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

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What should I get paid for if I can't work due to circumstances outside of my control? [closed]

I just started working for a California-based company, as an employee. They flew me to Oklahoma to install some equipment. However, one of the two trucks with required equipment broke down and didn't ...
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Does It Make Sense to Continue as a Tech Lead Here? [closed]

A year and a half ago, I joined an engineering organization strictly as an individual contributor. About two or three months later, I was given the role of "tech lead". This involves ...
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During the interview process, what are the benefits of a "No Negotiation" policy?

I'm applying for a Software Engineering Manager (EM) at a US company. During the first interview I was told the company has a "No Negotiation" policy, which is a novel concept to me. It ...
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Weekend travel meal reimbursement denied

I recently was on a work trip that was planned to span 12 days. The location is about 3.5 hours from home and multiple members of the team would be driving up across different days. We had an Airbnb ...
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PTO listed as monetary amount in my offer, contributing to my final salary figure. Shouldn't it be paid on top of my normal salary?

I was recently promoted at my workplace and went from hourly to salary with what seems like a nice pay bump. However, I am regretting not asking these questions that I'm now thinking about post ...
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Employer asks to be ready for potential weekend work

Question: Can I ask for compensation for reserving my weekend for potential weekend work? This seems to be a gray zone, since this is not a on-call duty given that I know the day before I have to work ...
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Interviewing for a job: when to ask about compensation?

The problem: there are significant problems with my current employment: the project and myself have been moved to a new organization, there is no clear project ownership, governance and funding are ...
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What can I do if my previous company is ignoring my vested shares exercise request?

I worked for a company for 1.5yrs & during that time I earned ‘vested share options’ based on my length of service. The company let me go a month ago & is now ignoring my exercise request for ...
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Received offer but stock options subject to board approval

I received a job offer from a startup. Part of my compensation is supposed to consist of stock options. I have received a signed contract from the company but the contract only mentions the cash part ...
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How to ask about total compensation alignment before final interview round

I have just been offered a half-day final round for a job that I'm quite interested in taking. However, in order to not waste my time or theirs, I want to make sure we are aligned on compensation ...
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How to handle changing compensation policies and employee expectations

This is a story I heard from an acquaintance, and I was wondering how I would handle it if I were the boss in this situation. The organization used to have a policy of giving employees a salary ...
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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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How can I give feedback to a job I can't afford to leave right now?

I am in the USA. The long and the short of it: I work for the government. My office has massive turnover for employees that have worked there less than three years. Most employees have been here 15+ ...
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HR asks employees to use 5 of their PTO days during Christmas closure - red flag?

During an HR interview for a software engineer role (first tier above new grad) with a prominent international software company with over 500 employees, I was told: Our company offers new US ...
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HR/Talent Acquisition not responding after sending renegotiation email

I have accepted an offer on Jan 10, and my last working day in my present organization is in 3 weeks. I contacted the HR who was responsible for my case around Feb 3 on phone to discuss if I can ...
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Salary payout internationally

Some background: I am from Norway and have recently been abroad to Germany for work that initially was supposed to last 6 months, and there was issues with the pay remuneration to my Norwegian account....
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Only 10% of the shares for employees

I am in negotiations with a startup to join them as the 5th employee. The current offer includes 0.3% of the shares, which I thought it was low. When I sent them my counter offer asking for more, they ...
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Employee asking compensation for working extra hours back in 1 year

I am a manager and one of my direct report surprised me in the end of the year. She told me she worked ~120 hours extra throughout this year and asking for some form of compensation. This was the ...
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How to ask to be paid same salary for same job title

I know this is an audacious first question, I hope someone(s) will be willing to help. I need to write a letter to my supervisor to this effect: I want to be paid equally. For many years now I have ...
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Asking for a salary cap adjustment

I'm in the healthcare industry. I've worked for my company for over 30 years and I've been in my current position for over 20 years. I feel I possess a wealth of knowledge and I'm the only one in a ...
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Normal to get paid based on only years worked rather than output?

I'm a software developer based in the U.S. I've been with a company for a few years. I have 8 years of work experience, but I'm doing the work that someone with 15-20 years would typically do. My ...
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How to negotiate a very large salary increase?

I am a C# developer, I consider myself to be on the higher end of mid-level, but my salary is very low for this, I'd estimate it's about on par with a decently paid entry level position. However, My ...
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Everyone in my department has left, what do I do?

I joined a growing startup (between 50-100 employees) a few months ago. Since I joined, the two other employees in my department have left and our manager has left. Main reason being they wanted more ...
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Does the revenue/margin sharing work?

I am trying to get some insights regarding potential gross margin sharing approach for a hardware company. Company sells hardware to consumers, it is already profitable. Engineers are scarce and ...
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Can I legally be compensated by 2 companies for providing the same product to both companies?

I am compensated a salary for running a business and my duties include signing on new customers. Some customers require services that require me to bring in subcontractors. I mark up and bill the ...
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Asking for compensation for signing NDA?

