Timothy S. O'Brien (tsob) wrote,
Timothy S. O'Brien

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Salary Negotiation

A man has just had a great series of interviews with a potential employer, and they all agree he should start as soon as possible, if a salary and package can be agreed on.

"Well," the man says, "I think I'm worth a million dollars a year."

The HR representative just about swallows his tongue at this; the job usually pays something on the order of the very low six figures. "That's quite a lot."

"Sure, but I'm worth a lot. Anyway, that's just an opening figure," says the candidate, smiling.

"Huh. Well, we could pay a dollar a year," the HR rep says.

"Well," says the man, "I don't want to get bogged down. Let's just split the difference."
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