We can’t offer you a raise, Alternatives (noun) Other options
but let’s discuss an
We're better to settle this Arbitration (noun) conflict that is
between us, because a addressed by using a formal arbitration will cost
neutral third party both of us money.
We bargained on the last Bargain (verb) Try to change
issue for over an hour someone’s mind by before we agreed.
using various tactics.
I'll accept a raise of one Bottom-line (noun) The lowest one is
dollar per hour, but that's willing to go my bottom-line.
We are willing to Compromise (verb) changing one's
compromise on this issue mind/terms slightly because it means so much
in order to find a to you.
I think we can offer all of Concession (noun) A thing that is
these concessions, but not granted or accepted all at once.
I confronted my boss about Confront (verb) present an issue to
being undervalued, and someone directly we're going to talk about
things on Monday.
It would be great if we Consensus (noun) An agreement by all
could come to a consensus
by 5:00 P.M.
When the discussions came Deadlock (noun) point where neither
to a deadlock we wrote up party will give in a letter of intent to continue
the negotiations next week.
We've been haggling over Haggling (verb) arguing back and
this issue for too long now. forth (often about
I'm planning to high-ball High-ball (verb) make a request that
my expectations when I is much higher than open the discussion.
you expect to receive
I was expecting my boss to Low-ball (verb) offer something
low-ball in the initial offer, much lower than you but he proposed a fair salary
think the opponent increase.
will ask for
After a bit of log-rolling we Log-rolling (verb) Trade one favor for
came to an agreement that another pleased both of us.
His positive body language Receptive (adj) open to/interested in
demonstrated that he was an idea receptive to our
His ultimatum was that if I Ultimatum (noun) a final term that has
didn't agree to give him the serious raise he asked for, he'd quit
consequences if not today without two week's