Questions related to non-monetary compensation and 'perks' that are offered by many employers.

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Can hire benefits vary by manager

I'm at a workplace where we have a written vacation/sick leave policy in our employee handbook. However, the recently hired management seems to be getting more vacation/sick leave than stated in the ...
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I was given stock options but never asked about strike price/vesting and now we are being acquired

As part of my employment offer, as well as in a year-end bonus package, I was provided options but in both cases only the quantity was specified. There was no mention of the strike price or the ...
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Job Offer and Health Insurance Portability

I am pending an offer on a new job. I have a dependent who is receiving health insurance coverage through my current employer. Can this be a deal breaker for an offer when I port it to my new ...
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Is 401(k) vesting period an acceptable (or possible) negotiation point?

In American business, can the length of time before eligibility in a 401(k) matching program be negotiated? If so, is this considered to be an acceptable line of negotiation for a senior management ...
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How can I request to see company travel policies during an interview?

I am interviewing for a position that requires weekly overnight travel. How can I ask to see a copy of the company's travel policies for employees? At my previous company we had per-diems that ...
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What does a job posting that mentions “relocation offered” mean?

Recently I have come across a lot of job postings that are marked as "relocation offered". I wonder that for those that don't have "Relocation Offered", does that mean that they won't accept ...
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Benefits / payroll expense as a bargaining chip?

I find that it is too often the case that decision makers of large organizations use the company's expense of providing medical benefits and payroll as a bargaining chip during a negotiation. It goes ...
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Tips and advice for advancing one's career in corporate bureaucracies [closed]

I've been programming in corporate settings for about 2 years now and coming from an academic background there were a few stumbling blocks that I had to overcome. One of those was assuming that if the ...
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“Performance Based Health Management” Incentive Programs [closed]

My employer just announced that for next year there will be a performance based health care incentive program. This will include an initial screening (BMI calculation, basic blood panel, etc) and ...
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How to ask for more details about the job before applying? [closed]

I was recently approached via linked-in from a company manager. He asked one of my contacts to introduce him to me on LinkedIn. I am currently working as Technical Java Architect. Then He told me ...
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Benefits not included in the employment contract

I was offered a massive deal with a big (and extremely profitable) company. Besides great pay, they also offer a number of awesome benefits. However, those benefits aren't listed in the employment ...
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Why do some businesses start insurance after 30 or 60 days or on the 1st of next month?

I've noticed that while some (U.S.) employers start health insurance on day 1 of your new job, others start after 30 days, 60 days, or on the 1st of next month. Obviously this state of affairs ...
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Can I demand the same benefits/payment as my colleagues who are in the same position but have better degrees?

I'm only 24, but I've been working as a programmer for the last 10 years (not in my current company). Programming is not only my job - it's my hobby and my passion, and I'm very good at it. I did not ...
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Question about benefits coverage responsibilities [closed]

I work in Idaho for an international company with headquarters in Massachusetts. Recently, I got sick (minor flu) and realized that I never received a health insurance card through my work's ...
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How do I find companies in my part of the world that still offer a pension?

How can I find a list of companies that currently offer a pension plan? I would prefer that type of retirement system, instead of one that relies on a 401K. I would like to be able to search by ...
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How should I negotiate for better benefits (more vacation) instead of more pay?

A few years ago I had a job in which I received four weeks of vacation annually. Unfortunately, that position was defunded. When I took my next position, the new employer would only give me two ...
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How can I get a stapler and better keyboard? [closed]

Several weeks ago, I was involved in an untimely accident with a bus. It was tragic and I can't help but wonder if I would have looked better for that bus had I enjoyed the little things in life more. ...
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Is it work time to investigate benefits and complete the associated paperwork when joining a new company?

Recently I changed employers. When I started, I was given a binder and stack of papers about the company's benefits. I'm finding the amount of research and paperwork needed to set up these benefits ...
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Should I request HR to let me choose my own holidays?

My company has always chosen the 10 holiday days we get for the year without even asking employees if those are the days they want to use holidays. For example, we have two days off for Christmas eve ...
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Benefits during two weeks notice

Say I give my two weeks notice on a Monday, let's say the first of the month. I have a doctor appointment on that Friday. Will my medical benefits still be active to help pay for the appointment? ...
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Unpaid Internship (USA) Employer Requirements

What are obligations/responsibilities a volunteer/non-profit organization desiring to have an unpaid internship position should consider? Note: this pdf from the department of labor discusses what ...