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It sounds like you have your PM over a barrel. These are the terms I would demand to guarantee I actually get what was promised: The 2020 bonus gets paid immediately. Or as close to immediately as possible. The salary increase takes effect immediately, backdated to December 1st. The 80% Bonus gets paid In Advance, this month, with the provision that if ...


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tl;dr; You can "test" how trustable this 2021 bonus is by requesting the immediate payment (before end of the year) of the 2020 bonus you actually never got. If employer says no => Start looking for a new job, your employer is not trustable and/or not financially stable, there's no good reason to assume it will become better. If your employer ...


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How can I argue that I too should be on a bonus/commission scheme (along with all the difficult-to-meet targets that Sales people get). You should come up with targets appropriate to your role, and propose a new (likely much lower) base salary and a commission plan. Make sure that your new scheme is based on future company income that is directly ...


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What are your suggestions to guarantee that I indeed will get this bonus payment and it’s not just used as a way to buy time to find another analyst? Thanks. Take it for what it is. Until you receive a raise or bonus, they're empty words to try and keep you around. It's up to you if you move on. If the pay rise and bonus are the difference between you ...


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Tell your boss that you require payment of past bonuses first. If they pay then leave anyway, the chances of them honouring the salary increase and future bonuses is too low. Just be sure to phrase it as "I'd need the March bonus to be paid first before I can consider this offer" so you are not committed to staying. The only way you should even ...


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You don't own the product, you created and maintain it for the company, so you have no real leverage except goodwill and what you can do for the company in the future. This is a very normal state of affairs. As Joe said you might be best off asking for a bonus, the company has no incentive to do anything else or even that really. The downside is pushing for ...


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You can and should ask. But it's a prize you've won, so it has nothing to do with any severance pay. The terms that were agreed "we pay for your holiday and you have to pay tax on this" obviously cannot happen anymore, so you can't get exactly the price you won. Everything very much depends on the terms how you left the company. If you lost your job because ...


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Assuming you don't want to go straight for the nuclear option and want to continue in the job and rebuild the relationship then unfortunately you're going to have to do a bit of the running here. My boss said that i did not give the client the correct solution or complete the necessary paperwork needed. Be honest with yourself - is there any truth to this? ...


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Start your job search. Even your past relationship doesn't guarantee you will receive the bonus in future. Any future commitment without any written commitment is of no use. Even in the written commitment, certainly they will include other conditions like individual/company performance so that if in case they want to deny the bonus later, then they would use ...


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Try to manoeuvre yourself into a management position. If your program is as vital to the company as you believe then it may be possible to justify a special layer of management. Ideally this should be functionally similar to your current role but maybe you get put in charge of an intern or something. If you are lucky then you may be asked to write the job ...


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How to profit from doing excellent work at your job: Ask for a one-time bonus. Leverage the goodwill into a role with higher compensation. Shop around other companies with the accolades pinned on your sleeve. The ambitious usually do all of these. How NOT to profit from the same situation: Extortion. Threats of leaving. Bad mouthing or complaining. I've ...


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Yes, whatever revision you want to have in your payout, the performance review is the event to discuss about it. It does not matter at what time the payout takes place (for bonus), having a clear idea on your expectation (for the organization) and the actual amount agreed (from your side) makes things clear and leaves no room for a surprise at a later point ...


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Here is a sample email I have written to ask referral bonus to my HR Subject: Employee Referral Bonus Dear HR Name, I have referred one of my colleagues referred person name to your company name. He/she got selected and joined us on DD/MM/YYYY. As per your company name Employee Referral policy, let me know the process to claim the referral bonus. Below are ...


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Should I ask for reimbursement of unclaimable vacation prize after being terminated as severance pay? Very sorry to hear about your termination. I am not a lawyer, but my assumption is that your all-inclusive vacation is a benefit included in your employment agreement (perhaps explicitly in that agreement's language), which has now been cancelled by your ...


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The following is based on the experience with my employer, but I guess it is standard practice. When you work for a company it's usually specified in the contract that any rights on any invention, patent, etc. that you develop while working for them belongs to them. If you leave the company you won't be able to claim any rights on any patent you contributed ...


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Either way, I still plan to quit as soon as I get the bonus, or end of January (if I came to realize the bonus will not materialize) I plan to quit and work on a business i've been working on that requires time. Since your mind is made up about quitting I don't see anything wrong with being honest with your soon to be ex-boss, explain to them that you are ...


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What are your suggestions to guarantee that I indeed will get this bonus payment and it’s not just used as a way to buy time to find another analyst? Thanks. There is no way to guarantee that you will receive a bonus payment. It is completely out of your hands. Even if you miraculously receive a bonus, there is no way to guarantee that it is not just used ...


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Not much of the options out there, even getting a postdated cheque can not guarantee it will clear. Glassdoor and such are your best friends now In the case of getting the boss`s behavior out in the open may deter candidates


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May I suggest that the problem isn't that you may have made some mistake filling out forms etc. etc. The problem is most likely that you are getting a huge bonus, and your boss doesn't like you getting that bonus. Maybe because he doesn't want you to make more money than he makes. That means that when you approach this problem, you don't talk about whatever ...


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It's do able, but it really depends on what you did. If you just wrote the code, or manage the code, but someone else came up with the specifications and idea, then it's not going to work. If you came up with the idea, or wrote the specifications that made this product successful, then you can make a strong argument. Engineers think what they do is special, ...


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