Boston is offering free, two-hour salary negotiation classes to every woman who works in the city.
The theory is that if you agree to someone else’s needs now, then your needs will take on more weight in future discussions. This works with sibling relationships. It does not so much work in adult relationships, including professional ones.
“You should be grateful for the opportunity and the exposure that we are offering you.”
My friend, also a nice writer-type woman, had been told that “of course” she should lie in an upcoming salary negotiation, and she was surprised to receive that advice.
Never stop job-hunting, “especially after you land a new job,” because “the company sees you as a recently acquired risk.”