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When to Make the First Offer in Negotiations

Whether negotiators are bidding on a firm, seeking agreement on a compensation package, or bargaining over a used car, someone has to make the first offer. Harvard Business School Publishing/a> I am annoyed when recruiters call me about an open position, are reluctant to tell me what the job pays, but insist on quizzing me on what my salary and benefits were on my last job.…

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Gouge Out My Eyes With An Acetylene Torch

Once a week, I’ll field an email from a recruiter or have a conversation with a friend where they’ll remind me that the freelance life bears an expiration date, and thus: when will you go back to full-time? To which I respond, I’d rather gouge out my eyes with an acetylene torch.Felicia Sullivan…

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Burnout Is For Losers

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] I don't want to end up running a business that kills me. I love Realmac, now more than ever. I want to continue running a profitable business, one that provides well for its employees, and is a fun and relaxed place to work. You need to be ambitious, but not so much so that it makes…

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I Like Belts

Came across this article via the Desk.pm writing group. The author recounts a negative experience he had with his belt during a business presentation. He now hates belts. I’ll pre-empt any comments by saying that yes, at their most basic, they hold up your pants. Personally, I’d rather walk around yanking my pants up every now and then. That’s what those loops are really good for.I Hate Belts by Dan I do work in the professional business environment. I wear…

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