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Hilarious caving on salary demands

I was thinking about the situation job candidates find themselves in, and so naturally Albert Brooks came to mind.

As a film director and actor, he has depicted the moment of a job offer on a couple of occasions.

First, in “Lost In America,” he plays a guy at an advertising agency who loses it when he is offered a position he feels is beneath him.

And then, in “Defending Your Life,” a flashback shows him talking tough the night before he is offered a job and then totally capitulating on all his demands in the actual moment the next day.

I'm sure many of us wish we had a do-over when it comes to accepting a salary package. But hey, you think “Look, I really want this job…so I'll accept this offer and then renegotiate after I have shown them how valuable I am.”

How did that go for you?

Bonus question

Ever decide against pursuing a job offer from a business that then went out of business shortly after your conversations with some people there? 

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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