We finally held compensation negotiations last week for those of us who were promoted into the new practice lead roles a few months ago. I weirdly find that particular chess match enjoyable, so I wasn't stressed about it.
The reason this is horse related: after a couple of rounds of back and forth, my boss and I were essentially a week's pay apart on what my salary should be. I said, "Okay, I'll come down to your number, but I'll need an extra week of vacation." And he cheerfully agreed - it's way easier for them to give us time off than it is more money.
So I now have four weeks of PTO plus 7 holidays per year, which means I can be less stingy about taking time off for horse shows and clinics. (And if I somehow manage to stay here another 8.75 years, I'll have six weeks plus holidays...oh the possibilities...now I understand how people can do a month in Florida.)
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