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Yes, I know, I'm an idiot.

Can I negotiate my salary after my first paycheck? [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Jan 10, 2012 - 22 answers

Asking how to ask for help

What are some demands that can be made of a city (pop 250,000) that would immediately find benefit for 13 homeless people? Extra credit: Consider half these people probably need some mental help but would be pretty likely to refuse it. [more inside]
posted by Homeskillet Freshy Fresh on Jan 5, 2012 - 6 answers

sure, run it into the ground

Which used Volvo wagon should I buy? [more inside]
posted by TheCavorter on Jan 5, 2012 - 16 answers

I'm getting "rear-ended' by an insurance company on an auto accident settlement. Advice please?

No lawyer wants to touch this, so how do I negotiate a settlement with an insurance company on my injury claim for a motor vehicle accident? [more inside]
posted by loquat on Dec 9, 2011 - 21 answers

"We don't want to waste each other's time"

Companies wanting to get into in-depth salary discussions before they even give you an offer - is this some new trend? I'm used to focusing on my excitement for the position and what it entails during interviews, and dealing with the salary side of things once an offer is in my hand. Having the offer and working with it gives a candidate much more leverage to get into hard negotiations that leave both parties satisfied. [more inside]
posted by naju on Dec 8, 2011 - 25 answers

Help me figure out how to ask for dough

Salary (re)negotiation 101: How can I figure out what to ask for, and what to avoid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Fighting for salary re-negotiations

I've been learning new skills at my company that are far outside of my current job description. I've long ago realized that there's going to be a need for someone to take on these responsibilities beyond the one person we have now. And the time seems to be approaching! Please help me work through this and nail the salary re-negotiations. [more inside]
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Nov 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Should I take this job?

Should I take this job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 - 25 answers

Less work, more play

Has anyone working fulltime under a manager negotiated a cut in their work hours, from the standard 40-hr work week to 30-32 hours? (But not due to childcare or other specific family/personal constraints, just for wanting more free time.) [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Nov 15, 2011 - 17 answers

Is This Negotiation, or Being Punked?

Is this a game of real estate chicken or what? [more inside]
posted by Leta on Nov 4, 2011 - 25 answers

Negotiating state employee compensation?

How do I negotiate compensation for a state position? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Oct 31, 2011 - 6 answers

Let's just split the difference

What is it like to be in a major negotiation? [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Oct 28, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I deal with a boss who is prone to chew me out?

How do I prevent from getting yelled at by my boss while still keeping my dignity? [more inside]
posted by tunestunes on Oct 6, 2011 - 17 answers

I need to negotiate smarter. Any ideas, hive mind?

Freelance consultant: Any ideas on how I can change my negotiating strategy to land more projects? [more inside]
posted by reacheround on Oct 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Commitment Ceremonies 101

Commitment ceremonies: how do you do them? Particularly - how do you explain the idea to family? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 22, 2011 - 29 answers

What recourse, if any, do I have in dealing with this equipment charge from my podiatrist?

About six weeks ago I went to a podiatrist for heel pain and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I was given instructions for treatment along with a night splint that I've been wearing every night. Today, I received a bill from the podiatrist's office for the splint: Blue Cross has paid $80 of the $280 (!) charge, and the podiatrist's office is now putting me on the hook for the $200 balance. What recourse, if any, do I have in dealing with this charge? [more inside]
posted by Kosh on Sep 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Help Human Resources help me

My company's HR department screwed up my application for an internal position. How should I handle it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Let's Make a Deal

How can I get the best deal on a car? Based on my previous question, I haven't decided if I am going to buy or lease. For either path, what techniques and tactics should I employ to get the best deal. Where can I find reliable information on prices? Do I play dealers off of one another? This question is not about buying vs. leasing. Let's just assume I am going to buy one car and lease another. How do I get the best deal on both?
posted by jasondigitized on Aug 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me ask for the title that matches my job.

Help me ask for a promotion and raise at my performance appraisal. I'm already doing the job, I just want the title and salary to go with it. I was hired three months ago and made the mistake of not negotiating when I was hired. What can I do now? [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Aug 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Dealing with multiple potential employers

How do you handle the timing issues when interviewing at multiple companies? [more inside]
posted by bashos_frog on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

New employer misrepresented vacation in job offer - now what?

My new employer misrepresented my vacation time in my offer. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Please, sir, can I have some more?

How do I effectively ask for more work to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2011 - 13 answers

I chose you over 10% more money.

I applied to Company's A and B. After about two weeks of interviews and talking to employees of each, Company A seemed better in nearly all respects. I received informal offers from both yesterday, but Company A specified a salary (which was well within the range I was looking for). I told company B this salary, but an hour or two later learned some things that ruled out company B pretty decisively. This morning Company B calls and offers me 10% more than Company A, and stock options (all other benefits being, afaik, equal). I realize I blew my chance at negotiation, but is there a way I can tactfully mention this to my now-employer, Company A? Could I expect them to offer a bit more, or to consider a raise more readily? [more inside]
posted by elektrotechnicus on Jul 8, 2011 - 22 answers

Negotiation strategies for a disparate group?

Negotiation strategies for a disparate group? How do you get the "best deal" when your team can't agree on what the best deal looks like? [more inside]
posted by natteringnabob on Jul 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Equity 101 please?

I'm an 18-year-old designer looking to join a start-up, they said they are interested in giving me equity in addition to my salary. I know nothing about this. Where to start? What to negotiate for? I've heard tons of warnings about shares before but I'll be happy to hear them again. Thanks all!
posted by ejfox on Jun 30, 2011 - 19 answers

I should be in pajamas right now!

