How do I negotiate an extension without risk of them pulling the entire package?

I have crafted a respectful email asking for review with justifications

Asked on March 14, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

There is no set or standard way to do this, since there is no obligation on them to offer you a package at all--it is voluntary on their part, and so they could "pull it" at will. The personalities involved--i.e. the managers or company owners--will determine how best to approach them, or even whether to take the chance of negotiating at all. Some people are "take it or leave it" and do not respond well to any pushback, even the most respecfully phrased; some respond to reason and intellectual arguments; some respond to arguments based on how long you have been there and loyalty, or based around your family and health needs, etc. All you can do is try to craft your message for the people you are sending it to.

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