable, however very difficult — and it’s your employer’s enterprise, too.
I’ve been advised that you just shouldn’t ask a couple of place’s wage or advantages till you’re within the closing steps of the recruitment course of, however I don’t wish to waste my time in a prolonged course of solely to search out out it’s a low-paying job. When is the best time to ask?
Effectively, if you’re at present employed, normally the employer has a way of what you might be incomes at the start of the method or you might have some sense of their vary, which is at all times vital to determine in order that neither social gathering wastes time. However as soon as you might be in course of, it’s finest to not ask about wage and advantages in any respect. You’ll know quickly sufficient in the event you get a job supply, after which you’ll be able to attempt to negotiate from there. You must have some sense of the market vary for the place, which may range broadly based mostly on quite a few components. And typically, when an employer falls in love with a candidate, the vary magically widens. So play via and see the place it lands.
Gregory Giangrande has over 25 years of expertise as a chief human sources govt. E-mail your inquiries to GoToGreg@NYPost.com. Observe Greg on Twitter: @greggiangrande and at GoToGreg.com, devoted to serving to New Yorkers get again to work.