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Questions tagged [compensation]

Questions relating to receiving a reward, usually monetary, for the tasks one has completed or a situation one has endured.

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How do you reconcile a slightly lower salary with a lot of time off?

I am in a specialty position within my company and I just finished our yearly review process where I received very high marks. But I'm wondering how you can reconcile a slightly lower salary (per ...
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Is it bad form to ask for relocation compensation after having received contract?

I remember taking on the phone to HR, they told me the general terms of the offer, then asked if I'd like to clarify anything. At the time, I couldn't think of anything particular. Now that I've ...
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Planning business trip while looking to quit

I recently joined company X. They want to send me on a business trip for training for a few weeks overseas (standard for all new hires), and are coordinating with me to plan this trip. They will soon ...
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How to estimate a fair compensation for BYOD laptop?

I'm in a company that let me choose between a corporate, or a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) laptop. The laptop is my main work tool (web development). I am keen on using my own laptop, however, I ...
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Internship: Should I Ask For Relocation Compensation

I've carefully worded my request as such: "As you know, I'm based in X and moving to Y for 3 months would entail non-trivial relocations costs. I was just wondering if I could have some information ...
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Asking For Equity 2 Years Later

I started working at a startup almost 2 years ago. I was brought on part-time. During negotiations I opted for a higher hourly rate as I needed the money and the management structure was questionable (...
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Two roles in a company like a developer i.c.w. system administrator tasks

I work for a small company. Less then 20 employee's. Occasionally, my employer wants me to do system administrator tasks because the company doesn't have a system administrator. When doing system ...
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In Germany: Covering the costs of a job interview when the candidate rejects an offer

If a job seeker goes to a job interview some hundred km away and gets a job offer following the interview, which she rejects (for whatever reason - personal or professional - but not related to the ...
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Can I short a company stock when I intend to accept a job offer? [closed]

Let's say I have a job offer from a public company where a significant part of my compensation is in stock. I like the company and the position but I'm concerned that their stock is overvalued. Now, I'...
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Should hourly employees be compensated for work events?

My friend works for a company that employs some hourly and some salary employees. They are going to be having a semi-optional (people are strongly encouraged to go) team-building work event in which ...
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Leaving the company, won't be paid for summertime forced overtime [closed]

So the situation is,I'm leaving my company in three weeks as I was very underpaid for my experience and I found a fairly good opportunity. Even though I want to do it gracefuly, the situation is ...
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How much equity compensation can I expect from a preseed startup? [closed]

I am a software engineer with more than 6 years of experience and currently finishing my degree at UC Berkeley. I joined the team as a full stack and data science engineer. There are four other guys ...
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Is it unwise to mention alternative job openings to a potential employer?

After I sent my resume, my prospective employer asked me what salary I'm looking for. I thought it might be good to reinforce my requested range by saying that there's an opening at my current work ...
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Being made redundant- is it appropriate to ask for compensation?

I have been in my current Software Developer role for just over a year. The company is a small one- 7 employees in total, 5 full time & 2 part time. Yesterday, the owner/ director asked to speak ...
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Using job interview offers to negotiate fairer wage at current employer [duplicate]

In the past I've been burned by an employer with stagnant wages. After 8 years with this otherwise good company, I left that employer and am nearing my 3 year review with my current employer. My wage ...
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I have reason to believe that my very competent coworker is being severely underpaid - any tactful way to tell a boss?

I am located in United States. I have a coworker who is senior to me (in that, if my title is "Blah", his title is literally "Senior Blah"). This morning he made a comment about job postings for a ...
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How to ask for a raise in exchange for revoking a stock option grant?

About 6 months ago, I started a role at a mid-stage tech startup. As part of my compensation, I got around $50,000 of options, a pretty typical amount for my role, experience, and the size and stage ...
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I was not awarded my first bonus, and without even a discussion [closed]

I am a regular SE user but for reasons of privacy I am required to post this anonymously with a new account. This question is a question about communication with my superiors. Facts Last year I was ...
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Is it OK to sell swag? [closed]

I received a piece of swag from my employer; all employees received it. It's branded with the company logo. I have no use for it; neither does my wife. As far as I can tell, the item actually ...
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Salary re-negotiation after accepting job offer [duplicate]

I accepted a job offer with Company X. However, the process took significantly longer almost a year and my circumstances changed. I got another exciting opportunity with good compensation. I am still ...
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Can my new employer stop me from talking about salary? [closed]

Some background: I worked at a small startup in Utah for the last year and half. We were recently acquired, and we were told that we'd have our offer letters sent to us and that we could negotiate ...
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What's the best way to ask if an internship is paid or not when applying?

