Questions relating to receiving a reward, usually monetary, for the tasks one has completed or a situation one has endured.

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In California, can a contractor get time and a half for overtime if it's in his contract? [closed]

California passed this law making overtime pay exempt for certain employees. If I were an employee, I would be exempt. But, I am about to work as a contractor for a company and I would like to ...
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Demanding a bonus/raise before finishing a project [duplicate]

I started out at my company as an intern and moved into an entry level position. As an intern I familiarized myself with their major products. I was asked to take on some tasks using my company's ...
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Comp Time Policy Question [closed]

So how do I interpret this policy: When I first started with this company, I had to work a Friday (we where off Friday's at that time) so I ended up working a total of 48hrs that week. I was under ...
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When is it appropriate to ask how much I will be paid as an intern?

I applied for several internships (iOS development/programming internship if relevant) where the majority of those internships are paid or have stipends. When is the proper time to ask how much the ...
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Asking about a salary increase to go along with a title change

I've been told that I will be receiving a title change in a few months which entails a lot more responsibility. The promotion is technically a management level position, while I'm currently not a ...
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How should I approach my new company regarding lost pay due to late PO approval?

I accepted a position through a recruiter to work at a large company. I gave my two week notice to my now ex-employer. Friday before my agreed upon start date the recruiter calls and says the PO is ...
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Reducing the salary after job offer?

I just accepted a job offer from a small company recently. Shockingly, they just called me to inform me that they reduced my offer by about 10%. Luckily for me, I did not give a leaving notice to my ...
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My current task exceeds what is expected from an engineer in my position - what can I reasonably demand from management and when?

Six months ago I become responsible for an important engineering task within my company, since the person previously occupying that position was forced to leave (ahem). So far I have done a good job ...
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I made a mistake at work that gave my coworker extra work. Should I compensate in some way?

This morning, I transferred a set of changes I made from one demo environment to another that had an older version of that set, but something went wrong and a co-worker lost a large amount of the ...
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How to divide commission for sales involving multiple staff? [closed]

I'm asking in the context of a small female clothing and shoe store of 2 owners + 3 employees. Define staff as either an owner or employee. Situation: More than one employee may be needed to ...
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How long should I wait for promised equity at a startup?

I recently started a job at a startup. This means I am working longer hours for less pay than at my last job (which was an established company). A big part of the reason I accepted the job was the ...
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How to bring up the compensation aspect in discussion with my boss?

I joined this organisation from college and been here for 2 years now. Many folks who joined along with me have left. And the subsequent year graduates have been joining in with higher starting ...
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Are secret money awards normal or should I reach to manager and tell about recognition?

I got an award for excellence - money credited to my account. There was no announcement regarding the award, I felt the recognition is taken out of Award. I wonder what is the purpose of secret ...
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How to ask for delay in joining date to save money [duplicate]

I got an offer from one company. My current company has a strict rule for two months notice period, which I already told to my new employer. But here is a problem, I want to extend this time. (2months ...
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Are discretionary bonuses in finance roles essentially scams? [closed]

I started working for a hedge fund in a backoffice/midoffice kind of spot and I'm trying to see how the discretionary bonuses aren't just a scam to trick people into working long hours. I understand ...
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How do I determine what percentage of a billed rate should a software consultant be paid? [closed]

I've worked for a consulting company for about five years and have been doing more work on contracts and budgets. I was surprised to see that my billed rate was more than 50% more than my salary. I ...
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Internship and college credit

I was offered an internship with a decent compensation, however, I recently discovered my educational institution also offers an internship 'course' for credit with a internship report at the end. I ...
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Is it fair to ask for a raise to compensate for exhausted restricted stock units?

I've been at my job for about 3 years now. My employer gave me a decent starting salary and an excellent signing bonus plus moving expenses. They also gave me restricted stock units (RSUs) that vest ...
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How To Answer the Infamous Salary Questions [duplicate]

It seems that almost every employer I've interviewed with has asked me the following 2 questions: What is your current salary? What compensation are you looking for? A potential strategy might be ...
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Compensation vs technologies vs career growth potential [closed]

I am a new college graduate (or rather, I will be in May), with a BS in Computer Science. I have two job offers, but I'm having a very tough time deciding between the two. To avoid asking "which job ...
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How to clock time on a mandatory shuttle?

