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

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How to respond to request for desired salary for a junior software engineer role after an interview, and how to determine the number?

I just had a job interview for what would be my first full-time job (as a junior back-end engineer in Munich - prior to this I was studying at an engineering school 'Epita'). During the interview I ...
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How to answer to the “We do not want to create any precedent” argument in salary negotiation?

It seems that every big company I have encountered operates (for low/middle level employees) according to a spreadsheet, where columns are some kind of level or grade, and rows are years of experience....
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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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What to write in Expected Salary column during a recruitment process? [duplicate]

I am undergoing a recruitment process for a position in AECOM. In first telephonic interview the recruiter asked me my salary expectations. Since I had no idea about their budget for the particular ...
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Worked a Job, but wasn't paid, what are my options [closed]

I started a new job, worked over 48 hrs, and then they rescinded their offer for employment. I signed their offer before starting work. Are they still required to pay me for the hours that I worked ...
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How to correctly use contribution margin for salary discussion [on hold]

So, in my company we can pretty precisely tell how much net profit an employee (for example me) was responsible for. My result kind of shocked me, because (IRL) I found out that my salary could double ...
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Should overtime be evenly shared amongst employees? [closed]

I work in the hospital industry. My question is, is my boss in all her rights to offer extra hours to the same people and not all her employees. It’s not evenly spread out to all my colleagues ...
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Surprisingly, I got student finance - How could I approach management? [closed]

Got myself into quite a unique situation & would appreciate some different perspectives on my options. My Situation I work full-time for a small aerospace company working as an Electronic ...
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Employer says he needs to delay payment by 3 months due to bureaucracy [closed]

I started working as a researcher on a private funded project around one year ago, working as Data Scientist/Software Developer without a written contract. The problem lays in the fact that my ...
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Am I entitled to royalties on a product I created but didn't think of?

I've been working (unpaid) in my off-time as an Electrical and Software Engineer to create and develop a product for a start-up company. The original idea for the product was not my idea, but ...
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Interview question about salary expectations is asked with presence of technical examinator

Interview. 4 people in the room: technical examinator (member of the team the potential employee is trying to get aboard) and manager and HR officer present + the potential employee. After the ...
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Should I disclose the reasons why I am looking for a new job during an interview? [duplicate]

When you're interviewing in a new company, while still working in your current role, should you tell your interviewer that you're leaving the company because you haven't been paid for 3 months, and ...
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Should I always counter a salary in a job offer?

I received a job offer in writing. The salary amount is either within the average or above average for the city the job is in (depending on the source of information), for someone with my experience. ...
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I'm about to be promoted, but I'm afraid that HR will pull some stunts to prevent salary increasing as much as it should

Our team has grown a lot within the past 1 1/2 years, from 3 people to now 20 people, in two different locations. Since top level management thinks that what we're doing is really gonna grow a lot ...
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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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Ask For Raise / Promotion Before Leaving?

I am planning to leave my job in January. We receive raises/bonuses in December, and no matter what it is I will likely still be planning on leaving my current company. With that being said, I ...
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Leaving a job that I just took based on false promise of a raise. What do I tell future interviewers?

I was approached to fill a position in an organisation, and during salary negotiations, I was told that they wouldn't budge on the salary because employees were expected to get a pay raise in April ...
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Discussing chances of pay review

I'm 2 weeks away from finishing my probation period. Recently, things changed for me as my aunt died which leaves me and my wife as their guardian plus my boy started school and another is on its ...
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Found my employer published a job offer for my position

Context I'm a software engineer of above 10 years of experience. I've been working as engineer for a large industrial company A for more than five years. However, my contract is through a small local ...
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Can I use a (rejected) offer to negotiate a better salary at my current job?

I recently interviewed at a large tech company and was given a very nice offer; more than 3x what I currently make. The only downside and potential deal-breaker for me is that it would require ...
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Is it likely I'm being underpaid if a Notice of Filing for my role and title shows a higher salary?

In our company lunchroom, there is a posted "Notice of Filing of Labor Application", which states that the company intends to hire a foreign employee with an H1B visa. The role, title, and annual ...
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How to determine a reasonable bonus when signing a fixed-term contract? [closed]

(This question is actually for a friend, so I don't know exactly all details). Background: Full time engineer at a large multi-national company. Making about 85k/year after 3.5 years with company. ...
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I found out online after an interview that the average salary was higher than what I said for my expected salary. Is it OK to ask for a higher salary? [duplicate]

The process so far: Background: I'm a Software Developer from the UK but I live in Japan. I'm still currently employed in Japan and the current position is stable. I am applying through a recruiter ...
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Salary in foreign currency [closed]

What happens to one's salary when the value of the foreign currency falls against the currency of the country of which one is a citizen of & where one is currently working and permanently reside ...
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Disgruntled employee releases salary information upon departure, I'm underpaid compared to my peers [duplicate]

One of our IT members got fired today, before his departure he sent a company wide email with details of employee salaries. Based on the information contained within this document I've discovered that ...
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Is it acceptable by “professional courtesy” to ask about a salary range in a job interview?

