During job interview negotiations, one of the things that makes the difference in whether or not someone accepts a job depends on “extra” compensation.
I’m talking about things like extra vacation days, or possible an upfront cash bonus for accepting the job.
Here’s the mistake too many people make: They presume their new employer will remember and live up to their agreement, and they don’t get the extra compensation written in the offer letter.
I’m telling you now: ALWAYS GET IT IN WRITING IN THE OFFER LETTER.
I’ve seen multiple situations where someone has an under the table agreement, but then the manager who made that deal left for another job. The new manager didn’t make the deal, and thereby doesn’t honor it – and since it wasn’t an on-paper agreement between the employee and the company, there’s no stopping them!
I can’t reinforce enough how important it is that all deals/agreements are officially documented.
It’s a simple step that you’ll never regret.