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

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unfulfilled contract & non-compete [on hold]

In good faith, I signed a 1-year contract to work as an independent contractor for a company that included performance incentives and a non-compete clause. At the end of 1 year, the company asked me ...
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When declining 401k coverage is it necessary to disclose my Social Security Number (SSN)? [closed]

To be clear the employer already has employees' SSN, but in declining a new enrollment with 401k benefit, which requests (among other things) an SSN. Is one in any way obligated to give them this ...
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Asking 3rd-party recruiters about their cut

My understanding is that a company might use a recruiter because their in-house talent scouts have had trouble finding good candidates. Because they're using a service, there is an extra cost. ...
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4answers
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Retroactive compensation for weekly meetings whose hours were not logged

I have worked as a freelance developer for a startup for 22 months. I have a weekly meeting with my manager for 1 hour, so 4 hours per month. Since I started this freelance work, I never added these ...
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2answers
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How do you value “variable” compensation when switching jobs? [closed]

I am looking at the job market at the moment, and trying to figure out what would be "worth it" in terms of target salary. One of the things that making it difficult is on call pay and bonus. I ...
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Is compensation something to be discussed openly? [duplicate]

Do companies, as a general rule, make information available to employees about what each job position pays? I always thought that revealing such info can motivate people, but what is the standard ...
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How to properly evaluate counter offers before resigning [closed]

In lieu of my last post pertaining to ethics issues with my current company, I was recently offered a developer position in another organization with some nice incentives and a pay package of $86k (up ...
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2answers
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When to re-asses my current position with supervisor

Our typical annual review process is coming up in which we get to meet with our supervisors and discuss our performance. I am at a point in my current job where I have received nothing but positive ...
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India - Are Salary Advances Taxable? [closed]

I work in India and our company has announced salary advances for people who were affected by a recent natural calamity. Other companies too have announced similar ex-gratia incentives. It is ...
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Inform brand new employer about another offer?

So I just formally accepted a position with a new company (Company A). I haven't begun work with them yet. I informed another company that I was in talks with (Company B) that I had accepted the ...
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3answers
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Material omissions by manager during interview process [closed]

I interviewed for a job that offered less money but also a lot less travel than my previous position. It's a sales job, with a smallish base salary with most income coming by way of commissions. The ...
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3answers
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How to talk to my manager about my rewards and recognition?

We have this monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual rewards and recognition program in our company. It is awarded based on performance, merit and value brought to the project/customer/company. ...
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Should an experienced IT professional accept more responsibility without more pay? [duplicate]

I've been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years and have done everything from coding to QA and system test. I have a BS in Computer Science and currently work as a tester in a Test/QA ...
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Got the salary I wa asking for, but things changed since then [closed]

So I work for a fortune 500 but I don't like my team and compensation , I started job hunting and started the interview process with another fortune 500 one of the first things they asked me was ...
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5answers
439 views

What are the technological and administrative barriers to more frequent salary increases? [closed]

I think more frequent salary raises would be good for employee engagement. Rather than an employee "holding their breath"/working for a year and asking for a $5000 raise, why can't the employee feel ...
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3answers
685 views

Is it appropriate to ask for double salary? [duplicate]

I work as a software engineer, making 120K annually. Recently I discovered that I'm contributing 3-4x compared to everybody else on my team, but we're all paid the same. Is it appropriate to ask for ...
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1answer
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What does “Provides equity” means, in a job posting?

I have seen that many job postings, including many on Stack Overflow Careers, in the "salary" section write "provides equity". What does it mean, in the context of salary/compensation?
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2answers
218 views

Compensation Strategy for a tech startup [duplicate]

I run a small company which develops complex technical stuff. Employees are very skilled engineers. Most of them are with me for the last few years. Up until now the drive come from me but as we are ...
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2answers
146 views

New Job Pay Schedule [closed]

I recently got a new job at a small company and earn a salary rate. They pay on the 15th and 30th of each month however the HR employee explained to me that although the pay week ends on the 15th and ...
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3answers
626 views

Is salaried income based on hours at all?

I just got my first salaried position, working as an iOS Developer in California. Previously, I had only ever been a contract worker getting paid by the hour, so I'm trying to wrap my head around ...
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1answer
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Requesting a revision to Education Reimbursement [closed]

I am interested in requesting a revision to my company’s policy on tuition reimbursement. At present there is a budget set aside for employees to continue their education but it must be at an ...
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5answers
457 views

How do I approach my boss to change the company culture around benefits?

I currently work at a startup and while most startups in my field tend to offer a lot of fringe benefits, I find that is not the case here. Some of the areas I find lacking are: The health benefits ...
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710 views

Should a software developer also be a technical examiner? [closed]

I'm a Senior Software Developer. I was asked (again) by my manager to be part of the recruitment process as a technical examiner (to ask super hard to answer questions). Last time (it was also the ...
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0answers
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90 Day Review will be late [duplicate]

I have recently been employed at a company in which I have attended school for and sub-sequentially attained an internship at this company through my school. I was ecstatic, I seemed to have lucked ...
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2answers
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How can I ask for a raise at my internship-turned-full time job?

I obtained an internship at a government healthcare organization doing IT work (my title is IT Technician) which I successfully "completed." They offered to let me stay on for the summer and through ...
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3answers
602 views

Implementing performance-based bonuses

I'm trying to create a developer-centric compensation policy. Which is to say it focuses heavily upon transparency, flexibility, and fairness. Many aspects of it are influenced by the Stack Exchange ...
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239 views

How to confront about hourly cut after one month on the job or seek a new job without risk of being dropped

I recently took up a job. I was working 9-6 and after a month of training, they decided to cut my hours by 20. This was due to the fact that I was going over to overtime so much from them keeping me ...
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2answers
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How to ask a company who are attempting to recruit you to divulge salary ranges?

Like most people I know in the tech industry I get frequently pestered by recruiters with vague job offers similar to what is described in How to get information out of secretive recruiters? which I ...
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compensation for added responsibility

My university employer is piling work on me from two maternity leave women and one other who is out on vacation half of the time! I asked him if I would be compensated for the extra responsibility..he ...
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1answer
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Typical reimbursement for unused vacation when paid semi-monthly [closed]

Typically, paid time off is granted in units of days. Also typically, upon ending ones employment, the employer pays the employee the value of his/her unused vacation days. If the payroll schedule is ...
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Letting employees grant bonus points to each other [closed]

What could be the potential impact of a company introducing a system allowing employees to grant bonus points to each other? This implies that bonus points are translated into monetary value added ...
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4answers
666 views

Ask for promised money in a startup

I've recently joined a startup. (I'm one of the first "employees", but not a founder). At the start, I was asked if I would like to work for money or for shares; I chose shares over money, because ...
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620 views

Boss expects me to work personal time or forfit promised vacation pay [closed]

My wedding is this weekend and a couple of months ago I requested a day off this week and all of next week for wedding prep and then our honeymoon. My boss agreed to give me this time off and though ...
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Which techniques to employ when invited to suggest a salary raise? [closed]

Ok, So I have been doing very well at my job and have proved my value to my employers a lot of times. The last year in particular has been very good for me. In the current scenario, my employers have ...
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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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2answers
412 views

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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4answers
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Comp Time Policy Question - Exempt vs Non-Exempt [closed]

As a new employee to the work force, how would I interpret this policy: Comp-time, or time off in a future workweek to make up for extra time worked in the current workweek, is not acceptable ...
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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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2answers
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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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5answers
886 views

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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1answer
287 views

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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2answers
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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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7k views

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 ...