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Erisa Ojimba

Articles By Erisa Ojimba

  • What if my new employer reneges on a verbal salary offer?

    I recently changed jobs, and my new employer refused to honor their verbal salary offer. Asking for a written agreement would have been out of the ordinary for the position I accepted, so I didn't even consider it. Would depositing my … Read more...

  • May an employer put a cap on a job?

    I work in a hospital in Florida as a computer operator. Before this I was a computer operator at another company for almost 20 years. I am paid a salary of $19,406, well below the Computer Operator I salary quoted in the Salary Wizard, … Read more...

  • Should I have gotten a bigger raise with my HR promotion?

    At my performance review, the new HR director complimented me on taking the initiative to learn the benefits generalist's job and on how quickly I caught on. She then promoted me to benefits administrator. I was very excited, but when she … Read more...

  • Should I get a raise for working in a new region?

    I work for a food and beverage management company that has had a few closures over that past year in my region due to cutbacks by our clients. To stay employed with my company, I agreed to consult in a different region (with a much higher … Read more...

  • Is it time to ask again for my raise?

    I've been in this job for five months. I started out as a data entry clerk and was promoted to project manager in the first six weeks. At the time, I was promised a salary increase after a trial period of two months. But it hasn't happened … Read more...

  • What should my daily contract rate be?

    How much per hour should a per diem CPA make in the Jackson, Mississippi, metropolitan area? I'm considered self-employed, and I have 16 years of public accounting experience. My area of specialty is income tax. Read more...

  • Why didn't I get a pay-to-stay bonus?

    Our company has filed under Chapter 11 with no financial backing. The company is being sold. Our accounts payable supervisor got another offer and put in her notice, but the company countered with a pay-to-stay package. She gets six months … Read more...

  • Should I take the offer or the counteroffer?

    I've recently been offered a position in another company making $6,000 more than I earn now. When I gave notice, my current employer came back the next day and matched the prospective employer's offer. I called the prospective employer and … Read more...

  • Am I management material?

    I've been employed with the same company for 10 years. My official job title is financial analyst, and I report to the financial operations manager. For the last year and a half, the manager and I have been working at both locations, … Read more...

  • How should I calculate a part-time rate?

    When accepting a part-time position in an office and asked about salary requirements, what is the appropriate thing to say? How can you compare a part-time to a full-time salary? Read more...