Ladies: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for More Money — Your Male Counterparts Aren’t

Don’t be afraid to counteroffer!

A few years ago I was changing jobs, and I made the commitment to ask for more money. I thought no matter what they offer, you need to counter. They offered me $50/hour and I countered with $52/hour. I waited nervously for them to call me back — I was sure I wasn’t going to get the job because I was too demanding. Why did I have to go and ask for more when…