Questions tagged [salary]

For questions about fixed monetary compensation, distinct from hourly wages, piece wages, bonuses, and non-cash compensation.

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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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Position redundant, new role same wage but salaried [closed]

Our company is unfortunately taking the decision to make redundancy across there workforce... I am one who is being affected, currently in consultation.. they are axing 2 main manager roles at site ...
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When to start discussing my salary?

Half a year ago I started a new job. They gave me the salary I requested, even a bit more. I couldn't have been happier. In the meantime I know that this salary is a salary for working extreme work ...
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Performance review based on leave days

Edit: I believe my question has been misunderstood. I have probably not formulated it correctly. My company gives 6 weeks of vacation and we work 4 days a week (30 hours). The question was not related ...
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I may have been too hard during negotiating a salary; can I send an email saying that my numbers were more like a target than a hard-cutoff sum?

I've had a job interview recently. They asked me (via a phonecall), before they write an offer up, which salary range I was thinking about. I said a target amount which is higher (albeit not super ...
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UK – An Executive might offer me a new job - can I negotiate my salary?

A couple of weeks ago the Chief Engineer where I work walked past me, stopped, and told me to set up an appointment with him before walking away. I got an appointment from his secretary and I sent him ...
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Should I tell my current job that my old job has offered me my job back? [duplicate]

I worked at company A as an intern for a year while in college. When the pandemic struck, I was furloughed as well as my entire department. So I accepted an offer with company B. I like it at company ...
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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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Negotiating a salary of a role with varied responsibilities

I received an email from my ex boss at this company that I used to work part time in. He was asking if I'm interested in joining as a full time staff in a new role which have not been fully formed yet ...
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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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Client can no longer afford to pay me due to unforeseen circumstances

I'm a freelance web developer, and I have a client I'm currently making a website for. I'm in the final stages of the project, with only some rough minor details left to attend to before I would ...
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Client wants to make an upfront payment, is it bad to ask for payment on completion?

I will be working on a website for a client. They say they can only make payment by cashier check whereas I can only receive payments by credit card transfer. Now they said they would like to make an ...
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Asked for a raise boss suggests pay should now reflect “projects”

Long story short I am managing a team of software developers but I also manage our entire IT infrastructure. From our CAD systems to our database systems to our web servers to employee setups. Its a ...
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Client doesn't want to pay a project because I used a code generator

The whole situation seems bullshit to me, but I want a second opinion because it's going too far. A bit of context... I'm a freelancer, I write in VBA or c#. 75% of the projects are microprojects in ...
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Still getting paid after leaving the company? Do I have to give the money back? [closed]

My girlfriend left a job on good terms to work for a different company. Apparently the payroll manager (one person department, it’s a company of <100 employees) forgot to take her off the payroll ...
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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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How does overtime work for hourly contractors? [closed]

As an hourly contractor how does overtime typically work? I have been keeping under the 8hrs/day, but due to university commitments will be shifting a significant portion of my hours onto the weekends ...
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What is the point of an employer to adjust the salary of an existing employee based on actual remote work location?

These two articles mention the fact that Facebook is comfortable with remote work, but might adjust salaries based on the actual location used for doing the work: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said ...
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Hiding current low academia salary from potential employer

I am working in academia as a Post-doc which always pays low as compared to my market value. A potential employer from an industrial position, before even taking my interview, asked my current salary ...
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UK - Employer's payscales are incomplete so I am trapped on entry level pay? Can I negotiate?

I took a new job three years ago; I was one of the first employees on a new contract, which had unfinished payscales that only specified the "Entry" level pay for each salary band. I was ...
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Senior engineer requesting promotion without payraise after promotion deferred due to COVID

One of our senior engineers, "Gus", has been working towards the top level of engineer in our company, "Principal Software Engineer". The promotion is a pay increase, more ...
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Negotiating offer after discussing salary range

I applied to a position at a well established company (with a specific target range in mind). We discussed expected salary early on. When my expectations were quite a lot over their budget they ...
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Negotiating a promotion without collateral

I have been in my current position for nearly six years. During which time, I have received a default 2-2.5% annual raise -- about level with RPI, so effectively nothing in real terms -- based on ...
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On an online job application, what should be put for desired salary? [duplicate]

It will only let me put a numerical answer. (Usually I write "Will discuss if offered position.") Would it be bad if I put zero? I am fresh out of college, and have not gotten a professional ...
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Not satisfied with salary, wanting a raise or quit, how to approach situation the best [closed]

At my current position i am earning about 50% of what I am worth on the job market. I have repeatedly approached my boss about my salary increase, and was denied and set unrealistic conditions for a ...
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Taking out personal loan to pay salaries? [closed]

I work in a small company, 16 people, central/western Europe. As many businesses, corona virus crisis hit us hard. Two people were fired and we were told, soon they might be firing more people, ...
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Should I ask for greater compensation for increased workload due to team members leaving?

