Questions regarding increasing one's salary.

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Is there any way to avoid being terminated after a raise and after turning down other job offers?

Let's say Bob is severely underpaid but really loves his job, the short commuting distance, and his coworkers. But sadly none of these things make up for the fact that Bob is at least $15,000 ...
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What do I say to my manager if he asked me about a colleague's raise?

So my boss asked me to come to his office to take my opinion about a raise that my colleague asked for earlier. This colleague started only months ago but he proved that he is very good at it. Took ...
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Salary issue and employer betrayed me [closed]

Recently, I got an offer from good and popular company. I discussed with my current employer about the offer, and he promised to increment my salary immediately. He was also a former-employee of the ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a raise as a student?

Please forgive my English, I am not a native English speaker. I am currently working as a computer programmer in some company. I am also a full time student, so I work part-time during the semesters, ...
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I am asked to move to another position. Is it OK for me to ask for a raise?

About me I am a new employee and also fresh on the job market. I graduated 3 months ago. Did really good in college, found myself a first job (as a software developer) 2 months ago without any ...
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Offered raise with an increase in hours

I'm currently working as a 40 hour salaried employee. The company I work for recently said that I'm one of their most efficient employees, and has offered me a 10% raise if I increase my hours to 50 ...
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Is it time for me to ask for a raise? [duplicate]

It's been 6 months that I'm working part time as a developer at this company. The developer working in my place before me was working on a project for 1 year and after that 1 year he couldn't continue ...
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How much does salary go up after probation period? [closed]

For an entry level technical position requiring a bachelor's degree, if HR begins the salary negotiations by stating that there will be a significant increase after six months, and another increase ...
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Can I ask for a raise even though my projects didn't made any money? [duplicate]

Background: I'm working at a small company (9 employees and 1 intern) as a game developer for almost 10 months and it is my first job. My first project is a mobile app, a pair programming project that ...
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new candidates being offered much higher salaries for same job, what to do?

I am currently a senior .NET developer in the company, working on the most valuable product of the company, and one of the few with web development skills. I have over 5 years of experience and my ...
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Should I argue for higher salary in exchange for less parental leave?

I am a software-engineer working in a small team of two people in a company of about 100 people. My wife and I just became parents of a little boy. Here in Germany you can use "parental leave time" ...
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Quitting after a raise [closed]

I'm a software engineer and have been working for my current employer for a pretty long while. During this time I have always been a top performer in the teams I have worked in which was ...
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Dilemma in job and internship offers from the same company [closed]

I've got a job offer from a company and agreed for a specific salary. I then participated in a national level competition held by the same company and was one of the finalists. In response to my ...
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Workplace review and pay rise [duplicate]

I'm working for a company in southern England having joined from university in the summer. I have worked above the level I was brought in at, developing projects, visiting clients, delivering ...
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How to get a raise or a promotion in this situation? [closed]

Now, I know what you'd be thinking. "You just can't get someone to do something, you know?" Well, I have something of a head start here. You see, I am a translator. The only in-house translator for ...
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How to ask for a raise when I feel underpaid after the company grew [duplicate]

I've joined the company without experience, when it was pretty small - only a handful of employess. I've been aware that the wages are lower than in big companies, but it was ok for me. Over two years ...
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Alternatives for a raise when company has financial problems [closed]

My situation is kind of similar to this post. This Post I have been with my current company for almost 5 years now. In my first three years I used to get raises every 6 months. (not to mention that ...
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How to politely ask for a significant pay rise? [duplicate]

I appreciate there are similar questions such as this question, but it doesn't quite meet my concerns. Background: In early March, I'll have been working in my business for 2 years, originally taken ...
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Should I ask for a raise? [duplicate]

My company was about to hire someone new. I was asked my thoughts and if I would be willing to take on the responsibilities instead of hiring this person. I told them that I didn't think they needed ...
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I'm not exceptional, but how do I get a raise after 5 months of being in the company? [duplicate]

Background I started my first corporate job in October 2015, and will be having the company-wide annual review in a month or so. When I took the job, I was desperate and scared, and asked for a ...
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How can I tell my boss that I will work at a slower pace until I receive a raise?

I work in a company where the culture was, for several years, to raise the salary of almost every worker at every year. This increase was usually between 2%-5% and was related with the employee ...
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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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How to inform future employer about my decision to stay with current employer [duplicate]

I had got good salary offer and position from this MNC company from different city than I'm in currently. However I got Counteroffer + Retention Bonus from my current employer and I have taken the ...
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How to ask for a raise on the basis of merit, not another job offer, as the presiding factor? [duplicate]

I've read all of the related questions and a handful are somewhat similar in nature to my situation but there are certain differences that I believe warrant asking a new question. About Me I work ...
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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 can I properly account for cost of living when giving raises?

