Interviewer:'Does this job seem like something that you would be interested in?'
Interviewee:'From what I have heard, it is something that I would like to do.'
Interviewer:'Excellent. Do you mind me asking how much money you are making in your current job?'
Interviewee:'Not at all. My overall salary depends on my performance during the year. So it changes.'
Interviewer:'I understand that. Do you have a figure for what you made last year? Or if you don't know the exact amount, could you tell us an estimate?'
Interviewee:'I could not tell you it off the top of my head. But I will check it after the interview and send you the actual figure. Is that ok?'
Interviewee:'Talking about the salary, what would be the salary for this type of job?'
Interviewer:'I could not give you an exact figure, but normally the salary ranges from $45,000 to $60,000.'
Interviewee:'I see. Is that the net salary, after taxes have been removed?'
Interviewer:'No, that is the gross salary, before any taxes have been removed. But that is the basic salary. In addition to that, you will also get paid commission. So, for each sale you make, we will pay you extra money. The commission is a percentage of the value of how much you have sold. So, that will increase your overall salary.'
Interviewee:'How much is that?'
Interviewer:'It's 7.5 per cent of each sale that you make. On top of that, at the end of each financial year you will receive a performance-related bonus. The bonus is calculated on the overall sales of both you and the team. There is also an annual pay rise which is based on the level of inflation. So how do you feel about what is being offered?'
Interviewee:'It sounds very reasonable. Do you mind if I ask you about overtime? Do you pay for any extra hours that I would work?'
Interviewer:'I am afraid that you would not receive payments for overtime. But, if you have to work on a weekend to meet a client or do something important, then we would give you time off in lieu. So, you use the extra hours that you worked as additional days of holiday.'