Can I negotiate a higher salary if I'm making a lateral move within my company?
My department is shutting down and as such I've been laid off, but my company values my talent and is looking to place me elsewhere internally. It looks like I may have found a new department, but because my title would stay the same, the company views it as a lateral move and therefore I'd be earning the same pay as I make now. I really feel like negotiating either a higher salary or at least a signing bonus because I loved my old job and I'm leaving through no fault of my own, but on the other hand, I feel like my company is doing me a favor by keeping me employed. So is it even appropriate to negotiate or should I just suck it up and take whatever they give me?