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People sometimes use the wrong language to describe things. Contract? Probably offer letter

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Someone wrote to me with a question. They were a little fuzzy with their language, but I'm pretty sure I know what they mean.
"Hi, Jeff. I'm negotiating and offer (Yay), a salary review after six months is promised. Should I ask for the review criteria to be stated in the contract?"
Two things could throw me in answering the question. Number one is review criteria. Number two is contract. You're not going to get a contract if you're asking this question. So, I suspect, what you really meant to say is "offer letter." So, are they going to put review criteria in the offer letter? And, if you're thinking "review criteria" is "performance criteria for the review," they're not going to do that.
But if you're saying, I want them to put the six month review in my offer letter, that is clear. Here's what I think.
Number one is if their normal policy is not, I will repeat, not to provide a six month review, it must be in the offer letter.
Why?
Because then there's no proof without that being in the offer letter that has been promised to you. However, if this is normal and customary practice, it's going to be in the benefits for sure. So, the thing to do very simply is to say to them, "With regard to the six month revioew, Is that normal r is this some thing that you're doing for me? If it's normal? Where is it in the benefits material I've received as part of my offer?" They'll pointed it out to you. "Great, thank you." Then, from there, you know, it doesn't have to be in the offer letter.
So that's it in a nutshell. If it's not normal practice, it needs to be there. If it is normal practice, ask, "Where is it in the benefits brochure?"

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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