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I spent a sleepless night after a worrisome few days, because this morning was set aside for the 'arbeidsvoorwaardengesprek', or the negotiations over salary and benefits between the prospective employee and employer. This means that for days I'd been busy calculating my worth and reading up on such mundane but ultimately very important things like pensions and health insurance premiums and bonusses of every kind. Never much of a one with a head for figures, I gave up in disgust more than once, but some of it must have stuck because the deal I managed to come out of the negotiations with is very nearly that of the ideal outcome I'd had in mind. The contract will now be drawn up according to our agreement, ready for my signature next week, and I can go and have a nap now.


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Oct. 2nd, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad things are all set for the new job.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It all now hinges on the final background checks (as I'll be going to work for a bank, they need to be sure that I'm not into debt anywhere or known to the police as a notorious fraudster), but I don't expect that to throw up any surprises.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)

Haggeling over salary is hard - but it's really the most important part of the whole process. Glad to hear you did your research and got what you wanted
Oct. 2nd, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I still felt totally embarrassed, though...I don't know why we Europeans are so reluctant to talk about money, even when it's most important that we do.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
I read a study that it's something women find very hard to do. Well done!

As it stands, I've never had to do that (public servant), so I admire your effort. :)
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
WOOT! Go you!
Oct. 2nd, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
I'm quite pleased with myself, really...
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Good on you for getting what you want :D
Oct. 2nd, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
It's very satisfying ;-)
Oct. 2nd, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)

And I'm having a bit of a painting clear out. Wasn't there one you liked? I'd like to give you one....
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)

There were actually quiite a few of your paintings I liked, so yes please! Maybe we should take advantage of these last days of freedom I have to meet up/do stuff again; it's been quite a while...
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