July 13th, 2004


Money question

I had my performance review at work this morning, and shock horror, they want to give me a payrise! (I suspect this has something to do with them knowing I've been looking at other jobs. Also only a very small percentage of the population is willing to do my kind of work).. Hmm.

Anyway, my question is, how much is a reasonable amount to ask for? I'm told I should ask for more than I want to allow room for negotiation. I would really like $5000, is that too much to ask?

People with experience in this stuff, please help..

Oh, and grist is in hospital today getting his knee fixed, so please send your happy thoughts to him.. ;-)
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So climbing without my mad-keen-maniacal buddy was kinda different. Obviously, no belayer means no highwalls, so it was Boulders-R-Us. OK, I can do this.. find a problem, start throwing myself at it.. 10 minutes later there are two of us doing it, then three... awesomely sociable sport. Cool. Also very intense, without the wait between goes. Perv factor was definitely down tonight though.. ;-)

It's reassuring to know that the lack of climbing partner isn't going to stop me, which means two things: I'll carry on improving (vital) and I'll be fit and strong in a month instead of floppy and wimpy. I tried doing pullups off the doorframe and surprised myself that I can do seven (then three more with a rest - that makes ten, right? RIGHT?).

And, especially for russiandolls, lifeofreilly and any other mad scientists who read this, here is a list of actual molecules and things with silly names, including Arsole, Cummingtonite and Moronic Acid..

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