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Negotiate 1-2-3: Brinksmanship
Which of the following actions would be
the best for you to take
in this situation?
Thank the manager, but try to extend the deadline a week even though they already said it’s non-negotiable. Explain that you are very interested in taking the job, but this is an important decision and you want to give it appropriate thought.
Thank the manager and call back the next day. If your feelings haven’t changed, accept the job. After all the odds are you won’t get a better offer.
Thank the manager and call back the next day. Try to extend the deadline a week, but if they refuse, turn the job down. You don’t like be pressured to make hasty decisions.
Thank the manager and call back the next day. Accept the job, but continue pursue opportunities at the other firms. This manager hasn’t treated you fairly, so you feel no obligation to be fair with them. You’ll withdraw your acceptance if you get a better offer.
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