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u/rhombomere · 19 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

One of the contributing factors to women being paid less than men is that they generally are less likely to negotiate salary. I'm sorry that your friend has found herself in this sort of situation.

When you negotiate it is important to remember that you are looking for a complete compensation package which may include vacation (more accrual or more to start), signing bonus, relocation expenses, retirement contributions, etc, in addition to the salary. Some of these may only be available to executives though.

When I was applying for jobs after graduate school I went to a counselor and we spent an entire hour on negotiation techniques. I spent $60 and used what I learned to increase my starting salary from $73K to $88K, with a grade increase to boot. The core of the conversation was

Me: "Thanks for seeing me [I went to negotiate face to face], and for the offer, but I was looking for something in the low 90s"

HR: "That would be for a level 4, and this offer is for a level 3"

Me: "So maybe I need to be a level 4"

That was over a decade ago, so I'm at over a $150K return (not including the percentage increases during the raises) on a $60 investment.

The key is to be respectful but straight forward. The company almost always has room to adjust, especially if they have someone that they want to hire. They don't want to go to the expense of screening and interviewing more candidates, checking references, making offers, losing working getting done, etc for another few thousand a year.

I put the material from my time with the counselor here and it has some information that applies to your questions. In short:

  1. Bring up compensation only after they have figured out that they want to hire you. See the graph in material.

  2. Keep the complete compensation package thought in mind. Maybe they can't do much on salary, but how about a signing bonus or extra vacation?

  3. The first person to mention a salary number is at a disadvantage. Polite questions that seek clarification are good and always appropriate.

  4. Make the employer say the number first. Your friend should then be polite, but non committal. See the material for examples. Your friend could then say "I was expecting something in the XXX range".

  5. See the material. Also, search for salary threads in /r/jobs.

    Good luck!
u/klubsanwich · 2 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

The Game is just a story, though it does include some tips and examples of the techniques they use. It's more entertainment than educational.

Instead, he should read the actual handbook written by Neil Strauss and Eric von Markovik (Style and Mystery).

Disclaimer: It should go without saying that this material is somewhat controversial. I read The Game and the handbook back in college, and it did wonders for my confidence and romantic life, but I often get funny looks when I recommend these books. He also shouldn't expect changes overnight. Real confidence takes months or even years to build. By that time he may grow out of the desire for meaningless hookups and might find himself more interested in something more permanent. Either way, boosted confidence won't hurt.

u/kenabashi · 1 pointr/myfriendwantstoknow

He may perceive that others will like him more for doing favors. He may believe that he is valuable because of the services he renders. Whatever the reason(s), your friend has the capability to say no, he just chooses to say yes.

There are lots of self-help books on the topic. "Your Perfect Right" and "The Power of a Positive No" are both geared towards men.

The psychology behind difficulty saying no is complex and rather irrelevant. Your friend does not have to understand a behavior in order to correct it.

u/MrBirdBear · 2 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

Having his/her own hops is a great start, but their next step should be to learn a little about the fundamentals of the brewing process and fermentation science. For beginners just trying to make a brew, the very very basics will work fine. No need to get complicated just yet.

Have them check out Papazian's The Joy of Home Brewing or Palmer's How to Brew. Or if they want, Palmer has an online edition.

Next they'll need equipment and ingredients. Check out these vendors or search for a local brew shop:

Northern Brewer
Midwest Brewing
Austin Homebrew Supply
William's Brewing


u/gordonjames62 · 1 pointr/myfriendwantstoknow

I like what /u/ThenWhatDidYouExpect wrote.

There are several books that I think have merit.

I really liked this one

u/MattJak · 1 pointr/myfriendwantstoknow

There a lots of books, not sure if this is what you’re after but I’ve heard great things about it.

u/ontopic · 12 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

Tell him to procure and softly play a VHS copy of NBA Superstars to inspire himself to greatness.

u/chairitable · 2 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

Cognitive-behavioral therapy has helped me a ton. Your friend might consider something non-medicinal if he doesn't like the side-effects. This book has been especially helpful for me.

u/specfreq · 27 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

I found this

I don't know, but my gut tells me you can't do it unless it's shown to be safe with a Certificate of Measured Radiation.

u/jollybumpkin · 1 pointr/myfriendwantstoknow

vocabulary flash cards. You learn a new word, think you never heard it before. But after you learn it, if you read much, you start seeing it, as if for the first time. On the other hand, if you don't read much, maybe there isn't much point in expanding your vocabulary.

u/Awerlu · 1 pointr/myfriendwantstoknow
I have this book personally. I really like it. It gives you everything from mythological to modern day legends.

u/bajunio · 3 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

These devices have been heavily refined since this video was made.

When you use this device on squirrel holes, you pump in a bit more mixture. When you ignite it, you can see the earth rise and fall in the pattern of the underground tunnels. It looks dope!

A good ol' waterhose is typically plenty to flood out a few gophers here and there. Just post up with a shovel and look for where the water is breaking the surface. Wet gophers can't move so well.

If you are seeing them breach on their own, consider investing in a small spring or pump-action pellet rifle - .177 or .22 should do you just fine for gophers and you should be nearly silent.

When I was growing up on the farm, I had a cat that would follow me around and when I'd flood out gophers, he's simply snap their necks and move on with me. If it were a slow day, he'd play with them a bit prior to ending their lives.

Oh, on a sidenote for traps - has proven the most reliable time and time again for me.

I can't even begin to estimate the amount of gophers I've killed in my lifetime... Thousands...

u/fuzzypyrocat · 3 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

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u/konohasaiyajin · 1 pointr/myfriendwantstoknow

There was a book that really helped me when I was a little kid. You drank a big glass of water then read this book about the desert or something.

I think this was it:

u/spblat · 1 pointr/myfriendwantstoknow

Oh. Sorry about that. My own opinion is that negative thoughts can't really be banished effectively. My opinion is that instead one should give them room, breathe, remind oneself that the negative thoughts aren't helpful and let them leave of their own accord. To each their own. I got these opinions from reading The Happiness Trap.