I probably will anyway. This would simply not be a raise from Palm in the current condition, and one of my problems is that Palm gave me only a single, tiny raise in the two years I was there. Waiting another year for anything would massively blow.
Changing jobs sucks. I suppose I shouldn't complain -- I'm changing jobs now and companies actually want me. Dealing with all this stuff and deciphering what most of it means is still pretty awful. There's this subtle difference (I hope) between companies' hiring and offer practices and "what can we get away with", but they're really too close to each other for my comfort.