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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

As a British manager, if a member of staff said to me "I've been offered 40% more money elsewhere", I'd say "cheerio, and good luck with the new job". The reason is that once ...
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How should I open salary negotiations with contracting company?

Just ask for the money you want. If you're talking more than 25%-33%, expect doors to slam in your face pretty quickly. Do not approach this as if you're irreplaceable, because you wouldn't be the ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

Is there a professional way (or at least one that won't get me in trouble) to basically summarise the above, something like. I don't want to burn bridges with my current employer. What you proposed ...
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How should I open salary negotiations with contracting company?

Your problem is that you don’t know your worth. That might be your billing rate but you don’t know that either. But it’s pretty easy to find out. Check job postings in your area. Read Glassdoor. ...
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How should I open salary negotiations with contracting company?

I say a range, and the company replies. I assume they are not stupid but then I don't like working for stupid companies. With common sense, this is what can happen: 1. They offer at or near the top ...
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Joining a company to work on a similar product to my own company

The way that people normally handle this is to disclose and acknowledge (in a document signed by both you and the employer) that the work was done prior to your employment and they disclaim any rights ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

40% is a handsome increase, personally I have previously been in a similar position and in my case I took the job, did well and guess what? 6 years later I rejoined the same company I started at but ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

Ordinarily speaking, companies don't give out 40% pay raises out of nowhere. If you go and ask for a pay raise I wouldn't expect more than 10-15%, no matter how well you can negotiate. It is likely ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

I'm not sure using an external offer to leverage a raise at your current job is a way to go. Basically, if you're unhappy, overall, then leave. You'll be a higher paid unhappy person if you manage to ...
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