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June 1999, Week 2


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"Rennie, Margaret" <[log in to unmask]>
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Rennie, Margaret
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 14:53:35 -0500
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I thought I remembered some conversations a time back where we were told it
was policy to post the salary range. However, I guess there is no way of
enforcing that.

A year or two ago I was trying to find out salary ranges, since my human
resources department told me they couldn't find any comparable data. I
didn't have the nerve to ask my friends outright, so I called the Human
Resources Depts of similar institutions and breezily introduced myself as

Hi! This is Margaret from ........ Hospital. I understand you have a health
sciences library in your institution. Could you tell me what the salary
ranges are for your librarian and other employees of that department please.

I got my answer every time! (And I got my raise eventually too!)


Margaret Rennie
Medical Librarian
Slidell Memorial Hospital and Medical Center
1001 Gause Boulevard
Slidell LA 70458

Phone: (504) 649-8557
Fax:     (504) 649-8657
E-mail:  [log in to unmask]

                "A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear
conscience." (Doug Larson)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: roumiana katzarkov [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 1999 2:52 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      No salary range
> Dear medlibers,
> I would appreciate if you can refresh my memory about position
> announcement without salary range being disclosed. Wasn't it among the
> rules of the listserv that you have to include the salary range?
> I went even a step further - as advised I called the Human Resources, but
> they refused to disclose the salary information - no salary info until I
> get there for an interwiew. What I am wondering is how you can apply for a
> job without knowing the pay. Are we that desparate? Or, maybe this is a
> common practice? It will help if you share your thoughts.
> As always thankful for your input.
> Roumiana Katzarkov
> Information Specialist
> USC Norris Medical Library