You have three choices when you’re presented with a bad deal:
- Take it. You may not realize you’re about to get into a bad deal, or it may look promising when you start.
- Realize your value and strength and negotiate a better opportunity.
- Walk away.
That’s it. There are no other options.
If you happen to have taken a bad deal, the scenario in choice number one, above, and you discover it’s a bad deal, you have to move to option two or three.
The worst thing you can do is pretend by going into denial that it’s really not so bad, or that it’s prestigious, or that you’re receiving so much visibility.
A bad deal is a bad deal. Keep your eyes open, trust yourself, and make it better or part as friends. You will save yourself aggravation and heartache. And you just might be able to improve the situation.