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My question is how to best proceed from here? Send an email pointing out the mistake, and get it corrected. This is not high school, where we can try finding loopholes (to exploit). Wear your professional hat, accept what is intended.


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You need to write this job off to experience and find other work. You have done it all wrong in terms of freelancing from the beginning. You cannot change it now without repercussions. This is why it's best to operate on an hourly basis. Then if she needs you all day during working hours to do nothing she pays. If you get a 12 hour task you charge for 12 ...


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I went through this back in the 1990's. We were paid every two weeks, but payday was on the last day of the pay period, the very same day you submitted your (paper) time card. It was great for the employee because there was no lag. From the company standpoint it was a pain. They would have to adjust their accounting because they wouldn't know how much ...


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Should I ask my manager if he could give me an extra rise because of that undeserved negative evaluation? No. Ask your manager to give you an extra rise because of the value you provide to the company. Ask your manager to give you an extra rise because it will bring you into line with what you are worth on the open market. It would look like I'm asking him ...


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It's unusual, but ordinarily has no effect: your monthly salary is fixed at 10000, and you get that regular amount each month, and pay the same amount of deductions (tax, insurance, pension...) each month. It may well have a bearing on overtime payments. Four hours' overtime in January would be 0.5 × 476 on your calculation in the question. In February 2021, ...


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I understand the dilemma that you can't afford to quit because jobs are hard to find, but can you afford to continue working for this person if you're being taken advantage of and you aren't getting paid? How would quitting add any additional hardship? You're not being paid now. If it were me, I'd cease doing any and all work immediately and start looking ...


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You're putting in the work, not being told to do unpaid overtime or anything else. Which is good, it shows commitment and a good work ethic. But it's not grounds for trying to get a new contract sorted. You're an intern, this is the sort of thing you do if you want to impress. Are you being taken advantage of? Yes & NO. You're taking advantage of ...


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One unintended consequence: sometimes you need to submit paycheck stubs as proof of income. Like some apartments may require you make 2-3 times the rent on an apartment. So if you get paid weekly then, using that calculation method, February would result in higher income than in January. So, if you're close in income to the 2-3x limit, already, then maybe ...


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This is standard practice in, e.g. Russia. If you work the entire month without paid or unpaid leave, you get your monthly fixed salary. However, if you, e.g. take paid time off, you do not get the salary for the missed working days, but you get — for lack of a more accurate term — "vacation money". Since the latter is a fixed rate averaged over ...


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Never give any reason, at all, for a desired salary. When you are asked your height, you state your height (say, 5'11", or whatever it may be). Stating a number in a salary negotiation is the same. Just state it. Like when you state your height. If you think about it, the "reasons" for stating a number in a salary negotiation are completely ...


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In contract work your compensation is one of the terms and can only be (re)negotiated when your contract is (re)negotiated. should I expect a salary increase No, you should not expect it; you can try to negotiate an increase when and if the contract renewal is offered to you. Under the contract you are a vendor of services to the other party. Why would ...


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It's a bit late now to do anything. Disappointed, I went to speak to the new manager. He told me Here's your problem, no paper trail. With anything to do with performance or remuneration, you NEED to get a paper trail started from the beginning. Then you at least have something to work with. Do NOT trust or expect anyone else to help you. Sometimes they ...


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I would expect it when a new contract is being drawn up, if at all. And maybe it wouldn't even be when the first six month contract expires but maybe it'd be when the second six month contract expires (since that'd be a year later). Ultimately, I think it'd probably depend on the reason why you were on a fixed month contract anyway. Like if your company was ...


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for example we agree to work on a project with a specific payment and while working on this project I am asked to finish tasks on other projects that we didn’t agree on You messed up. Contract work isn't like salary work. You get paid to deliver the contract, you don't get paid to do helpful things. Failure to deliver the contract is directly tied to a ...


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My gut instinct would be to just wait out the 5 months. HOWEVER.................. At the end of the five months You must aggressively as possible ... Seek a drastically higher pay level ... At that company or another company. THE KEY FACT IS THIS: At the end of the "internship" in five months, one of two things will happen A: They will try to ...


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(1) FWIW in answer to your question, forget percentages and state numbers. Never mention or deal in percentages. If you're struggling with the language to use, here's an email to copy and paste So to your direct manager and the greater manager. Dear Steve and Bill. Thanks for the great year. Now that twelve months have passed, I'd like to look at a salary ...


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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 ...


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