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!
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]
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?)
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]
How much should I get paid as an inexperienced programmer doing Java web development for a US government contractor? I’m clueless. [more inside]
Mid-career Academic Offer/Negotiations filter. Qs about questions to ask, people to see, other advice from faculty/academics wanted. [more inside]
Here's what I don't understand about negotiation: why it's good to go last. [more inside]
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]
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]
How do I negotiate freelance work responsibilities vs. compensation? [more inside]
How do I negotiate a job offer from a good friend? Very specific details inside. [more inside]
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]
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]
I got the job...but did I maximize my potential earnings during the interview? [more inside]
I want to settle a modest medical bill that has gone to collections. How much should I offer? [more inside]
How to negotiate salary when everyone wants to cut it? [more inside]
Please help me negotiate the best salary. As an American working for an Italian company (in Italy)? [more inside]
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..
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]
I need help with my first 'real' wage negotiation. [more inside]
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]
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?
How do I get the best deal when custom-ordering a new car? [more inside]
Offered a job at a start-up. Salary decent but not amazing, no benefits. Should i start negotiating, if so how so? [more inside]
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]
How negotiable is rent in Toronto right now? [more inside]
My 1987 Toyota Camry got seriously "injured" today..advice about handling the claim? [more inside]
I'm looking for help negotiating my second year lease renewal monthly rate. How should I hold myself during the negotiation? What should or shouldn't I say? Should I actually go through the trouble of negotiating a lease with an apartment complex across the street, or is it sufficient to quote their price from the advertisement?
Also, for a current rent of $1999 and a quote for next year at $2299 what chance is there that I can negotiate $0 increase, $100 increase, $150 increase, etc. [more inside]
I have been at my current job for five years; 2 years ago I transitioned from an active-duty (military) position to the same job as a civilian hire on a 2 year contract. I was hired at a salary below the median, with the understanding that this would be expected to increase. I have been upfront that I would like to stay, but would want my compensation to be more commensurate with industry standards. As the end of my contract approaches complications ensue... [more inside]
How can we convince our property manager to fix our leaky roof and is our beloved complex disintegrating? [more inside]
I need to deal with intimidation and be intimidating myself. I am, alas, of an accommodating nature. How do I do that? [more inside]
Help me better negotiate in the sale of a saxophone with surprising worth. [more inside]
I recently applied for an apartment that I saw through a realtor. Then I met with the landlord and they wanted to negotiate the price up. Is this reasonable or not? [more inside]
Would I be greedy if I tried to make a salary counteroffer without any real reason? [more inside]
What information do I need to have at my fingertips to profitably negotiate the sale of a commercial rental property? Or should I even do it? [more inside]
A psychological question about work -- How can I be zen and mature about a work reorganization? (I know this sounds like a boring work question, but it's really about how to get over fears of being left out or that other people are better than me.) [more inside]
In my first interview, when asked about salary, I was the first to state a number. Am I screwed? [more inside]
I might go be an au pair for a friend of a friend in Austria. Help. [more inside]
Salary negotiation - how to do it? I know that, in theory
, you're supposed to get them to talk first. Does that really work? How do you do that without coming off like a jerk? Nowadays, the salary question starts in the first email. I generally deflect this question pretty well, but in the interview when they ask "What salary range are you looking for?" I run out of things to say. How do you answer this question? Give me specific phrases I can use. Based on an earlier AskMe threads
, the Noel Smith Wenkle approach works well. On the other hand... (more inside) [more inside]
How should my small nonprofit purchase a squatted-on domain name? [more inside]
How do I ask for a substantial raise in these circumstances?
It's review time at my company. In the past this has consisted of a brief discussion of the previous year, and either a predetermined raise, or no raise at all. [more inside]
I'm a veteran software engineer / technical lead working for an internet company. I think I've got an opportunity to really cash in at my job, and need guidance on how best to do this. [more inside]
My best friend and wife are fighting. Should I try and mediate or stay out of it? [more inside]
How exactly does one negotiate a lower rate on a (new) mortgage? [more inside]
What approaches have worked for you to reduce the size of a medical bill after services have been rendered? [more inside]
Our brand new rented townhouse keeps breaking. What, if anything, should we ask for? [more inside]
How can I transition from a public-sector web job to a private-sector job and get a good private-sector salary?
Negotiating salary. What? How? Do I email? Phone? Accept the offer, and then negotiate? And what wording do I use to not sound like a dick? [more inside]
NegotiationFilter: An old acquaintance who I trust is giving me the opportunity to invest in a business in which I would do all the work and he would provide all the financing. The amount of money he is talking about is in the mid six figures. [more inside]
How does a terrible negotiator go about renegotiating lower rent in Los Angeles? [more inside]