Rescinding an offer when the candidate tries to negotiate

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From the Philosophy Smoker, via Liz Harman:

CANDIDATE HOLDING OFFER:

As you know, I am very enthusiastic about the possibility of coming to Nazareth. Granting some of the following provisions would make my decision easier.
1) An increase of my starting salary to $65,000, which is more in line with what assistant professors in philosophy have been getting in the last few years.
2) An official semester of maternity leave.
3) A pre-tenure sabbatical at some point during the bottom half of my tenure clock.
4) No more than three new class preps per year for the first three years.
5) A start date of academic year 2015 so I can complete my postdoc.
I know that some of these might be easier to grant than others. Let me know what you think.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR:

Thank you for your email. The search committee discussed your provisions. They were…

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what??? MORE conflict??? no! it’s resolution time!

When I talk to HR people I wonder how they make it through even a single day.

We’ll be blogging here about the ways in which disputes arise and how they can be resolved, transformed or transcended.  The ABCs of Conflict Resolution takes on the challenge of disputes from a general perspective, often focusing on those conflicts that have ended up in the hands of lawyers.  A fate that no one should ever have to endure! And I speak from considerable experience on this topic!

The purpose of this blog is to make specific to the HR professional’s job many of the general conflict resolution insights contained in the book.

So, sit back, hold tight, and know you’ve always got a friend at the Human Resources ABCs of Conflict Resolution.

We’re here for you.

 

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