Ask for more, Nicole and I encouraged each other. As long as you’re polite about it, what’s the worst that could happen?
“You should be grateful for the opportunity and the exposure that we are offering you.”
These tactics are about flipping the balance of power between you and your interviewer, but they only work if there is an actual balance of power to be flipped.
Sara Uttech, a 42-year-old working mom who works for a nonprofit, was less interested in “leaning in” and more interested in figuring out a way to make her schedule more flexible so she could both be a breadwinner, and never miss any of her kids’ baseball games. So she went to her boss and asked her boss if she could work at home on Fridays, which she says is probably the career move she is proudest of. Uttech wants a rewarding career, but she also wants a flexible one—one that also allows her to have time for herself, like the book club that allows her “to just be a woman for a few hours, not a worker and not a mom or any other title.”
Lean In is now inspiring women everywhere to seek out a better paycheck (also hot dogs—we should all want the last hot dog).
How to get the salary you want and deserve.
Last night, I was on a panel with bunch of fine people from around the Web answering questions from students about the ins and outs of working on the Internet. There was a moment when we started discussing salary negotiations, and Alex Leo and I stressed that you should always ask for what you’re worth, and that women have a tendency to undervalue themselves