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Is it a red flag if a job posting says they don't negotiate offers?

I've recently applied to a company and got invited for an interview at a future date, but surprisingly my first response from them includes the words, "we do not negotiate our offers". The ...
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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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How should I open salary negotiations with contracting company?

I work for a company as a contact employee. I sub contract through a staffing company. I am the senior back end developer on four enterprise level projects. Two of which I am the only person who knows ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

I am from the UK as I understand culture might influence the answers. I have seen some questions similar asked here but I think there are some nuances that should permit this question being asked. ...
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How to approach in an interview a lower salary than the posted salary ranges

I was contacted recently by a recruiter. They were interested by my CV and my previous experience (not a lot, but they mentioned they liked the experience, not that they thought it was little). I ...
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No feedback from manager regarding a request for a pay review

I've been at my current company for 5 years now. About 4-5 weeks ago, I had a meeting with my manager and I discussed that I would like a pay review due to multiple factors which I explained to my ...
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Do I get paid for not being able to work due to technical issues? [closed]

I have a full-time remote job, but I haven't been able to work for two weeks due to technical issues with my work equipment. Nothing in my contract says anything about salary if absent due to ...
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Why is using irreplaceability as leverage frowned upon?

At my workplace (medium-sized software company), I am the sole developer responsible for a lot of code that consists of a collection of dozens of scripts (totals 400K lines of code) that has hundreds ...
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What should you do when IT contact you during the night? [closed]

What should you do when IT contact you during the night? I am getting calls from IT when I am not paid to work overtime and more than 40 hours a day. Is this normal? Also, I am not even getting paid ...
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Job hopping to increase salary

I work as a programmer. Is it advisable to job hop every few years to look for salary increase especially if the current company is not giving raises in a timely manner? There are studies that say job ...
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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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Is it wrong to manage my time in such a way that I don't have to work past 5:00 PM?

I am exempt salaried in the USA, working from home. My work hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with an hour lunch from noon to 1:00 PM. While I complete all my tasks on time and receive exceptional reviews, ...
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Should I be paid equally for the same work

I graduated with a MSc and now I'm working my first job. Everything was fine until this year when I asked to renegotiate my salary. I asked for 35% to compete with inflation and compensation for all ...
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Ethics/risks on earning a double salary where both employers are okay with the situation

This is a weird situation and a throwaway stack account to protect me. I'm looking for some advice from you all to help organise my thoughts. The situation: I'm a software engineer that works/worked ...
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How should I respectfully turn down low job offer, but keep relationship cordial and doors open in the future?

There is a job offer I have which is significantly lower than market rate to my understanding, and the rest of it is good. I am looking to turn this offer down as I'm in the process with other ...
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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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Denied raise due to inability to relocate during wartime [closed]

For the context: At the time of writing this question, there's an ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. I've been working full-time remotely as a backend developer for US company for slightly over a ...
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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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How is the vesting schedule compensation “deduced” from the salary during negotiation?

Context: North-America work culture. I make up the numbers because there are not important here. I am negotiating my salary with Bob. The company offers a vesting schedule of 3 years, 1 year cliff. I ...
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How do companies/employers fill roles when they have unrealistic or below-market salary expectations?

I've had a couple of interesting experiences lately, and it has me wondering, how do companies fill positions when they have below-market compensation budgets? I had a recruiter reach out to me about ...
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Client is not paying on time, swears on call

I am currently working for an MNC but due to some financial, I also had to pick a side job. In this side job (freelancing) client is not paying me on time. The pay date is the 3rd of every month but I ...
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Prospective employer recommends a lower initial salary so that expectations are not too high

When interviewing for a consultancy job, the recruiting manager at the company asked me about my expectations concerning the salary. Since I did not want to be lowballed I gave a fairly large salary ...
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Offered job at lower title than applied for: does this impact my negotiation power?

I applied for a position of Staff Software Engineer at a top gaming studio and got the great news yesterday that they'd like to extend me an offer, though at a lower level of Senior Software Engineer ...
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Understanding annual salary having been paid by hour

I have a job offer that states what the annual salary would be. I have only had jobs where I've been paid per hour. In the interview there was some discussion about pay and I gave a pay range I was ...
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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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My employer overpaid me for my student work and ignored my email. Should I send a follow up?

