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Can I ask for a raise?

I've worked at my current job for 12 months. I think I've had a great year and have become more valuable to the company. I would like to ask for a raise but I don't know whether this is a reasonable request or how to ask if it is. Career specific details below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Help with negotiation

I just got a job offer (yay!) and I need help with negotiating benefits. Problem being that this is a very small and informal company while I've always worked at large multinationals with clear guidelines for these things. I have no idea how small companies work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2014 - 12 answers

Should I charge this project hourly, or by salary?

I'm a designer and front-end web developer who has always charged hourly. I was just offered a great part-time opportunity (20hrs/week) which pays half a salary - less than I'd be paid hourly. Please help me negotiate. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2014 - 13 answers

Employer reveals they've been inadvertently underpaying me for years

Due to an accounting error, my employer has not been paying me my full salary for the last several years. I'm in sales, and I get paid on commission, so my paycheck fluctuates month to month - I never even noticed my paycheck was always secretly slightly less than what it should have been. My employer just discovered their error and told me immediately. Which I hugely respect. We have a good employment relationship and we'd all like it to continue. They're saying they now owe me about $145k plus interest, and are prepared to write me a check, but they know this raises some tax issues for me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2014 - 20 answers

How does profit-sharing really work?

I'm interviewing for a position which includes a profit sharing program, and it sounds like it's a major component of the compensation (as opposed to something nice on the side). What are some normal, reasonable terms of profit-sharing programs? How would I compare this against a normal salaried position, and how do I negotiate for the best terms?
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2014 - 12 answers

Transitioning from profit to not-for-profit at 40: what's negotiable?

After a decade in for-profit marketing in a secondary city, I'm being seriously considered for something close to a dream job in Toronto. The main issue is that there'd be a major salary drop -- from CAD$75,000 a year to sub-CAD$50,000, and I'd be moving from a place where the cost of living is low, and my house is mortgage-free and paid off, to, well, Toronto. My current location is not commutable to Toronto. What can I negotiate with my (hopeful) employer to help make up the difference? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2014 - 35 answers

Employer came in quite a bit below my offer?

I'm a software developer that contracts for a company. I like the company, they want me to join them full time. Their offer is below my ask by quite a bit, should I even counter offer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2014 - 16 answers

Midlife crisis: Suggestions for a career path out of media?

I'm nearly 40 years old and by some measures, successful. I graduated from a top university and have been employed by major companies for nearly 20 years of my professional life. I've grown increasingly dissatisfied with my chosen career though, and I was hoping some of the wise minds here could give me some advice. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Help negotiating a salary for a sky-rocketing US/Euro e-commerce site!

Hello! I've landed an interview for a management position at a fairly big e-commerce site, whose growth in the last couple of years has exploded and is still growing. I'll be interviewing for a position at the European headquarters (Germany), although the company is US-based. I need help asking for a salary that's both competitive and fair! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2013 - 2 answers

JobFilter: help me choose

Choice 1. Tech startup - smart people, legitimate prospects, lots of autonomy, good upside, exciting work. Choice 2. Young but growing company - #5 with a bullet in their industry, much lower risk, 15% higher pay, potentially boring work [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2013 - 22 answers

How to negotiate salary mid-career?

I am interviewing for a new job. I'm a mid-career professional with 15 years of experience in my field. I've made the second round of interviews at three different organizations. I expect a job offer from at least one, possibly two of these places. I have NO IDEA how to negotiate a salary offer when it comes, and most of the advice I've found is geared to new college graduates, not people with more experience. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Snowflake Salary Requirements

I've never held a full-time job, but I've held lots of positions that paid hourly or at a part-time rate during the last several years. How do I turn this into an honest figure for an automated application system that won't accept a blank or non-numerical response? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Thanks for the horse, now show me the teeth.

I'm a law student who has received an offer to clerk for a reasonably well ranked local firm. At what point can I ask how much they pay their associates? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I ask for a raise in this tricky situation?

How do I negotiate a raise given an increased cost of living, lower-than-median pay, but also a list of great accomplishments and accolades? Do I present it all, just parts of the situation, or something else? I know that traditionally you just make a case for your value to the company and leave it at that, but I feel more is at play here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2013 - 5 answers

How much should an editor of an online publication be paid?

