The process of two or more parties attempting to find a mutually agreeable arrangement. Generally this refers to salary/job offer negotiation or business transactions.

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Negotiating 3x or 4x current salary after Glassdoor research

This question may sound silly from the title. Actually the title was intentional. Let me invent round numbers to explain. I currently work for a company that pays 50 in a small country/city where you ...
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How can I convince my CFO to hire more staff? [duplicate]

Currently we're 3 workers in our Systems Department, the thing is the three of us do everything: support(for a bit over 75 users, and a bit over 90 computer systems[some computers are used by 2 or 3 ...
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How to enquire about vague promises made by the CEO?

In a nutshell: the CEO of my company keeps on praising me and has been expressing intention of giving me more responsibility in the company, for some time now (ca. 1 year). These have not materialized ...
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How could I ask my future employer if I can work remotely?

I accepted a job back in October as a software developer for a company I've interned for twice. I have a great relationship with the company, and they were eager to hire me on after the summer's work. ...
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Been to last stage interview and have no idea of salary [duplicate]

I interviewed with a company. All went very well and people I met felt very positive about me. It's a medium company which has just been bought by a large group. The question of salary has never been ...
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Counter or Close Negotiations

I was recently offered a job in which I was sought out as a candidate and I hadn't originally applied for the position. At this time I was made aware of a salary I was not interested in, and in the ...
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How to decline promotion due to financial reasons withought jeopardising relationship with the company? [closed]

My friends’ current situation prompted me to fish for a professional help. My friend is being working 13 years with the current company. Always scores good marks in appraisals. However things are not ...
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Following Up About an Unsolicited Job Offer?

I work as a front-end designer and developer for the e-commerce department of a retail giant. It's not exactly the work I want to be doing, so I've been taking on freelance clients, one of which is an ...
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How to Indicate my Time Availability in a Job Application?

I am applying for a job through the company website and in the application there is a section which asks for my time availability per day. Question: How exact should I be when providing such ...
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Underpaid and refused a bonus, how can I argue this? [closed]

I'm 18 years old and have no degree (Taking a gap year), I work as a back end web developer at an e-commerce company. I earn £7.50/hr and have shown to the Owner of the Company and my manager how much ...
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Should I be compensated for an hour's worth of work when I am working only 15 minutes? [closed]

I work in home healthcare, traveling to various client homes to provide care. To get to work, it is a 15 minute drive each way. Sometimes I am asked to stop in on a client for just 15 minutes. That ...
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Negotiate salary after accepting in verbal offer [duplicate]

I am having an issue with my verbal offer. I applied for a big company with a very less hope to win it. However, after phone interview (4 days after of my application), and face-to-face interview with ...
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Unpaid salary and an informal dismissal despite contract stating three months notice. Negotiate own resignation for one month notice? [closed]

I wrote a grievance letter and got a reply from CEO that I am doing a great job and the salary will be paid soon. I had a salary raise a few months ago. Just before leaving for festive holidays ...
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Meager raise after herculean effort [closed]

Throwaway as we use SO/SE to recruit. I work for a digital agency where I have been employed for 3 years. I am a senior developer with 15 years of experience in my field. I hold all major ...
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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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286 views

How to negotiate when the salary range is way below your current base? [closed]

My question is at the end, but first I will explain the situation so that you can effectively analyze my question. Here is my situation, I have known an Executive VP who has wanted me to work for his ...
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Negotiating Multiple Offers as College Student [duplicate]

The Scenario: I will graduate in May. Right now I have good offer with Job A. It makes a good salary in an alright location. I have applied for another job, Job B, and made it past the pre-screen, ...
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How can I get my employer to stock a wider variety of tea?

The company I work for provides a water, tea, and coffee for employees to drink throughout the day. We have awesome water coolers that provide crisp, filtered drinking water. Our coffee machine makes ...
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Does passing a certification mean I should get a raise? [duplicate]

A small background on me: I was a desktop guy for the past 6 years and I jumped upon a chance to enter windows administration (Wintel Administrator). I was working as a Wintel admin for one and a half ...
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How to address situation where company buy-out has moved my salary review back?

As it stands the small tech company I currently work for is being bought out by a large multinational company with the finalisations to be made tomorrow. It has been in the pipeline for a fair few ...
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Job offer negotation: trying to communicate over email, but employer keeps calling on the phone

I interviewed with a company for an engineering position and I got to know that they will be extending an offer. Since then, the exchanges between me and HR have been frustrating: First they called ...
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Should I end messages in a ticket system with a friendly greeting? [closed]

In my previous job (that I have left not so long ago), I was sending tickets to our customers in our internal tracking system and ended each with "Have a nice day". My boss politely informed me that ...
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Salary expectations with plenty of experience but no credentials [duplicate]

I'll try to keep this as simple as possible. I work for a company that provides services to other companies within a specific industry. I've been working for the same customer for over 10 years and ...
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Forgot to Ask About Hourly Pay in Interview & Got Disappointed [closed]

I just accepted a job offer as a room attendant from a hotel near my place. During the interview, I forgot to ask about the hourly pay rate. Even though I am supposed to start working after 12 ...
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Should I tell my boss I am being headhunted in the hope that my current workplace may value me more? should I stay or should I go? [closed]

The industry I work in is extremely small and hard to find replacement workers, which makes me very valuable to my boss especially because I am such a hard worker. We operate with two servicemen ...
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As an employee, why would I want to have a high “bus factor” [closed]

I have seen many answers here where people suggest that an employee should try to ensure (through education or mentoring) that his workplace has a high "bus factor" (where he's not the only person who ...
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Should I ask for more money when salary requirements were met?

