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Diplomatically approaching a salary issue

I need to approach my organization leadership about a raise. Not only have I recently been approached about other opportunities by headhunters and some HR departments, but I also found out that a co-worker with a somewhat similar background is making about 40% more than I am. I want to calmly ask if better compensation is a possibility without going out and getting an offer to be matched. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2016 - 8 answers

How much to charge for work that doesn't feel like work?

unexpectedly landed my "dream job". It's for something I've been a fan of for a while and very specific and is a kind of once in a lifetime random job opportunity. Here's the catch. It's freelance, I have a full time job already and there wasn't supposed to be any pay. After a call with my new boss, she suggested that because of my experience, we should discuss a pay rate today. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO EVEN ASK FOR. And google is not helping because they don't take into consideration that this is honestly something I'm so thrilled to work on that I would do it for free. [more inside]
posted by twoforty5am on Apr 24, 2015 - 20 answers

Tell me how to ask my work whether I get paid during holiday

Just shy about it and want to minimize awkwardness [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Dec 16, 2013 - 29 answers

Salary discrimination. Looking for advice to help a coworker negotiate.

The new hire is making more than someone who has been there for years and is still doing most of the work. What should I tell my coworker so that she can negotiate a fair salary? [more inside]
posted by adapt on Aug 3, 2013 - 26 answers

Proper etiquette for an unsolicted merit raise

What is proper "thank you" etiquette when given an unsolicited raise based on merit? [more inside]
posted by Fezboy! on Jul 18, 2012 - 22 answers

Revising our dream: how to find work that can be done from anywhere in the US

Work to live. How to find jobs we can do from anywhere in the US (or ideally anywhere in the world). Bonus for attorney jobs. [more inside]
posted by semacd on Jul 13, 2012 - 11 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

Salary Vs experience analysis

Need to do a simple analysis around pay and experience fairness. Example: Two project managers managing exactly same kind of projects and have similar performance levels: PM 1 -> Pay $130,000 ; Experience 15 years; PM2-> Pay $80,000 ; Experience 3 years; I want a mathematical way of analyzing if the person getting paid $80,000 is being under payed. Now I know there are industry standards and charts available. I want to do something that may not be perfect but gives a sense. How much weight should be given to experience and can this be factored in mathematically? Please dont get hung up on accuracy. I want a logical analysis method that does not need to be entirely accurate. Also, where can I find industry charts comparing pay and experience
posted by r2d2 on Mar 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Salaried game artist in CA - what's the law for overtime?

I need to figure out if my coworkers and I are owed overtime pay. I'm getting conflicting information everywhere I go, and if I need to refer to a lawyer in the end so be it. Maybe you guys can help though... We're salaried video game artists in California. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 - 18 answers

Should I take a 40% pay cut to change jobs?

Should I take a 40% pay cut to change jobs? The new job is in a different industry where I'll be starting from scratch. It will probably mean longer hours and the pay is terrible compared to what I'm getting now, but I really want to leave my current job. [more inside]
posted by fry on Feb 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Am I being stiffed by the family business?

I need to know if I'm being underpaid. I work for family and I think this actually gets me worse treatment than if I were a stranger. I am a skilled nutritionist with a background in biology. I write nutritional programs for people in the context of a retail nutrition store. I am good at what I do and get results. I am well liked by the customers. I also design much of the advertising for the store, for example small interior signs and large exterior signs. I use Photoshop and I have a background in design and art. Not to toot my own horn, but I am good enough that I've been offered outside work. I also write and do the layout for a monthly scientific newsletter. It takes me about 12 hours to produce. I can write well. (I got A's in college English at a good university). I've been working there for 5 years and I get paid around $29,000. I am beginning to write all of the web content for the website as well. It requires in depth knowledge of science. Thank you in advance. [more inside]
posted by KoiPond on Jan 25, 2012 - 39 answers

What's a reasonable expectation for allowable uncompensated work?

How common (or uncommon) is it for an employer to ask for employees to work extra, uncompensated time? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jan 5, 2012 - 19 answers

What am I?

I'm in the process of being hired on from contractor to full time status. My boss asked me what title I would like. I need some help figuring out what I want to be and how much a person of that title should make. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Can my company withhold paying me because I'm late entering my timesheet?

Can my company legally withhold my paycheck for the previous pay period until I fill out and submit my timesheet for this pay period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me stay sane and employed during a difficult work situation

How can I stay sane and employed during a difficult work situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2010 - 18 answers

Less money, more fun

I've recently come to realize that my job isn't fulfilling or challenging, and is making me depressed and helping ruin my personal relationships. Should I stay at this job and be unhappy but well-compensated, or leave and make half as much but possibly be happy? [more inside]
posted by MonsieurBon on Aug 2, 2010 - 28 answers

Are my employers paying us correctly?

I'm trying to find out what is and isn't legal about how my employer keeps track of my hours, when they pay me, and and a couple other hours/pay issues. [more inside]
posted by gally99 on May 13, 2010 - 15 answers

How to negotiate my salary on a probable job offer?

Please help me understand how to negotiate my salary on a probable job offer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Bookselling salary guide?

I'm looking for salary guidelines for a job outside my field that I'm interested in -- coordinating events and marketing for an indie bookstore. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Mar 19, 2009 - 15 answers

What should I expect at an annual review?

My first annual review is coming up at my first real job. What do I expect, especially regarding discussion about pay/raises? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2008 - 13 answers

how do I make a uk company pay up?

how do I make a uk company pay up? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 21, 2008 - 9 answers

Why does her colleague get paid more?

My wife has a salary review coming up. A few months ago a colleague doing the same job as her revealed his wage was £1000 a year more, though he has been there for a shorter time. Should she mention this in her meeting? [more inside]
posted by hatmandu on Jul 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Can my employer paid everyone else overtime but me?

Everyone in my department at work (desktop publishing) is paid overtime except me (I'm salaried) and we all have the same job title and responsibilities. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by boognish on May 26, 2008 - 10 answers

52 * 25 * $50 * 1.5 = Windfall?

I'm a software developer in Pennsylvania. Am I eligible for overtime? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on May 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Is there a lawyer on the plane?

[JobFilter] Hivemind, decide how much I should be paid. [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Oct 11, 2007 - 12 answers

How much should they pay me?

In Northern Virginia, for temporary office work through an agency, how much should I ask the agency for, per hour, in USD? How much will I actually reasonably get? [more inside]
posted by anaelith on Sep 3, 2007 - 9 answers

I want my money

My paycheck is late again. [more inside]
posted by Snyder on Jul 6, 2006 - 24 answers

Robin Hood - men 'n' rights

UKJobsFilter: So, the medieval banqueting centre I've been playing Robin hood at for the past 16 years just rang me up to say they're selling the building to developers, and at the end of April that's it, all done. I've been self-employed for most of that time and have been invoicing on a 'per gig' basis for years now, but I'm wondering if, as they've easily (by a factor of lots) been my main employer for those sixteen years whether a 'that's your lot, chum' is all I'm getting, or is there a 'self-employed severance' for long term invoicers?
posted by timpollard on Feb 13, 2006 - 9 answers

benefit cut

My employer has decided to stop paying any dependent health insurance coverage. How do I respond? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Nov 14, 2005 - 13 answers

How do I negotiate for a better deal?

I asked for too little during the job interview. How do I push for more if I get an offer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2005 - 20 answers

why do sanitation workers make more than police officers

Is there some sort of civic reasoning as to why sanitation workers generally make more than police officers? [more inside]
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket on Jan 27, 2005 - 25 answers

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