how to negotiate your salary and be happy

paul bloom:

…the English professor Stanley Fish had the same negotiating strategy. When Fish got hired into his department, according to urban legend at least, he said, “I don’t want to talk salary. I don’t have a particular number in mind. I just want to get paid one hundred dollars more than whoever is the top person in this department.” And that’s a guy who knows about happiness. He walks in and he states, “I’m paid more than everybody else. I don’t care how much it is. It’s just more.”

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