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What to Do If Your Ultimatum Isn’t Met

Salvaging a negotiation when your request has backfired

Credit: Nick Shepherd/Getty Images

YYears ago, out of the blue, I got an email with great news: An online magazine wanted to hire me to write for them. I was a relatively new writer at the time, and this felt like a windfall — the work seemed fun, and I was looking for ways to build up my portfolio.

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Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

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Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.