Big day today, I have a few resumes to send out into those interwebs but only one or maybe two jobs i think i really want. But it is time to write those cover letters and finish updating my skills slash “Professional Experience”. I always find that finding the right level of spin to be hard; to much and you sound like you are spinning to little then you sound dumb. For example in the last 6 months i mapped out and planed roll out for my former company’s LDAP structure; including a sweet conversion to a single user vs a shared user longing that would not only include the external users/sites but would absorb the internal personal as well. That last line was clearly too …. wordy. But that is what happened but it sounds like spin, at least it does to me.
And today’s chapter was about salaries… But i am ready to send out resumes. I haven’t worked in almost two weeks on anything besides myself and while that is a worth wild thing spending all day inside my head is weird. I like completing things. Chalk up another win for mister Skinner and his box.
Well i am going to take my wins where i can and i am going to do my homework get out these resumes and then maybe write something on how Dwarfs are now the master race in DDo…
9.1, Is negotiating on a price uncomfortable? Describe three things which i have negotiated on the purchase price.
Sometimes it unpleasant but i think it is just because we as a culture have shifted away from a barter system and more in to a list price world. That said i “trade and buy” magic cards all the time so i have that going for me I am going to count that as two. Once for dealing with a shop and once for dealing with other players. I have bought/sold a few cars over the years but most of the time it was the price is x and i moved the price just a little off x.
9.2, Have I negotiated my income in the past?
My last job i tried to move the price some but i ended up taking their original offer. Other then that i haven’t really negotiated my income and i would say that wasn’t super successful.
9.3, Do i know by changing companies that i am increase my income by 40-50% but that is unlikely to happen by “moving up” within the same company?
I do, but i also know that moving up is “safer” and i think i said it before i tend to be overly loyal only leaving a company in the past when they show me 0% chance at a future.
9.4, What are the guidelines for what is reasonable? What is fair? And is it reasonable to ask for more?
What is reasonable is relative to location and responsibilities. For example if Turbine was located here vs Boston i would be happy with a much smaller salary. Can i ask for more? Guess it depends, the book says yes. Once someone has decided to “pick you up” then they want you and there is little risk in trying to pick up options… aka salary or other perks. I know that as part of my job negotiation i plan to get GenCon off.
9.5, Read Matthew 20:1-15. How does this parable fit with what i have learned?
Wow that is a good one, I haven’t read that in a long time if ever… You will get what you agree to. If I agree to work for a dollar and then someone comes in after me and asks for and gets 2 dollars then i have no room to complain as i could have asked for 2 dollars before agreeing to the dollar.
9.6, What would i do if i tripled my current income? What could i offer that would merit that?
Assuming they mean my last income and not the now income… Triple would be fairly great. What could i offer??? I like to think that in the right place i would be worth that now. As for putting reasons as to why now…. I would need to think on that.
Well i got more writing to do and i need to use the pooper.
<3s and see you later.