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Entry level CO pay with HSE when you have many years experience in similar role

  • 25-01-2023 4:12pm
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    Hi, I'm starting a Grade 3 CO job with HSE but have 12 years experience in a health centre ( paid by specialist who is employed by HSE but so not directly by the HSE) could I ask for a higher starting wage as a result of my experience in a similar position and if so how do I go about it? Thanks.

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  • Registered Users, Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 2,131 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nigel Fairservice

    Doubt they'd entertain it if you weren't directly employed by the HSE.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,738 ✭✭✭Augme

    There's no harm in asking but there's about a 0.00001% chance your request will be successful.

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭[Deleted User]

    I was looking at the employee handbook and it does say those experience in the health service are entitled to incremental credit. I do have so I think it might apply

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,493 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    Try it.

    But I feat you'll be disappointed. Your experience is in the health sector, not the health service.

    The evidence you'll need to provide is a letter on headed paper, saying your exact dates of work, whether or not you had an long-term leave during it (eg maternity) and the dates of that, and the grade you were employed at.

    The last one could be a sticking point, because most private sector doctors don't follow the HSE or public sector grading approach AFAIK.

    I think the whole thing is a dreadful bollox. You could have 20 years experience working in the health service in Australia / NZ / Canada - somewhere with a similar structure and policies to here, and it counts for nothing. But it is what it is.