I work at a company and was asked to sign a NDA/CA (non disclosure agreement/confidentiality agreement). There is no expiry date (indefinite) as long as the knowledge doesnt become public knowledge. ...
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How should I navigate an unfair compensation situation?

Background: I am a former web developer professional who never earned a degree. I developed medical issues that were originally thought to be life altering and enrolled in a college to complete a ...
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Is there a way to politely tell a recruiter that their company can’t afford me?

I’m a staff-level software engineer at a big tech company (think FAANG), which pays very well. I recently got emailed by a recruiter from a smaller company, a long-running but still fairly small ...
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Should I give HR/Employer my desired salary before my annual review?

Human Resources gave me a review template document which I'm to fill out with my accomplishments and desired compensation, and hand back in to them for critique before it goes to the boss before my ...
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Job offer with equity from a startup - what to look for?

I'm in talks with a startup founder about a job, pretty much a CTO role. At the moment it's only 3 people there, I would be the 4th one. It's all running off the founder's pocket now, he says he's got ...
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How to keep up with overperforming coworker [closed]

I work in the IT/software department of a small company. When I was hired there was no formal performance, salary review process within the company, so I requested in my offer letter to have a formal ...
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What is an appropriate compensation structure for freelancing for an early-stage startup?

I was approached by a startup to do some work developing their product. They do not have revenue or funding yet and offered to pay a “market” salary for a contract period that would be 100% deferred ...
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Removing the weekends from the month and then calculating the salary

I am working in a 3-5 people startup & the way my employer calculates the salary is a new way which I have never seen before. He basically first removes the weekends (Sat & Sun) from the month ...
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Can I avoid burning bridges while resigning (at a critical time) [duplicate]

About a half year ago, my department lead verbally promised me a promotion to "principal developer", which comes with a pay raise and lots of perks. When annual reviews came up in October I ...
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Former Coworkers Keep Sending Me Small Requests for Tech Help, How to Respond?

I worked for two years at a themed entertainment company as a designer/developer. I worked on a lot of complicated projects using custom electronics and/or microcontroller firmware. I did my best to ...
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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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Refusal of compensation raise / demotion? [closed]

Is there an HR perspective I could ask for by refusing a raise or again requesting a demotion? I was just informed I am being awarded a raise of several thousand dollars. This came as quite a shock as ...
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I feel I'm not being compensated fairly after a long tenure. How do I judge if I am right, and what can I do about it?

I'm a full-stack software developer, and I've been working at a company for 4 years, ever since I graduated from university. I'm being paid a competitive salary, and have lots of room for growth. ...
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Staffing agency says I won't get paid to pick up equipment required by client. Should I push back?

I just got placed through a staffing agency, in the state of California. I'm expected to drive to a client's location and pick up some equipment to use to work from home for the duration of the ...
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Employees quitting soon after being denied promotion/raise

In our company I've noticed a pattern that about 2 months after someone asks for a promotion or raise and does not get it, they are out the door. Is this the expected result of employees being denied ...
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On an hourly basis, do supervisors typically make more than staff? [closed]

I work in the United States in the medical laboratory field and staff is paid hourly, while supervisors are paid salary. However, the salary difference is minimal, and supervisors routinely work more ...
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Compensation to start-up employees upon company's exit

Start-up I am working for is being acquired. What compensation should I expect not including equity I was given when joined the company, if any? And if I am offered such compensation, how can I ...
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Why the disparity between raises within a company and raises when changing companies?

In software engineering it is common knowledge that you can expect a more significant raise when changing jobs than when getting a raise at your current job. This has been confirmed in my own personal ...
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Bringing up compensation question first when previous relationship exists

I am interviewing at a large corporation (a famous cellphone/design company). I am at the point where they say they definitely want to move forward (and asking all kinds of paperwork related questions)...
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Unfair to ask for food comp as we are going through coronavirus?

When working from office we had free lunches. Because of coronavirus we're working from home. Today I asked my manager if I can have food compensation now that the office is closed. He says he'd ...
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My employer is attempting to force me to take on more work for less wages than the previous employee

I work for a Construction Company. One of the managers has recently left the company and my line manager offered the job to me. Previously when he was off, the workload was covered almost entirely ...
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Should I expect a raise after completion of a CPIM?

I currently work within the supply chain department of a relatively large child company to a major corporation. I came into my role by working hard, learning quickly, and being noticed by global and ...
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Promised big promotion; new hire might get it instead; help please

I've been working with my current company for 7 years, and have received 2 promotions (i.e. from coop student, to engineer, to intermediate engineer). There are only two more levels in my company (...
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Flying out to an interview but not attending

Recently a company contacted me for recruiting purposes. However, I have previously worked at this company and been fired under very questionable circumstances, and yet they are trying to recruit me ...
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Negotiating an Offer: Salary vs. Equity + Signing Bonus. Help!

I'm thrilled to have received an offer I'm excited really excited about with a great company this past week. This is my first job out of graduate school, so I'm new to the whole negotiation thing. ...
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