Many career choices allow unlimited job changes and maybe a few increases in salary along the way. Negotiation with a new employer can often get you a few percentage points increase, or throw a couple of extra bucks into your biweekly paycheck.
This halfbaked idea won't add anything to your new paycheck,
but it will make those you leave behind think you have gotten a significant raise.
Here is how it works.
Because you are reading your personal e-mail at work and the new employer will send their offer via e-mail, all you have to do is "touch-up" their offer to make it look as though you "hit the jackpot".
If the offer is in the body of the e-mail, simply copy the e-mail, paste it into your favorite word processor, "modify" the salary (and terms if you want that added punch) and print a copy.
If the offer is in an attached word processor file, open it, modify it as above, and print a copy.
Now you may be asking what is the big deal? How on earth does this have any impact on your co-workers self-esteem?
The answer is really quite simple. You may notice in the instructions above I said to print a copy of your (revised) salary offer, but I never said "now go to the printer and pick up your printout". And in that simple oversight on your part, the next, or several of the next users of the printer will see and read just how many big bucks you will be taking home on that new job.
End result: C-W. S. E. (Co-worker Salary Envy)