If I want to hire an editor to manage the blog for my ad-driven website, how much should the pay be if it's full-time? What about part-time? Other than creating and managing content, managing writers (and bringing on new ones), and promoting the blog and the site on social media, is there anything else I should list in a online editor's duties? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Should I worry about an explainable discrepancy in salary verification?

My new employer might attempt to verify my previous salary. The number I told them I "make" during salary negotiations includes an annual bonus and is more than my base salary. Should I be worried they might find out my base salary was a bit less? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2013 - 12 answers

I want to get paid for what I was told I'd be paid. Right now I'm not.

How to go about dealing with a raise I "officially" got but in practice did not? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2013 - 8 answers

How good does Senior Developer look on a Drupal site developer resume?

I'm about to get a job offer from a small, but reasonably successful, Drupal development firm. It sounds like they may offer me the title of "Senior Developer." In most corners of the software industry, as I understand it, Senior Developer is a good title that implies you're an established professional with 5+ years of experience; 3 years at a bare minimum. The thing is, I actually only have a couple years of part time experience (though with a pretty well known site) and don't have a software related degree. Will future employers interpret "senior developer" the usual way--making this a really nice resume item? Or is the definition looser in the content site development field?
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2013 - 3 answers

Living in Luxembourg on less than 3000 euro a month

I received a job offer in Luxembourg. Is 45,000 Euros per year (gross) enough of a salary to have a decent lifestyle in Luxembourg city? Would it be isolating for a single person in their late 20s? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I respond to an extreme low ball salary offer?

I am a casual employee who has been offered a permanent position, but the proposed salary is well below what I was expecting, and I am unsure how to respond. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2013 - 26 answers

Contract programming position questions.

I interviewed for a remote programming gig recently, and they requested a trial contract before making a final offer. I'd be hired as a long-term remote contractor (year+, 100% telecommuting), not an employee. I have some questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 8 answers

What's the salary of a rural doctor in the National Health Service Corp?

Sorry for the anonymous post. I am a pediatrician finishing my residency in July. I am interested in doing the National Health Service Corp in a rural area. I have looked at dozens of job posts on the NHSC website, but none of them list their salary. Instead they only mention that it is "competitive." It is frustrating because I don't know what the industry range for "competitive" salaries is. What is a "competitive" salary for a young pediatrician working in a rural area? $60k? $100k? $150k? Thank you so much for your help!
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Career ladder positions in the Federal system.

I am in a career ladder position in the Federal government. I'm approaching the end of my first year on the job. I have heard from colleagues/friends in government, that going up to the next GS-level in the ladder is almost automatic (requires sign-off from supervisor). Is this true? How do I request this increase from my supervisor? Also, can you help me find documents online which show that one is eligible to go up a grade after one year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2013 - 10 answers

Salary range for business intelligence/reporting analysts in NC

What is a reasonable salary range for a business intelligence/reporting analyst? Every site I have reviewed seems to indicate that the pay range is much higher than the reactions I receive when quoting my salary requirements seems to indicate. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2013 - 4 answers

salary requirement for administrative work

I have been working as a temp in a university staff /admin support position for several months. I make $12 an hour as a temp. They're finally about to hire me, thank goodness, but I have until tomorrow to give them my "salary requirements". What the heck am I supposed to ask for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2013 - 12 answers

Escaping the Mommy Track

Due to a crazy series of events, I think that (on Thursday) I'm going to get an offer that is a huge step forward in my career. Help me not screw this up. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2013 - 6 answers

How to get salary info for mid-level nonprofit jobs in NYC?

I am in the process of interviewing for a mid-level program/project coordinator position at a non-profit in New York City, and I believe I will be offered the position. I have always been terrible at negotiating salary, and want to change that this time around, but I am finding it very difficult to figure out what the general market range for similar jobs is. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Reveal my hand?

Compensation negotiation filter: Company X wants to make me an offer. Their recruiter has asked me to share the details of other offers I have. Do I tell them? If not, how to tactfully decline? This is in the tech industry. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Can a single person live on a bit more than $50,000 a year in Edmonton, Alberta?

