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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

4
votes
2answers
120 views

Are there automatic salary increases in Germany?

I recently accepted a job offer at German software company. My salary in the probation period will be 3000 Euros and then afterwards 3250 Euros. I don't have experience in the industry because i'm ...
12
votes
6answers
2k views

Senior Negotiating Non-Senior Job Offer [on hold]

I recently received a job offer. I really love the company and am excited about the offer and they interviewed me 3 times over the course of a month before receiving the offer. However, coming from a ...
16
votes
4answers
2k views

My manager cut my pay immediately after I started working [on hold]

Before I started working at this hotel, the manager called me and told me she really needs somebody to start right away. She stated that she will give me $10/hour, instead of the $9/hour she first ...
-1
votes
2answers
333 views

Not being paid for meetings or training [on hold]

I've been with a company for two years. My initial training was done on the clock, but since then, all other training (we get new online training about once every few months) is done outside of work. ...
0
votes
2answers
206 views

How to ask for a higher salary increase the second time?

I've been offered a job with a starting salary lower than what I was expecting, so I countered their offer with a starting salary that was about 10k higher. They ended up meeting me half way ...
-6
votes
4answers
258 views

How can an employer best pay women and men equally? [on hold]

I know this question is a bit subjective but it is a very important question to discuss. How do you go about paying men and woman equally in an environment where experience increases the quality of ...
33
votes
3answers
4k views

Lost track of how many sessions I tutored - what should I do?

I was paid in advance to do 10 sessions of tutoring, once a week. Unfortunately, I did not think to keep track of how many times it actually happened, as there were some weeks where it didn't work ...
10
votes
7answers
2k views

Is it reasonable to ask for an employer to pay off a student loan, and take a pay cut to compensate?

I work for a small company. My salary is such that I can pay off a student loan in a year or two. But I'd like to pay it off now, to avoid interest and things of that nature. Is asking the company ...
-1
votes
1answer
88 views

Performing higher level work [closed]

I work at a small U.S. non-proft. My boss has been out on extended sick leave for six months and two other employees resigned this week taking us from a staff of seven to four available to work. Is ...
2
votes
1answer
382 views

Internship: Employer refuses to Pay [closed]

I am currently working as an intern in a small company. When applying for the job, I and the employer agreed that I would be payed a small amount each month - "150-200 euros" - so that I can cover my ...
-1
votes
0answers
94 views

Should I take this offer? [closed]

I work in a contract to hire position in a bank in India. Combining the fact that it is a bank, contract position and the technology that I'm working on is still rare in India (Angularjs), I'm being ...
-3
votes
2answers
145 views

What are some good ways to negotiate a salary raise? [closed]

Suppose at company A I make X dollars (in thousands). An offer from company B is made for X+1 . What is the best way to negotiate a higher base salary (e.g. X+7 instead)? Would things like ...
1
vote
2answers
518 views

Danger bonus for working in unsafe environment abroad

Currently we have the possibility for a project in another country. Due to recent news etc. this country is - in my opinion - not very safe for work/travel (there seems to be the need for armed ...
41
votes
5answers
8k views

Is it a good technique to bring a notebook and a calculator to a salary negotiation meeting?

To properly evaluate offers and counteroffers that includes benefits and whatnot, I'll need the proper tools - a notebook and a calculator. HR : I'm sorry, but we can't do X. However, we have ...
6
votes
4answers
622 views

breaking salary negotiation deadlock

I'm in the fortunate position of having two companies ready to make me an offer. The two firms compete with each other regularly over talent, so I told both recruiters I would share information about ...
9
votes
2answers
719 views

Failed to negotiate salary properly; I have to quit, but I don't want to cheat the employer

I was on unemployment for a few months when I got a job offer. As it is a government job, I know the pay range. I was prepared to place near the top as I could take the hit in salary, but the salary ...
25
votes
9answers
6k views

Should I tell my boss I have started looking for a new job because I think my salary is too low? [duplicate]

Summary I believe myself to be underpaid and have started looking for a new job. I don't have an offer yet. Should I tell my boss as a way to gain leverage in salary negotiations? Long form I know ...
0
votes
3answers
431 views

I am a master degree student and I get a salary as equal to the Bachelor degree. how should I write an email to manager regarding this? [duplicate]

I am a master degree student and I am worling in this company for about 8 months. I recently found out that the pay for bachelor's degree and mine are same. its my fault that I didnt negotiate during ...
2
votes
2answers
193 views

How can I leverage an interview from a big competitor while in probation for new job?

