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Promised contract but not receiving one [duplicate]

I was working for a company for over 6 months. I had passed my probation period and continued as a part-timer. Once you had passed your probation period you were entitled to apply as zero hour ...
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Should I list my boss as an emergency contact for college? [on hold]

I checked around the site and didn't find an answer to this (apologies if there's an answer I missed). Here's the situation: I attend one college as a student while working in academic support at ...
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Still on Old Employers' Team page on their website

It's nearly 2 months since I left my previous employer, and I'm still displayed on their site as en employee on their 'Team' page. I have sent them a polite email asking for removal but I've ...
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How to deal with an employee who has refused to do a task? [duplicate]

I have an employee working for me who writes code in an overly complex manner occasionally. His code is not bad, and it generally follows all best practices, so our disagreement is only on style. ...
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How do I deal with a very manipulative employee who doesn't do his work? [duplicate]

I am the supervisor of an IT department in a small but a high-paying company. I supervise 12 employees. There's one that I'm having troubles with lately, he is newly hired and is a great person. But ...
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Should music be played at a software development company? [closed]

I am working at a software development company. At my workplace above my desk, there is speaker in the ceiling. After every 2 desks there is a speaker. As from my desk, almost every second face is ...
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What should I do about a sexist and vulgar employee?

I'm an assistant manager at a small business, and I'm regularly the top manager on duty for a staff of two to four employees. Since we are a small business, the staff are able to chat when we aren't ...
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How to encourage more efficient use of time

I work at a small company with a very loose structure -- roles are not very clearly defined. It's an engineering company and I'm soon going to take over managing the handful of engineers. Though I'll ...
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How to find public company information on employees joining, leaving, and their departments? [closed]

I was wondering, if a potential employee or investor was interested in a publicly traded company how would that person find answers to the following questions? How many employees have left the ...
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What kind of verification can be done for someone out “Sick” - Is there a way to confirm they aren't working somewhere else? [closed]

What kind of verification can be done for someone out "sick." Is there a way to confirm they aren't working somewhere else? I have an employee who has used up all of their sick/vacation leave. Then ...
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How to urge the top management about resolving washroom crisis in office

This may sound funny, but in our country, this is a very common phenomenon, i.e. temporary shortage of water supply and the water supply line remaining closed for several hours. However, in a software ...
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Irrelevant jobs vs long employment gap

In your resume, is it a good idea to put an irrelevant job rather than having a long employment gap? I just move to another country and things are very different. I keep looking for a job in my field ...
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Transport in a workplace

I have a small question regarding transport in shift based work over a certain time (say midnight). My girlfriends shift in a pub finished last night around 12:30 as they had a new menu on and ...
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Should I tell the client that I am not making any progress because my company didn't pay my salary?

I work for a contracting company, developing an application for a client. The company is always late in paying my salary. I always have to ask them to send me the check, sometimes after a delay of a ...
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How do I decide how much to charge my boss for a painting?

I'm an engineer by trade, but I dabble in watercolor painting on the side. My boss saw one of my paintings and later sat me down to ask if I would do one of his house. He's moving and it has ...
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Hostility Towards New Employees

The software company I work for often hires junior developers when there is a lot if testing to be done and there is time/room for them to get up to speed. however the senior developers get extremely ...
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Company asking employees to take behavioral/personality test

I work for a tech company in the US and they just started asking some employees (not sure if all, or just a selected few) that we take something called the Predictive Index (PI). I could not find much ...
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Rights When Terminated Without Fair Process [closed]

A friend has just been dismissed from her job for "not being good enough." This fell on her out of the blue, with no prior warning, no development or action plan, and no notice period. Apparently the ...
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Is it ok for companies to withhold wages mid pay peroid after termination? [closed]

I was hired on by a restaurant place local to my area. I was a cook there, and everything was going swell. Then, out of the blue on Christmas Eve day, I walk in doing my normal routine, in comes ...
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Is my employer allowed to force me to leave work before the end of my shift? [closed]

If my schedule is posted in advance is my employer allowed to force me to leave before the end of my shift?
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What career opportunities should I offer to a programmer who doesn't want to get to management position?

There was a question about the ways a programmer can take to grow above programming job (What are possible career transitions for a seasoned software developer?) but I haven't found any information ...
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What can an employee do when the employer does not assign any tasks? [duplicate]

What should an employee do when their manager does not assign any tasks to him/her, although being aware of employee's idle state and dissatisfaction? Can the employee freely entertain himself, given ...
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Managing passive-aggressive employees

We have a general reorganization of my department going on at the moment and I have one staff member in particular who is being difficult about the process. A bit of background... This person has ...
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How do I improve employee's productivities and engagement? [closed]

One of my employees has low production for the past two months, not achieving goals, and is disengaged in team meetings. I also noticed he is up out of his seat a lot recently. What do managers here ...
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Cleaning lady may have taken fruit from my work desk

Yesterday in my office was weekly fruit day. As always, I took a few, and did not eat them all. I left two on my work table. The fruit were in perfectly good condition, and I have done this more than ...
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How can I discourage employees from working voluntary overtime?

