Things are crazy right now. I took a new job about 10 months ago, its a big project, crazy big. The yreally wanted me because of my resume, so just being an asshole I said well I am making 200k flat right now, really 170k, with a 25% bonus, so 225k would be what I am comfortable with and a 20% bonus would be fair. H didn't even look up from the onboarding package. He said, ok let me run this up the chain, HR will be back to you soon. They called on teh way home and asked that I start in 2 weeks. I said I owed my last company 4 because they will be stuck if i dont. I went, turned in my electronics and went to Hawaii for two weeks. My industry is DESPERATE and if you can fog a mirror you have a shot.