Saturday, August 22, 2015

you suck at salary negotiation - so do something about that

Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued

Posted on January 23, 2012 by Patrick in career advice

[Editor’s note: At nearly 7,000 words, you probably don’t want to try reading this on an iDevice. Bookmark it and come back later.]

Imagine something a wee bit outside your comfort zone. Nothing scandalous: just something you don’t do often, don’t particularly enjoy, and slightly more challenging than “totally trivial.” Maybe reciting poetry while simultaneously standing on one foot.

If I told you I would pay you a hundred thousand dollars if you did five minutes of poetry recital while standing on one foot, would you do it? It’s an absurd image, but play it straight. There is no hidden gotcha here. You won’t be videotaped. Your friends will never see you make a fool of yourself. The revolution will not be YouTubed. The offer is exactly as simple as you think it is: poetry, foot, $100,000.

Would you read poetry for me?

ground hog or gopher ?

Groundhog day

Thursday, August 20, 2015

free programming and technology books

All you bored people with "nothing to read" check out these free books -- (some listings are free chapters, not the whole book, but hey..)