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Laying the Golden Egg: Employer unilaterally shifting my contract.

I took a job which I initially really enjoyed and was doing well at in a small company, by far exceeding standard targets across a variety of measures. Shortly after my six month review, my employer has began to play loose with the terms of a pretty weak contract, and it's impairing my performance as I weigh whether I need to shift my own priorities. Is this symptomatic of problems ahead or just a lack of business sense that I can leverage myself sufficiently to deal with? What is my next move and how do I go about it? [more inside]
posted by skermunkil on Jun 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Negotiating a Job Offer

I have been offered a position with a company but they have low-balled the offer and downgraded the title (in my opinion). I have drafted an email response (which he encouraged since he is on vacation) and would love for the awesome brain trust to offer some thoughts! [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Jun 7, 2013 - 6 answers

How to fairly split revenue (if any) on sales of a self-published ebook?

I'm a freelance reporter who just finished a multi-part series for a nonprofit news organization. Now I'd like to turn it into an ebook. I am not savvy about rights, commissions, etc., and neither is my editor/publisher. What do we need to know to negotiate a fair revenue split? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on May 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Should I mention salary discussions in an interview thank you note?

Yesterday, I had a third interview with the same company and I want to send a followup note today. The interview went well until we got to salary discussions. I was caught off guard and did not respond as well as I should have. I already know I should have had her give me numbers first, but like I said, I was caught off guard when she asked me how much I was expecting. I told her what I made in my last position, which was in a very expensive city and now I’m in a small Midwestern city. I knew as the number was coming out of my mouth that I was saying the wrong thing. [more inside]
posted by shoesietart on May 2, 2013 - 12 answers

Did I box myself in with a low salary?

I just had my first phone interview for a prospective software engineering job, which was a ten minute phone call with an in-house recruiter. I wasn't expecting the topic of salary to come up this early in the process, which I grant was maybe naïve, but they asked me and I gave a lowball offer. Now I'm wondering whether I've screwed myself here. [more inside]
posted by Two Stranger on Apr 30, 2013 - 14 answers

Negotiating a used car directly with owner

My fiance and I are buying our first used car together and we're looking for advice on negotiating a price. We've found a car we like that's being sold directly through the owner. Most posts we've found discuss negotiating with a dealer though. [more inside]
posted by Proginoskes on Apr 29, 2013 - 9 answers

How can I interview for the open-term job, not the fixed-term job?

So I applied for an academic position in the UK and I've been invited to interview (yay!). Only just now I realized that they were advertising for two positions, one of which is fixed-term. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2013 - 5 answers

How much should I ask for in compensation for overdue furniture?

I ordered a 2-piece sectional sofa 15 weeks ago, and it was supposed to be delivered in 8-10 weeks. Half of it was delivered at 8 weeks, the other half is still missing. How much should I ask for in compensation as the delivery gets later and later, and what's the best way to handle asking for such compensation? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Mar 24, 2013 - 15 answers

Can/should I negotiate for a used car before it is "ready"?

Looking for advice on buying a used vehicle in limited supply. More inside. [more inside]
posted by ngn01 on Mar 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Decisions, decisions, decisions

I'm a soon-to-be college graduate and I have two job offers, one from a large company and another one from a smaller company. I'm also interviewing with two other companies, one of which I happen to really like. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by movicont on Mar 11, 2013 - 19 answers

Legal Negotiation books - which should I buy?

Hi. I am looking for recommendations as to which o the following titles I should purchase; I am very new to this topic. Additionally, this is an area of legal education that my forthcoming university in England will not cover (it is not included in their LLB and generally in UK universities). Other universities do however, stage internal negotiation simulations workshops and competitions for its law students as an extra-curricular, CV boosting and skills enhancing activity. My law school is unfortunately bereft of adequate funding, connections with city law firms and general career/skills resources to have such a thing. [more inside]
posted by ethelwulf on Mar 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Getting the promotion that I want

Chance of promotion - how to proceed? [more inside]
posted by Metaphysics on Mar 9, 2013 - 2 answers

Timeline of a counterofffer

How long must you wait before making a counteroffer during salary negotiations? [more inside]
posted by Big Chief Little Pants on Feb 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Above my pay grade

I will probably shortly be expected to take over the work of my immediate superior without receiving a bump in pay or title. Please help me negotiate for a promotion! [more inside]
posted by neilb449 on Feb 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Jesus says no!

