salary

should employees have to ask for a raise?

A reader writes: I’m a manager of a large team, and I recently found myself in a disagreement about an issue with another manager: Should an employee have to ask in order to get a raise? I’ve always felt it’s incredibly important for employees to ask for the raises they want — ideally, that means […]

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new job offered me a lower salary than I expected

A reader writes: I was recently interviewed for a job I was very excited about. I completed an online application for the job, and I know the starting wage was what I was looking for. When I looked at the job posting a few days later, the starting pay was gone. I didn’t think anything […]

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my salary changed on my first day of work

A reader writes: I’ve been at my current job for six months, working for a environmental nonprofit as an educator/administrator. When I was offered the position, it was made very clear to me that I would be non-exempt, which makes a big difference because there are three weeks each year when I work 24 hours/day, […]

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ask the readers: how to refuse to share your salary history

A reader writes: I wondered if readers could share stories about successfully refusing to share their salary history. It’s advice I hear all the time, and that makes sense, but having just been hired by a sizable corporation, it’s hard for me to imagine getting companies to go against their own policies. Aside from simply […]

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why your boss won’t give you a raise

If you’re wondering why you can’t seem to get a raise, it’s worth looking at why your salary hasn’t been raised. In many cases, understanding why your paycheck has stagnated can help you figure out the path to increasing it. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about the most common reasons I see […]

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when no one gives you an opening to negotiate salary

A reader writes: I’ve been working at my current company for about nine months. I applied for a different internal position at my workplace. The HR department’s last response to me was that they were still deciding and would get back to me, because they had taken longer than they had originally expected to decide. […]

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