tibbitts,tibbitts wrote: ↑Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:29 pmThe thing about negotiation is that sometimes if you start by asking for too much, you get nothinginbox788 wrote: ↑Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:18 pmShe may not get all that, but sure it's all about negotiation. You know the expression about not being paid what you're worth, but what you negotiate. Willingness to negotiate is a factor in the gender gap. Gender is a sensitive subject and open discussion may be limited by legal liabilities, but it's one of the elephants in the room, so if it's a factor, use it to your advantage to reach parity if not go past.
Has DW looked around or received any offers? Contacted any recruiters? You can be honest and tell them you're currently working (without getting into the specific situation) and may not be ready to move, but want to see what's your current worth and what's currently out there.
The thing about negotiation is if you do not ask for what you want, you may never get it. Then, you will lose for sure.
There is always a choice in life.
A) Do you want to hope to be lucky? Aka, get what you want without asking for it.
B) Ask and fight for what you want?