I'm going on a two day 'experienced negotiator' course next week and it's going to be hideous, it's all roleplay and stuff. Last time he was a complete @rse for the first two days just to demonstrate how we deal with friction. This time they've sent us an email upfront telling us we have to pay Â£300 for the accommodation, I can't tell if they mean it or if it's testing my negotiation ability...
Pffffft, tis a load of crap.
NINE MINUTES TILL FREEDOM!