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Interim role offer without a raise

I have been offered an interim role to cover maternity leave. The interim role will be for 6 months. It will involve more day to day tasks. This includes monitoring of team members and tasks and more ...
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Is it better to start negotiating for a bigger raise before or after your annual performance review?

I am one of the most senior software engineers in my division. Our company has the typical big company "the budget for raises is 3%" finite pie stance. I got promoted last year but that ...
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Asking for promotion and raise short time after hiring

Around 5 months ago I have joined a small company as a software developer. I find the work quite motivating and I feel comfortable using the tools/language we use, which means I have been very ...
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Getting less appraisal raise than your colleagues

All my colleagues got a one on one call for appraisal but I didn't got any notification for the same. Even though I heard all are getting double raise in salary but my colleagues are getting more than ...
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What are the considerations of a 'rational' manager when asked by an employee for a raise?

Suppose that I, an average software developer with a satisfactory record and an average skill-set, employed for a few years in a company with a healthy development budget, approach my manager and ask ...
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I was told I'd get a raise sometime in February. As of today's paycheck, still no raise. What should I say?

I'm working at a company I love, doing what I love, and for the most part, I'm extremely content with my situation. Back in January- the 17th, to be specific- I had a performance review with the ...
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Refusing a raise tied to mid-term commitment inside the company

I approached HR for a raise at my current company. I enjoy working with my team and doing things, but I'm feeling a bit underpaid with respect to my duties and the current market value. HR offered me ...
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Trying to ask for a raise with a unique job title

I started a new job about 8 months ago as a software engineer. The company is an ecommerce shop where we basically build out Optimizely site for other companies. Since joining I've moved from a ...
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When Should I Ask for a Raise After Sudden Changes?

I am wondering when would be an appropriate time to discuss increasing my compensation. I recently transitioned into a new role, where I am taking over for an coworker who is retiring at the end of ...
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What is a typical salary raise when promoted to software lead position? [closed]

I've been working for about a year in a tech company in europe as a software developer. Based on my field, technology, experience and location, I believe my salary is a little above average. I was ...
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Should I ask for a raise at current company when I receive offer+promotion from another company?

I will start by providing some little context: I was interning as a developer at a company A while I was in last year of my college, one year back. Since it was still a pandemic in my country, the ...
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Am I right in thinking that my spouse's salary is irrelevant to my own raise?

I work in IT in Nevada, USA. My wife was hired by my employer's accounting department a few months ago. My employer typically announces next year's raises just before Christmas. Despite record profits ...
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Asking for a raise after 7 months

I've joined a company and, after about four months, I have started to perceive my job to be shifting to something different from the one I applied for. For example, I have started managing people, ...
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Asking for a substantial pay raise after I became an essential employee

I have been working at my company for over 15 years. In that time I have gained immense knowledge on the proprietary software that the company needs for everyday operation, and, I'm the only person ...
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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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Boss not giving raise because job helps side hustle

I have a job in an entertainment related industry that I've been working at for 7 years. In that time I have gotten only small cost of living raises even though I've been taking on more responsibility ...
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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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How to deal with my boss about a raise I asked for nearly two years ago?

I've been working as a software engineer in an IT consulting company for over 15 years now. My performance review for the year 2019 was scheduled for November 2019. But due to a heavy workload, I had ...
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Promoted but pay increase significantly delayed

Recently my manager left the company, I am the only employee who worked under him and also the only employee who knew the details of half of the things he did/worked on. As a result, I was asked to ...
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What to do if a company-wide "salary evaluation" reveals that you should be getting paid more

I know someone whose company recently did a "salary evaluation" and provided the results to each of their employees. The salary evaluation stated that this person should be getting paid ...
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Do I have to change my job if everyone else is quitting for better pay, or is there another way? [closed]

I am working in a team of 5-6 developers for about 3.5 years. For the past year, there had been a lot of changes in the team. Many people who joined after me left, and then older, more experienced ...
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Follow-up After Asking For a Raise?

Long story short, I have been with my current company for four years and have received a slight raise a year ago despite having more and more responsibility thrusted onto me. Additionally, because I ...
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Refusing to give a raise to an employee, while keeping her motivated

An employee of mine is asking for a raise. Like many employees, she thinks she is doing very well and should get a raise. Her current compensation package is well in the market benchmark and also when ...
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Do you get a pay raise at the same time or after getting new responsibilities?

Management is thinking of giving me more responsibilities. I am open to this. When exactly should I ask for a pay raise? When it is confirmed that I will be getting new responsibilities (e.g. I am ...
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Asking for a larger raise than other employees after less than one year?

