Questions regarding increasing one's salary.

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Do I mention a competing offer when negotiating a raise?

I still keep in touch with my previous employer. Unsolicited, I received a job offer for about 25% more than I make now. There isn't a deadline on the offer; it's "just there" if I want it. I enjoy ...
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Is it reason enough to ask for a raise for the reason that “the company needs me”? [duplicate]

The situation : I'm the contracted web developer for my company (which isn't an IT company). They are using a legacy framework that almost nobody knows, has a very small community, and the general ...
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How do raises work for extended contracts? [closed]

Background : I am working as a contractual, and the recruitment firm assigned me this job and I accepted. My contract ends soon, and the recruitment firm informed me that I was offered a contract ...
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Renewing contract/employment, when should you ask for a raise

I'm currently working as a programming and developement coop student for a large FI in Canada. At the end of the month my contract will end and I will be 're-hired' as a part time employee while I ...
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Yearly employee evaluation: said good things about myself and a few bad things about my co-worker [closed]

A few days ago I had my yearly employee's evaluation, during which we have to report what we have accomplished, what good and bad things have happened, and evaluate ourselves on a scale of 0 to 10. At ...
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What can I do if my pay is kept low while under contract?

I am currently pursuing a degree in engineering. I am not, however, an "Engineer in Training (EIT)", which is an official, regulated title that comes with it's own rights/responsibilities (not to ...
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How can I determine whether or not I should ask for a raise, and how do I approach my boss with this? [duplicate]

I started a job as a car parts driver (something to work around my school schedule). We recently lost our manager and the warehouse assistant (stock boy) so they now have me doing stock, invoices, ...
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Told that I qualify for a promotion, but have to wait until January for promotion schedule [closed]

I had a meeting with my supervisor that I am on a "list" for January promotions. I meet all the qualifications, and do my work as if I already have this title. Other people I work with are sometimes ...
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Is a promotion with only a small cost of living raise a bad sign? [closed]

I work for a fortune 500 company in the Healthcare IT industry. I've been working at my job for a year and a half. I got a promotion on my first annual cycle, and with that came a 3% raise. A 3% ...
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How can I best take advantage of a short-staffed team?

I work in a big organization (~150 engineers) split into several teams (~30 functional teams). My team was expecting to take on two more hires in the next month, but the higher-ups decided to double ...
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How to show off a large raise on a resume?

TL;DR: A while ago, I was looking for a new job to get a change of pace and try a new work environment. I was underpaid when I started, got some raises, but I was making more than enough for my modest ...
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10% raise is not being honored because I submitted my two weeks' notice shortly after paperwork was signed. What do I do?

Here's what happened: I received a 10% raise from my employer. We signed the paperwork. The next day, I submit my two weeks' notice because I've landed a better job. Today, two days before my last ...
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Negotiating a raise in a yearly review

Every year, my company does a performance check and salary review. The last time, they just offered an amount (that was fair, a bit below my preference) which I accepted. The next review is coming up. ...
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Should I accept a raise when I am planning on leaving the company? [closed]

My one year review is due and my Front Office Manager has verbally informed me they're planning on giving me a raise. The problem is I'm hoping to leaving the country in two months, I'm waiting for ...
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I brought up a potential pay raise during my last review and was told I am being paid in experience - should I push harder? [closed]

I work in publishing, as a team coordinator. We are short staffed right now so in addition to my duties that are mostly admin-related, I've been helping the developmental editors with smaller ...
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How to ask for a raise as a software developer purely based off accomplishments? [duplicate]

I'm a young developer with a couple years experience. It's not much but I'm always striving to learn more and doing so I know more than many of the senior developers I've worked with when it comes to ...
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Negotiating pay for a new position in the same department shortly after getting a raise

I found this question which is similar but deals with moving to a position in another company. Is it ok to switch a job just after getting a salary increase? I very recently received a sizable ...
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Whats the appropriate time to wait after one has been rewarded/gifted to ask for a raise?

On August 2014 I will be employed for 2 years at the agency where I currently work. Last September (so basically after the first year was over) I was given some really nice hardware (for my personal ...
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Asking for raise to meet HR guidelines

Recently I have met my manager to ask him a significant raise. I based my demand on: HR guidelines for the level of my position and what I have seen in the industry on payscale and glassdoor. I ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a raise after reducing working hours? [closed]

I'm a web developer in a very small company. when I started out I intentionally asked for a below-market salary (and got it) with a promise for a raise once I'm settled in and everything seems to be ...
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What is the best way to find out salaries in my company? [duplicate]

I am a freshly employed software engineer in a young, successful company. I've worked here during both of the previous college summer breaks and that's when I negotiated my current salary. In exchange ...
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Ask for raise without saying how much [closed]

I decided that I'm gonna ask for a raise, but what I'm want to ask here is something special. I want to make my best effort to make my company make their offer. This is not only because 'avoid doing ...
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How Should I ask for a raise? [duplicate]

I work for a small company (me, my boss, and a third guy, but he only helps us sometimes) in a relatively small town where I work for half, or 3/5, of the money which I could earn in the capital. It's ...
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Asking for more money at the end of a project that may or may not be successful

I'm new to workplace exchange but I figured I would head over here to ask a question that may be provocative and may have several answers. The background: I was hired as a web developer for an ...
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Should I ask for a pay raise if I'm already being paid above average? [closed]

I've been working at my current company for 6 months now as a junior developer, and I've got my first review next week. I'm being paid a good salary as it is, higher than pretty much all of the other ...
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Negotiating the amount of a raise

I am working in small scale company and our company offer a fixed entry level package. In interview I asked for a higher salary, and agreed to take the initial offer when they told me after six months ...
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Is lower first year pay normal?

