To a large extent I agree with Jude. I have worked in many areas both before and after being a teacher and indeed many folks who are not actively engaged in that area are unaware of how to deal. As long as they get the outcome they want many will accept s0illy propositions. Making deal is being able to see to the opportunity 0presented and being prepared to walk away or refuse if you don't like the offer At the end you have to know your own mind whether you want it or not. All actions have a result and all results have a consequence. That's the place of foresight, based upon experience, or in some, cases on hope. But you never show your hand when dealing. and should be prepared to challenge preconceptions of outcomes, This forum is full of those who have pre-judged outcomes and to say the least, are pessimistic!