Miley Cyrus Turns Down Prom Invite, Makes Counteroffer

Give Matt Peterson plenty of props for trying. The Arizona high school student asked Miley Cyrus to the prom last week, stripping down to nearly nothing while doing so. A long-time fan, Peterson met the singer years ago at a radio station and tells Miley in the following video: “You …
Why not to accept a counter offer

OK. This has been happening more and more. While, I thought this was a thing of the past the younger generation of job-seekers don’t realize what a horrible mistake this is. I pulled a great, concise list from that I think covers a few reasons why NEVER to accept a counter offer from your current employer:

Twelve Reasons Not to Accept a Counter-Offer

(Not all of these apply in every situation, but some do apply.)

  1. What type of company, or people, do you work for if you have to threaten to quit or resign before they give you what you are worth?

  2. Where is the money for the counteroffer coming from? It’s usually your next raise early. All companies and people have strict salary guidelines and budgets to consider. They get paid more when they keep the budget low.

  3. Your company may immediately start looking for a new person at a cheaper price or someone they will have to pay as much as they have offered you.

  4. You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From this day on your loyalty will always be in question.

  5. When promotion time comes around, your employer will remember who was loyal and who wasn’t.

  6. When times get tough, your employer may begin the cutback with you.

  7. The same circumstances that now cause you to consider a change will repeat themselves in the future even if you accept a counter offer.

  8. Statistics show that if you accept a counter offer, the probability of voluntarily leaving in six months or being let go within one year is extremely high. (We have heard 80% in six months to one year.)

  9. Accepting a counter offer is an insult to your intelligence and a blow to your personal pride knowing that you have been underpaid for a number of years.

  10. Once the word gets out the relationship that you now enjoy with your co-workers will never be the same. You will lose the personal satisfaction of peer-group acceptance.

  11. Recruiting someone to take your place will possibly require a salary about what you have now been offered, time and money lost while finding your replacement and bringing them up to speed, possibly a fee to a recruiter or for ads, and taking valuable time to recruit someone whether through a recruiter or internal sources.

  12. When you resign, you have created a “crisis” situation in your boss’s mind. The boss immediately feels

  1. Rejection

  2. Dejection

  3. Sense of loss

  4. Sense of failure (He did think he could keep you on board for less money than he now offers.)

  5. Anger

Remember. With your boss feeling this way, he usually has only one thing in mind. That is - keep you on the payroll until he can find your replacement.



Negotiating: Be Firm on the Counteroffer

Hopefully by now you understand what a BATNA is (if not, see our earlier post!) and are creating options for yourself when you head into the interview room.  This is step 1 in creating the best deal for yourself. It’s all about the preparation!  Use SalaryView and talk to folks to understand what the market is paying and what other competitors are paying skilled people such as yourself.  

Armed with options and salary information, it’s now time to plan for the counteroffer.  Say you’re at the negotiating table and your employers throws out a compensation package.  It’s totally OK and expected that you’ll counter with some other offer.  Don’t tense up at this stage! Some folks say always add 20% to your counteroffer but that’s not based on anything real.  You know what’s real since you have options and information.  Use the prep work you’ve done to determine an ideal but realistic counteroffer (don’t forget about vacation days, benefits, start date, relocation packages and all the other extras) and use that as your response.  Don’t throw out some unrealistic number (e.g. I want a million dollars…unless of course you are that special), since that may offend the employer and put you in the uncomfortable position of retreating downward in a hurry.

But once you’ve countered with a reasonable and justifiable answer, sit on it and remain silent.  Be firm.  In sales they call this the “golden silence” but it’s appropriate here since you’re basically selling yourself and your skills to a future employer.  Let them come back and actually persuade you down, if they can.  At this point, both sides have shown their cards so there’s not much to lose (just don’t offend them and lose the offer!).  Remember that they want you and you want them.  If you’ve done your prep work and are at this point in the interview process, the two of you should be able to find an agreeable solution.

7 Negotiation Tips For The Home Buyers

7 Negotiation Tips For The Home Buyers

Buying a home is an important decision in your life. It’s considered to be one of the biggest investments a person makes. If you are planning to buy a house, you need to consider many things. It’s important to negotiate fairly with the seller and get a good deal. There are many key negotiation tips will help you to get the best house at the best price. Below are some of them:

1. Respond faster


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thisissoeffingbeautiful said:

Hey! I just found you on AO3, and wanted to say that I absolutely love your Counteroffer AU! The entire situation, and the small glimpse at the dynamic between Heaven and Hell that we have seen seem so interesting! I love how you made Sam and Dean almost--realistically evil? IDK that's the best way I can describe it XD I wonder how the whole "all of the Hellhounds in Hell" thing is effecting Dean's sanity? Anyway, you are a brilliant author, and I hope you continue to work on the series! :)

Thanks so much for your kind words! I had a lot of fun writing both of these stories. 

