Eat my own words
My contract is ending soon. I knew that the company will renew my contract. Just that I don't know how much bonus and pay increment will I be getting.
I keep telling my colleagues that no matter how good your new contract terms are, never ever sign the contract straight away. There is always room for bargaining. You see, if the company desperately wants you, they will give you a better contract terms to win your heart. If they don't have the budget or thinks that you are not worth so much, they will still ask you to re-consider. The company will not just let you leave like that. They will always try their best to hold you back.
You see, there is only a draw or a win. There is no lose situation.
So I went to the HR today. Inside my mind, I got myself mentally prepared for the so called "standard" bonus and pay increment that most people got. But when I saw the new contract, I was shocked. I didn't get the "standard" bonus and pay increment. My contract terms are much better. In fact, they are around the figures that I've wanted.
I signed the contract on the spot. Didn't bargain or anything.
Eat your words, DK...... Eat it......