Questions about employer relations involve the relationship between an employer and its employees. These questions should generally involve the relationship with a group of employees rather than individuals.

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Possibly fired after hospital stay due to injury, how should I address this? [closed]

I was informed by co-worker that I was fired from job. I have not heard from employer. I got injured outside of work, which required a hospital visit. Employer was informed immediately and told me ...
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Is it okay for my family to intervene when my boss treats me unfairly in the first few days of work?

I'm an 18 year old student who just started a part time job a few days ago. This was what happened: I went for the interview for the part time job and was told that the boss's wife would give me a ...
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How to deal with an employer expecting me to sign contract when I've received better offers? [duplicate]

I just got my PhD 2 weeks ago. Last April a professor offered me a position on her team pending a certain project's acceptance. The project got accepted in July, and we had agreed that I would start ...
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Had a prospective interview,now have another job. How to approach prospective employer?

Last month I had 2 interviews with companies that are likely to be employing in January. One of the companies is a dream company, the other is a company that I would still really like to work for. In ...
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Why employer want to fire an employee? [closed]

I'm clueless regarding a private job to understand thier managing behaviour. I want to understand this situation when an project has finished and they start to cut-down. I want to understand these ...
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What to do when you are not paid as offered in a contract?

I recently started a new job through a temp agency, and upon being hired and offered the position, I received an email from the agency that the rate is $X an hour. When submitting my hours on a ...
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Concerned I was too loud/criticizing as an intern

I've just joined a company as an intern making Widgets as one of few foreigners. As part of this, I read some training material used in courses that customers buy for the company's products and ...
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How to break a no compete contract clause [closed]

I have been contacted by a client I worked for with my previous company with a job offer. However, I have a 1 year No Compete clause and with 6 months more to go I'm in a tough situation. The two ...
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Should I tell my boss that I am looking for another job when I am being assigned new tasks [duplicate]

I work as a software engineer. My boss is having a lot of plans for me. He wants to make me a team leader, and he's planning to assign me a list of new tasks, that he sees me as "the person most fit ...
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Looking for new job when working with relatives

I recently graduated and was hired by an employee under my relative. My resume went through my relative to his employee, my boss. A month after I started my boss left the company and they have yet to ...
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Should I feel bad about leaving company after getting long-waited raise? [closed]

I work in a large investment bank as an associate with 2 years experience at this job. I asked for a pay rise after a year of work, when I felt I really needed it: First year resulted in a "A" grade ...
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How to manage a boss who takes thing personally

I'm pretty forgiving about my boss' penchant for making comments about my personal appearance, she doesn't like my hair, why my blazer isn't well ironed, posture and a lot of other comments. While I ...
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When should I disclose an ongoing relationship with someone who is in a legal battle with my employer?

My girlfriend and I worked together for 2 years under the same boss. Her and his professional relationship started to go "south". In the end, it became unbearable for both and together with HR they ...
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Is it really a bad idea to work at a company that misses the mark for perfection once or twice? [closed]

On The Workplace, I see very frequently a comment along the lines of: That is a company I would personally never consider working for. That is so stupid and short-sighted that it means the rest ...
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Is it appropriate to approach a company in this situation? [duplicate]

I recently finished college and I have been searching for work as a software developer. After a few interviews I got in contact with a small startup which happened to be ideal as it is exactly what I ...
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How to respond if boss asks if I'm looking for a new job

I'm currently searching for a new job. If my boss asks me if I'm looking, should I tell the truth? My small group is pretty demoralized at this point. One of my coworkers gave his notice late last ...
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How can I repair an awkward freelance relationship before applying for full-time work?

Once upon a time, I did some freelance work for a local company. They were a big name in the sector, and I'd wanted to work with them for a long time. I never met the person who commissioned the work, ...
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arbitration agreement? [closed]

I live in Washington state I been with the company two and a half years they have now requested everybody to sign a arbitration agreement I am on ada accommodation if I do not sign this am I eligible ...
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31 days to be paid or 29 days, If joining is from first day of the month [closed]

I have a query, if a new employee start working from 3rd day, let say Monday. Will the employer need to pay the employee 31 days salary or only 29th days excluding the Saturday and Sunday. And the ...
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Bad emails about you to your current employer [closed]

What will new employer do if they receive bad (maybe anonymous) email about you (perhaps from your ex employer)? What can you do ?
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Should raises be announced publicly? [closed]

Under what circumstances should raises given to employees be announced publicly or communicated in private? There seem to be two conflicting schools of thought: Give them in private in order to not ...
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Boss didn't give me a w-4 to fill out before I started working and now I can't get paid [closed]

I started working at a small business owned by a couple that also own several cricket stores. The problem was when I started working he didn't ask me to fill out any w-4 he just asked for my id ...
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I want to obtain exclusive rights to a project I proposed that the company is no longer interested in [closed]

I proposed a BHAG to my employer (whom I've known for years prior to employment) back when I was hired on. She was ecstatic, but my immediate supervisor was not convinced. It has since been dropped ...
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Can an employer cut an employee's pay on a whim? [closed]

Is it ever appropriate for an employer to force an employee to take a pay cut for performance-related reasons in a technical field, even if the employer relies on subjective evaluations and refuses to ...
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Employer expressed interest in my pet project