I run a small company (5 salaried employees). We have recently expanded from 3 to 5 staff, and while we are comfortable financially, there is not much spare money available. However there is a lot of ...
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Should I accept a raise when I am planning on leaving the company? [closed]

My one year review is due and my Front Office Manager has verbally informed me they're planning on giving me a raise. The problem is I'm hoping to leaving the country in two months, I'm waiting for ...
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I think I am trying but is it good enough? [closed]

I graduated from university less than six months ago, though I consider myself to really be self-taught. Even after getting my current job as a web developer, my company didn't offer any training as ...
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Bring food to work on the first day? [closed]

So I got an internship and we had the orientation and everything. I am going to my actual workplace tomorrow and thinking of taking a box of doughnuts for everybody. Would that be okay?
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Is this an employee confidentiality breach?

This is from a friend: Unbeknownst to me, I was granted stock options back in January by my company but the VP gave the RSU letter to my coworker (not clear on why) and she's had it for 3 ...
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Can my employer force me to wear a used uniform?

I work for a company in the United Kingdom, and they can't provide me with a brand new uniform, as they ran out of stock. They gave me a used (washed) uniform to wear for the time being. Someone else ...
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How do you track Employee Engagement? [closed]

We are a growing company and as such I want to put a startegy in place to ensure that we are pre-empting any issues as we increase our work force. As a result I'm interested in implementing a system ...
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Is it okay to leave my original documents with a company who wants them “as insurance”?

I was a temporary employee for three months, and I recently signed a one year contract with the company where I am currently employed at. Now after signing the contract, the company wants my original ...
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Measure competence of the company on different technology areas

We are trying to measure competencies of the people in the company for different kinds of technologies. The ultimate goal is to identify areas that we need to have some competency improvement ...
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20% turnover in our company in half a year. Is that an outlier? [closed]

Our company had lots of new hires last year. Number of employees went up to almost 400. I have just found out in our internal system that over 80 people left in the last 6 months. That makes a 20% ...
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How to casually inform the recruiter about my current job I have been only for 3 weeks [closed]

I have successfully passed 2 rounds of interview with the company I like to have my long term employment. However, I wasn't really vocal and honest about my current job which i am only working for 2-4 ...
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Can a manager require that employees who want to trade shifts get manager sign off first?

My boyfriend wanted this coming Saturday off but didnt get it off on the normal schedule. So he asked a co-worker to trade shifts with him, and found one who was willing to exchange Saturday for ...
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How to apply measurable goals to manual data processing? [closed]

In my annual performance review, which in general was very positive, I was told I could improve a lot if I gave more measurable goals to one of my teams. In essence, they need to translate ...
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How to answer hiring managers' e-mails when I don't fit the job titles? [closed]

After I had signed up for websites, such as monster.com, linkedin.com, and indeed.com, hiring managers started sending me a lot of e-mails. I see that I don't fit the job titles or don't have enough ...
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How to handle and engage employees in a secretive company culture?

Senior management in my company discourages revealing strategic and management decisions to first line employees. Since I have joined the ranks, I have been told that employees should just worry about ...
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How do I handle a workplace diva?

My husband and I have a small consulting firm in which I am the 'chief financial officer', and he and all the employees are the technical expertise. My husband and I share the responsibility for all ...
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How can I respond to an employee who objects to working on certain projects on ethical grounds?

My company does services for various clients. We recently were offered a contract to perform these services for a guy in the city who does predictions, tarot, numerology and the like for people. He ...
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To be a successful new manager, must I stay competitive against my reports?

I was promoted to manager because I always helped my team learn new things about our work and was always given the task to coordinate big projects for us. After a certain point, I was doing more ...
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Who would be laid off first? [closed]

My company is experiencing low performance, and this has been a few months. If it's not getting better next year, I'm afraid there could be a round of layoff. There are many departments and teams. I ...
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As a new Team Leader, what should I talk about in an initial, introductory, one on one meeting? [closed]

I've started new position on my company, and I need to get to know the team members (although I'm already familiar with some of them). What items should we discuss in an initial one on one meeting to ...
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Benefits not included in the employment contract

I was offered a massive deal with a big (and extremely profitable) company. Besides great pay, they also offer a number of awesome benefits. However, those benefits aren't listed in the employment ...
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Is it appropriate to approach references based on interviewer comments?

My partner had an interview for a teaching job which she did not get. The interviewer said, "check your references as one doesn't show you in good light". She is relatively certain the reference is ...
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When and how to fire a unproductive engineer? [closed]

Mr A has almost one year of experience with us now. He joined as a 'fresher' (unexperienced). The problem is he does not have his concepts clear, so we have asked him to take part in various training ...
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How can I request my company not use my photos for promotional purposes without my explicit permission?

I got an email today notify that my company will take photos of all employees. The photo will be used for employee profile and is company's right to use it for promotional purposes. I checked my ...
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Why do IT departments still dictate what IT employees can use for hardware? [closed]

Are there legitimate business arguments for skimping on hardware and software for IT employees vs. say, giving employees an annual allotment to maintain their own hardware? Or is this just an old ...