July 10, 2007

I'm a horrible poker player!

I just called the headhunter. I tried all the lines, "Is there room to negotiate the salary?" "This is at the low range for designers in the area."

All she had to say was, "It's within the range you said you were ok with. I'll be happy to go back to them if that's what you really want me to do, but there's always a risk..." I totally caved.

Whatever! I'm not upset about it at all. Let's just say that when you need someone to haggle, when you have delicate hostage negotiations, a tricky poker game, a mother-in-law who needs some boundaries, you know who NOT to call...

10 comments:

crajee chick said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! where's my free meal? hahaahah. wooohooooo!!!

scarp said...

Congrats girl! That explains the anti-try to keep your options open feeling, huh?

I'm gonna try to call - I do get service here...

Rachel said...

Well, the benefits sounds great. So many companies aren't offering benefits these days. Congratulations! I'm happy for you.

Wistful one said...

Woo-HOO!! Sounds awesome. And I would have caved too.

Anonymous said...

It's extraordinarily gratifying
when the excellence
and uniqueness
that is you
is recognized,
appreciated,
and rewarded.

Thank You, Jesus.

bg's Little Sis said...

Congrats OTR that is GREAT news, the bene's etc., all good stuff, on the salary, I'd have caved too, I did in my current job and my salary in 5 years has moved up at a rapid pace so good luck, I'm sure you're stellar skills will move you up the pay ladder quickly!

WOOHOO!

Snickollet said...

How exciting! I'm sure you'll get more cashola when review time comes around and they realize just how very lucky they are to have you.

Benefits sound great, and you sound so thrilled. Yay!

Mama Nabi said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Ah, I, too, am horrible at asking for more moolah... great benefits do make up for it, though.

Beloved said...

Yeah, no one should call me in those types of situations either. hehe.

Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

mplscus said...

Welcome to the corporate club :) You can also negotiate after you are there for awhile, once they know how wonderful you are & they rely on you!!!

Congrats again & have fun in NY