I just received my job offer letter and when I looked at the salary being offered to me, it is for what I stated during my pre-screen call. $85K. When I talked to the recruiter I honestly wasn't ...
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Worried about changing jobs with the need for accommodations

I am considering interviewing for another company. At my current job I have a standing desk which I need for my health. I was able to get this desk after providing supporting medical documentation. A ...
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Ask the manager to nap at work [duplicate]

In short: Is is possible to ask during my job interview if I can nap at work ? I know this sound crazy, but here is the story behind this. As you will see, the context is different from How do you ...
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Can I negotiate my salary if the HR manager miscalculated the salary?

I was recently offered a communications job for a state-wide health care services provider. The HR manager called me, offered me the job, and told me the hourly rate. I was in the car at the time so I ...
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Negotiation leading to job offer being rescinded?

I got a conditional offer for a company and was beginning to research salaries for that field to counter their first offer. I am going to be a new time hire (graduating in the spring), but have a ...
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How to discuss wage disparity between two jobs

I wanted to ask how I could discuses wage disparity between student positions. I currently work for two professors at my university at different pay-scales. Because of a hard limit of 18 hours a week ...
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Negotiation and shifting positions [closed]

What is the name for the following phenomenon? Two parties are negotiating and both intend to move their position to the center. However, when party A takes a first step to the center, party B ...
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Not invited to an interview because the salary range I gave was too high

I applied to a job, and filled out their Candidate Profile by e-mail. Under "Requested salary/pay rate" I put a range of X to X+10 per hour. (This seems to be the low end of the going range, based on ...
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Letting my boss know that my salary is below market rate without making it a threat to leave [duplicate]

I've been at my job for almost 1 year. I'm pretty happy with it. It's not perfect, but I see it as an excellent opportunity, both for growth and for improving and expanding my skills. The area I ...
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What is a fair ask for the first employee who built the majority of the product if you want to rehire him? [closed]

I need some advice because I'm not sure if I'm being unreasonable here. TLDR: Joined friends startup (about 5-6 months in) on 6 month contract for salary and no equity. Built entire project from ...
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I asked for too much money in salary negotiations. Should I call them with a revised figure?

I had a successful interview and when asked what salary I expected I believe I have asked for too much. I've been living in New York City which is why I based my salary where I did but I believe that ...
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Renegotiating vacation leave after accepting an offer

I got an offer with a much better salary than my current salary. The written, official offer was sent to me via email. I accepted it via email (nothing signed yet) and one day after giving my ...
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Salary negotiation with current employer without any other job offfer [duplicate]

We are a team of 6 developers: • a lead (expecting a baby) • two (including me) experienced (more than 3 years) • 3 new joiners We release process once in two weeks. We have more than 5 customers ...
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Who would I talk to in my company for a better understanding of internal pay scales and next level positions? [closed]

I was talking to my friend about how I don't have a lot of clarity as to my current position, what the next step or level is, how and when can I expect to get there, and whether or not the new ...
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How to tell headhunters from nice recruiters [closed]

Any tips on dealing with recruiters that approach me? I really struggle with this especially since i have had a bad experience with a head hunter from a major MNC. How should i avoid being cornered ...
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Salary Re-Negotiation

I was interviewed five months ago, and last week, I suddenly received a phone call from the same company, for a new hiring campaign, knowing that I haven't submitted any application since last May. ...
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How to take advantage of a job offer if I already have a good job [duplicate]

I’m a programmer (software engineer) in a Russian branch of a big multinational IT company. The company itself comes from US, and its corporate culture is US-based too. I am quite happy with my ...
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When and how to ask about flexible working hours?

Let's say I'm applying for a software development job, and it's very important to me that I get out of the office at 4pm on most days. In other words, I'd probably only take the job if I can work from ...
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Can my employer require me to work for his other companies?

My employer recently started several additional companies (all under one LLC), that are housed in the same building. Originally they had dedicated employees, however after they quit, all the ...
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Is it advisable to negotiate salary during job offer even after answering the salary expectation question?

During my first interview (phone screen) I was asked how much I expect to get paid. I said $XX,000 (this salary is pretty low for someone in my field, and mentioning this low salary was a mistake. You ...
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After finishing job, how to phrase request that any further “volunteer work” must be done from home [duplicate]

This is related to this question. In summary, I had a 5 month contract working for a large company doing programming. It was not written in the contract, but the verbally implied expectations is that ...
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What steps do I have to take if I believe my pay should be higher after working at a company for 6 months? [duplicate]

I'm in the second round of interviews and my salary expectation going into the job is $XX,000 as an entry-level software developer. I am aware that most of the other workers in the company who have ...
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How to proceed when my manager won't give me an update on my promised raise?

I've got senior title at engineering field at my current (startup) company, where I've worked for almost one and half year. And then I promised by managers that my salary will be increased after 3 ...
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Reapplying to a job that I was given an offer for but turned down at the time

Let's say I interviewed for a job and it worked out well. At the time I was given the offer, there were too many things going on in my life and thinking about relocating and such made it impossible to ...