A: Hey, Mr. Smith. Are you busy?
B: Not at all. What's going on?
A: I've been working with the company for 10 years.
B: Yes, and I appreciate your dedication.
A: I think I should get a raise for my dedication.
B: Of course, but it must be reasonable.
A: I think I should be paid $30 an hour.
B: That's a little too much.
A: I have a master's degree, and I'm a great worker.
B: I know, but the economy is bad.
A: How about $25 an hour?
B: That can be considered!