For this week’s #AskABoss, our resident boss Alison Green advises someone whose job offer was rescinded after they tried to negotiate for more money: “I’m currently in a job where I thought I was going to grow a lot more quickly than I have, so I have started to explore other options. I am having a really hard time landing a job. I’ve had about 40 interviews since December, but no job offers until now. I finally received an offer and, after so much rejection, was so excited that I cried. Once I received the offer letter, I took it to my mentor, who said, “Never take the initial salary offer. HR is always expecting some negotiation.” But when I tried to negotiate, the offer was rescinded. At this point, I regret my email so much. If I had never negotiated (which I wasn’t intending to do anyway until everyone told me to), I would still have a new job. I am a mess. Is this normal? Did I do something wrong?” At the link in bio, read Alison’s response.