salary

I guessed at a salary range for a job, overshot, and got rejected

A reader writes: After applying for a position, the hiring manager (who would also be my supervisor) emailed me saying that she wanted to interview me and asked me about my salary expectations. I researched average salaries for the position ($53k) and got back to her expressing my interest in the position, suggesting a few […]

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are the new overtime rules about to boost your paycheck?

A new regulation that’s widely expected to become law this summer might result in you receiving more money in your paycheck. The move stems from a change to the nation’s overtime laws. If you’re not earning at least $50,440 a year, the federal government is probably about to require your employer to pay you overtime whenever you work more than […]

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can I reopen negotiations on a job offer I already accepted?

A reader writes: I accepted a job offer recently but have since learned that I will not be paid or compensated for overtime. The job is $45k plus $4k in bonus annually (if earned). This is the first big job I’ve had and feel like I missed an opportunity to negotiate the salary because I didn’t […]

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I feel insulted by my raise — and I let my boss know it

A reader writes: Last month, I had my first performance review at my first job out of college. Despite overwhelmingly positive feedback (98/100 points) and that fact that the company boasted their “best year to date,” I got a pretty abysmal raise of just 0.5%. But the worst part was the way my manager conveyed […]

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