Mercenary job interview in progress...
Captain, I wish to enlist. I'm a trained diplomat - Do you have room for a 'Chief Negotiator' or 'Political Liaison'?
I'm sorry. We really don't.
We try to avoid negotiation. It tends to crimp our "Shoot first, collect payment later" business model.
Captain, you realize that violence is the last resort of the stupid?
Mercenaries are bright enough to resort to violence long before last resorts are required.