I am finishing my probation at a new company. Colleagues are nice, I am quite independent and it's an OK job. On the negative side, I got a 5% pay cut and I am commuting more, and there are no clear ...
3
votes
2answers
279 views

How to ask a company who are attempting to recruit you to divulge salary ranges?

Like most people I know in the tech industry I get frequently pestered by recruiters with vague job offers similar to what is described in How to get information out of secretive recruiters? which I ...
4
votes
2answers
331 views

Responding to VP of HR's confession of illegal hiring practices?

This is a throwaway account, for obvious reasons. I work for a fast-growing medium sized tech company. At a recent company conference, I attended a session that was run by our VP of HR and the topic ...
1
vote
2answers
362 views

Working notice period without getting paid

Today I was informed that the start up that I work for is running out of money and cannot afford to pay me, and so I've been handed 1 month's formal notice. I've been assured that I'll receive my next ...
0
votes
3answers
320 views

Is it illegal to offer my services to a friend for below minimum wage? [closed]

I'd like to tutor my friend for $5 an hour. To me, this is a reasonable price because I'm getting more out of it than just the money (practicing my skills, spending time with a friend, doing a favor ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

How to address The Commissioner General of an authority

I am the class president of a customs and tax (revenue) administration school in a country x. The last lot (2yrs ago) the remuneration for the trainees was double, almost triple our current stipend. ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

How much you should earn when you start coding in new programming language? [duplicate]

I think about change my job - I'm mobile developer with around two and a half years professional experience now (Android mainly, but iOS too), but I would like to try Scala programming now. I wonder ...
-1
votes
0answers
117 views

Is there any sense for a software developer to work in a Second/Third World country? Or is a remote job a better choice? [duplicate]

I live in Russia. I have a master's degree in information technology and now I am doing a PhD here. Currently I'm developing Mozilla Firefox extension(JavaScript) for myself. I've completed the most ...
7
votes
1answer
285 views

Background checks: how common is it to collect and actually obtain salary/income information for IT candidate?

For the last few years, I have been working as a programmer for a Massachusetts-based retailer. This has been a long term contract role through a staffing firm. The staffing firm has been paying me as ...
2
votes
5answers
491 views

Being forced to switch to salaried position without a raise?

My boss recently said that the company wants to switch the programmers from hourly to (exempt) salary position, without any kind of raise or compensation. All of us will be taking a hit in our net pay ...
0
votes
1answer
245 views

Only being paid for half the day on public holiday? [closed]

My workplace is saying now via email from our accountant that we will only be paid from 9am to 1pm (This was on Anzac day, an Australian public holiday, and shops apart from ones with special ...
4
votes
2answers
382 views

Can an at-will exempt salaried employee express any reservations about performing a task?

I've been working in my position (at-will, exempt salaried, not a startup, United States - U.S. Citizen) for a few months, and the environment has been mostly okay. Recently, a few other co-workers ...
3
votes
2answers
357 views

Bad idea to state lower salary expectation for telecommuting?

Inspired by this question, which asks whether it's generally a bad idea to undercut the average salary for your profession and skill level: I'm a programmer. My online resume states that I'm willing ...
11
votes
5answers
1k views

How to respond to internship compensation offer?

I am a student who will be graduating this August from Carnegie Mellon University. I was offered a full time internship for the next 6 months with a big company. However, the compensation offer was ...
69
votes
14answers
14k views

Is it a good idea to ask for a significantly lower salary than the median to increase the chances of an offer?

I applied for a bunch of software positions and when they asked me for what I was looking for in a salary range, I went for basically undercutting their average salaries I saw online by about $30k. ...
3
votes
2answers
414 views

Job offered, interview done, salary offered, how to follow up?

