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Question about Severance
I, along with 29 other people, were recently laid off due to a workforce reduction. I am 54 yo female and was with that employer for 23 years. I was middle management and had an exemplary work record. I know that severance is not required, but my company offered a 34 year old employees with 10 years service, 20 weeks severance, equating to 2 weeks per year of service. Myself and another long term employee (30 years with company) and both over the age of 40, also received an offer of 20 weeks. amounting to less than 1 week per year of service. Think it's advisable to try to negotiate knowing some employees got 2 weeks for each year of service?
My company recently bought out a larger company. I was the office manager for 12, now i'll be the office manager for 60+, multiple locations including out of state, and I'm going to be required to do a bit more travel for work. Is the bump in responsibilities mean I'm due for a bump in pay as well?
Managing people than make more money than you do
I found out that I'll be supervising people that make more than me (my current salary was negotiated based on my salary history, the employer would not give me a range for the position up front). I'm upset. How do I proceed? I'm only on day 7 of the job, and I can't afford to lose it! I don't want to feel ungrateful, but they literally told me the money they "saved" in the budget hiring me will allow them to pay my subordinates more. I'm just feeling like crap!
Negotiating a Raise in a Nonprofit
I have worked for my nonprofit organization in a middle management level position for almost 2 years. I’m ready for more money! While my work is extremely gratifying and allows me a great deal of schedule flexibility (I have 2 little ones), and autonomy, it has come to my attention that I make the same amount as the second level of staff that I manage with twice the responsibilities. Since I’ve started my employment, I’ve also earned a masters degree (working on a second) and brought a great deal of value and support to my branch of the organization that could justify the raise. However, the majority (possibly all) of my salary comes from a fixed line item in the budget (we’re contracted by another nonprofit each year), and I’m nervous about how much is appropriate/realistic to ask for because of that AND the fact that the city I live in tends to be on the lower side of national averages for pay. Can you offer some suggestions about how I can approach this conversation with the powers that be?
Best way to go about salary question upfront
So I've always been taught that you should not settle on salary early on in the process because it might result in you shooting yourself in the foot. I recently applied to a job and the company recruiter asked my salary requirement in an email, before I even got to the interview stage. I answered as diplomatically as I could saying, "If possible, I would prefer to discuss that at a later time after learning more about the role and what value I could bring. Plus, I'm sure the company standard range for this position would be very suitable." I thought that was a great answer, however I just got an email saying I have been removed from the applicant pool! I emailed the recruiter back asking why, if they would accept a range and I just got a standard email back saying I should keep applying for jobs at X... What should I have done? Does this reflect badly on the company or me? What would you have done?
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