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Being asked to sign a release form after being terminated

I had a job where the probation period was 6 months. I was terminated just after 4 months. There were never any issues brought to my attention and nothing that went terribly wrong. The only ...

termination severance  
user avatar asked by PoliteShark Score of 22
user avatar answered by Tymoteusz Paul Score of 27

How do I properly address and handle work burnout?

Short backstory: I've been working for my current company for a few years as a developer and IT Support\Specialist which includes a lot of calls, help-desk duties along the developer part of the job. ...

work-environment work-life-balance burnout workload work-life  
user avatar asked by CodeJunkie Score of 17
user avatar answered by Pete B. Score of 24

What would be the next step to handling pranks from coworkers?

I've been getting pranked by coworkers for some time now. In the beginning I participated but it came to a halt when it got out of control for everyone. All pranks stopped for several months but they ...

human-resources manager harassment  
user avatar asked by Angel Score of 11
user avatar answered by Jack Gifford Score of 19

Is it ethical to apply directly for a job after a recruiter declines to submit you for the role?

Recruiter A contacted me about a job on LinkedIn. I said I was interested, and we set up a day for Recruiter A to call me to talk about the job. Recruiter A never called, never replied to LinkedIn ...

united-states recruitment ethics  
user avatar asked by TheWorkingMan Score of 10
user avatar answered by joeqwerty Score of 61

How to network with former colleagues after being terminated

I was terminated without cause from a job that I didn't really like. I found the workplace to be toxic with internal politics. Nevertheless there were some people, in other departments, that I worked ...

termination linkedin networking  
user avatar asked by PoliteShark Score of 10
user avatar answered by Sourav Ghosh Score of 22

What can I expect for a "real-world" coding interview test?

I have noticed lately that a lot of companies have dropped the Leetcode-style interview questions from their interview process. Instead, they have "real world" in-person coding exercises ...

interviewing tech-industry  
user avatar asked by drrob3rt Score of 3
user avatar answered by Joe Strazzere Score of 5

Do I ask when and if an offer will be made?

I have been interviewing for a company for 2 months now. I am in the final stages of the process, only my references need to be contacted now. I was expecting a decision by this week (as they hinted). ...

interviewing hiring-process  
user avatar asked by Lilla Score of 2
user avatar answered by Tymoteusz Paul Score of 2

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Coworker keeps threatening to tattle on me for "time theft"

One of my coworkers is especially nosy and keeps tabs on when I come to work and leave, and how long my lunch break is, how many times I go to the restroom and how long each break takes, and so on. ...

colleagues time-management  
user avatar asked by Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Score of 347
user avatar answered by Old_Lamplighter Score of 707

How to respond to "Why do you deserve a promotion"?

Our company has a new IT manager and it is suddenly the time for promotions. He is still new to the company and he doesn't have much knowledge about the employees. My project manager spoke about my ...

management career-development negotiation work-experience promotion  
user avatar asked by Long Score of 48
user avatar answered by FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Score of 51

My boss wants me to inform him if I plan on resigning

I recently had a meeting with my boss about my pending time off this coming December for my wedding and honeymoon. There seems to be some idea that I may be quitting as I (32F) am getting married to ...

resignation canada sexism  
user avatar asked by Anonymouspotato Score of 64
user avatar answered by Brondahl Score of 95

How to do Annual Self Evaluations at work

I am asked to do a self evaluation annually at my current employer. This is similar to one that would be given by management, where there is a list and description of competencies, and I have to give ...

user avatar asked by jumpdart Score of 21
user avatar answered by Angelo Score of 16

Potential employer flew me out for interview, cancels return flight

A company I was interested in just flew me out for an interview. It was on the other side of the country, so they paid for my flight and hotel. Unfortunately, the interview went disastrously. I ...

interviewing united-states travel expenses  
user avatar asked by Snah Score of 716
user avatar answered by Philip Kendall Score of 505

Using vacation days before leaving a company

I received a job offer from another company and I plan to take it. I have 7 vacation days saved at my current company, the last engineer was not credited for his unused vacation days on his final ...

job-change united-states vacation  
user avatar asked by LightLabyrinth Score of 22
user avatar answered by HLGEM Score of 33

How do I deal with my current employer not respecting my decision to leave?

I've worked for my current company for about 18 months now. Their primary market is consultancy - we get assigned clients, travel to their offices for the work week (from my experience this is usually ...

job-search job-offer quitting  
user avatar asked by jardantuan Score of 260
user avatar answered by Dan Pichelman Score of 785
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