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Are there any disadvantages to taking my employer's increased offer, even if I am likely to leave soon?

My employer is about to make me a new offer, giving me a promotion and a raise. Based on what I've heard unofficially, it's good but lower than what I was hoping for (and they know this). Meanwhile, ...
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Is it reasonable to have multiple senior developers, but no juniors/mid-level developers?

I work in a company with 2 other developers. We typically don't work as a team, just independently on various projects. One developer has been here for 20 years and the other for 7. They both have the ...
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Moving in a few months and not sure what to tell my current employer [on hold]

I've lived away from my family for almost 10 years now and I want to move close to them when my current lease ends in a few months. Right now I am working as a software engineer and I think my salary ...
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Asking for a Raise [duplicate]

I have been working for this startup company for almost two years with no pay increase. I was the 3rd employee on, we now are over 110. Since I started I have received greater responsibility and now ...
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15 months at job, admittedly being underpaid by supervisors. No raise expected for 6-8 months due to budget. What points should I address in followup? [duplicate]

Been with the company 15 months in an expanding capacity since I first started working, new duties and responsibilities etc. Supervisors have agreed that I'm being underpaid, but cannot increase ...
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Did I asked for a raise and handled the response correctly? [duplicate]

TL;DR I am doing very well at my current position, exceeding expectations and delivering on a daily basis work equal in complexity to Senior Engineers work. I have received compliments from both my ...
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My manager quit. Should I agree to defer wage increase to accommodate budget concerns?

I am a junior developer for a medium-sized firm in the UK and my manager recently left leaving me as the only person on my team. I have discussed a promotion and wage increase with my new line manager ...
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Should I ask for a raise for myself AND another manager?

Small Business of 40 employees. I am #2 person in charge (under the owner). I was given a raise a year an a half ago of 10%, however, the owner asked that I would not ask for another raise for 2 years....
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delayed payment of raise after leaving work [closed]

I am leaving a current company and my manager notified me that i got raise starting June. My last day is August 13Th. My manager said they are late with payments but it will be backdated. Am i still ...
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Show resume when asking for raise?

I've been working with a company for a couple of years now; Things are generally okay, but I'm starting to contemplate looking for a change or an improvement somewhere... Either a higher salary, ...
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Is unspent vacation time a good argument in pay negotiations?

In job interviews, discussing vacation time (PTO) is not too clever: it signals you are thinking about time not spent for the company. Does this consequently make it an excellent topic discussing ...
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Is it wrong to justify your salary based on your colleagues' ones? [duplicate]

It’s bit lengthy but I think I need to do an introduction: Two years ago I took a job and got a contract with a certain salary that at the time seemed ok. I wasn’t sure about how much I should ask at ...
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The company moved offices. OK to ask for a raise? [closed]

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. The company I work for has moved to a new location, and has increased my commute times and expenses. Is it unreasonable to ask for a raise due to the ...
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What are the legally required costs to the employer when giving a raise?

I intend to ask for a fairly substantial raise near the end of the year, but before I do so, I want to ensure that I've considered all the legally required costs to my employer before making my ...
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Expressing gratitude for a raise

I love my job but I've been looking at other opportunities because I know I'm underpaid. A few months ago, my manager had a very open conversation with me about how much the company values me & ...
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Asking for a raise higher than the pre-allocated one

My contract states that my salary in the following year will be X, which is a ~6% monthly increase from the current one. When the time comes to renew the contract (which is shortly from now), I want ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for a cost of living/inflation raise after getting new benefits?

In February, my employer started allowing employee contributions to an RRSP with an employer match of up to $2500/year (which I am taking advantage of). This is kind of a soft raise of a not-...
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Asked for a raise three years ago, haven’t had any movement what’s next steps to take?

Several years ago, I was a UI designer/developer for a company I currently still work for (I have been there now for 7 years). I was asked to choose to either stay in my department as a UI developer ...
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When should you inform your employee that they are getting a raise

I've got a 10% raise for an employee approved, but it starts from when he is going to make 1 year with us (which is in a couple of months). But the usual compensation talks period for the whole ...
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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 to handle the claims about delay in my assigned work area, when my boss is not reporting / managing properly? [closed]

I'm from Brazil Sorry for the bad English and bad word choices. Here where I work, it's me a SQL Server DBA and there's a Senior Oracle DBA ( my boss ) and many other people but I'm focusing on me ...
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Intern got a job offer for same salary than a long term team member

I work as a software dev at a small marketing company in the Netherlands. I have been working here for 5 years and really enjoy my job. We are going to hire a new software dev, an old intern that has ...
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Communicating to employer that commitment-/retention-agreement is legally void

Background: I´m located in Germany. Four years ago, I started a master program next to work which ended two years ago. The cost for the program was $50k of which I paid half, and the other half was ...
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How to follow up on a promised raise, if at all?

I took an internal position a year-and-a-half ago that has changed immensely in scope and far more demanding in technical skill over time. The salary I accepted was OK for the role I took, but is now ...
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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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Is it ok to insist on raise negotiation via email?

