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Working in a new environment creates amazing opportunities, but also sparks a few challenges, like requesting permission from your boss. Thoughtful preparation will go a long way in getting your employer on board, so Vida Nomad has put together this helpful guide to prepare you. Let’s get started!

1) Know your starting point

  • Know what you want and why
  • Understand your bargaining position
  • Identify your bargaining levers
  • Clarify what’s at stake

To begin, make sure that you yourself are clear on what you want. Take the time to think through the details of what you plan to ask for, and where the request is coming…

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As buildings, cars, and hearts catch fire, you might be asking yourself “what can I do?” There are protests, of course, fundraising campaigns, and so many other ways to show support for George Floyd, or the broader Black Lives Matter movement. And yet, I’ve seen well-intentioned would-be advocates and allies frozen in inaction, either because they don’t know how to react, or worse, they don’t think it’s their place to do so openly. Personally, I really think you should.

Why you should speak up:

Your voice counts, and your voice matters. One reason would-be advocates pause in hesitation is the…

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