Need help negotiating a raise at work!

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

edepp2010:  You can include a provision that anything over and above the 40 hours per week IS overtime.  Just because you are now working 40 hours per week doesn’t mean that you would stay overnight or work weekends for free.

You would get 40 hours per week minimum whether they are in town or not.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Usually overtime pay is time and a half…so $20+$10=$30 (I math good.) for every hour over your 40 hours a week.

Also…are you getting any benefits from this job? If not, that’s something you should factor in.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

edepp2010:  They need to realize that you get 40 hrs pay each and every week. If they try to say that you get less when they are out of town, remind them just how difficult it will be for them to hire someone when they cannot guarantee a liveable wage.

I suggest you stay on an hourly salary based on a 40 hr work week.  A monthly salary would mean that they can expect varying work hours and no overtime.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

edepp2010:  Correct. No one is going to keep staff if they can’t give them some idea of what their work life is going to be like, and give them a predictable income. It’s not your fault that there may be no work one week if they go out of town. That is a choice that is in their control, not yours.

If they know ahead of time when they are going to be out of town, they could give you an agreed upon amount of notice (two weeks?) and you could be switched to nights rather than days. Shift workers like nurses do this all the time, but it is something the two of you would have to agree on, the amount of notice required being key.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Why can’t you continue working hourly?  If they go out of town, then you’re not working & therefore shouldn’t be getting paid.  If you work more than 40 hours per week, then that constitutes OT.  How often do they leave out of town?  It can’t be that often, right (or maybe I’m the only person that doesn’t leave on a regular basis haha)?

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

stephanie091512:  How long would you stay in a job where the boss said to you ” There’s no work for you this week, so therfore no pay. Check back at the end of the week and we’ll let you know about next week”.

If they don’t want to pay someone when they are away, they need to hire a worker from a temp place and deal with the fact that they would have different employees all the time.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

julies1949:  I’m assuming here she’s a nanny & I think certain sacrifices come with certain jobs!  Retail jobs fluctuate hours (weekly totals & shift times) pretty regularly & everyone figures it out.   

 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

stephanie091512:  They offered her a full time job. That means an agreed upon minimum number of hours per week that someone gets paid.

She said she is a personal assistant/personal chef.

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