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Is it ethical for me to ask my manager to change my work location?

I am working for a company which is based out of a different city, I have moved to the city and it has been 2 months and more since I have moved here. I am not able to adjust to this new place and ...
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Manager verbally lied about year end bonus targets. Do I have any recourse? [closed]

First off: I know I was too naive and should not have believed anything I didn't get in writing. During my salary negotiation when joining my current employer I received a verbal offer of "x€ per ...
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Should I inquire about my missing bonus?

For some context I work in software development and have been doing so at the same company for the past 5 years. Last year we were handed a bonus at the end of the year for our good work and were &...
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Annual bonus changed this year. Is there anything I can do about it?

I have been with the same company for 19 years. We receive annual bonuses. We have to do performance reviews quarterly and our bonuses reflect our performance, etc. This year, my bonus has decreased ...
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Incentives to IT Engineers completing certifications successfully

I have a team of 6 IT engineers and would like to establish a good incentive model for them. At the current state we are paying an amount to each certification acquired. Is there any other way the ...
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What to do when I'm being asked by my boss to do something morally wrong

There is a company bonus program which only certain individuals above a certain level are eligible for. This year, because of good performance, the company would have to pay out a huge bonus. The ...
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Can my employer change the terms of my compensation in my employement contract, and do I have to agree with it? [closed]

Location: Ontario, Canada. I'm current a full time employee at a small company in Ontario, Canada. My employment contract states that my yearly salary is X, and that I'm entitled to a bonus every year,...
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Concern about bonus when putting my notice [closed]

I got a better job offer in another city, and I have to move there by starting of next month, which is 01/02/2023. On the other hand, my current employer announced the bonus date will be paid by 19/01/...
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Some coworkers are committing to work overtime for a 1% bonus. How can I best opt out of this?

I'm part of a massive death march project that really seems unlikely to be finished in shorter than six months. The company has announced a 1% bonus for everyone if this particular project is ...
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How to approach salary negotiations when there's a verbal promise of annual bonuses?

I've just been given a job offer, and the quoted salary is ~10% below what I'd like. They've verbally told me that I could expect a 10-15% annual bonus based on performance. If that's the case and I ...
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Would it be fair to ask my new employer to increase sign-on bonus because of delayed start date?

The employer I accepted an offer from on March 3rd, with a start date of April 4th, offers new out-of-state employees one of two options for relocation assistance due to mandatory on-site policies: $...
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Rejecting A Signing Bonus - How To Avoid Red Flags?

Context is North America, Information Technology. When applying for jobs in the current market, signing bonuses are becoming more prevalent. These typically come with a tenure-based clawback clause, ...
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Bonus pool cut via collective punishment for not completing training

All employees of the company I work at have been instructed to complete certain internal training. It is easy to complete, and shouldn't cause a problem for any individual. We have been given about a ...
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I accepted a retention bonus but I still want to leave

TL;DR: After recently accepting a retention bonus, should I still ask to be transferred?I can give it back and I also have a backup job elsewhere. I work at a fortune 100 company and I have for over ...
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I should have been fired, my boss is sorry that I didn't get much bonus

Last month went really bad. I had a serious problem with my family, this significantly decreased my performance at workplace. My boss says, he is so sorry that I didn't get much bonus. However, I am ...
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Too little raise [duplicate]

I have been working for a company in Australia for a year now. I have achieved pretty good results in this year, and my manager has commended me in front of others several times. Today, he voluntarily ...
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Bonus agreement vs shares

I am in negotiations with a company about a full-time job. Instead of 10% shares however, they are proposing a bonus agreement where I would get dividends and if the company is sold, a bonus equal to ...
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Can a company ask for or force you to return your bonus?

I work for a UK building materials manufacturer. Whilst sales were slower than normal over the last 12 months (for obvious reasons) and we didn't get our regular annual bonus, we are getting a small &...
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Asking current employer to match external offer [duplicate]

I worked with current employer for more than 8 years. The only reason I looked outside is that the industry standard pay package includes performance based bonus which could potentially be 10x my ...
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Business etiquette on responding to bonus email from CEO

I am a student and have been working part-time in a company. I have never received an increase in my hourly rate, but I received an email from CEO saying that they give me a bonus of $500 from the ...
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If I quit my job, will I lose my retroactive salary increase? [closed]

Background: I want to quit my job and leave to another company and I haven't told my current company anything yet. Everything at the new company is locked in, but the start time is flexible and they ...
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Vesting terminology/terms for salary negotiation (how much is my vesting REALLY worth?) [closed]

I'm in late stage negotiations with a new employer (current employer suddenly started going downhill, despite being a Fortune 500 company; abusive, rescinding benefits, cancelling bonuses, etc. Rather ...
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How to interpret reduced retention bonus offer

Our workplace tends to use retention bonuses as part of the total salary package for most employees. I've just received my bonus offer for this year, and it is substantially lower than in previous ...
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Ask when sign-on bonus will be paid

I have recently secured an internship position, and I was offered a salary rate for the duration as well as a signing bonus. I received the offer around October last year, with a start date during the ...
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How to negotiate at your current company? [duplicate]

My questions are: What do managers and companies care about in deciding whether or not to award a raise? What does a successful internal negotiation for a raise look like within (most companies) from ...
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Employer burned me; Should I hint that I'm leaving so people aren't laid-off needlessly?

