The Ins and Outs of Salary Negotiation Salary negotiations make headlines on a regular basis for those big names in sports, television, and movies. Most of us could just about choke hearing movers and shakers whine about getting mere thousands — per game, per race, or per episode, just to name a few. Heck, we would love to make that in a year, right? Actors and athletes alike have gone on strike over the issue of salary negotiations (shortened hockey season sound familiar?) but that's not an option for most of us.