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Recruiter said 6k relocation bonus - I have to spend $3k and can take the remaining balance. But after signing the letter she corrected herself and said I only get back 50% of the remaining balance. Is there anything I can do about this? The numbers and terms of relocation weren’t on the offer letter.

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You can ask them to honor what was stated originally verbally. Maybe write it very matter of factly via email. “I’d appreciate if you would honor what you told me originally which was… Can you please do that?” If you aren’t willing to walk about over $1500 (which I wouldn’t even if it left a bad taste in my mouth), then don’t make any threats or ultimatums. Just ask in a very direct way.

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Exactly! Don’t give them an out. They can still say no of course, but you don’t have to be like, “I understand if you can’t!” Or anything like that. Keep it short and direct.

50% of remaining might be due to taxes. Same happened with me… what is not “reimbursement” for expenses is taxed as income tax

Aren’t relocation allowances usually grossed up?

Unless it's in written in the offer letter good luck trying to collect on anything offered out said by recruiter. Because once you sign that offer letter you agreed to those terms, bad on you, think of it like getting a bank loan, the final loan documents say your loan amount is 100k with a 6% interest rate but at one point you had verbally been told you'd get 3% once you sign you have agreed to 6. Got to read documents closely, it's not the recruiter writing the offer letter so anything that verbally been agreed could been forgotten or not passed along to the individual in talent that put together your offer letter Because they where not the one that negotiated the offer or they simply forgot so it didn't go into the paperwork.

I understand this, I read through the offer letter and it barely touched on relocation. It stated along the lines of “you may be eligible for relocation assistance to discuss this, contact xxx office at yyy”. It doesn’t say “your relocation bonus is 6k and here are the terms” I’m not that stupid. I know to read over a offer letter and whatever you sign is legally binding but the offer letter didn’t state any numbers at all

It’s too late, but when you get a verbal like that you write down what you heard by email and ask them to confirm, then it’s in writing

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