I'm a student and I work part-time for a medium-sized company. For one day of work, I earn around €90. Normally, I work 4 days a month, but in January I took 2 days off. Yet, my pay for this month was ...
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How to reply to request for current salary [duplicate]

I am based in the UK and I was contacted yesterday by a job recruiter. We had a pleasant chat where she explained what the role was. We discussed everything including salary requirements, but when she ...
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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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Negotiating salary in written job offer

I recently received a written offer for a developer job with a company that I would love to work for, but I feel like I got low-balled with the proposed salary. (Without going into hard numbers, I'll ...
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How to address Invoice from freelancer to a company [closed]

I am a freelancer working for a company. I need to send an invoice to them in order to get paid. I am not a company and so I will just write my name, address, mobile and email for my details. For the ...
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What is a reasonable salary increase in a high inflation?

I read that 4% is considered a good yearly salary increase. However, the inflation in my country is close to 10%. The average salaries in my area are also increasing according to the reports from the ...
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In for a promotion from individual contributor to team lead, what counter-arguments can I put forth for better conditions?

Our department is expanding and I was encouraged to apply for a new team lead position, which I was hinted as the primary (perhaps even the sole?) candidate for. We have had an informal interview ...
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Contract states wage is a fixed sum plus respective statutory value added tax [closed]

What does it mean if a company in Spain agrees to pay a freelancer based in the UK “a monthly fee of 1000 euros plus the respective statutory value added tax” ? Can the company be charged VAT as well ...
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Converting salaries from Ireland to UK

I am planning to move from Dublin, Ireland to the UK. My base salary is about € 80,000 before tax and I have benefits like health insurance and retirement contribution from the employer. I have seen ...
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Freelancer writes down too few hours

I have a problem some wouldn't deem a problem. I work in a startup and we outsource certain jobs to freelancers. I have to add that we work at the edge of technology and it is really exciting work we'...
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Can I negotiate a higher salary using the understaffing to my advantage?

Okay, so here's where I am. When I joined the project in 2019, the team consisted of 4 FTEs with myself as the only junior employee (the others were test leads in Systems Engineering and QA). ...
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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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Is pay normally stated in terms of anything required before government?

Here is one example though I mean to ask this in a general sense: I had an interview where we agreed on the pay rate of $27/hr. In my contract the pay rate was written as $25.92/hr. When I pointed out ...
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Career Advice for an aspiring RPA/FullStack Dev

I have a question for you guys. The story is this: I got hired to make VBA Macros for a company, but when I joined this company they did not have any infrastructure in place to support the idea ...
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Employer wants to increase my notice period - however I feel I am underpaid for this to happen

I am a developer working at a company in the UK (been there close to 3 years). Our team which used to be an 8 person team is now just 2 of us. This has put me in the position of being the most ...
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Can I ask about the full-time compensation package when receiving an internship offer?

I'm worried about coming off as presumptuous, but at the same time it's a significant factor in deciding what internship offer to accept, as quite often an intern receives and accepts a full-time ...
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Can my US employer withhold tax if I'm not a US-resident/citizen working outside of the US?

I receive an offer from a company in the US to work as an independent contractor. I'm not a US citizen nor a US resident, I will be working online as a contractor from outside the US. Will I have to ...
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I asked for a too low salary at interview

I just had an interview where I think I stated a too low salary expectation. The interviewer looked a bit puzzled and asked me if that was my current salary. I then went on to ask him to change that ...
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I was fired because salary be leaked, could I still do anything now

Someone checked my salary slip when I am not in my seat (and I forgot to lock the screen). After that, he share what he read to my manager, and my manager hate me because he think my salary is nearly ...
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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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Help understanding salary terms (USD to INR) [closed]

I am from India and I recently got a job offer with the following terms: Monthly gross salary of USD 4000 To be paid in the Indian Rupee equivalent at the Company’s main bankers Indian Rupee /United ...
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How to calculate/research salary expectation when looking for a job in other country (getting out of home country for the first time)?

I am from India and last evening an HR from a Singaporean company contacted me for a role and asked me to apply on their job portal. And when I applied, they followed up with a questionnaire. Among ...
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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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Contract being given to a new prime: do I try and negotiate?

Background: SE, work for a government office somewhere in the USA, not in an area with a ton of other employers for SEs. My background makes me very suited for government work. I was hired as a ...
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Negotiate for better pay amidst organization reshuffle

I've been working for the current IT company for almost 6 years now. I've stuck with this employer this long for personal reasons. I've had 5 different managers here. Just right during performance ...
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