Hi All I've been offered a very good job with a large hotel chain. I went for the interview and was offered the job then and there, as I had all the requirements they were looking for (experience and qualifications) and they sent me a contract over the same day. The wage they are offering is an annual salary, which is a nice sum, but if I work it out per hour, I get a similar salary to my current job, which is circa £10 per hour. In my current job (which is retail), I get sociable hours, no hassle, just clock in and just clock out, but I don't get the hours with the current job - it's about half of what the potential new job are offering. The potential new job hours are 46 hours a week over 5 days, with "reasonable overtime" expected, but without pay. They don't say how often overtime is going to be and what is reasonable. As the offer stands, I could not accept that. Also, would I be right or wrong in saying that if I do too much overtime without pay on a salaried position, I would be below the minimum wage? I've said I would like to go for 2 trial shifts before I agree to the job (I've not accepted it), which they agreed to without objection. But I spoke to my dad, he said that I shouldn't even bother do the trials and decline their job offer, citing the money and the hours. If it was something like 37 hours a week over 4 days, with a maximum of 4 hours a month of overtime without pay, with the same annual salary, I could agree to it. My question is, should I negotiate before or after the trial? Your thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.