I am an American with a white collar career. I lost my job during the pandemic and had to move to a small town for the only job I could find at the time. Unfortunately this town "boomed" ...
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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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New manager gave everyone a raise including new people

I have been working in retail at a store with a very high turn over rate. Recently we got a new manager. She gave everyone the a raise so we are all getting paid the same. At first I was happy, but ...
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Supervisor keeps pushing me for a promotion I do not want

My supervisor keeps asking me to do the coursework needed for a promotion. I do not plan on being at the company much longer and have no interest in the promotion. I kept putting it off, hoping he ...
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Should I ask for another raise a month since the last one?

I work entry technical support for a contracting company for a much larger well-known corporation. I was hired back in December 2020 to do the graveyard shift. I have experience in this position as I ...
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Polite way to ask if senior management will screw me over?

Summary: Senior engineer left after being lied to by the management. Soon I might be approached to fill the role. How can I ensure same bad things won't happen to me? I'm working for a division of a ...
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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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How to handle job offer with raise inside my own company

I'm currently 1 year in my job as a software developer, working as a consultant. A manager from my company (not my manager) offered me a different job, and a 6+% raise, so still inside my company but ...
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Wrong date in contract for salary raise potentially in my favor

Around two months ago I was given a raise at work which took effect at the start of 2021. However looking at the paperwork again I noticed that the start date given for the raise to take effect was ...
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Shoud I ask for a pay raise if I can't have one?

I work as a junior developer in a medium sized company in a team of 8 to 10 junior and senior developers. My performance is very high in terms of productivity and expertise. The management is aware of ...
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Being offered a promotion due to the Software Development Manager / Software Architect leaving. How do I ask for a proper raise?

Background: I work as a software engineer (C, TypeScript, PL/SQL and PHP) for a small technology company (less then 50 employees) in the Chicago area. I've been here for a year and 9 months as of ...
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When it is a good time for asking a raise after acquisition?

I used to work for a small software consulting company (less than 5 people) as a software developer. Recently we were informed we're being sold to a larger consulting company (almost 80 people) and ...
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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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At what point do I make a decision on a overworking low paying job?

so I've been working a cell phone repair job for a bit over a year and a half, and I've been doubting it for a long time. I took the job to get into the industry since there wasn't any opportunities ...
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Asked for a Increase response was "I'll think about it", Should I take this as a No?

As the title mentions. I have recently threw some various considerations decided to ask my boss for a increase on my salary. In essence my boss's response was that "He will think about it". ...
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Given bonus after accepting a raise without negotiation on my part; should I have negotiated?

I finished up the first year of my first job out of graduate school. In the initial job offer, I was offered more than the upper end of my expectations. I didn't have specific work from school that ...
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Your employer approaches you with a raise offer. Is it appropriate to negotiate if you aren't satisfied with the offer?

Posted in Personal Finance originally, referred here. Quick background - I am an accountant for a small labor union. The lady that runs the pension department is due for retirement and it is openly ...
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Your employer approaches you with a raise offer. Is it appropriate to negotiate if you aren't satisfied with the offer? [duplicate]

Quick background - I am an accountant for a small labor union. The lady that runs the pension department is due for retirement and it is openly discussed in the office that I will be filling her role....
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Is it reasonable in my circumstances to ask for a raise from 160k to 250k?

I am employed at a biotech firm which is on the cusp of raising a new round of venture funding. My current salary is 160k due to a raise I received at the completion of the previous funding round on ...
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Feels like I am being lied to about the possibility of a raise [closed]

I have been working a tech company as a developer for the past few years and 8 months ago I asked for a raise in salary. I spoke with my engineering manager, and his response was: "Lets finish ...
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Employee demanding company to guarantee counter-offer isn't his last promotion at this company

I recently had to take over for a second software team, "team Bravo", in addition to my own team, "team Alpha", due to Bravo's manager, "Bob", having to go on leave. This ...
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Hired as a junior, but I am not one - how to address this in the Performance Review?

In the beginning of the year I was looking for a job, and found this really cool company that had a 'Software Developer' position, which I applied for, but later on the interview process, they ...
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Should I honestly answer during exit interview at company I like (but underpays) [duplicate]

I've been with my current employer for 4 years, and I really like the company, my colleagues, and most of the company culture in general. The company pays about average for the industry, but I've been ...
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Contract will be extended indefinitely, how to ask for a raise

I'm a software engineer about to complete a one-year contract. My manager said they are very interested in extending my contract until the end of the project. I asked them what kind of timeframe that ...
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Asking for a raise after layoffs

I work as a software engineer at a media company in New York. Last October I was promoted from senior engineer to a more managerial role. The new role has a good deal more responsibility, including ...
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Arguing for a raise when I have accumulated tardies/ absence

When I was hired at my job, I asked for $21 an hour. My boss said, "I will give you $19 an hour for the first 90 days, and if things go well, I will bump you up to $21 an hour." I agreed. ...
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