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18. That's why it's
In the rush to
negotiate the best deal possible, job hunters every day forget
what they're negotiating for. You're not negotiating money. You're
negotiating the price of freedom to do the job without
The money and benefits a
company bestows on you in exchange for your services should
completely free you from worry about the demands of your personal
life so that you can devote your time to, and focus your energy
on, the work the employer needs you to do. Literally speaking, a
good job offer should "relieve, equalize or neutralize…
pressure or stress" associated with any aspect of your life
that might distract you from the job.
It matters that you're
earning what you're worth and that you're earning all you can.
But, a good job offer starts with a company taking care of your
needs so you can take care of its needs. That's the foundation of
a good deal. And that's why it's called compensation.
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