I work in a small landscape architecture company (3 employees). Much of my work is done at the computer. I would like to present my employer with some options to incorporate work-from-home opportunities. Can you point to me resources and/or success stories to help me make a case? [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Jun 14, 2011 - 6 answers

HR wants my salary info

Tell them my salary or politely decline? On Friday, I learned about a job opportunity though an ex-colleague who would be my new boss. This person told me they're eager to fill the position and asked what salary I'm looking for. I ducked the salary question and, at their urging, applied online yesterday. Today I get a one-sentence email from an HR rep asking my current salary. I know salary negotiation has been covered on AskMeFi before, but I haven't seen this particular variation. No interview has happened. Doesn't salary talk usually happen later on? I have no idea how much this position pays, benefits, etc.; it could be better or worse than my current gig. The prospective position is grant-funded with a City agency. (Side question: are grant-funded positions risky?)
posted by timnyc on Jun 13, 2011 - 32 answers

Show me the money, or help me to say no.

My boss wants to fly me from Sydney to Perth to assist in training new employees. Should I ask "What's in it for me?" [more inside]
posted by robotot on May 23, 2011 - 29 answers

How much does an inexperienced programmer get paid?

How much should I get paid as an inexperienced programmer doing Java web development for a US government contractor? I’m clueless. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Midcareer Academic negotiations: what to look for?

Mid-career Academic Offer/Negotiations filter. Qs about questions to ask, people to see, other advice from faculty/academics wanted. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Negotiation 101

Here's what I don't understand about negotiation: why it's good to go last. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Apr 20, 2011 - 10 answers

What moves hotel sales people?

How do you negotiate effectively with a hotel? We are trying to book a room block for our wedding guests at a chain hotel (Westin) and I'd like to understand the best leverage for hotel sales people. [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on Mar 29, 2011 - 7 answers

Negotiating a salary when I know what my friend there makes?

How should I negotiate for a salary at a place I'm applying to, when I already know the starting salary of one of their recent hires? (Anonymous because I don't want to jeopardize my candidacy at this place, or get my acquaintance there in trouble.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Negotiating responsibilities with a client slash employer

How do I negotiate freelance work responsibilities vs. compensation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 - 5 answers

How to get a good offer from a good friend

How do I negotiate a job offer from a good friend? Very specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by p. kitty on Mar 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Cash vs. Loan from Bank's Perspective

I'm looking at some foreclosed homes in the front-range area of Colorado. There is no shortage of "bank owned" homes in this area, and I happen to have a pretty good chunk of cash and I want to buy a home "outright" with cash, no loan. I was wondering if I could low-ball the asking price of the house, and what would be a reasonable, realistic amount to offer. [more inside]
posted by rougy on Feb 21, 2011 - 10 answers

negotiating up

I made the mistake of telling them my exact current base salary at the interview. How to negotiate? A spreadsheet, good/bad idea? Measures/conditions to ask for to prevent being overwhelmed in understaffed situations/persistent unpaid overtime work? [more inside]
posted by hedonic.muse on Feb 11, 2011 - 16 answers

I got the job...but did I maximize my potential earnings during the interview?

I got the job...but did I maximize my potential earnings during the interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Negotiating with a collections agency on a very modest debt

I want to settle a modest medical bill that has gone to collections. How much should I offer? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Jan 31, 2011 - 12 answers

How to negotiate a lateral salary when everyone wants to cut it?

How to negotiate salary when everyone wants to cut it? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Jan 28, 2011 - 23 answers

How to negotiate salary in Italy

Please help me negotiate the best salary. As an American working for an Italian company (in Italy)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Are There Talent Agents For Video Clips?

I'm a John Q. American with a video clip that I have complete copyright authority to (including the music on it) and several UK companies have approached me about licensing the footage for television programs. Is there an agent for this kind of thing, and how would I know if they're credible? I know only minimal bits about contract negotiation..
posted by Quarter Pincher on Dec 3, 2010 - 1 answer

Looking for mock negotiation scenarios.

I'm speaking to some students about negotiating contracts. I'm hoping to break them out into pairs for a mock negotiation, and am looking for a 5-10 minute mock negotiation to use. Any good resources out there? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Nov 4, 2010 - 4 answers


I need help with my first 'real' wage negotiation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 - 9 answers

How to negotiate better rent in NYC?

We're looking to sign a lease on the apartment we currently sublet, with the support of the current tenant. The management company has indicated they will increase the rent. We want to minimize (or eliminate) the increase. How to negotiate this tactfully & effectively? [more inside]
posted by limon on Sep 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Help Me Save Money In More Places

When I'm shopping for things, what should I be negotiating a price on? I know about the usual stuff, such as buying a car or jewelery or furniture or white goods. But to try and save money where I can, I want to know what else should I be be negotiating for a better price on... stuff that I might not think to be negotiating for a better price on? Groceries? Newspapers? Cigarettes? What have you found success in negotiating a better price on in the past that might normally seem non-negotiable?
posted by Effigy2000 on Sep 10, 2010 - 14 answers

Negotiating custom car deals

How do I get the best deal when custom-ordering a new car? [more inside]
posted by sharding on Aug 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Should I say "more money please"?

Offered a job at a start-up. Salary decent but not amazing, no benefits. Should i start negotiating, if so how so? [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Aug 18, 2010 - 19 answers

Can a Beggar Afford to be a Chooser in this Economy?

I was laid off from probably the nicest job/work environment I've ever had and the more job interviews I go to, the more I realize that I really want another work situation like the one I lost. Is this realistic given the bad economy (I'm in NorCal w/a 10% unemployment rate)? Should I try to hold out for an offer where I'll be similarly happy or should I just focus on getting back into the workforce? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Save me from living with roommates, please.

How negotiable is rent in Toronto right now? [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Jul 16, 2010 - 12 answers

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