Questions relating to the monetary compensation received for completing tasks and projects.

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Does good work-life balance always mean less pay and growth? [on hold]

When I am looking for a good balance between personal life and professional life at my next employer, must I always expect less pay and growth than I would find at a job where there is no such ...
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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 can I get hiring managers to take cost of living into account when they ask for my current salary? [duplicate]

I am working in my home town, which is a small city as a developer, and say that my current salary is around $2000. I was applying in the capital for the same position, but this time I am asking for ...
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Should I disclose my salary history to recruiters/potential employers? [duplicate]

The question : "What is your expected salary range?" is pretty common, but how should you respond to the question "How much were you paid with your previous employer?"? Is it disadvantageous for the ...
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I've not received my last pay check from my contracting firm. What should I do? [closed]

I am in a bit of a pickle. I took a position with a major corporation about a month ago. I really like the company, the people I work with and the managers. I am very happy with my current work ...
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Why would a company increase the salary so easily without any opposition during negotiations? [closed]

Suppose a contract job advertises a salary range between $60,000-$75,000 per year. Note that the job is "at will", meaning that the company can let go an employee for no reason. Suppose the company ...
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Is it possible to make a counter offer to an employer that is too low?

I gave a target figure for my salary during a call (say $X) and the company comes back with $Y (5~10% less than $X) plus a small bonus and stock options. When adding the bonus to $Y, it actually comes ...
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HR person asked what salary I had in mind during a call, but I didn't ask for enough. Any way to remedy this when they come back with concrete offer? [duplicate]

HR called me up during the day to ask for references. They said they would check on the references then when that all checks out, call me again with a verbal offer (and go from there, whether I agree ...
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I've been short changed during 'contract negotiations.' What should I do? [closed]

This is a very long story short. I am a part time employee contracted to 14 hours a week and have been with the company just over a 18 months. I love my job and have readily accepted additional ...
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Third party employment : Good or Bad [closed]

I have been working on payrolls of an IT giant. But my growth has been stalled here. I have got offer for a job via third party. Though they are paying me more but I am sceptical about third party ...
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Is it common for a (small) software project teamleader to receive a profit participation? [closed]

I think it is necessary to explain my current situation here in general, because the context is probably important: I am the youngest (25) employee in my company (a small IT consulting company with ...
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background check issue - current company

I have been part of a Software Company for the past 3.5 years. We are a small company of 5 employees (3 perm, 2 contract). There's no HR dept and Director is responsible HR/Payroll, accounting etc. ...
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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 to earn money enough to live a contented life without killing social and family life? [closed]

I live in a third world country where middle class like me spends majority of day working. People seem to have no interest in anything other than work sleep circle. After finishing my proportional ...
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I received a raise, but I want more [duplicate]

I know, this sounds a bit greedy but here's my situation. I am currently an undergraduate engineering student and I managed to land a part-time job at an engineering firm doing some engineering work. ...
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Marriage Leave-Pay Deducted and How to ask for full pay?

I am working in a small company for a period of one year as a programmer in south east asia. Recently I took a 20 days leave for my marriage.After joining the company, this is my first leave that I ...
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What to do when previous boss is asking to help finishing failed project?

Recently, about 2 month ago, I stopped working to this side project which was planned to launch about now, but because the Mother company stopped financing the project it closed. And few days ago the ...
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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? [closed]

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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Why is there such a huge difference between listed (base) salary and actual pay?

I often wonder why I can't be paid the amount straight and let me take care of my medical, transport, house, taxes instead of the company. I am asked how much is my salary to which have an answer, ...
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Why does a company accept middle vendors or sub contractors in contracting?