Most of my organization's employees park at the office, but there aren't enough spots for everyone. The company has an overflow lot 10 minutes from the building where about 20% of the employees are ...
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How can I keep equity when leaving a company prior to IPO / acquisition / etc? [closed]

If I am working at a company that offers stock options and those options vest over some period. If the company gets acquired, IPOs, etc. then those options usually vest into shares, and those shares ...
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My boss gave me everyone's pay by mistake and mine is lower, how can I increase it? [duplicate]

I found out that a co worker is making 10,000 dollars more than me. My boss handed me a document that had increases for all our employees by mistake. He grabbed in back when he realized it had someone ...
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What is the proper way to ask for compensation for pitch work?

9 times out of 10 when interviewing with a company I'll be posed with the task of creating an app or site in order to win the work. A wordpress plugin, animation or node server that downloads flickr ...
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How to factor health insurance cost into salary decision?

I work at a small company where we pay 100% of employees' health insurance premiums. The cost can vary dramatically depending on whether an employee waives coverage, wants individual coverage, or has ...
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Trying to determine fair compensation across borders

Before a third interview with a company, their HR representative asked what kind of compensation I would expect. If this company was in Canada where I live, I have a reasonable understanding of what ...
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Can my employer mandate that I increase my car insurance?

I work as a case manager for children in foster care, and transporting these children is part of my job. My employer wants me to increase my car insurance to do the job. No compensation has been ...
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How can I gain insight about management assessment of performance improvement as applies to raises?

I started this job at the start of the year. Half way through the year I was put on performance management. I feel that the PM was the wrong call. While I passed the PM satisfactorily, because it ...
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How to deal with a colleague who is showing off my work as his own?

The situation goes like this. A project in research lab involves programming, data analysis and writing reports. I have done most of the programming and data analysis on my own thus far. I shared ...
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Being Reimbursed for Personal Property Used for Business [closed]

So, when I started a new job, I used my personal laptop for work purposes (because the computers there were full of spam and unsecure). Eventually, the work software caused my laptop to crash. My ...
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Salary Revision (More than one year into the job)

I have asked this question before but things have changed a bit since then. Here is a link to my previous question. Salary Revision So now I am more than 14 months into my job but still at the same ...
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How to tell your company that you got an offer with a significant salary bump? [closed]

I just got a good salary offer from another company. I like my current company and would like to stay here if they offer me the same amount. I was wondering how should I convey this information to my ...
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Is unused vacation time compensated when leaving a company? [closed]

I have given my notice at my current company but I realized that I have over a years worth unused vacation time. Is it a standard practice for an employee to be compensated for unused vacation time ...
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How to inquire and ask for traveling allowance and benefits for going out of the country for training

My company has chosen to send me to Dubai for two courses of 5 days each and I will be staying there for about 16 days. This is not something I volunteered for or was asked if I would like to go, ...
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What would be the most appropriate time to ask for a raise for my summer job? Or would it not be appropriate at all?

I am a 20-year old college student and I'm just about to finish up my third year before going home for the summer. I worked as an intern last summer and during my winter break as a programmer. As ...
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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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Does everyone know to ask for compensation for floating holidays when someone is laid off? [closed]

I'm wondering if floating holidays can be or are paid out to the employee when the company lays them off. I had a previous job where I had unused floating holidays. The company laid me off before I ...
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Should your salary reflect how much work there is for you or does that not matter?

I am working in a consulting company, where the company mostly does IT support. The website is also only focused on IT support, and we do not therefore capture leads for the Web Department. We aim for ...
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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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How To Handle 'Revoked' Holiday/Vacation Time?

This recently happened to me and I was so taken aback by it that I didn't really respond (yet) - but I suspect I'll need to act soon (tomorrow). I'm a salaried employee with X days of vacation per ...
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Should I ask about the bonus that is due during leaving?

I am due for bonus from my current employer "X" in the month of January 2013. This amount comprises of about 15% of my Annual Gross Pay (AGP) and is variable. I have a new offer in hand and the new ...
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How do headhunters get paid for senior positions?

How do headhunters get paid for senior positions? My understanding is for junior and mid-level positions, headhunters generally follow one of two paths: Retained where they are in part paid for ...