I am currently a student living in Canada. During my summers, I have the opportunity to apply for summer internships. In my home province, it is illegal to to offer unpaid internships, but after some ...
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raises promised in offer letter not given

So I got an interesting offer from a company back in 2015 that I accepted. According to the offer letter I was to get raises every six months. Quoting it, If you choose to make a five year ...
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Moving from San Francisco office to work remotely from Tahoe area, and my employer wants to cut my pay [duplicate]

I've been with my non-profit organization, based in San Francisco, for three years. In October, I informed my supervisor that I am planning on moving to the Tahoe area in mid-December. The move is ...
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Natural disaster victim. Boss took away vacation/PTO on that basis. What do to? [closed]

Someone I know, let's call her "Alice", is on the receiving end of the following situation, and I'd like to become better informed before providing my opinion. This is in the US. Alice is an exempt ...
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Is it wise to accept compensation in alternative currency? [closed]

Given the current hype with Bitcoin, I was wondering if it would be wise to accept compensation in alternative currencies? Are there any concerns to consider?
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Ten weeks into a contract-to-hire and company wants to cut out the “to hire” part [duplicate]

I accepted a position through a recruiting agency and was told that I would be a contractor for no more than four months, at which point I would become a salaried employee, receive a substantial pay ...
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penalization for taking vacation [closed]

I recently learned that a new policy means that vacation time and sick time in my office is counted against our 'utilization' goal (time spent on productive work). As such, if a member of my team ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for additional compensation when being asked to postpone leaving?

I already have a contract signed for a permanent position with another firm, have announced my resignation and gave my standard two-weeks notice to my current employer. The day after my resignation, ...
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How can I effectively negotiate compensation at the end of a contract-to-hire period?

I am employed by a consulting firm that contracts me out to a company I work at daily. I am a full employee, benefits, 401(k), the works. The contract allows me to be hired directly by the daily ...
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Performance incentive in offer letter

I have received the offer letter from a company recently. In the section pertaining to Performance Incentive following is mentioned Performance Based Incentive Over and above the basic salary, you ...
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Compensation based on Tasks vs Hours for Intern [closed]

I am working as software engineer at a small startup in SF. I'm paid by the hour but am wondering if this is the best way to be compensated for my time/work. I feel like at times because I am paid ...
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My old company forgot to stop my restaurant card contract

I was working in a company where we had a meal card that had 7 euros each day credited so we could buy our meals with it. After I quit the company, I continued using the card with the intent of ...
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How to phrase that “I am not paid in the summer”? [closed]

I work in academia. The way contracts work (in most of the USA) is that you are on a 9 month contract and have the summer free with no salary. This means that you officially have not duties in the ...
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Should i pay for transportation after work time

Recently I and my team leader had meeting with a client. We used public transport to get to clients place. I don't have any public transport pass, so my company provided me with one ticket. Meeting ...
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Boss asked me to come in an hour early for some training, should that be compensated?

I'm starting my first day as a lifeguard tomorrow (first job) and my boss asked me to come in just under an hour early to go over a few things with regards to lifeguarding at this company. I have ...
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How to negotiate additional compensation for completing a “hard” project? [duplicate]

Some months ago, my employer told me it would be nice if the devices we develop would have 4G network compatibility. These devices are quite old now and need newer options for data transmission. I am ...
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Can I renegotiate an internship salary if the location changes and I have to pay a more expensive rent?

I am a college student and this summer I am working for a tech startup. I am a full stack web development engineer that performs what I consider a fairly high skill job. When I agreed to work with ...
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Employer doesn't want to pay me because I took longer than estimated to finish the work

I work as a junior programmer in Slovakia. This is my first job and I have been with the company for less than a year. This month I was working on a feature that was estimated to take about 1 week ...
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Should I ask for travel expenses for an interview after not being offered a job?

I'm a contracting software tester, and looking to return to permanent work. During a 12 week period of unemployment, a London-based Financial Technology start-up found my CV and invited me for an ...
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How much compensation should I ask for, when I prepared to move out of state, but employer changed plans 3 days before I was supposed to leave [closed]

My employer asked me to move my family out to Chicago for 4 months to run a project for them. Then 3 days before I was going to leave they decided to change their plan. I found housing in Chicago that ...
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Guidelines for what to charge for a contract gig

I'm a software developer. I have come across an opportunity for a short-term (less than a month) contract gig with a public university. At my regular job I make around $35/hour plus a typical, ...
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Negotiating tech consulting compensation as a student [duplicate]

I am now a full-time student, but I took some time off of my degree and worked full-time as a software engineer at a U.S. tech company for a low-100k salary. I was contacted by an executive at the ...
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Licensing percentage for supervisor [closed]

Two years ago, I was hired by a university to develop a software system. They had worked on it for five years, but only in a very low priority mode, so all they had was a database layout that was ...
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Downgraded on company-paid flight - who gets compensated?

While traveling for work, I was downgraded from business class to economy class. The airline will have to compensate me for this change, in cash, vouchers, or miles. Am I personally entitled to this ...
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Interview question: What do you want?

I am a software engineer and I usually get this question and the end of a long interview process. After hours of tough technical sessions, by the end of the day I'm ready to go home and decompress. ...
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How can I persuade my boss to let me compensate for his expenses?

Today my boss said that he spent quite a lot of money talking to me over the phone (~ $200), but he noticed it after a few months. I used a SIM card from another region, and the calls were ~10 times ...
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Posting health insurance details online

I need to select between two different health plans at my new employer and I'm not entirely clear on the difference between them. Is there any issue with posting the details online (on a Q&A site, ...
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What's the goal of an ESPP for the employer?

Some employers have an employee stock purchase plan, this typically allows employees to buffer some percentage of their salary for a number of months and then convert that money to shares at some ...
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Is it normal for companies to provide a relocation allowance? [closed]

I have just accepted my first job abroad and I will have to move around various AirBnB and hostel forms of accommodation for the first few months as I do not have enough money saved up to pay for the ...