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I had a great interview for a new job and an initial offer, but HR told me that there's no room for negotiation. I'm a woman, and the HR rep is an older gentleman that I think doesn't respect my experience/position. I'm not sure if I should take it or push back. I don't want to be the person who doesn't reach for what I deserve, and I don't know whether to believe him.

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One way to look at the scenario is to evaluate if you are happy with the initial offer. If not then push back.

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Agree - pushing back is not inappropriate, so if you judge the situation as if it's not dependent on who the person you're interfacing with is, then push back.

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There is a book by Jordan Peterson called 12 Rules for Life. In that he has explicitly called out that being agreeable is inversely proportional to the success you get in your career. This is backed by years of research. Hence, push back. Your effort and discomfort in negotiating today will yield a beautiful result that will help you grow in your career.

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I know it's not popular to say but I really hate negotiating offers. If you don't want to comp me fairly, I'd rather find someone who values my time better.

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