happy endings

another salary negotiation success story

A reader writes: I just wanted to share a my recent success story with you. I started an admin role about nine months ago, thinking that it would be an in to a field I was interested in. I quickly learned that I not only find admin work mind-numbingly boring, I’m also not very good […]

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a happy ending

A reader writes: I’ve been reading your blog for many years, starting when I was miserable and stuck in a role with an awful manager, and your advice has made a big impact on how I approach work and applying for jobs. Most recently, I was laid off last fall from my job at a […]

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here is your happy ending for the week

Something nice to end the week with. A reader writes: This is not to ask a question but simply to thank you for giving me guidance and context to get out of a job that was terrible for me. There was a letter I came across about a new boss who was trying to get […]

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a salary negotiation success story

A reader writes: I wanted to send you a note to thank you for all of your excellent advice, some of which I’ve recently been able to put into practice. I’m a 27-year-old woman, and I recently negotiated my salary successfully for the first time. In my first job out of university, I accepted the […]

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