How to Negotiate

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Reader Comments (16)

Well played boss, well played.

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob

Ouch!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

"Asking nicely didn't work. I figured it was worth a shot."

The third panel, at least 75% of the time just nails it. And I've tried that tactic before, with essentially the same results of the the final panel.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjersn

Excellent! I hope to negotiate a raise in the next days. Hmm...

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterme

Sound a lot like my last attempt to get more $$ here...

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

Next time give him the "Your hide will make a fine poncho" look when you're asking (see "How to be Persuasive").

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHanover Fiste

Have you considered "Asking the wrong guy"??

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersean

The mullet boss might not be too sharp, but there are a few things he has a lot of skill in: meeting his own needs, keeping money out of others' hands, and odors.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJay Y

Clearly you have been spying on my professional life, there's no way anybody else can have this exact thing happen to them 0.o

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDemian

I hate to be cheap, but I'm poor. Well, not so much poor as not allowed to spend money without my wife's approval, and there's no way I'm going to get that from her for this book. Well, not so much, "not allowed" as, less than likely to be able to justify such a purchase when my wife has long worked for a library.

Anyway, what's the chance I can find your book (off to be the wizard) in a library somewhere?

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

The idea of asking for a raise seems odd to me. I spent my entire career in the Federal civil service, in which your 'boss' has almost no input with regards to your salary. Given some of the department heads I worked under, I am very grateful for that.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Always bring more crazy than you think you'll need. When dealing with Mullet Boss, no amount of crazy will be enough.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Sounds exactly like my old boss. Even when he cut his mullet off, still made technical errors like Mullet Boss. Consider this: If Scott should consider himself halfway to being fired, then he should also be halfway to his desired raise, which would be a 50% increase. On that note, I just received a 50% increase in my salary. Unfortunately, that required shutting down my previous company, then hiring me as a contractor to come back and clean up the loose ends.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFakeScott

"If Scott should consider himself halfway to being fired, then he should also be halfway to his desired raise, which would be a 50% increase"
He is halfway to his desired salary (if not his desired raise), he is exactly halfway between zero and his dream salary. Well, he got 50% of what he wanted, "every cloud has a silver lining". Mullet Boss is a man of his word.

May 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThiago

I never really considered it a possibility. Genius!

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

I don't think these are good instructions... :)

September 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBillz

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