I ask this question because I've started to learn, after my 17 years as a Dance Educator and 22 years in the game . . . that my value is truly important to me. I may struggle with my self-worth but, not my value.
My value, your value . . . is a price tag and a standard of treatment. Now, making sure you can back up your value is key. For example, the fact that I've taught and resided in various cities, at large institutions, with great, positive student feedback . . . allows me to charge more and or even consider the positions that I'm being offered. Not only that but, I know what I like and what I don't like, will and will not do and an EDUCATOR.
So what is a non-negotiable? My definition is . . . when you won't settle for less or do things, just because of what you're being offered. Here are some of my non-negotiables, as an educator:
Lastly, I'm still learning email tones lol What I'm saying is . . . if you want to be candid, maybe try "Warmly,"... "If I can be candid" . . . " Respectfully, . . . you get my drift. lol That'll lesson the tone with uncomfortable emails.
~ deeply out ❤
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