Re: Dean and the combined power of the Lords, Knights and Hellhounds - it has most definitely warped his moral compass, but it also made him indestructible and stronger than anything else in Hell!Sam  ; )

I also think sanity is irrelevant to Sam and Dean at this stage in their existence. Omnipotence kind of erases boundaries. That’s what makes this ‘verse so fun to play with! I’m in the midst of a big-bang, and a summergen piece currently, but I am considering writing a third fic for the Counteroffer ‘verse - possibly one set in between the two existing stories, but we’ll see!

  • Jade Riposte

jadesabre301 replied to your audio post:loquaciousquark replied to your post:phdfan…

THAT DOES NOT COUNT AS IGNORING sigh okay i see it’s about to get serious in here look here I bribe you with Gann fic all you have to say is “So how’s Florida State been treating you then?”

Done and done. :D

loquaciousquark replied to your audio post:loquaciousquark replied to your post:phdfan…

yes cult wars yes victory yes go my team suck it jade’s team

Still open to counteroffers.

phdfan replied to your audio post:loquaciousquark replied to your post:phdfan…

Let me know if you need an intervention :p

I may, but at the moment I AM BEING BRIBED

“Thor’s happiness will never be a joke to me,” Jane replied. “He wants me. I mean, he also wants you, but he does want me. So give me the duration of my comparably short human life with Thor, and then make sure he’s happy for the rest of his life.”

“Are you making a deal with me?” Loki asked, with a spreading smirk.

“Is it working?”

“Let me make you a counteroffer,” he said. He loomed over her, and she trembled but didn’t lower her gaze. “You keep my brother happy through this strange fancy of humanity, and I wait for you to be dead before I take what I want.”

There was a pause. Then, “That’s exactly the same deal, but reworded to sound sinister,” she said. “No, really, how is that different?”


Loki of Asgard Only Has Mildly Incestuous Relationships (x)


free flowers!

i used a lot of flowers to help grow my grass back, but now i am getting a bit overrun. i can accommodate a non-hybrid request in any color. contact me if you want some! please!

also a reminder that i am selling hybrids (i have at least one extra of every hybrid i have, but i don’t have every hybrid). you can check out my for sale in celadore page to see what else i have! make an offer, my counteroffers are usually very reasonable :)

BGC Partners Makes $675 Million Counteroffer for GFI Group by CHAD BRAY


The bid from the New York-based broker came less than two months after CME Group agreed to acquire GFI as part of a two-part transaction worth about $580 million.

Published: September 9, 2014 at 4:00AM

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Real Estate Tip #245: Adjust your negotiating expectations

Lowball offers are off the table in this environment and could eliminate you from consideration. Respond to counteroffers quickly to keep other buyers from entering the picture; you don’t want to encourage a bidding war. If one breaks out, be prepared to get fewer concessions and pay more money. And have a few other homes in mind so you can be willing to walk away if the price soars.

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Netflix Expanding into 6 European Countries

Online provider of on-demand Internet streaming media, Netflix, is entering six new markets Monday. They are hoping to gain a big subscriber base in Europe.

French competitors are trying to fend off Netflix, the government wants oversight, and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest in French production, according to the Associated Press.

In response, German cable competitors are slashing the price of monthly subscriptions and Switzerland’s largest cable operator introduced a new counteroffer, according to the New York Times.

The New York Times reports that the biggest resistance to Netflix’s European jump is France. Telecommunications operators like Orange are refusing to carry the service because they have not settled on financial terms.

Manuel Alduy, head of Canal OTT, argues that the Netflix catalog is “not really adjusted to local taste.”

Netflix has said it aims to generate as much as 80 percent of sales outside the U.S. In the past year, international revenue jumped 85 percent, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

"You’re going to see and have seen more focus on original programming and high-quality scripted drama," Darren Throop, CEO of Entertainment One said.

The Economist reports that because Netflix will be using its headquarters in Amsterdam, it will avoid the levy that French broadcasters and distributors pay to subsidize local productions, and limitations on the share of foreign-made shows.


Photo: Flickr/Lauren Lewis