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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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If my employer pays for my certification test and provides access to learning resources, can they force a non-compete?

If I allow my employer to pay for my Linux Academy subscription and I use that to gain the knowledge for not only doing the job I was hired for and to obtain certifications, can they claim rights or ...
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Is it reasonable to negotiate adding “senior” to a job title?

I have an offer for a Ph.D.-level research job from a top company. The compensation package is attractive, but I'm thinking about whether I should negotiate the job title. From my research, roles ...
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Workplace compensation backtracking when considering salary [on hold]

I started working at company X 8 months ago as a software developer, after graduating from university. I was working with no problems and hearing only praise. The company underwent a new compensation ...
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Misclassified as part-time when working full-time

Background: Working in the US in Wisconsin. Started at Company X as part-time (9am - 2pm) Transitioned to full-time hours (9am - 5pm) Recently discovered that I was still classified as a part-time ...
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how much in terms of % should I add to contract job comparing with a normal permanent role? [closed]

Contract job have its own risk which I have to quantify in terms of additional % on top of normal compensation. How much should I add in compare with permanent role?
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Asked about compensation history?

I have been going through the hiring process with a company in the banking industry (in the UK). As part of the process HR are asking for my compensation history - base salary, bonus & other cash ...
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Asked about working overtime in startup interview, no overtime pay or equity?

I'm currently in the interview process to work at a mid-size startup which has been operating for 4 years and with 50-100 employees. One of the questions they asked me in the interview was along the ...
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Overtime compensation; recuperation days or money? [closed]

I'm a developer in Belgium. We had to work during the full week-end but will get either recuperation days or money as a compensation. What is the most advantageous to take? Bonus question: I have ...
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Why do directors still get severance packages if they are terminated for not doing their job? [closed]

Why do CEOs or Directors get a large compensation upon termination, while employees who are caught (for example sleeping during work) get nothing? Was there an unconditional contract that allowed ...
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Light fire under employer's feet for delayed (“promised”) promotion

I'm currently working in Toronto, Canada; as the highest-seniority engineer ("Senior Engineer IV") in Canada for a large US-based engineering firm. I've been working with this company for about 2 ...
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How much bargaining power do I have for an entry-level position?

I've read quite a few posts about how to cleverly negotiate salary and compensation package after securing an offer. However, as an entry-level job seeker (master degree plus 1.5-year experience), how ...
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Compensation for saving large sums of money

I am on the brink of saving my current employer approximately $2 million per year is it appropriate to ask for some type of monetary compensation beyond my salary?
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How do I represent a senior position at a company without discrete job titles?

Every software engineer* at the company that I work at has the job title "Software Engineer". We do have numerical engineering levels, but they are private to the engineer and to managers. Sharing ...
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Reimbursement for damages to personal laptop while using it for work?

Unfortunately my personal MacBook's screen broke at work (fell off the table by accident). Now, I have been at this company (a startup) for 18 months and at the time my boss was keen on me using my ...
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What should I do about pay disparity? [duplicate]

I just started a software job right out of school and have only been here a couple months. I found out another new hire with my same title and similar academic background (statistics for me, cognitive ...
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How to politely refuse a startup's equity? [closed]

Hypothetical situation: I received an attractive job offer from a startup, which includes a salary of x and equity that the startup values (let's say fairly) at y. y is a non-trivial sum; x+y is a ...
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High income and difficulty during interviews

I'm interviewing for a new job. My income is 20-30% higher than average. The immediate reaction is usually 10-15 seconds of silence. The delayed reaction is usually: They won't call me back, or ...
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Can I resign with only compensation letter and no offer letter in hand

I have received compensation letter with compensation details from an MNC. i have not received offer letter yet. I have not received any document regarding company rules and joining date. HR has ...
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Can I ask to be paid in equity?

Say I have a job offer from a company. They say they'll pay me X dollars a month. Can I negotiate to be paid fewer dollars but instead some equity? Is it appropriate to even ask? Does the answer to ...
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Should I ask for an extra raise?

I am currently working with a contract that is one and a half years long (as a software engineer). When I interviewed for my position I was offered a 7-7-8 contract system with, if everything goes ...
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How to negotiate contract-to-hire offer with startup?

I just got offered a contract with potential to full-time for a tech startup ( < 10 people), no 3rd party recruitment firm. I was sent an informal offer over e-mail which said 10-15 hrs/wk for $45-$...
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HELP! I shared a confidential offer letter from job A with another company (job b). Will I lose my offer? [closed]

I recently was given a very generous offer from a well known company (Company A) that I was thrilled to get. At the same time, I was interviewing with job B, which was taking some time, even after ...
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Ended up with (almost) worthless equity, what to do?

I signed with a company which at that time was private, and I got stock options as part of my comp, which vest over the next four years. In the time between my signing and my starting date, the ...
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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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App startup founder wants my help to solve urgent software engineering problem affecting considerable percent of users - says will give a token sum [closed]

App startup founder wants my help to solve urgent software engineering problem that affects a considerable percentage of users - Says will give a token sum. It is a problem that the founder's in-...
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Approach to Performance Reviews to get accurate grades

We have recently come-up with a structure to grade the overall performance of our employees. The structure involves the employees having a grade in certain qualities which are grouped into our company ...
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Broaching Subject of Fair Compensation

I technically have two positions at my workplace. One which I am paid hourly and conforms fairly to State/Federal laws. The other pays by batch (its making dough). For every batch of dough I make and ...
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Compensation for working overtime on Saturdays

I work in an American infrastructure firm based in India. We work on both American and Indian projects. My Indian client works on Saturday while our company does not. Because of the clients, I also ...
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How should I re-negotiate the compensation for internship? [closed]

I am a 2nd year MBA student with about 2 years of work experience. Recently I had to join this company for a 4-month internship because it is part of the syllabus of the MBA program. Anyway I am ...
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Company not paying my last paycheck, what do I do?

I was recently let go from my job. Their HR advised they would like both parties to leave on good terms. However, I have not received my last paycheck that was legally supposed to be provided to me in ...
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Moving forward as a new CTO for students

I have been the single developer of a 3 man start-up for about 1,5 years and have recently acquired two students, both are engineering students in their 1st and 2nd year of bachelor-studies. This is ...
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Intern applicant asking for compensation equivalent to that of permanent employee

A company posted a requirement for an internship position for 3 months. They got an application for the same but during the interview it was found that the applicant already is well versed with the ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a higher hourly wage as an intern?

I have done an 8 month intern term (software dev). For the first four months, I was payed 23, and for the remaining four months, I was payed 23.5 Another company is going to hire me soon (the gap ...
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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 ...