The Issue: Taking a Stopgap Job

An out-of-work copy writer with mounting personal debts must choose between a lowball sure thing and a higher-paying possibility

Colleen O'Henry* loved her job as a $68,000-a-year advertising copywriter at a large ad firm in Boulder, Colo., and was anticipating a healthy 5% to 10% raise as her review period cropped up.

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