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Should I take this better job offer that has come along, 2 weeks after just accepting a lateral transfer? [on hold]

I have worked in luxury hotels for the past 4 years and within those 4 years have been transferred around through various line level positions in the rooms division. A year ago I started at my most ...
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Company relocating, can I qualify for unemployment? [on hold]

Company relocating within NJ. Commute distance will be 62 miles each way along 2 major highways with heavy congestion during rush hours. Can I collect unemployment if I quit?
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How do I simply quit a job I never “officially” worked for

So my situation seems strange, to me. Last month, almost exactly last month, in fact, I took up a job working for a very, very small bakery quite a ways from where I live. It was never official that I ...
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Signing as Independent Contractor but expected to work as an employee

I have been working full-time as a Software Developer (Web and Mobile) for a Canadian tech startup. It is my first job after graduating from university. The pay is well below the average but I am fine ...
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Negotiate last day of work

My last day would be on July 27 due to 1 month notice plus holidays. However, I understand that the team is on holiday and won't return until August 1. I then propose to do handover on August 1. Still ...
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Resigned due to hostile work environment. Can I collect unemployment benefits?

I recently resigned from my job due to being in a hostility environment towards me. The Medical Doctor I assisted called me names such as; stupid, I don't need you and that I was a snitch. She ...
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No contracted notice period?

I have worked with my current employer in the UK for well over a decade and I have decided I need to leave (a point which is not up for discussion in this forum). I've looked through my contract and ...
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Should I refer someone to a job that I am technically leaving only after a couple of weeks?

So I was a co-op for a company that I was working for more than a year and they offered me a full time job. Now I am leaving only after 2 weeks (I know this is not very good thing). There is someone I ...
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I feel none of the work I do is what my manager wants. Is this grounds enough to quit? [closed]

I'm working as a print media designer on a contract. Currently, 90% of the work I do is rejected. This is higher than any other job I've had. I've asked for clarification a few times but don't get ...
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Should employees threaten resignation to get better benefits? If that seems to be the way in organization [closed]

I'm seeing management giving employees more travel opportunity, better packages, and/or promotion when employees hand in a resignation letter or if the organization suspects they are planning on ...
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Is it fair to ask for equity in a counteroffer of a sinking startup? [closed]

I've joined a startup an year ago as #1 full-time employee (the team is small, we're 5 employees and the 3 founders), and at the beginning we've stated a pretty small percentage of equity (less than 2%...
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Quitting a job before starting [duplicate]

I saw a similar post, but there weren't many answers. I have signed a contract, very basic, stating my salary, my vacations and that I have a 3 months probation period at job A. I just received a ...
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Resign because company joint venture with other company?

Is it a common thing that a company joint venture with other company in certain division will result some of employees under that division to resign?
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How should I (or companies in general) handle transitioning after resignation with a bus factor of 1?

I'm resigning from the startup that I work at on Monday, giving the US-standard notice of two weeks. I am the sole developer on one of the platforms that our product supports, to the extent that no ...
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What do I write a goodbye email to a team, when the team is the reason the I'm leaving my job?

I've been in my position for only 5 months (4 total years at the company), and I have found new employment. My last day is in a week, and I'm drafting a goodbye email to my team to let them know. (I ...
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How to show interest in an recently opened managerial position in my company

I just joined a company (4 months ago) I am doing pretty well, lots of positive feedbacks since then The head of our department just resigned and there's no interim/direct replacement (or it has not ...
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How to force someone to quit [closed]

One of my family member, Bob, is suffering from depression due to work related stress. He is unable to quit his work because he do not see it as an option (depression makes him feel powerless without ...
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Human Resources - what can & can't they do?

I was just wondering, is Human Resources (HR) allowed to pass on your resignation letter to your manager? - gov.uk website states that the HR are meant to keep your documents (including HR) secure as ...
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My manager has read out my Resignation Letter to my work colleagues, what should I do? [closed]

I handed in my resignation letter due to being ill after getting knocked down by a car. I received two messages from two of my work colleagues stating that my manager had read out my resignation ...
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Resigning from a job that is more work than expected [closed]

I took a job five months ago, but it ended up that I am doing the job of 3 people, which was not made clear during the recruitment process (including the initial interview). This is one of those ...
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How to quit a job after we agreed to an arrangement

I've found similar questions here, but mine is a bit different, if not please correct me. Right now I presented a resignation letter where I stated that because of my university studies schedule I had ...
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Notice period for resignation (to counter PIP) [closed]

This question is closely related to this Accept PIP or resign? question, but is slightly different. I am a victim of a conspiracy by my supervisor. He has been hatching a plot against me for the last ...
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How do you leave a company after a short period having taken all vacation time? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer and I've been working at my current company about 6 months now. This is also my first job out of college and I'm only 21 years old. A friend of mine notified me that a person ...
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Accept PIP or resign? [closed]

I am a victim of a conspiracy by my supervisor. He has been hatching a plot against me for the last six months behind my back and I have been informed very recently of the consequences. I am told that ...
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Is it legal to be fired earlier than your intended resignation date? [duplicate]

I'm a US citizen working for a top technology company in the Valley in California. Long story short, I've been working in a completely chaotic and toxic environment and am about ready to state my ...
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When changing jobs, do I need to inform where the new job is?