I work as a level 4 software engineer apprentice in a small team for a large company. I am currently on a degree apprentice course which should last roughly 2 and a half more years. I have been with ...
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In a rapidly developing startup, is asking for a raise 6 months after receiving one going to make me look greedy and bad?

I know that 6 months is way too soon to be negotiating salaries in any usual context. My context is not usual. I joined the company as their first employee, after a couple year break from work for ...
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How to proceed with a client not paying?

I was working as a freelancer during my free time for a client overseas, I was programming in a framework that isn't very popular, so there aren't many programmers doing freelance for this particular ...
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Does lowballing candidates really make financial sense even if they accept? It seems to be that you are just making them leave early?

I am not the kind of person with the nerve to negotiate hard nor am I all that confident in my worth. However I am very diligent about applying for one job a week. That means I usually leave every 15 ...
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How do I compare offers with different base vs equity components for a tech giant vs a mid-sized startup? [closed]

Lets assume you have been extended a couple of job offers that are a mix of salary and equity that you need to compare, coming from different kinds of company: A big tech giant like Microsoft. A kind ...
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It seems my client thought my contract was up a few days before it actually was. Now telling me just to invoice for the rest

I had been working for a contractor who needed help with a client of his. He had made a renewal offer for my contract but then rescinded it (apparently it was a joint decision with the client). It was ...
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How can we write an email for politely ask about our pay cut?

Hello everyone this isn't from my side but I had a chat with a really close person of mine, and he was wondering all day how he and his co-workers could ask their company to get a date of when they're ...
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Company cuts my salary immediately after I sign the offer letter

Today I signed an offer letter with a big company in the US that I was very excited to work for. Less than two hours after signing the offer, and after I withdrew my application to the other company ...
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How should I negotiate the price/salary with a potential customer/employer if there's a large gap between our BATNAs?

I am an undergraduate student and earn money by giving private lessons as well as by writing and translating texts, and recently I lost a potential customer because we couldn't agree on the price. The ...
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Refusing to increment productivity beyond salary raise

A software engineer in the team I lead was a very good worker and in the last two rounds and got a salary increase of the maximum the company allows. A couple of months ago, he said he was very ...
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As a subcontractor, how to negotiate to get paid in a reasonable time?

I work as a subcontractor for a contractor. My contract is up for renewal. There is a term I would like to change. The term states that me getting paid is contingent on him getting paid. I don't think ...
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Making my dream company take a competing high offer seriously

There are two major companies I am considering: A and B. I applied to both for a senior manager role. Both have given me verbal offers to join their companies, however in different circumstances. Both ...
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Is participation in different bug hunting programs viable career path and source of income?

Is participation in different bug hunting programs viable career path and source of income? More specific questions: What are estimated, expected earnings of bug hunters? How long one needs to train/...
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Is it expected for a potential employer to request payslips?

Question: Will I be expected to provide payslips for most job offers in the UK? And any thoughts on this job given the context? Context: I have been made a job offer for a Product Manager role at ...
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Part of salary from gross revenue

I'm about to negotiate the dollars on a long-term project. What i want is to get part of my salary as a percentage of the gross revenue. So, it's gross revenue - not gross profit or stock options ...
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How can I politely ask to discuss compensation before the interview process without sounding arrogant? [duplicate]

I have over 14 years of experience in game development and I receive an average 2 unsolicited interview requests on LinkedIn per week. One of those seemed like a good opportunity and after three days ...
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Can I ask for a raise based on acquired knowledge and experience, but no new responsabilities?

I will soon complete my first year in a company, which I joined after my graduation. While I haven't received new responsibilities, I have contributed in different ways and gained both hands-on ...
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How do I approach founders about salary inequality in a startup?

To add a little context, I joined a startup as a fullstack developer in late 2017, making me the fourth member of a team of two founders working sales, and me and a colleague doing the actual ...
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New job suddenly has big change in work schedule (not COVID)

I recently started a new job. I was hired as a contractor. I was told the work hours would be standard (8am-5pm) but this wasn't written into the agreement. Now my boss is asking me to work over night....
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How to fix badly negotiated salary?

Last year I was on the edge of a burnout. In hindsight it was because I was working in a toxic workplace. But through lack of experience I was not able to see the red flags. There have been cases of ...
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Contract and asking for raise in IT

I am a contractor and my contract will be renewed soon (that is, I work in company A through recruitment agency B). I want to ask for a wage raise. Who do I need to ask it? There are two options: My ...
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Employer salary range way higher than I was seeking should I say yes?

Got asked the salary expectation question in one of my recent job applications via email. I deflected the question and asked the recruiter for his range instead (not sure if this was rude or not) and ...
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Is it advisable to mention your contract rate when discussing salary for a full-time position?

I'm interviewing for a full-time position that wasn't advertised. I was referred by a friend of a friend. That being said, I have no clue what they are willing to pay me. I have a firm hourly rate ...
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Are these inappropriate questions to ask during an interview?

I had a video interview yesterday and I have a feeling that the following three questions may have been inappropriate to ask. Since this has been mind-boggling, I'm asking for the thoughts of experts ...

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