Getting feedback on yourself or a project can be tough no matter how thick your skin is. If you find yourself constantly on the defensive when people offer you that constructive feedback, a post by Barking Up the Wrong Tree suggests you create two lists to differentiate between the type of feedback you’re getting.
Dear Lifehacker, Today my manager told me that, rather than paying me a bonus each quarter, she would prefer to incorporate that bonus into my base salary. I fear this puts me in a bad position for negotiating a salary increase this year. Am I better off asking to keep the bonus and then negotiating a pay increase or should I accept their offer of incorporating the bonus into my base salary?
The focus of conventional employment policy is on creating “more work“. People without work and in receipt of benefits are viewed as a drain on the state and in need of assistance or direct coercion to get them into employment. There is the belief that work is the best form of welfare and that those who are able to work ought to work.