I'm like many programmers with young careers; I maintain a few pet projects that I use in order to improve my skills in both the domain I work in, as well as the craft of software development itself. ...
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Stepping down from Management and being Ignored [closed]

For the past year I have been under a lot of stress as the result of a reorganization of my department in order to grow the company aggressively. As a result I was just out of work three weeks. Upon ...
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Resigned and my one weekend off for the month was taken away

I'm an assistant manager for a retail store. I gave my resignation with 2 weeks' notice. My boss asked if the 2 weeks was negotiable, and I agreed that I could probably stay longer to help with the ...
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Dealing with excessive workload when senior management offers no assistance

I am currently working in a team-lead position for the development department of a company and we are extremely busy at the moment. The problem is that the company keeps bringing in new clients ...
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How do I address/approach a company as a university dropout? [duplicate]

Well, the title sums it up. Feel that university does not meet expectations in content, it is death-by-powerpoint and that I am not making progress. Trying to send emails to a few companies (i.e. ...
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Greeting colleagues when working at desk

I have a question regarding two situations I encounter at work: greeting new starters and talking to colleagues from other teams. I work for a software house who are recruiting a significant number ...
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I submitted my resume with a minor mistake, should I resend it?

In one of my bullets for leadership experience, I state: -Organizing electronics team schedule, meetings, deadlines and other criteria I think the "other criteria" part doesn't make sense, Is this ...
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Benefits removed between signing contract and starting- is it reasonable to ask for alternative?

I recently started a new job, after multiple offers. One of the offers still stands. There were two things which made my decision: the work itself and some particular benefits. I clarified those ...
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Can a company really enforce loyalty at the expense of an employee's financial well-being?

I was just cleaning out some old papers and stumbled upon an employee handbook from a prior company I worked for. Skimming through it, I came across a paragraph which piqued my curiosity. The ...
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Should I warn a friend about a former employer?

I have a friend who for the purposes of this question we'll refer to as Paul. Paul is a University professor who hasn't been actively involved in business outside of academia. He's shown me some ...
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How to strengthen employees' identity feeling in the company? [closed]

What methods do you use to strengthen employees identity "feeling" in the company they work at? Every company has its own values and it is described what company's identity is. It is quite a challenge ...
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Should I say to my manager that I don't trust her anymore [closed]

I'm in a small dev team as a solution developer. In this team we have a solution architect and a manager, the rest of us are solution developers. In the other room there's the boss/product owner (we ...
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If I own a business facebook page, but am separated from the company, do I legally have to turn over the page? [closed]

I started a business facebook page on my own profile several years ago. I built it into over 3,000 fans (likes). I've been with the company over 15 years and am now separating from the company due ...
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How to ask my boss to hire me permanently?

I joined this great company to cover maternity leave for 15 months contract. Four months before end of my contract, I asked my manager about my potential in the company, she was unsure since she is ...
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When do I become an employee: upon signing a job offer or the start date?

I'm signing a lease agreement and I'm not sure which company to name as my current employer. The situation is that I have signed a job offer from a company but the start date is still about a week ...
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How many holidays am I entitled to? [closed]

I am from the United Kingdom I am not looking for any legal advice. I am just confused to this situation. This question is a follow up from: Can you leave a job without giving notice? Basically, I ...
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Unnecessary comment my boss made [closed]

Yesterday I returned from a Leave of Absence (LOA). My boss said to me that we were talking about the idea of being off of work for 2 months, and how nice it would be to be able to do that. She said ...
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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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Finish discussion with manager who then just sits there staring

I know this sounds strange, but there’s very long drawn out periods of silence with my boss. For example 1 to 2 minutes at least. I understand English isn’t his first language but I’m positive he ...
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How should I answer to questions about the offer I got?

Today I'm going to sign for a job that I really like. It's pretty different from the one I have now and I've negotiated for more or less the same salary, plus some benefits. When I'll notify my ...
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My boss knows that I had a phone interview with another company. How should I go about this?

So my boss and a coworker saw an email notification on my computer regarding a phone interview for another job. While I closed the notification really fast, I am fairly certain they saw. I do not have ...
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working as a software development intern but taking a while to do projects

I'm currently working as a software development intern for a non-software company (focuses more on engineering) and am assigned projects, this is my first internship and I'm hitting roadblocks here ...
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As an intern, how do I deal with a supervisor who's not always there?

I'm working as an intern in a software development role. My supervisor is working on systems or something similar, and is always busy. I never get to really see them. I mainly report my progress using ...
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working with multiple employers at the same time [closed]

Long story short, I work in IT as a Software Developer and I used to earn 85,000$ with company A, with 10 paid vacation days and average insurance premium about 120$ per month and other benefits etc. ...
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Do employers have a preference on whether employees are normal or eccentric?

Is there evidence in Computer Science that employers have a preference on whether employees are normal or eccentric? By "prefer," I mean "is more likely to hire and not fire." By eccentric, I mean ...
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What are the concerns of logging into personal online accounts at work?

When I started my first full-time job, I asked my boss if I could log in to any personal accounts during the work-day, and he said that it was fine, and that he even does it himself. And indeed, I ...