Pay is spot on, if not a tad bit higher than what I’m asking. This is a right brain company and he’s been there long enough to (pardon me if I’m speaking out of turn, but) taking it for granted.
When a company focuses on culture and mentorship and you come from a left brain company that provides no similar elements of vertical movement, it’s easy to say somebody is overqualified. I miss design charettes, I miss profit matching, and I miss open office environments.
I would take a pay cut to fill a limited project staff position knowing full well I have a year to prove myself. That being said, my friend said she is willing to fight for me. Cross your vibe fingers.