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I felt mistreated during the interview. How should I proceed?

Call up/email the Hiring Manager/HR rep/Agent: "Hi, I want to let you know that I am no longer interested in pursuing this opportunity. I don't believe this company is the right fit for me and ...
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Why would employee be paid less than contractor?

I have no experience in Switzerland, but in Germany, being taken on board as an employee for just 20% less payout would be an amazing offer. Take into account that you get paid days off that you ...
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What to do when the employer doesn't want to share the salary range for a position?

Despite the massive cynicism displayed in other answers, walking away from employers who won't disclose salary is going to mean you walk away from some potentially lucrative and interesting jobs. Now ...
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I felt mistreated during the interview. How should I proceed?

That person behaved like a jerk. We cannot possibly tell if that is what they are, or just a role they played to gain a tactical advantage to destroy your self esteem and make you accept a very ...
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Can my employer change my 1099 contracted pay rate without my acceptance or a new contract?

OK. So there are a couple of issues here. It's good that there was a written agreement, and I hope you have a copy. If you are being paid as a 1099, on its face you don't have an EMPLOYER. You have ...
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I felt mistreated during the interview. How should I proceed?

Just walk away and forget about it You met a bad interviewer, they flunked their side of the interview as a result, and you now know you want nothing to do with them. The interview served its purpose ...
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Company wants to see offer letter received from another company to match salary

You were right to point out your offer is confidential. If you remove all the text from that offer that can identify the other company then you end up with a text that you might just as well have ...
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I felt mistreated during the interview. How should I proceed?

Some people are just jerks and bullies. If the person is just clueless or is acting like that because he only wants people who'll accept his verbal abuse doesn't matter. Interviews go both ...
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Why would employee be paid less than contractor?

As I have worked in Switzerland as an external contractor being paid by hour and got full time I feel I can answer this better than the other answers. As a contractor you get to pay the "national ...
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Why won’t prospective employers negotiate salary?

If the prospective employer is a corporation of any size, then the hiring manager had to jump through a bunch of hoops to get the position authorized, get budget allocated, etc. If you ask for ...
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I felt mistreated during the interview. How should I proceed?

In short, keep up the job search and when they eventually write back to you, you can do the polite thing and respond that you're thankful for their time but you're currently pursuing other offers. As ...
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Why would employee be paid less than contractor?

Why did hire me for this competitive salary in the first place? It is just the difference of short term contract and long term contract? Close but no cigar, this is the differences between being a ...
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Why won’t prospective employers negotiate salary?

Whether you can negotiate salary depends on whether other people who are just as good are willing to take the salary offered. In many professions, in many places, at many times, competition for ...
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Salary appraisal didn't go as planned, discussion with manager seemed to have backfired. What should I try at this point?

You have four potential moves: Find another employer who's willing to sponsor your H1B visa. This is the ideal solution, but I think it's safer to assume that this is not going to happen right now. ...
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What to do when the employer doesn't want to share the salary range for a position?

There’s only really 3 options. #1 Accept it and continue with the interview process anyway. #2 Give your own salary range and see if they say it’s too high. Not really recommended because you’re ...
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Why won’t prospective employers negotiate salary?

The main thing is leverage and we rarely have it as strangers. A couple of leverage options are: if you've done market research and know the asking price should be higher, you have other offers and ...
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During the interview process, what are the benefits of a "No Negotiation" policy?

One possible benefit for the company is that it saves them time: there is no negotiation back and forth, and if you don't like their offer, they can drop you and give the offer to the next candidate. ...
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Company wants to see offer letter received from another company to match salary

Should I forward the letter by removing the personal/confidential details? They also said they may want to know the details of the company when close to an arrangement. By doing this in stages, they'...
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How to Deal with a Job Offer If Currently Working

Basically I would get the job if I asked for it, but I don't know the salary yet. That is what it is. Then I would get a formal offer with salary, benefits, etc. Job offer with no terms, salary, ...
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People I manage earn more than me, how to approach this with my bosses

OK, you have multiple problems, and you appear to be conflating them as a single problem. Let's break them down: Your role is very undefined, and I'm going to infer that means your authority is very ...
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Why would employee be paid less than contractor?

Should I consider this proposal? Of course you should consider this proposal. This sort of thing happens all the time. I've brought very good contractors on as employees before. They are signalling ...
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Threatened to be sent home without pay due to slow work day by company with military contract

No one here can say what's in the contract between your company and the military - but it isn't really relevant. What matters is the contract between your company and you. So you need to review that ...
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Is it normal/legal in Germany for employer to withhold salary until work equipment is returned?

Yes, this is legal. I don't know whether it is normal, but since you seem to have some problems with your employer and apparently did not arrange the return of your equipment in time, it seems the ...
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Should I inquire about my missing bonus?

Should I inquire about this lack of bonus with my manager even though my company isn't legally obligated to hand out such a bonus ? First make sure that you didn't miss info about the bonus. Check ...
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Salary appraisal didn't go as planned, discussion with manager seemed to have backfired. What should I try at this point?

I know the obvious step is to go and really sincerely apologize to my manager This isn't obvious to me and it's unlikely to accomplish anything. I'd work hard, stay cheerful and job search. It doesn'...
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PTO listed as monetary amount in my offer, contributing to my final salary figure. Shouldn't it be paid on top of my normal salary?

From management's point of view, benefits are part of the total cost of hiring you. Depending on what the benefit is and what tax laws you're under, some benefits may also be taxable as income. I'd ...
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Not paid agreed money for training after quitting position

I was employed [...] There is not a written contract Honestly, the biggest thing you should take from this is a lesson: get it in writing; no reputable company in the UK "employs" people ...
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People I manage earn more than me, how to approach this with my bosses

Management is NOT always worth more to the company than actually doing the productive work. This is not a particularly unusual situation. If you are doing technical leadership, the answer may be ...
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discussion with manager regarding salary disparity

If you think that you were promised additional pay increases over several years, and you didn't get that, that is certainly worth bringing up with your manager. The reasons for the increase are ...
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What to do when the employer doesn't want to share the salary range for a position?

In the body of your post, you ask: How can I get the employer to tell me their salary range for a position? But the title asks a different question: What to do when the employer doesn't want to ...
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