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Unexpected Promotion & Little Experience. How to Judge an Appropriate Salary for a my New Position?

A promotion means "more than you have now", right? Why don't you wait and see what is being offered and see if it feels right then? You'll almost certainly get something. Once you know what ...
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Unexpected Promotion & Little Experience. How to Judge an Appropriate Salary for a my New Position?

Do you think CEO's worry about seeming greedy when they're negotiating their compensation? Do you think professional athletes worry about seeming greedy when negotiating their contracts? Get this idea ...
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What happens if the basic pay is increased, and allowances decreased for the same overall salary?

Kilisi's answer is unnecessarily negative in my opinion. Is it not better for employees to have a reliable higher basic pay? Rather than to have a lower basic pay which might (or might not) be ...
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What happens if the basic pay is increased, and allowances decreased for the same overall salary?

What is the significance of this? It means they're playing games with the remuneration. Usually a red flag or they have someone new on board in charge. Changes are rarely made for the benefit of ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

You can of course ask. If you have an employer who forced pay cuts on people working from home in cheaper areas, so you make less money right now than someone who worked in the more expensive area all ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

Let's look at this from the employer's perspective. An employee has decided, by their own free will, to move to another location, obviously because they want to live there. That doesn't matter to you ...
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Net salary decreasing over time

If you are in such dead end starting job hunting after 15 months is reasonable, but is it practical? You have a very specialised skill what is the possibility that eventually you get an offer from a ...
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Net salary decreasing over time

My question is: would it feel acceptable (especially for perspective employers) if I start job hunting now (I have been here for 15 months)? Yes. 15 months and lack of advancement options are a ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

You can certainly ask for anything you want. The risk is that once you ask there is an implication that you will leave if your request is not met. Often this leads an employer to immediately start ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

You can ask for just about anything, but you need to couch it in a value proposition that shows a win for the company. Basing it purely on your need (based on your family's choice) to cover a higher ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

Can you ask for a cost of living increase? You can but it might not be a good move. You already suspect that asking for a raise justified by your own choice to relocate after only a few months is ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

How about "any chance I could get a COLA for my new city of Denver?" They could say yes, no, or anything in between.
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I have one offer from a startup with a compensation lower than market rate (no other offers). Is there anything I can do to bring it to market rate?

After some time and on the final call, he said they’d like to align my start date after their series A is completed. Considering that the estimated compensation figure he gave is still not market rate,...
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I have one offer from a startup with a compensation lower than market rate (no other offers). Is there anything I can do to bring it to market rate?

No You have put forward your salary requirements (hopefully in a reasonable and non-confrontational way). They have given you their best and final offer (hopefully in a reasonable and non-...
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I have one offer from a startup with a compensation lower than market rate (no other offers). Is there anything I can do to bring it to market rate?

If the offer doesn't match your desired salary, refuse it. Simple as that. Don't fall for empty promises. What "the co-founder said" means nothing if he doesn't put it in writing with a ...
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I have one offer from a startup with a compensation lower than market rate (no other offers). Is there anything I can do to bring it to market rate?

You don't need a competing offer to negotiate your salary. Using data from market rates should already be enough. Maybe you could reach some compromise by offering to work initially for a lower salary ...
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I feel undervalued and don't know whether I should stay?

I am well aware of cutting my nose off to spite my face and to just walk out would mean that I would lose the work that I have put in so far and also any potential for a reference. What would you ...
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I feel undervalued and don't know whether I should stay?

You took up the only opportunity you had at that point of time - good. You continued in the same position despite knowing you are undervalued and underpaid - not so wise. I'd say, update your resume ...
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How should I ask for higher pay based on performance?

Obviously you need a discussion with your manager, but you need to use a good tactical approach. Here's what is unlikely to work: "I feel underpaid". Reply: "We compare our salaries ...
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How to calculate fair pay in local currency based on salary range in dollars?

You'll have to offer more than any local company or any foreign company is offering him. That's all. Plus a bit extra so he doesn't leave quickly for a better offer. And remember that as soon as you ...
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How to calculate fair pay in local currency based on salary range in dollars?

How can Bob assess his worth in his local currency? His worth in local currency is what someone is willing to pay him in local currency. He could get offers from other companies. Perhaps a local ...
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How to calculate fair pay in local currency based on salary range in dollars?

The main reason people hire remote workers overseas is that they can be had cheaper. The research into salary is irrelevant unless it is done on that basis. There may be other reasons but in terms of ...
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