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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

Why don't fast food places lobby for an increase in tipped minimum wage?

It seems like fast food places are at a huge disadvantage compared to tipping restaurants since they have to pay their staff so much more (around $5 per hour). [more inside]
posted by stray thoughts on May 27, 2014 - 9 answers

How much should I bill my landlord for maintenance work?

My landlord asked me to stain the deck and paint the front door. I have no handyman qualities, but said I'd do it. They asked how much they should pay me on an hourly basis for doing it. I have no idea. Suggestions?
posted by BradNelson on Jul 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Contract Employee, Without the Contract

I'm a newbie web developer and I've been working my first real coding job for about a month. Help me make sure I am covering my ass and getting compensated fairly. [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Mar 7, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I collect my small claims judgment from a wage claim?

My former employer mailed me my last paycheck almost a month after firing me, and after enduring an awkward hearing that included being scolded by her in front of a hearing officer, I ended up winning. How do I collect my money? I live in California. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2013 - 1 answer

Fair internship compensation?

Asking for a friend: I have the opportunity to have an intern work part time (sixteen hours or about twice a week) for me and I need to figure out how compensation might work here. We're a very small business and this is the first time we've dealt with internships. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jan 10, 2013 - 19 answers

Please help me know how much I'm worth!

I need to know how much to charge a non-profit organization to set up and maintain a DB, having never done it before....and I need to give an amount before tonight! :-/ [more inside]
posted by la petite marie on Jan 9, 2013 - 7 answers

NYC bars/restaurants that don't pay their workers via tips?

Are there any restaurants or bars in NYC that pay their workers with proper, decent wages, rather than with tips? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Jan 6, 2013 - 27 answers

If you use a coupon at a chain hair salon does the stylist get paid any less?

If you use a coupon at a chain hair salon does the stylist get paid any less? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Oct 17, 2012 - 1 answer

What's a reasonable hourly rate for private consulting?

How much should I charge for consulting, when it's about something (grad school admissions) where consulting is uncommon? I've never done this, so I'm not sure what a reasonable hourly rate would be. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Aug 20, 2012 - 18 answers

Is my employer compensating coworkers and myself fairly? Need opinions.

Is my employer compensating coworkers and myself fairly? Need opinions. [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Jun 11, 2012 - 25 answers

Is this massage legit?

What kind of living does my Chinese Masseuse make? [more inside]
posted by tacit_urn on Jun 12, 2011 - 4 answers

How much money does a Starbucks employee make?

How much money does a person working at Starbucks make per month, working in the Upper West Side of Manhattan if they are a barista and have been working for five years? What about as a shift manager (same time frame), or a store manager? [more inside]
posted by foxinsocks on Jun 5, 2011 - 7 answers

How much does an inexperienced programmer get paid?

How much should I get paid as an inexperienced programmer doing Java web development for a US government contractor? I’m clueless. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2011 - 10 answers

In general, how much money do you make doing quality control work for a biotech company?

In general, how much money do you make doing entry level quality control work for a biotech company? [more inside]
posted by BasileusPY on Feb 22, 2011 - 4 answers

How much to pay an unskilled worker in Philadelphia?

What is an appropriate hourly rate for college-age summer worker to do some manual labor (in Philadelphia)? [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Jul 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Where can I find historic income rates for various foreign countries?

Where can I find historic income rates for various foreign countries? [more inside]
posted by msbutah on Jun 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Fixing my credit after a wage garnish..

Any advice on minimizing and reversing the impact of a wage garnish on my credit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2010 - 4 answers

If everyone earned the same amount, what would it be?

If every working person on the planet earned the same wage, what would we all be earning? [more inside]
posted by lhputtgrass on Feb 6, 2010 - 12 answers

What am I really worth?

How can I quantify (in dollars) my worth to my company so that I can get raises and perks? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Aug 13, 2009 - 5 answers

I miss recess

I'm fresh out of college, I have a job I love, and everything's going great. But it would be awesome if I could have more time off, because of a few reasons, and I can afford it... but does anyone do that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2009 - 32 answers

Grant for small businesses?

My dad and mom live in a rural area of Massachusetts. My dad makes wooden bowls and they want to start their own small store in the area selling the bowls. They have no capital, and want to look into a small business grant. They both work extremely hard and make almost minimum wage, and so without the grant could not have the time or money to start the business while also supporting themselves. Do you know of any resources or grants that could help them? Thank you so much for your help.
posted by tessalations999 on Dec 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Should I let myself be exploited for a year in academia?

Should I take this job offer to work at a wage that's barely livable so I can get into grad school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2008 - 15 answers

How much does a nanny make for the summer?

FairWagefilter: My 25-year old sister is a 2nd grade teacher who is considering going to NY to nanny for the summer. So far the general specifics are: 3 young boys (I don't know their ages); in Rye, NY; 2 days off a week; I think that they will buy plane ticket, groceries, etc.; duties will be taking them to their day camp, sports/music lessons, making food for them, etc. [more inside]
posted by hulahulagirl on May 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Moving from Freelance to Employee

I am currently a freelance film/video editor slash motion graphic designer. One of the companies I freelance for is in the process of making me a job offer. I'm trying to figure out what a fair salary/wage is compared to what I pull in as freelance. [more inside]
posted by conigs on Apr 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Overtime pay versus comp time

What are the rules, if any, governing overtime pay versus comp time? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on May 1, 2007 - 15 answers

Any economists in the house? Arm me with counter-arguments to neoclassical orthodoxy!

Is there a counter-argument to the idea that indexing wages to inflation encourages inflation? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Nov 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Is there a formula to figure out how much an independent contractor makes?

Contractor filter: I need to figure how much I am actually getting paid. I have a feeling I'm getting the shaft on my pay. [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on Nov 2, 2005 - 15 answers

Underpaid part-timer.

How do I go about asking for a pay raise? [more inside]
posted by itchie on Aug 16, 2005 - 7 answers

Looking for a dull well paying job with good hours

Since the cool jobs suck and pay badly, which less exciting jobs pay really well and have decent hours? Do you have to move to Nebraska? [please add comments so there will be more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Nov 11, 2004 - 17 answers

How much do caddies for professional golfers make?

How much do caddies for professional golfers make? Do they make a percentage of the purse?
posted by o2b on Jun 20, 2004 - 3 answers

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