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Accept PIP or resign? [on hold]

I am a victim of a conspiracy (resulting from personal grudge) 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 ...
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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 ...
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Giving notice--should I tell my boss at his cube or schedule a private meeting?

I'm giving two weeks notice next week. I work in a cube environment, my boss does not have a separate office. Should I just do it at his desk (in front of everyone) or request privacy?
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Quitting a job without having another job offer [closed]

I am PHP developer and I am currently working in tech startup in India. I have 3.5 years of experience in PHP development. Currently my company's financial situation is not good so they start ...
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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 I accept a job that I plan on leaving soon?

I am a software engineer, dissatisfied with my current role and hoping to move towards something more people-oriented. My wife and I have recently decided to start pursuing jobs in another city, ...
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Should I resign if I feel I have completed my job and will no longer have work to do?

I'm a web developer/designer. I was hired for a full-time, permanent position by a small company to help them design the interface of a web application. However, after about 6 months, I am basically ...
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How do I resign from a job I just started without offending anyone? [duplicate]

I started a new job about a month and a half ago. From day one I didn't like it and felt that it wasn't for me. Initially, I assumed that I was only feeling that way because it was new to me and ...
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Issues in reducing notice period [duplicate]

I resigned at this company at the first week of February, my present company notice period is 2 months. My date of joining at the new company is March 25. I spoke to HR to relieve me early for which ...
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Several of us decided to leave and join company B [closed]

Recently five of us from company A were given a far better offer from company B, whose team consists of 15 people who formerly work in A. Would there be any repercussions if all five of us resigned ...
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Can I be blamed for people leaving?

My resignation has been high profile. I did not send emails or anything, but word spread quickly and I am having people approaching me on a daily basis telling me that they just resigned, they are ...
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How to bow out of a work commitment that I don't think I will be around for as I may leave my job?

I have committed to taking on a summer intern and am supposed to fill the intern position by mid-March. In the meantime, I am in the final stages of a recruitment process elsewhere. While I know ...
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How to deal with far less-experienced coworkers [closed]

I've been working at my current company for the past 3 years. When I first joined, I had very little knowledge of the tech industry or even computers in general because my background is in math and ...
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How long must I wait before quitting after returning from an overseas assignment?

I'm returning to my home country after a 2 year overseas placement. Is there a certain amount of time that I should stay from the perspective of professional integrity? More details: I'm working on ...
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UK - Probation and extensions [duplicate]

Is it possible for a manger to extend a probation (almost indefinitely) without HR being involved? I believe that my manger has been lying to me about my probationary status for quite some time, to ...
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Resigning within a few months of accepting new job? [duplicate]

After almost a year of unemployment, things really looked up in early Jan when I got called up for an interview for a large government organisation. I also applied for my 'dream job' at another ...
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Morally, should I resign early to save someone else from being laid off? [closed]

I manage a team of 5, and my company needs to downsize it to 4. I have been planning to leave my job in a couple months time (moving overseas), but no one know this. Me leaving early would likely ...
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How to quit a job during the school year with goal of resuming it in the summer?

I'm a college student who has been working at a remote part time internship for about 1.5 years, and I've found that I just don't have the time anymore during the school year. However, this is a good ...
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How do I quit my current position when my management chain is all unavailable?

I've been offered a position at a new company. I'm excited about it, I've negotiated a start date a month from now so that I can wrap things up at my current job. However, I have a problem that I ...
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Negotiating a reduction of the notice period: before or after resignation?

I have a 4 months notice period. I would like to leave much sooner. I never negotiated a reduction in the notice period: should I do it before or after resigning? Can I give HR the full 4 months and ...
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Haven't got the job yet… But I plan to leave it in a few months. How do I handle this?

I've been hunting for a job for about 6 months at this point. I'm currently living paycheck to paycheck, and I'm in the final stages of interviewing for a job that will quadruple my pay. (I really ...
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I want to quit badly but cannot find something else [closed]

I'm 25, i graduated from university about 6 months ago, i've been in the industry for 2-3 years. I joined a small company a few months ago and already want to quit. I dread going to work every day, ...
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Questioning Employer's tactic to collect a debt equaling value of unearned personal time off [closed]

The certified letter states, "this is a legal attempt to collect a debt" I hadn't known of. My employer advances the full amount of Vacation, sick and personal time at the beginning of each year, ...
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How to inform future employer about my decision to stay with current employer [duplicate]

I had got good salary offer and position from this MNC company from different city than I'm in currently. However I got Counteroffer + Retention Bonus from my current employer and I have taken the ...
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What's the best way to resign from a position after receiving a better offer from another company? [duplicate]

This is a hypothetical scenario. One that I believe a lot of us have experienced. Let's say I've been working at a company for X amount of time (not necessarily long-term). You receive a better ...