Employer: Would you consider an offer of $56,000 per year?
Ms. Wilson: What kind of benefits are we talking about?
Employer: Our standard package includes health insurance, two weeks vacation and a company car.
Ms. Wilson: Are these things negotiable?
Employer: Uh… not really. What do you have in mind?
Ms. Wilson: Vacation time is important to me. I would be willing to give up these other items in order to receive more vacation days.
Employer: What an interesting idea, Ms. Wilson. Would you also be willing to accept a cut in initial salary?
Ms. Wilson: Possibly. What do you have in mind?