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

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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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Internal Competition vs Collaboration [closed]

Suppose you are a senior executive designing an organization that owns multiple brands in an industry. You can either structure the business unit to have each brand compete or collaborate. How do you ...
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As a software contractor, how do you charge for additional compensation when a new project and workload is added? [closed]

I am a lead "functional" Consultant on a full PeopleSoft implementation. I have now been asked to develop content, configure traning tool and execute training while leading the implementation as ...
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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 ...