Is it possible to live in Edmonton, Alberta as a single person on a a salary in the low 50 thousands? I've been offered a position and would be moving from a medium sized city in the Eastern provinces, and no idea what to expect if I accept. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2012 - 13 answers

How should I negotiate?

I have two initial interviews next week at two different companies. Both with the HR person for basically the screening interview. I am very well qualified for both positions and I don’t want to not even get past the first interview because my salary expectations answer is wrong. I am looking for actual scripts on what to say because I don’t know how to phrase this and I want to practice this weekend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2012 - 11 answers

"I want my two dollars!!"

Salary negotiating ninjas—throw me a bone! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Is insurance mandatory for dependents?

Is an employer in New York required to extend health insurance coverage to the employee's spouse and dependents? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 4 answers

How much do they actually intend to pay me?

Salary confusion: They offered me (and I accepted) a salary of 50k. My position starts next week and is guaranteed through May. I don't remember them saying "50k/year," just "50k." So how much will I take home bi-weekly? (pre-tax and benefits, for simplicity). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Raise or Call?

I like my job, but I have received a more lucrative offer from another company. How do I get a raise without leaving my company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2012 - 19 answers

How much should I charge a former employer (that laid me off) for contract work?

I was recently let go ("cost cutting") from my job as a web developer, one that I've held for well over a decade at the same employer. After they gave me the news, they mentioned the possibility of me doing work for them in the future on a contract basis and asked what I would charge them. How much is a fair amount to charge them while making sure it's worth my while? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2012 - 26 answers

Is my salary holding me hostage?

I have a job. It's a pretty good job and I've been around here for a while. Some recent changes (some at work, some in life) and some things that haven't panned out like I envisioned have me looking around. But in my brief survey of the landscape, I think I may be stuck here because the salary ranges in my area for the skills I have are around 30% lower than the ~$85k I make in my current situation, which would simply not work for my budget. What fields or opportunities might I be overlooking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Silicon Valley salary negotiation?

Considering a position as a Senior Software Developer in Mountain View, CA. The company has already indicated that they want to hire me - we are in the salary/compensation negotiation phase and I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2012 - 14 answers

They didn't teach me this in grad school...

Problem: what to write on the "expected salary" line. Difficulty level: academia-to-industry transition. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Sheryl Sandberg Probably Didn't Have This Problem

How much are COOs paid at small, profitable, private tech firms in Boston? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 - 2 answers

Please help me with my first salary negotiation.

I am preparing to negotiate my salary for the first time. What strategy should I take? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 - 13 answers

I'm considering leaving the public sector for private. Please help me learn the smart way to negotiate employment offers and understand the real value of my current package.

I've been working in local government in a mid-level administrative job for six years. My satisfaction level is low, but the benefit package is generous (we're a small local entity contracting benefits through CalPERS), and the job is as secure as anything for the foreseeable future. Would I be crazy to leave it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 5 answers

How much should I charge per episode of an online animated show?

An entertainment company is interested in an online animated comedy series I'm creating. How much should I ask per episode? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Small Biz, Big Smart Sales Force

How can a small company hire honest, reputable sales people and how much do these mystical people get paid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 - 2 answers

What is fair compensation at a start-up?

I'm a medical student, taking a year off before residency. During the year, I'm going to be working for a new start up that creates medical apps. I will be creating content for their apps and working on their social media strategy. Does anyone have any ideas about how I can determine what I should be paid, and/or how to negotiate it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Is $36k a reasonable professional salary for a non-profit job in a mid-range cost-of-living city?

Is $36k a decent salary? I'm weighing job options and could use some help assessing the salary factor. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2012 - 29 answers

Money money money...or benefits?

I'm expecting a formal job offer soon, but the salary is well below market. What "soft" benefits should I ask for instead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I get past the Boston 140k salary barrier in software?

How do I get past the Boston 140k salary barrier in software? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 14 answers

Negotiating a salary for my old job

How do I negotiate salary for a previous position I quit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me figure out how to ask for dough

Salary (re)negotiation 101: How can I figure out what to ask for, and what to avoid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I take this job?

Should I take this job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 - 25 answers

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