Asking For a Raise – How to Not Do It

Even though I am risking exposing myself as being completely clueless, I want to share my story with you because I know I am not the only one who has utterly failed while asking for a raise. I want you to be more successful in getting a raise than I was, and in order to do this we will take a look back at the mistakes I made- and yes, it is plural.

Negotiate or Haggle? How Would You Buy a PCR Machine?

Are you a haggler or a negotiator? I was talking with a research colleague, and she was certain that she was a negotiator- but the more we discussed her actions and intents as she tried to purchase a PCR machine, the less certain we both became. While we may want to think we are good negotiators the truth is that we might actually be hagglers. To find out if you are a haggler or negotiator, answer two quick questions.