I'm a web developer with two years of professional experience - I spent most of this time being relatively underpaid*. It has put a strain on my motivation and to some extent, on my life, and because ...
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Appropriate to use offer given to previous candidate to negotiate salary?

I apologize if this has been asked before but I was unable to find any related questions. Before I accepted the current job I got to know exactly how much another candidate who interviewed for the ...
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Professionally thanking recruiter for increased salary offer

I recently got a job offer from a company for $x per year. I would have probably accepted it at that amount (as I really liked the company), but I still wasn't completely satisfied with the salary. ...
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How to ask for appropriate pay higher than initially negotiated?

About 3 months back, I got a call for an opportunity and they asked for the expected salary. I agreed for X dollars. Last week, I saw the same job posting on a different site with offered salary ...
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I found out the “default salary” for a position is higher than the offer I accepted. Should I feel cheated?

I have recently accepted a job offer with their proposed salary offer. However, after accepting the offer, I saw a written note of my offer details, which was meant to be used as a reference for the ...
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Should I ask for a raise one month before the end of an internship?

I am an intern at a small (~100 employees) software company in Europe. I am part of a team of 6 people (myself included) which develop the main logic that drives our product. One of the six team ...
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Reimbursement over-payment while on contractually obligatory severance [closed]

Help! I am on severance since leaving my job. It was a very contentious departure which I prevailed in severance matter. I recently received an expense reimbursement. I am now being told that the ...
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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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'Promoted' to manager but no pay increase

I have been 'Promoted' to manager but in order for me to achieve my pay raise I have to 'prove myself', as I keep being told. I have ran perfect shifts for weeks now and every time I ask about it i ...
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Salary, hours no new contract? [closed]

My boss has offered me to go salaried at work after I gave my resignation in. I sad yes to this and stayed however I have not signed a new contract and am still on my 32 hour pay horly contract, we ...
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Could sharing my salary publicly affect me negatively in the future?

If I was to share my salary history for my entire career publicly, could I get into any strife down the line? The motivation for sharing: I subscribe to the theory that companies actively discourage ...
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Can an employer retract pay/take other action for missed days of a contract after a contract is completed?

I recently completed a 6-month part-time contract as an instructor with a company in the for-profit education space. They don't have a written PTO policy, but generally, we've requested substitute ...
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What if employer says they'll pay “approximately” $$ without formal offer letter

I live in Korea and just got an offer from a local company in Australia. I really like the manager and CEO, especially they said they would sponsor my visa. But they offered me a job without salary &...
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How to solicit a counter-offer when I have a bonus coming up

I received a job offer from another company recently, and I'm not sure how to proceed. All things being equal I'd like to stay at my current position but the offer is higher than my current salary. ...
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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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How can I prevent my current low salary from affecting future salary negotiations? [closed]

In a few more months, I will be reaching the 2nd year mark of having been in the workforce after leaving university with a BSc. Most would consider my academic credentials to be above the norm. Yet, ...
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Can an employer require a salaried employee to work a minimum number of hours in the US?

A lawyer once explained to me that, because an exempt salaried worker may be expected to work more than 40 hrs without additional compensation, the employer can expect a worker to work around 40 hrs/...
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Is it wise to ask salary raise for a company which probably would not do it?

Is it wise to ask a salary raise to your chief or just move on to another company? I am about to talk with her in a Personal Business Plan. I like being here but my salary goes under-inflation and ...
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Not been paid even after reminding the Treasurer; what should I do?

I am an independent contractor for a non-profit. I usually send my invoice to the president who ensures she pays me within a week of sending the invoice. This responsibility was moved to the Treasurer ...
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Explanation sought on a job with OTE

what does the following ( picked out from a job announcement) mean ? Salary: £30,000 OTE after 1st year + Benefits (basic £21-24K + Commission) Thank you in advance; I am curious to understand what ...
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Part time among full timers [closed]

I am the only part time engineer paid hourly at my workplace. Sometimes I work 30 hours, sometimes 50+. Anything over 40 is 1.5 times hourly rate. So sometimes I get paid more than my supervisor. I ...
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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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Paid for sick day, how to proceed? [closed]

I was ill one of the days this month, so should have had that days pay deducted but I havent. I received my payslip today. How do I go about a telling my boss? Unsure how to structure my email to him....
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Applying for a new job; how to avoid company contacting current employer?

I'm applying for a new job in an effort to get a higher salary by means of new employment with a new company or having my current company match the offer. I don't want any prospective employers to ...
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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 ...