Roomies' religious convictions are colliding with my lifestyle. They're saying no sex in the house, period. They want overnight guests to sleep in a separate room. I really need the house. How do I manage this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2013 - 52 answers

Car-Buying Negotiations

I love my car. It is reliable, trustworthy, and it has carried me safely through at least one rather hairy situation. Best of all, it was cheap. When I touch the dashboard, I remember the thrill of the negotiation process, and even the salesman's sweaty palm as we shook hands on a price thousands of dollars lower than what my friend paid for the exact same model. [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 on Jan 30, 2013 - 21 answers

Do I have a right to shares after turning them down?

I accepted a higher salary in lieu of shares. Found of first week on the job the company is in talks to be sold. Am I entitled to demand shares? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Jan 20, 2013 - 21 answers

Escaping the Mommy Track

Due to a crazy series of events, I think that (on Thursday) I'm going to get an offer that is a huge step forward in my career. Help me not screw this up. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2013 - 6 answers

How to get salary info for mid-level nonprofit jobs in NYC?

I am in the process of interviewing for a mid-level program/project coordinator position at a non-profit in New York City, and I believe I will be offered the position. I have always been terrible at negotiating salary, and want to change that this time around, but I am finding it very difficult to figure out what the general market range for similar jobs is. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Reveal my hand?

Compensation negotiation filter: Company X wants to make me an offer. Their recruiter has asked me to share the details of other offers I have. Do I tell them? If not, how to tactfully decline? This is in the tech industry. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me construct a syllabus for "Talking to People 101"?

If I want to study conversation -- how people talk, what they look like when they're talking, why people talk in certain situations, how to get better at talking -- what are the classics? What has helped you? [more inside]
posted by insteadofapricots on Nov 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Went overboard on a personal training commitment, help me be firm in renegotiating!

Help me be firm in renegotiating my personal training contract at the gym! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Oct 26, 2012 - 13 answers

How should I negotiate?

I have two initial interviews next week at two different companies. Both with the HR person for basically the screening interview. I am very well qualified for both positions and I don’t want to not even get past the first interview because my salary expectations answer is wrong. I am looking for actual scripts on what to say because I don’t know how to phrase this and I want to practice this weekend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2012 - 11 answers

"I want my two dollars!!"

Salary negotiating ninjas—throw me a bone! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 8 answers

More money would be nice, but I'd rather a better job.

In a couple of days I will be going to my boss's boss to ask for changes to my work. In the last ten years I have generally either freelanced or worked in government jobs where this is simply not done. How do you actually go about this kind of negotiation? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Oct 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Raise or Call?

I like my job, but I have received a more lucrative offer from another company. How do I get a raise without leaving my company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2012 - 19 answers

Help Me Feel More Confident About This Super Long Presentation on Confidence (sorta)

A presentation on assertive negotiation and learning confidence: my time slot is twice as long as I expected! Can you help me brainstorm a group activity to break up the time while illustrating the concepts? Do you have any resources to share? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Sep 13, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I approach contract negotiation without making things really tense?

What are some common "win-win-style" tactics or phrases used during contract negotiation to get portions changed/removed? From time to time I need to write or talk about those issues without escalating any tensions. [more inside]
posted by circular on Aug 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Is the union screwing me in advance?

I'm applying for a union (CUPE) job that I am almost 100% sure I am going to be offered. I think I am worth more than the union mandated payscale. What extras can I request/negotiate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2012 - 8 answers

They didn't teach me this in grad school...

Problem: what to write on the "expected salary" line. Difficulty level: academia-to-industry transition. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I survive an exploding offer?

2 Interviews, one exploding offer. How do I negotiate? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Jul 30, 2012 - 11 answers

When you can't have what you want, try to want what you have.

I have two career options to choose from, and neither is the one I want. Help me make the best of the choices I have. [more inside]
posted by Passillododorconquail Buttonquivorybidododorbacon on Jul 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Please help me with my first salary negotiation.

