I just stood up for myself with the dog-sitting client with the sweet but neglected puppies, pee-stink apartment, and no interwebs. I asked for an increase in pay because of the above, because she's not super close by (so it's a drive - and an annoying one at that), because rent is going up, and because I'm worth it. So, now it's a win-win for me. If I'm going to watch her dogs, it'll be more worth my time. If I'm no longer watching her dogs, that'll be okay, too.
Kicked any ass and taken any names lately? Brag here. Humility sold separately.