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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Getting more value out of an introverted person

I have a very highly skilled introvert person employed (Jane) who has been in the organization for many years. Jane has provided some brilliant programs and solutions during the years, but Jane is ...
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I'm quite unprofessional outside job environment. Can it be an issue?

My work life and my personal life has huge differences. People I know here seem to be much more calm and both in personality and in their hobbies. Don't get me wrong: I can talk about non-work ...
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Cell phone professionalism

My direct supervisor called me today on my cell phone for a new job I haven't started yet. She told me to save her cell phone number she called me off of. I'm pretty sure I will not be receiving a ...
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How to respond to an employer's “bait and switch”?

I've had a few jobs recently where the employer made specific promises about the work that I'd be doing and the kind of projects I'd be working on. However, when I joined they reassigned me to ...
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Employer wants training money back if I quit in 18 months [closed]

I have been a programmer at company x for about 7 months now and I had asked if they could pay a 50£ course from Coursera for me. The course is not directly connected with my day-to-day work so it's ...
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Can my employer reclassify me as non-exempt to avoid the new minimum salary requirement? [closed]

If you are currently an exempt employee according to the classification of exempt, is a company allowed to make you non-exempt to keep from paying you the minimum salary requirement to remain exempt?
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Former employer could not give certificate of employment

I've got a new job coming right up. Only thing is, my former employer could not give me my COE. I've emailed them, texted them, Skyped them that I need it soon. I've also been very clear, that I can ...
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Should you use email tracking with your employer? [closed]

There are several plugins for email services like Gmail that can track emails you send and notify you when it has been opened/viewed by a recipient. I am tempted to use it with my employer/HR in ...
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Is “head hunter's frequently asked questions list” good idea? [closed]

I have created list of 10 most frequently asked questions by head hunters. So for some time, when I was asked for one of them I just copy-pasted answer from pdf, and this worked quite well, but ...
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Bad to repeat thank you to a co-worker who nominated you?

I recently recieved an award thanking me for my hard-work. First award with my company and also my first year. Below is what I wanted to send to my co-worker who nominated me, but I was unsure if it ...
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Mutiny to save the boss' job [closed]

This is a somewhat unique situation I'm sure. I work for a small business with 16 employees total. Our boss/owner, who is also the company's controller and accountant, took on 3 "silent" partners ...
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My boss makes us use unlicensed software. What to do about it? [duplicate]

I work at a very small software company. All the software that requires a license to function is licensed, but those that are free for personal use are not licensed as well as those that say "please ...
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Should I get bonded or hope to get a potential new job offer [closed]

I applied for a new job about 6 months ago and after a fairly quick round of interview they (potential new employer) got back to me today. I am happy they have asked me permission to contact my ...
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My boss frequently calls me outside work hours. How should I deal with it?

A few months ago I started a new, typical 8-4 job. Since I started, my boss has called me at usually once a week outside work hours to ask me what I did at work today and what I'll be doing in the ...
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What is the right way to think about doing lower value work when small talking with an executive?

I work as an IT helpdesk contractor in a large corporation. We basically have to help users with resetting their passwords, switching out broken stuff, so nothing fancy. Sometimes I get into ...
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Can people complain about my grammar when I was not employed to use perfect English?

My company head hunted me for my abilities of a warehouse manager and people management skills. My English however has never been my strongest ability and they are now complaining about my grammar in ...
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How to explain to future employers that I left my previous company because of ethical reasons without tarnishing my previous employer?

As a follow up question of this I need to figure out a clever way to describe my situation during future job interviews. The summary of the situation: I was working for a start-up as a software ...
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Should founders and co-founders have a contract of employment? [closed]

There is a startup/small enterprise with X employees. Initially, this startup didn't provide the usual contract of employment for their workers as it was just a startup then. As the startup grew the ...
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How / when should a person notify in their job that they're transitioning gender?

I'm asking for a friend. She is a trans female and has decided to start her transition. She currently lives and works in Spain at a call center. She hasn't disclosed the current situation since ...
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Telling my boss to give me general guidelines in writing and occasionally for some other things

I've had problems in my last jobs with things like the following: My boss tells me something and I understand to do it in some way, I do it but this thing ends up causing a problem. Then there's an ...
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Rolling my own tobacco at office [closed]

I would like to know what do you guys think about rolling tobacco at work. Background: I work in a office in São Paulo - Brazil. People here in Brazil do not have the habit to roll their own tobacco. ...
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Not display any info from one ex employer because things turned sour [closed]

Someone I know , used to work for a company in a senior capacity. The experience was very unpleasant, although I don't know all the details. He basically scratched the mention that he worked there ...
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CEO tells employees what they should do next, bypassing company hierarchy

I work as a software developer in a medium sized company. The CEO has some technical background and has a habit of walking around the development department and talking to the employees about their ...
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Does someone on a Fixed Remuneration Salary submit hours? [closed]

I noticed in my contract that I'm under a "Fixed Remuneration Package" for a certain amount per year, payable every two weeks. For this example let's assume I'm making 100k (I wish) per year so the ...
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Is it difficult to find work after an extended leave of absence? [duplicate]

I am in my twenties, and would like to quit my job as a shop assistant in a cake shop. I have been working for a few years in the same shop. I am working happily with my co-workers, but I just feel ...
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Unethical Employer force me to file a resignation [closed]

I've been in a company for 8 months now and I have signed a contract for 1 year and I have finished my project. My contract is not specific to this project; it is a year term of employment for the ...
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What does “hard to manage” mean? [closed]

Though it may be impossible to "define" what "hard to manage" means, it seems that we all have a common understanding of what this term is getting at, and I am interested in getting down to just what ...
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Is it reasonable to ask to delay exit date?

I recently resigned from my job to start a new job. However I was asked to delay my last date because we are short of people and I was responsible for number of projects. I agreed to continue for ...
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Should you be honest about the quality of the work of your predecessors?

I'm thinking about this for a moment, and this place seems to be perfect to discuss about it. I'm a freelance, and some time ago, I worked for a small company as a front-end developer (mostly JS ...
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How to objectively counter “You are the first one to complain about that.”?

I've been facing this situation for some time where our office's management keep choosing the cheapest option whenever they have to pay for anything related to our work environment or company travels. ...
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How do I know when to contest a bad idea and when to let it go

I work as a designer for a software company, and work directly with developers on their newest and most important product. I am gaining a very good understanding of the software and how it works. ...
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How can I convince my CFO to hire more staff? [duplicate]

Currently we're 3 workers in our Systems Department, the thing is the three of us do everything: support(for a bit over 75 users, and a bit over 90 computer systems[some computers are used by 2 or 3 ...
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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 ...