I’m terrible at negotiating in person. In employee/employer reviews, it feels so awkward to me to talk about myself or my performance, and I end up just accepting what I’m told as a raise without a ...
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Raise after probation period? [closed]

I got employment offer letter yesterday. It outlines the following Monthly compensation is X amount. I will be on probation period for 3 months. Contract is valid for one year and will be ...
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Should I accept more responsibility when being granted a raise I asked because I felt underpaid?

7 months ago I landed a job as a web developer for a specific technology, it payed a little bit under the market average for the position. When I started in the new place I noticed the methodologies ...
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Can I negotiate a patent idea for a raise, under French law?

I am an electronics engineer in a medium size company (50 people) specialized in precision measurements. I work on the development of a very cool product: innovative and with good potential. The way ...
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How to tactfully negotiate a raise during my first review

Background: Just came up on my second year with my company (<50 employees) First review since I started Started "part-time" as a flexible employee from 9-2pm 3 days a week Bounced between full-...
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Asking for a 50% raise because underpaid for years [closed]

I'm 29, hired into current engineering firm 3 years ago with 2 years of experience prior. Due to the quality of the firm and number of applicants against me, I decided to offer coming on with a lower ...
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What is the best thing to do if the agreed salary set by you and team leader is not the same on the new contract?

I talked with my team leader and asked for a salary raise. We agreed on the amount of X Euros. When the new contract came the salary on the paper was X-25 Euros. I know that 25 Euros is not that ...
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Accelerating personal development for promotion in competitive environment

I'm currently competing with two other engineers for a promotion to a much higher "rank" of engineer, which would mean a large bump in salary and benefits (i.e. 30% increase in salary, better stock ...
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Unfair compensation for work done outside the team?

I am a Software Engineer living in the US with 3 years of experience. I am an expert in a particular technology T that is widely used in my company. I also speak at conferences, and have taught a ...
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Is it a normal policy to condition raise of salary to a certification?

I have never worked under a US Payroll before, this is my first time. By the end of 2017 I got my first performance review, in the letter they specified that I can only receive my new salary once I ...
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How much of a raise to ask for in a new researcher position

I am finishing my first year in a Bioinformatics research position at a hospital. I have a contract renewal meeting coming up and I'm trying to decide how much of a raise to ask for. I've read ...
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My boss does not “believe” me how good I am

I'm a Software Engineer and I think I'm very good at it, at least much better than my colleagues so recently I have asked my boss for a raise (I named a concrete number). He told me that he thinks ...
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Asked for raise - nothing but crickets?

I have been at the same company for 10 years and I am pretty happy. This year I decided to ask for a raise. I thought I performed well in the previous year (according to our customers) and so I wrote ...
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Company forcing employee to take courses outside working hours. What to do?

My friend Jim is a full-time employee at Company X. Recently, he was handed a document by the company, stating that he has to complete a number of online courses each year, in order to get the ...
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Hired in at substantially lower pay. Verbally promised raises, they aren't going to happen

I accepted a job offer 4 months ago. The pay is substantially lower (40%) than what I had been making. I was told during the hiring process that after 90 days I would receive a significant raise, and ...
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Is it better to want or need a raise?

I've been with my company for almost a year now so pay review should be coming up. However, I know my boss will most likely avoid it. He promised during my interview that after passing probation my ...
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Should I be earning a new job title or a raise for training an intern?

Background I work as a full-time mid-level web developer for a company that makes significant income. I currently make ~70-80k which is pretty middle of the line for my location. The owner of the ...
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How appropriate is it to ask for a raise while possibly quitting the job soon?

Context : I work in two companies, and I'm thinking about leaving the first one to have more time to focus on learning new technologies and a new language for the foreign country I'm planning to live ...
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Should I request a lower raise to avoid a health-insurance premium raise threshold?

At my company, per-year health-insurance premiums increase by $1044 once a salary is greater than or equal to A. A does not seem to change with time, and it is the highest value where a premium ...
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Is it worth holding off asking for my performance review?

I was originally scheduled a performance review in mid-August, which is tied to a salary gain as per my contract. However, due to unforseen issues outside my department's control - work was delayed ...
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Ways to respond when HR says your market salary range research isn't correct?

I'm negotiating a raise at my job (entry-level job; I've been at the company for 1+ years). For a lot of reasons (primarily my skill set, accomplishments, & performance), I believe that I'm ...
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How to position asking for a raise as a board level director with small dividends

I've been in my current role in a small business in the UK for over 10 years. It was a startup, for which I worked the first few months for no wage, building up to the point where I was receiving the ...
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Does it make sense to send multiple e-mails to management when the first one is ignored?

This happened to me some years ago and I'm still not sure what the proper course of actions should have been. Just to give you the context, I used to work in a medium-sized company with a small ...
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How to get a raise while working for 3 companies at same time?

I am a remote software developer involved with 3 companies: Company A sign my papers, pay me every month and sell my hours to Company B. Company B gives me equipment, an office and his important ...
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What is the average raise I should expect? [closed]

I have been doing some digging on the average pay raise for the IT industry and I have not found too much information. I recently heard from someone inside my organization is that the maximum raise I ...