The worst they can say is no. That’s the advice a new Ph.D. receives about negotiating with a department that has extended a job offer. Sure, you might not get everything you want, but there’s no harm in trying. This may be your best shot at getting good pay or working conditions and, after all, they have offered you the job and won’t take that away.
Or maybe not, according to recent post on Philosophy Smoker. The blog, popular among philosophy graduate students and junior faculty, recounts a job offer negotiation gone wrong at a small liberal arts college.
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