Inflation as a measurement is a kind of national economic puree. Local cost of living is a much more relevant number to employees lives. Is there a proper way for an employer to quantify how cost of ...
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Contract renewal [duplicate]

I work in IT, as a contractor, and my renewal is coming up in a couple of months and I am wondering how the process is for asking a raise? I have researched around and I am being paid below market ...
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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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Following up on a missing cost of living increase [closed]

I received part of my increase but was also told I would get a cost of living. It's been 2 months and no increase. I asked HR and was told cost of living would be given at the same time with the other ...
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Is my demand for a raise reasonable? [closed]

I graduated about 8 months ago from a 4 years art program and I just finished a 6 month contract as a 2D Videogame Artist in Toronto. At the time I was quite happy (and intimidated) to state what ...
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What is the ideal time to stay at a job? [duplicate]

What would be the ideal time to stay at a job? I have heard that changing jobs too often (for pay raises) puts the loyalty of the employee in question. This in turn makes prospect employers reluctant ...
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Best way to ask for a raise in my situation? Any advice aside from that also welcome [duplicate]

The company I work for supports large corporate clients, and a constant influx of new work is always expected. They are not a startup and have been in business for 15 years. We have six employees ...
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Manager keeps hiring higher paid employees? [closed]

I work for a fortune 100 company and I'm at my wits end, they won't give raises. I was hired for significantly more than I was making previously, however I was hired at the lowest grade for my title. ...
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Should raises be announced publicly? [closed]

Under what circumstances should raises given to employees be announced publicly or communicated in private? There seem to be two conflicting schools of thought: Give them in private in order to not ...
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Should I leave a job that doesn't challenge me? [closed]

I've just graduated last year with a Bachelor in CS, got my first job after moving to London and managed to get it quite fast. My job is relatively average/low pay for a graduate but was a nice offer ...
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Negotiation on counter offer [closed]

I have got an good offer from an organization so I resigned, but now my current employer is giving me a counter offer with similar raise but after 2 months and an onsite opportunity which is not there ...
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How to ask for a raise when your manager knows all the good work you have done but does not want to talk about it? [duplicate]

I joined my current employer one year ago. I like my team and my manager. My team is a part of big group at my current employer. During my interview (to this position last year), I asked the manager ...
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How to get around the “there's no money in the budget” excuse when asking for a raise?

Some background: My company does annual bonuses/raises around the March timeframe. I got hired in August of last year, so at 7 months I didn't feel comfortable enough asking for a raise. I just had ...
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Leaving a position after receiving bonus/raise [closed]

I receive a yearly bonus and raise every December. I plan on potentially leaving my current position very early 2016 (within a couple weeks of receiving the bonus). How will it negatively affect me to ...
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Salary Negotiation Etiquette

I'm a software developer working for a Small Company (SC). I have worked with them for four years, and they are my only professional development experience. A recruiter for Big Company (BC) invited ...
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How should a part-time independent contractor ask for a raise

I work part time for an engineering consulting firm. I have been working there for about 9 months with the last 6 months being very consistent - the engagement built up slowly. My hours vary between ...
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Student employee - asking for a raise

There is a similar question here that asks about how to proposition a raise. However, I don't believe my question is a duplicate specifically because I'm working as a student employee at a university, ...
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Is it ethical to demand a rate increase in the middle of a contract? [duplicate]

If I engaged in a one year employment contract, and 6 months in I decide I am unhappy with my hourly rate, would it be unethical to demand a rate increase?
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Company raised starting offer, how to ask HR for my corresponding hike? [duplicate]

I have been working in a fairly large IT company since past ~4 years. Two years after I joined the company, the company raised the starting offer significantly and it was further raised this last ...
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Caught off guard and accepted a lower raise than I believe I should've [duplicate]

I just had my first annual review for my first job (recent college grad). Review went very well. Met all my goals as well as exceeding a couple. Same goes for other expectations not directly ...
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How to encourage a contractor to spend more time on his project?

I'm working as an engineering contractor for a company. I'm doing this part-time. We have an agreement that I let them know a week in advance whether I'll be at college taking courses or working on ...
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Volunteering for more responsibility: proving oneself vs being taken advantage of

Similar questions have been asked, but none seem to be exactly what I'm looking for. I'm looking to move into management or similar in the relatively near future. My current position does not ...
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Can I request an unusually high pay raise when factors coincide like this? [closed]

I joined my current employer almost two years ago. They usually offer pay raises once a year. After my first year I was offered a very moderate pay raise of 5% while being offered a leading role in ...
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Asked a raise, how long should I wait to hear back?

Premise: The company I work for doesn't have an automatic salary raise policy (like x% each year) During my last yearly review I asked for a raise to my superior (I felt was the appropriate time, the ...
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How much of a raise to ask for? [closed]

To provide some background, I am a software process/technical consultant. I have been working for my current company for a little less than a year and have a review coming up, where I am eligible for ...