I recently accepted a new job offer and handed my resignation to my current employer. However they are very insistent on knowing where I'm going to work. Is this a normal thing? I know that my ...
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Is it ethical to attend a company-organised event after my last day?

My company co-organises lots of events and if the events are of technical nature, we as employees, get promo codes that allow us free entry. One such event is being organised in a couple of weeks. ...
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Should I call out former boss for his unreasonable demands to return the equipment in solely his terms even if I am in no position to do so? [closed]

UPDATE: I had a cousin who invited me to his car ride. We are now bringing over the equipment to the office. We will not leave until we see my former employer. I also have a turnover document with me, ...
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What if the last day of a two weeks notice lands on a holiday? [duplicate]

I was offered a position at another company and have limited time to give my two week notice for my current job. However, I see that if I give my notice today (Monday 5/16) then exactly two weeks from ...
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Manager is pushing me to take an intern while I'm not sure to stay

Last year, my manager asked me to try to find one subject that could turn into an internship, which I successfully did. Unfortuantely, due to some problems with HR which resulted in a very late ...
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How to resign from a remote-work position after my employer has invested in getting me a visa?

I've been working remotely as a freelance programmer for a ~15 people startup company in the US (I'm from Europe) for about 7-8 months now. They've started a visa process to get me on site and the ...
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Employee resigns before generating enough revenue to the company [closed]

An employee was working in a R & D Team of a company. He was trained in a promising technology for a good amount of time. I believed that I can get good return from him. He was also performing ...
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I don't know who my manager is [closed]

I currently work in an airport as a sales assistant, and as you know, there is a lot of security which unfortunately splits me apart from any contact with my manager (due to the fact I work in ...
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Will counter offer work in this situation?

I joined the company as a junior engineer and the pay was a fair salary for the role. The first year I got a small 5% increase which is typical. So, in preparation for 2nd year annual review, I ...
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Best way to resign and my rights.?(I LIVE IN CANADA) [closed]

I'm on sick leave for 4 months and I'm not ready to go back to work for many reasons. In October I was having issues with my neck and my ankles that were sore. I was told in a letter that my health ...
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Is leaving my job career suicide?

I'm a software developer for a small start up company. Over the last 5 months I've been more and more active in looking for a new role that is based locally to where I live. In the last 2 months I've ...
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How to refer a job candidate when you're planning to leave for a new job soon

I've been offered and accepted a new job, which I'm excited about. The offer is conditional on a background check, so I'm waiting to give my two weeks notice and should be doing that next week. ...
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My boss told me I'd have to pay him to quit. Can he do that? [closed]

I'm negotiating my updated contract at work and my boss, in an attempt to get me to comply, told me I could owe him up to $20,000 if I were to quit. His argument was that he invested a lot of money ...
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Unhappy to be a developer / work in an office [closed]

I am unenthusiastic working as a developer in an office. I don't earn a high income now but I know that with experience I can earn a good income in the future but what do I do now that I am so unhappy ...
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Will I be terminated if I give notice? [closed]

I recently received a new job offer, which I would like to accept. However, I feel pretty confident that if I give my two weeks' notice, my current employer will let me go on the spot. I can't ...
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Stay with current job or leave for better paying job? [closed]

Good morning! I'm computer science graduate and I would like to ask for your inputs regarding my current predicament. I used to be a software engineer in an IT company. I was a functional support of ...
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Act of resignation vs Last day of work [closed]

Sorry if this question was off topic. Let me just put the last bit in. Is 'resignation' the act of telling my company that I will be leaving, or is it the last day that I work at the company? Some ...
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How can I deal with a difficult coworker who is related to my manager? [closed]

I work in a small office, where computers and desks are shared. This creates a very close environment. I get on well with my work colleagues, but one person in particular is causing me concern. On a ...
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Does a 'written resignation letter' need to be 'handwritten' or simply 'typed & printed with signature'? [closed]

My employment contract states that my resignation needs to submitted in a 'written communication'. I'm not sure if it means a hand written letter or if it is just a way of saying I need to submit a ...
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Can my manager withhold my share of the tips during notice period? [closed]

I work part-time in catering in the UK. I have handed in my notice, it has been accepted and I am working a 4 week notice period. My manager has told my collogues that my share of the team's ...
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Accepted Job and Started Work, but Accepted into Grad School

I interviewed for a job in the start of the year and didn't mention that I had applied to graduate school the previous fall and would attend school if accepted. I got the job and started this March, ...
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Counter Offer can it ever be good? [closed]

I have read multiple times about counter offers always being bad? Now to fully explain my situation I have been with a company 2 years now who I have loved working for and would consider the majority ...
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Signed a document stating I would inform employer where I was going if I move to another company…do I really need to? [closed]

A few years ago (a few years after I was hired my my current employer) we were asked to sign a document stating that we would inform our company of the name of the new company we were moving to if we ...
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What do I do about my manager retracting our agreement about my tentative last day of working for him? [closed]

I resigned from my current job on 5th Feb, 2016. I have a notice period of 3 months in my contract, but I asked my manager if I could be released early and he came up with 2 dates, saying "Is there ...
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How do I Manage my own Exit Strategy?

So I've been interning for a small company the last year and a half while I finish up school. The pay is well below par, but it's flexible, easy, and close to school so it works. I graduate in May ...