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post #16 of 20
I like the silence approach, but it is possible that the person giving you or offer doesn't respond by offering more money. Typically it's not HR that determines salaries. An approach that a colleague of mine used, to his success, is one of curiousity. "How did you determine my salary of $50k? Well, did you take into account (1) I wear John Lobbs and bespoke jackets? No? Do these characteristics have value to you? Let's adjust."

Just another approach. I've used any myself... should get on the ball! What about asking for raises out of cycle? I feel that firms create this "structure" around when, how, and how much raises are. Much in an effort to control and set expectations, and control salaries. When working at a larger firm, in my instance a financial consulting firm, could I walk into my bosses office and ask for a raise without seeming like a jack ass? I have no idea what reactions would be... but I wouldn't imagine they would be very receptive. I don't know.

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post #17 of 20
Once you stop chasing the paycheck, you'll be happier. If you are happy making $XX,000 a year, why does it matter you could have made more? I am not saying turn down money but sometimes, just be happy with what you got.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
you don't have to negotiate. but the rule to negotiating is that you have to mean what you say - if you say that it isn't enough, then you should be ready to walk away. the best advice I ahve heard on this is not to say anything
this is the truth right here.
post #19 of 20
Silence can be ridiculous. Just watch that Office clip to see how this can backfire. Keep in mind you will be working with these people, so you don't want to come off like a jackass.

You also don't have to think of it like a zero-sum game. lee_44106 suggested negotiating nonsalary items above - if you can figure out something that they don't really mind giving you and would be just as valuable to you as an $X raise, this could work out best.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by sygyzy View Post

Once you stop chasing the paycheck, you'll be happier. If you are happy making $XX,000 a year, why does it matter you could have made more? I am not saying turn down money but sometimes, just be happy with what you got.

its been 5 years. you still embrace your viewpoint from 2007?
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