Money To Live

August 1, 2008

Earn More: Ask for more #2

Filed under: earn more — by moneytolive @ 5:00 am
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This summer, a friend of mine, who I will call Jenny, needed to make some extra money to cover her tuition in the fall. Inspired by a class she took on goal setting, Jenny set the specific goal of how much she wanted to earn in the summer. Her job offer though, was less than she had hoped for and would not be enough to cover her upcoming education expenses.

Jenny called her supervisor and said that she had hoped to earn $2,000 more over the summer. Her supervisor responded positively and later came back offering even more than Jenny had asked for.

When you are considering short-term employment, figure out how much you need to make, but do not necessarily rule out positions that pay less. It may be possible to negotiate a higher salary, especially if the extra money is for educational expenses.

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