Unfair Commission Paid

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about commission:

I made a sale and then my employer continues to add expenses to reduce the profit of the job. I get paid commission on the profit of the job. I do understand business and know that the expenses are above true expenses to the job. How do I approach this?

Signed, Losing Money

Dear Losing Money:

You say you “understand business and know that the expenses are above true expenses to the job.” If you know business, you should have a clear understanding of how your commission is calculated. And if you know for a fact that your commission is diluted, either intentionally or unintentionally by a false calculation, you have some choices before you. How you approach this hinges on whether this is the first time you made a sale or you have been employed with this firm for some time and figure your employer has short-changed you on past sales? What might you do?

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