landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
After years of working at non-profits and local government I decided to look at private companies, make a jump if something interesting is presented. I have two offers right now, potentially three. Excuse my ignorance but I think there are folks on this board who have been through this situation a number of times. If it helps job titles are Senior Data Analyst and Data Scientist.
Should you always ask for more money? Are recruiters expecting a counter offer?
I have two little ones at home, it would be great to work four ten hour days and spend one day at home with them. Should I ask for this in lieu of more money or just ask for both?
How do you leverage one offer against another? I feel uncomfortable doing this but I’ve heard this is the thing to do when you have the opportunity.
I’d like to negotiate the start date and give myself a week off to chill. Is putting off the start date four weeks a legitimate ask?
I feel like I know the answers to these questions but I'm nervous about commiting to a response. Any help is appreciated.
I thought we had a real good thread last week on brands. There was (mostly) well informed discussion on the global-ness of the Auto Industry, as well as lots people explaining why they like the cars they like. I find it interesting too that not one person said "I like Brand X because they make the best cars." There was lots of "I had one, it was reliable, I got another" or "My family's worked for Brand X" etc.... but no one claimed "Best".
Anyway, on to this week. What's the best piece of car advice you've ever gotten? Maybe you ignored it and have a good story to tell. Maybe your parents told you something specific about the family ride and it never treated you wrong. Did someone recommend buying a car you never would have thought of? Maybe you got horrible advice like "oil doesn't need changing". Maybe you want the MGoBoard's advice on something? Let's hear about that friend/parent/significant other who gave you great advice or steered (sorry) you wrong.
Don't see this topic on the board but if so please delete.
It happens in other sports, notably auto racing, soccer, etc., and frankly I'm surprised its taken this long for major U.S. sports teams to put corporate logos on jerseys. And now that the cat's out of the bag I'm sure this will become the norm very soon.
Personally I don't like it, and while I'm quite comfortable with the tenets of capitalism, I am also struggling with WHY I don't like it. I guess the purist in me just doesn't like the iconic uniforms like the Old English "D", the pinstripes, the winged wheel, etc. to be muddied up with "Yum Yum" logos. Also, the naive little boy inside me wants to believe that the teams we root for belong to the community and not IBM.
And while we must acknowledge that all team uniforms already have apparel logos on them, let us at least agree that we will NEVER see some corporate shill logo on the maize 'n blue.
Lots of families have "their" brands. It's why many of us are Wolverine fans. Some folks fathers were Ford Truck guys, their father was a Ford Truck guy, etc. Infiniti even has a commercial taking a dig at BMW with this brand loyalty ethos at its center.
So - are you a brand loyalist? And/or is there something that you'll NEVER buy again? (this crowd seems to like the hate, so I mean, what did that Ford do to you?) Let's hear some stories
My friends and tackle this conundrum occasionally. Thought it might be fun to see peoples responses on here.
If you had to choose between wealth or celibacy which would you choose?
Money- It can be whatever you want it to be. $100 million up to infinity. You have zero wants or desires when it comes to physical assets.
Celibacy- You can talk to the opposite sex but it has to be stricly platonic. You are not allowed to get intimate, ever.
If you choose money you can not be with a woman, if you choose women you are jobless and broke.
Which option do you choose?