I have had two jobs now in which the initial offer was below average market value and negotiation moved it only a little. In both cases, I took the position for reasons beyond money. After a year at ...
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Is it considered poor etiquette to negotiate when offered a raise?

Background I'm seventeen years old and I taught myself web design and development throughout the course of my junior year in high school. As my senior year approached, I decided I was done with ...
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Tips and advice for advancing one's career in corporate bureaucracies [closed]

I've been programming in corporate settings for about 2 years now and coming from an academic background there were a few stumbling blocks that I had to overcome. One of those was assuming that if the ...
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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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Underpaid and overworked, how should I approach my boss?

About a two months ago a co-worker and I caught our superior embezzling money from the company. After consideration, we approached our boss and told him the whole story. Our superior quit ...
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Good Performance Review - Tiny Pay Increase

I work for a small (~80 person) design agency in a major metro area on the West Coast. The initial compensation offered was average at best, as compared to similar jobs in the area with the same ...
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Offered the lower position because I had no degree. I got the degree. Do I ask for increase?

When my boss left, I interviewed for the position and I got it. However, because I didn't have a degree I was offered a lower position for less pay. I was told that once I got my degree my position ...
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What does a very small raise that is equal to the inflation rate mean? [closed]

I started working for this company 8 months ago. There was a annual review and I got an "above standards" mark in my review. They give my a 1.7% raise which is almost equal to the inflation in the ...
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What is considered a big raise? [closed]

Maybe this is a naive question, but honestly I'm curious about raises and the process. I read online that many raises are somewhat adjustment-types, i.e US inflation kicks up so firms give 1.5% or ...
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Can I do anything to get my annual pay raise after I've told the company I'm leaving in a few months?

My company, which is in the UK, has an annual pay rise in April every year. This year, due to some issues, the pay rise is pushed to the end of June, but all employees will receive the the extra money ...
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Salary negotiation based on same job offer of the same company [duplicate]

I recently had a talk with my boss about my future in the company I am working in. The meeting went very well, I could show him how valuable I am for the company and what my plans are for the next ...
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How can I negotiate a salary increase in a new job?

I have been working at my current company for three months. Since I am a recent graduate with significant student loans, I've been living at home and commuting an hour each way to and from work. I ...
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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 do I ask for a bonus?

I was promoted to office manager three months ago and a raise did not come with the promotion. I am guessing it was because I had received a raise about a month and a half before I got promoted. I ...
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How can I negotiate a bonus in to a base salary raise?

I have only worked at one company and this is my 7th year. Each year I received a 1.5% raise (to keep up with inflation). Recently I looked around and discovered how underpaid I am compared to the ...
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'Thanks' for a raise? How to reply?

This is my first job, and after 8 months my company decided to give me a raise in salary because I 'exceeded their expectations about productivity'. I'm a young Computer Engineer, and I have to be ...
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Should I get a counter offer (from my current employer) in writing?

In the event that I get a job offer while employed and my current employer offers me a raise to stay instead of moving to the new job, should I request that the raise be in writing? Some advice on ...
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Ask what's needed to increase salary? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm interested in increasing my salary at work. Would it be a good idea to express this to HR/boss and let them tell me what THEY expect me to improve in order to deserve a promotion? A ...
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Does asking for a further raise while already on an increment scheme make it unlikely? [closed]

I work at a quite big company on a very big C# project, I have been here 12 months and this is my first real programming job. When I started I was on £23,000, but last November my manager called me in ...
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How do I ask my manager what my raise is ahead of time?

Where I work they do not tell us what our raises are ahead of time. We instead have to wait until we receive the 2nd paycheck in January which reflects our new rate since we are paid bi-weekly. ...
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As an employed undergraduate, am I due for a raise when I get my degree?

I was hired as a front-end developer a full semester before I graduated college with a CS-related degree. The director of my program was gracious enough to have my professors allow me to complete my ...
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Get a raise to match another job offer [closed]

I've been offered a position at another company for $50K more than what I am getting paid now. However, this other company doesn't completely interest me and I feel I might get bored with the work in ...
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Is suggesting a monthly or yearly increase in salary better?

Depending on how an offer is written, it may state a monthly or yearly salary. For example, "Your monthly salary will be $5,000" vs "Your yearly salary will be $60,000, paid monthly" represents the ...
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I am being paid less than I would like, how can I change this? [duplicate]

I am a web developer with about 4 years of relevant work experience in my field. Recently, I went from making $30/hr working from home contracting for large companies to a full time job that only pays ...