I am preparing to negotiate my salary for the first time. What strategy should I take? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 - 13 answers

What's between letting things go and leaving over them?

Needs and Boundaries: What is the space between "I suppose I can let this go" and "this is an utter dealbreaker; do this thing or I'll have to end this relationship" - and what do you do about negotiating things in that space? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2012 - 27 answers

I'm considering leaving the public sector for private. Please help me learn the smart way to negotiate employment offers and understand the real value of my current package.

I've been working in local government in a mid-level administrative job for six years. My satisfaction level is low, but the benefit package is generous (we're a small local entity contracting benefits through CalPERS), and the job is as secure as anything for the foreseeable future. Would I be crazy to leave it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Working as a pharmacy technician - can I negotiate better pay and more learning opportunities? And how would you phrase this to leave good relations in the future for employment reasons?

Working as a pharmacy technician - can I negotiate better pay and more learning opportunities? And how would you phrase this to leave good relations in the future for employment reasons? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Negotiating Job Offer - more money plz!

I got a job offer! Hooray! The job doesn't have any benefits attached to it, but I have been offered a high salary to compensate for this. Should I negotiate one particular benefit important to me? [more inside]
posted by ZEsockpuppet on Jul 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Is 25-30% above industry average too much to ask for in a salary negotiation?

Salary question: I'm aware of the industry average, but believe I have more to offer, and the employer seems very eager to have me as well. Is it out of the line to suggest an amount that I know is 25-30% above the average salary for the position in question? [more inside]
posted by 01080591 on Jul 4, 2012 - 22 answers

Can I negotiate this salary?

I worked as a junior accountant in nyc for a year and had a salary of $37,500. I'm going for an interview at another company and want to negotiate a salary to my advantage. I'm looking at 48-50K. Would you say this is doable? Should I shoot for higher? 52K? I have knowledge of a particular software they are using. I have no idea what they have in mind.
posted by flowers103 on Jun 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Books on Non-Violent Conflict Resolution?

Books on non-violent conflict resolution? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jun 3, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I handle the salary question when you're on the other side of the table?

There's been a lot of talk on the green about handling the salary question when you are the interviewee/candidate, which I have personally found helpful on many occasions, but now I'm on the other side of the equation, and would love to hear best practices on how to handle the situation and try to gauge a potential employee's salary expectations. [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Salary negotiations for a lateral career move?

What exactly should I say during salary negeotations when I am changing jobs within the same company? [more inside]
posted by MadMadam on May 21, 2012 - 10 answers

I'd love to work here...in two months.

I have an interview tomorrow. I had a phone interview that went well enough that they’ve asked me to meet other people on the team in person. The job seems like a good fit for my skills and based on what I’ve learned so far, I’d like the job. The issue: I’ve planned a month-long trip for July. [more inside]
posted by shoesietart on May 16, 2012 - 10 answers

New Raise Buzzkill - I should still get paid more!!

Advice on negotiating a raise when I've just transferred to a new office? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Apr 15, 2012 - 5 answers

HR from potential (new) employer is asking for 1) references 2) salary history. This is post interview which took place nearly 2wks ago.

HR from potential (new) employer is asking for 1) references 2) salary history. This is post interview which took place nearly 2wks ago. [more inside]
posted by ezekieldas on Mar 26, 2012 - 12 answers

Tell me how to ask for much more

What are the words I should use in my salary negotiation? I know what I want and my alternatives, etc. However, I'm going to be asking for a significant percentage increase over the initial offer, and it feels uncomfortable. Give me a script! [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on Mar 18, 2012 - 21 answers

How do I negotiate buying a newly built but not finished house?

How do you negotiate buying a new house that is not completed? (a very basic negotiation question) [more inside]
posted by pandabearjohnson on Mar 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Cross country trepidation

What should I know about Corvallis Oregon before accepting an offer to work there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 - 14 answers

So I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want

A good source of salary data for presentation at my upcoming performance review? [more inside]
posted by jacobdezoet on Jan 14, 2012 - 8 answers

What to include during past salary negotiations

Do year-end bonuses and one-time bonuses count towards salary when discussing past pay with a prospective new employer? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Jan 14, 2012 - 12 answers

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