About 18 months back I made a case to my employer that I should be promoted to a higher level of engineer, "principal engineer", as I was already doing the work of one for about 6 months ...
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Can't your boss just sign a contract promising a raise or a bonus at some future date?

It seems a too common situation I read here and other places where the boss promise a bonus or a raise in exchange of employee retention and/or other things, and then backs down when it is time pay. ...
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My manager (with a history of reneging on bonuses) is offering a future bonus to make me stay. How can I make sure I'll actually get it?

I work at a small family-office hedge fund and recently the last analyst quit making me the only remaining analyst. As such, the portfolio manager/partner immediately called me to discuss my ...
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How to deal with a vengeful boss

I have a question. I now have to undergo a punishment due to a situation that happened with a client of mine. My boss said that i did not give the client the correct solution or complete the ...
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Patent applications upon leaving a company

I'm working in a large tech company in the US. I want to know in a top tech company, what will usually happen to our submitted patents when we leave the company? What happens to the bonus and the ...
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Cost Centre to Profit Centre: How to personally gain

I am a Software Engineer in a very Sales focussed company. Software Engineers are Cost Centres, Sales are Profit Centres. A product I built and own now accounts for sizeable chunk of the company's ...
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Should I ask for reimbursement of unclaimable vacation prize after being terminated as severance pay?

I was just terminated from my position at a tech company in Canada. During the holiday Christmas party, I won a draw for some kind of all-inclusive vacation to be reimbursed as a taxable benefit by ...
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Asking for a bonus increase for my top performance in one-to-one performance review?

I am going to have a one-to-one meeting with my manager on my yearly performance review. During the past year, some work that I have done has made a very significant contribution to the company, and ...
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Dubious Bonus Offer

During the past year I have put in a lot of effort towards a particular project that I have been assigned. My effort has paid off and I have had a great performance review with which I am really happy ...
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Is it normal for project-based employees to not receive a 13th month pay?

I've been working for over 5 months now as a project-based junior developer(waiting for regularization). It's my first job, and I'm new to the industry. I don't know much how things work around. ...
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Self organizing bonuses?

My manager is a huge fan of agile, and is always talking about how great it is. Today he called a meeting and said that he's giving us an excellent opportunity to practice "self-organizing" within ...
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Should I ask for bonus for work I've already done?

My company gives out project-based annual bonus at the end of each year, and I'm (probably) about to quit. Should I ask for my bonus for the projects I've already completed this year?
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How to determine a reasonable bonus when signing a fixed-term contract? [closed]

(This question is actually for a friend, so I don't know exactly all details). Background: Full time engineer at a large multi-national company. Making about 85k/year after 3.5 years with company. ...
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How to deal with not being held to the same standards as co-workers?

I work as a secondary public school teacher. II am being held to higher standards than other staff. This is not just my own observation, but several other co-workers have pointed this out, as I got in ...
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Small business - cheapskate owners

I work for a small business and the owners are pretty cheap. Every year we get bonus and a small raise, but compared to the profit they makes, it's pretty negligible considering the fact that there ...
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How does being on a PIP affect my relocation bonus and future business trip?

Last year, I moved to a different state of the US to start a new job. The company gave me a signing bonus to assist with the relocation. If I leave the company within 2 years of starting, my offer ...
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Bonus calculation: Am I making a mountain out of a molehill?

Every manager in my company gets a yearly bonus, based on past year performance. The bonus can range from 0% to 200% of a month's salary. The main catch is that there is a fixed budget for each ...
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Bonus error in my favor [closed]

I'm working in Europe for a big multinational company. I was promoted last year, with an increase on my base salary and bonus. I recently received my bonus for last year. However my company just told ...
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Should I negotiate an increase after being skipped on this years raise cycle?

This is my first time asking on stack, so I appreciate any help. Here's my situation: I was hired as junior software engineer right out of college, where I was basically on a 1 year trial period in ...
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I didn't get as much bonus as Manager promised: I think he lied to me

Some months ago my previous manager left and now I report to someone else who is in another country. Two months ago I had the opportunity of meeting him in person, we had a meeting and he promised me ...
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Best Way to Ask for my Referral Bonus

I'm working for a company that has an Employee Referral Bonus. Four months ago I referred a colleague and he was hired on. I'm looking for the best way to ask for the referral bonus stated in the ...
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Business sale payout mess [closed]

The small company I work for is potentially about to be sold (in the UK). I was meant to be getting share options sorted out, but was told that by the time they got around to sorting it out it would ...
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Is it too late to ask for a signing bonus?

A few weeks ago I accepted a job offer. Because I'd been out of work a long time and have a lot of debt, I considered asking for a signing bonus, but my spouse was afraid that trying to negotiate ...
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Should I return my bonus after resigning?

Situation: Awaiting final offer from another job before I hand in my resignation to my current job. I just received a bonus from my boss (to be paid tomorrow). Dilemma: Should I give the bonus back ...
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Should the provision of year end bonus in a job be mentioned in the Job contract?

After a series of successful interviews with a German company in Munich, I was first communicated a job offer through email with Salary = X Base salary + Y(Yearly Bonus based on company's success or ...
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