Don’t play the pity card. Focus on them! If your counteroffer is not moving you closer to an agreement, do not hunker down and defend it to the death. Tell them you’ll give them an answer within a certain time frame. You are in a position to negotiate when the employer understands your value to the organization. If you’re planning to mention all the options you have as leverage, you should balance that by saying why—or under what conditions—you would be happy to forgo those options and accept an offer. However, the time frame from when the initial offer is made to when you accept is a golden opportunity for negotiation. If you’ve been putting in long hours and pulling in consistent profits for your employer, you’re in a good position to negotiate a raise – regardless of when your next performance review is scheduled.
She is also a woman and an American Indiantwo groups that are badly underrepresented in the U.S. House. The only reason I can think of for Democrats not to nominate her is that she lost an election for the same office six weeks ago. Maybe she only lost because of Zinke’s awesome power as a candidate, but Democrats should not test that hypothesis by re-running a candidate who just lost by 16 points. The question of whom to run in her place is not easily answered, but there has to be a better prospect. click to enlarge photo by Alex Sakariassen The Republican field is more fun to consider. redirected hereUnlike the Democrats, the GOP is short on recently defeated candidates, but possibilities remain. find out hereSome have suggested Greg Gianforte, whose unsuccessful bid for governor has given him name recognition and the ready opposition research that goes with it. Art Wittich is also available, since the campaign finance violation that would have removed him from office had he not lost his primary still allows him to seek office in the future. As much as I would welcome Wittich’s return to public life and the lively prose that would come with it, there’s a candidate who would serve my interests as a columnist even better.
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