@sonora webster So great! Congrats to him (and also for listening to your good advice) :) It's cool when we power up to ask for a better rate.
@qwer1234 That sounds amazing, congrats and good for you. Sometimes I think we don't realize our own worth or when we have leveled up work-wise (part of this dismal economy). Also, I think it's good for a company to know that you are going to ask questions and actually dig as part of a team - makes you more valuable to them.
@TheDilettantista Congrats on your new gig! It should feel great to start a new role and not meh - then we go in with our eye on the door :) Good luck with the wedding planning too.
@meatballsub Sometimes there are things you want as much as more cash - this has helped me in the past (when I wanted more flexibility with hours or to a lighter load at different parts of the year). Good luck!
@bgprincipessa Yes, and often you are interviewing for many roles at the same time, which makes those dozen interviews even harder to stomach (and schedule) at one company. I do think that unless you make clear what your availability is to interview that the process can go on and on...
@Cup of T Thanks, yes, I have done full-time roles and also contract work in the past five years. Often multiple projects at once as a contractor or a full-time + some shorter side projects. It does sound like a lot, but often contracts are for a month or two, and sometimes you re-up the contract (when there is another chance to negotiate!)