Is it even worth my time to try and negotiate?

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haroldfordIII
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Is it even worth my time to try and negotiate?

Postby haroldfordIII » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:33 pm

OK. Here is my situation: I've got offers from two peer schools. School A gave me $57K over 3 yrs. School B gave me $50K over 3 years. However, if I work PI my 2L summer, it will be $60K. School A is a few spots lower than School B.

Is it worth my time to even say anything to School B, or will I get laughed at?

Thanks!

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Tanicius
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Re: Is it even worth my time to try and negotiate?

Postby Tanicius » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:36 pm

Depends on school and your numbers.

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Re: Is it even worth my time to try and negotiate?

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:52 pm

Do you want to do PI?

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haroldfordIII
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Re: Is it even worth my time to try and negotiate?

Postby haroldfordIII » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:04 pm

Rowinguy2009 wrote:Do you want to do PI?


Ultimately, yes.

I just want to hedge my bet and work firm 2L to secure an offer. I'm not ruling out a prestigious PI position though (if it can lead to an offer).

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Re: Is it even worth my time to try and negotiate?

Postby doomcannon » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:30 pm

It's definitely worth your time--just don't be a dick about it. The worst thing that can happen is you'll get turned down. And the reason it's worth your time: the 2 hours you spend finely crafting that polite letter could yield a wage of thousands per hour. Much better than you'll get at any job post-graduation.




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