My friend told me that he works for a big company in the USA that hires contractors from a preferred vendor who is free to get contractors from other vendors, if they do not have a contractor on their ...
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Big company or small company for career growth? [closed]

I did some research in this site to find something similar to my "problem" and I found relevant just this. My current situation is quite similar. I'm working in a small company ( 7 coworkers ) as ...
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Notice given and used had to use sick leave in last week [closed]

I'm working in New South Wales, Australia. I have given 2 months notice and now down to my last week and became ill. I have a doctors certificate, but can they hold any pay back from me as it is two ...
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Admitting financial status in interviews

I am currently looking for opportunities outside of my current employer. I think I have reasonable chances to get a job offer if my next interview goes well and it got me wondering. If I quit my ...
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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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Is it rude to ask a coworker about their starting salary [closed]

I am currently a college student in between my Junior and Senior years. A classmate of mine recommended me to his company for an internship and I am now working for said company as a summer intern. ...
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No salary increment so want to relieve within a month [closed]

I am working as a software engineer with a 2 year agreement. HR said that I would get a salary increment after 1 year of the joining date, but I didn't get any salary increment. HR said after the ...
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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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How do you ask for more salary when you just asked for a number on phone?

Say, I was offered a position for $25,000 per year over the phone and I know that market pays $20,000 to $30,000 for it. Out of desperation, I requested for $28,000 instead of $30,000. The HR agreed ...
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How to divide profits between 2 partners, one of whom is lazier? [closed]

I'm convinced that my friend's (called F) situation warrants a change/reappraisal of the split of profits. Along with a relative (called R), she runs a small female clothing store. Situation: Both ...
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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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Determining salary for a niche skill

I am a software engineer with 2 years experience. I have been working a lot with NFC in that time and consider myself to have a good level of knowledge on the topic. I also consider NFC to be a niche ...
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Is it unethical to sabotage client website who refused to pay? [closed]

I was hired for a small web development job by a client. The job was small and of less budget. After I finished the job and notified the client, he didn't replied for several days. This made me think ...
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Does empirical research indicate whether changing jobs can improve your salary? [closed]

I would like to know if you get more wages by working for the same company and asking for a promotion, or by changing jobs. What empirical research exists on this topic? I am not looking for ...
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IT contract jobs - how and when to ask your billing rate?

As you know, IT recruiting firms provide client companies with skilled contractors on an hourly rate which is also called the billing rate. The recruiter takes a "small" percentage of this rate and ...
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Consequences of being greedy about salary in interview?

I am looking for entry level jobs in software development. I am not very experienced in handling salary negotiations during an interview. I have thought of a simple strategy - Estimate your market ...
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What things determine a reasonable pay raise?

I just got an email last night from my boss asking me to give him an hourly rate that would make me stay for the next six months. What reasonable figure or range should I give? Background (you can ...
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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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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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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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Base vs sales quota correlation and fairness [closed]

This is a list of sales reps in my company 4.5 yr in company $35K base $50K quota sales rep. 4 yrs in company $35K base $50 quota sales rep. 4.5 yr in company $55K base $2 MIL quota sales ...
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How to dodge the question when someone asks your salary?

I've been asked my current salary by colleagues, friends and relatives. And usually, I don't want to disclose it. I would like to know how I can dodge answering that question.
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What is the custom around asking for a signing bonus in the United States?

I'm currently pursuing a job in New York city and want to know what the custom is around asking for a signing bonus. At the time of this post, the fiscal year for my company is about half over and I ...
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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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Is it ethical to ask for a big raise if it's to adjust my salary to the average? [duplicate]

I started working at this company a year and a half ago at 15$/h as a programmer. I had just finished a 3 month internship at another company so I would put my total experience at ~2 years. Since then ...
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How to justify significant pay raises when switching companies

So I just recently switched companies as a contractor on a very short term contract. The contract is ending in approximately 7 weeks and I figured I might as well look for something else even though ...
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Is it normal to be given a higher salary (contract) than originally offered by a recruiter?

I recently accepted a full time w-2 contract position and have been working on-site for less than a month. When I initially received the first call back from my recruiter before my first interview, ...
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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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How much equity should I be asking for when sacrificing salary? [closed]

I'm trying to evaluate a job offer at a startup. I'm going to use some theoretical figures here. I asked for $12k pay and was offered $10k pay and $2k equity. There is a 1 year cliff period, and 3 ...
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When should I notify my current company about a received offer?

I'm currently working for a company, let's say company A. I feel really underpaid and I applied for a position in a new company, company B. Even if the company B makes me a good offer, I would like to ...
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Will I be worth more (salary) to my boss after completing a workshop he initiated?

I am currently doing a workshop where I am learning more about a certain tool, which is the primary tool I will be using. I am learning more about the tool, thus I am able to work better with it and ...