Has anyone gone for a job, and had the potential employer ask for your current W-2? Ive been looking around and have a possible lead, but this would be a career change. I’d like to make more, and am certainly qualified in a very similar field, but what they will probably offer is about $15k less than I’d be willing to switch for. I’ve been told because I don’t have direct experience they may ask for a W-2 to see that I am indeed making a fair salary request.
So my dilemma becomes twofold. 1) I think that’s weird and I simply don’t want to give out that information. 2) I am currently underpaid, hence the career move, and showing the W-2 undercuts myself and the incredible resume I’ve accumulated over the last decade.