I recently applied for a paid internship position at one of the banks in my country. The HR rep called me and scheduled me for an interview. I did the interview and the next day they offered me the ...
11
votes
3answers
729 views

Including follow up salary information in a thank you email?

During an HR interview over the phone (but this is well into the process, I've met with 7 people already in the past weeks I've progressed to the final round next week) I was asked point blank "what ...
15
votes
6answers
1k views

Multiple offers - De facto standard for turning down offer due to low pay

I have been fortunate enough to receive offers from four different companies after taking a week of vacation days to interview with about 12 companies in total. What a scheduling task indeed. Two of ...
1
vote
2answers
171 views

Change jobs to earn more, or stay the same to gain experience? [closed]

The truth is that I think I have little experience, I'm working for less than 2 years in the same company, have no other professional experience. Before that I was a researcher for three years during ...
5
votes
3answers
556 views

Provided salary range and got offer at lowest figure - can I counter?

I interviewed with a company on Friday, at which time they asked for my salary range. I gave them a small range ($90-95k) and on Monday I received an offer for $90,480. They also provided me with all ...
1
vote
2answers
228 views

Who should be present at a salary review? [closed]

I work at a small start up, and recently asked to have a salary review. I set up the meeting with the CFO, and asked that my project manager and supervisor be present as well. The CFO responded by ...
5
votes
2answers
429 views

Answering request for salary requirement after interview, but before offer: did I handle this poorly?

I recently had an interview that I thought went very well. The manager that I interviewed with asked me to email him the following day with my salary requirements. We had not discussed salary or ...
2
votes
2answers
284 views

Ethics of startup company side-consulting during slow times, and who keeps consulting pay

I've worked for a startup tech company for the past year. It has 4 people. The startup started to run out of funding 3 months ago, and we took on a BtoB consulting gig with a partner company that ...
-1
votes
2answers
245 views

Salary unpaid post resignation [closed]

my company is not willing to pay my salary due post resignation. the company had agreed to a 6 days notice period from me and told me that they will pay me my salary for the previous month and also ...
2
votes
2answers
364 views

If I accept an offer, but then my company counters with a big increase, can I negotiate an increase with the offer I already accepted?

So I have accepted an offer. I was not expecting my current employer to counter with such a big offer. Can I bring that up to the company I accepted the offer from already to negotiate a better ...
3
votes
3answers
339 views

Got a job offer sent a counter proposal, got no response

I was interviewed for a software development job. A position which calls for expert level skill. the hiring process was long and difficult , the final technical interview lasted more than a 4 hours. ...
33
votes
5answers
5k views

Why is compensation so much higher in the US than in Western Europe on average? [closed]

I'm referring to this result the latest SO developer survey revealed: Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2015: The Results Given that socioeconomic parameters and standards of living are fairly equal ...
9
votes
6answers
1k views

Boss is asking employees to continue to work while payroll is dry

I work at a company that has been on its last leg since it was born. But the boss somehow always pulls off a half-court shot at the buzzer and has kept us going for way longer than it seemed possible. ...
3
votes
4answers
559 views

Denied raise and confused why? Don't agree with my boss's reasons [closed]

I'm a software dev, paid $50k with almost 4 years experience and the local market average is $65k. My annual performance review happened recently and I asked for $65k and in lieu of that (since we're ...
0
votes
2answers
290 views

Handling resistance at a much higher salary increase to account for loss benefits and work/life balance

So I broke down how much I'm making per hour, including the benefits and work life balance, and then built it back up with the new (lesser) benefits, with 20% increase in time worked and with the ...
0
votes
2answers
326 views

Leave job because employer cannot afford requested salary [closed]

would it be unethical to leave work if they cannot afford my demands? In my contract I am tasked to be an iOS dev but lately I have been asked other responsibilities like web and android development. ...
0
votes
1answer
158 views

Does the video-game industry have good salaries? [closed]

I know that it depends on the job position, location, experience and so but what do you think guys? For example, the best countries to find good companies are USA, Canada, England, Scotland, ...