Are there any other strategies I can use to convince people to use and contribute to these docs? Or is it just time to give up so that once I leave, they'll finally realize it's now their problem?
Let it go.
While it is admirable that you would want to prepare your coworkers for your departure, this is not your responsibility. It is your manager's ...
Year 0 (day 0): $0.00 ($0.00 paid to date)
Year 1 (day 365): $20,000.00 ($20,000.00 paid to date)
Year 2 (day 730): $20,000.00 ($40,000.00 paid to date)
Year 3 (day 1095): $20,000.00 ($60,000.00 paid to date)
Year 4 (day 1460): $20,000.00 ($80,000.00 paid to date)
And then it ends. And that's it. You don't keep getting ...
This is probably how it will work (from personal experience):
At the beginning of the employment contract you are awarded X "virtual" shares, based on the opening/closing/average share price on that day, to the total of $80K, but you can do nothing with them, they sit in a "holding" account.
After the first year one quarter of those ...
Bring these charts and ask questions using the charts. Based on my experience you'll get 20k a year in vested stock through year 4, then 0 for year 5 (similar to chart 1).
Based on experience, I'm betting it's chart 1 (20k a year each year) for 4 years. Make sure you get anything after the fourth year, as the my experience suggest a total of 80k then you'...
If I am asked the salary expectation question again in a subsequent interview, what do I comment after stating the numbers?
In most cases, the initial salary question is done as an "order of magnitude" sanity check. If they have a 50k budget and you are a 100k candidate, there is no point in proceeding.
A range is also fine and appropriate here ...