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Is pay normally stated in terms of anything required before government?

Here is one example though I mean to ask this in a general sense: I had an interview where we agreed on the pay rate of $27/hr. In my contract the pay rate was written as $25.92/hr. When I pointed out ...
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How long you would be with a junior title?

I got a part-time job during my master's degree as a junior data analyst, I worked there part-time for 2 years and 5 months. After graduation, I am still working for them as a full time for the past 6 ...
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How to find motivation to keep applying to jobs after being rejected

I have had a lot of trouble getting a permanent job that uses my degree (Computer Science). I find applying for jobs unpleasant and stressful. Sometimes I spend a couple days writing a custom cover ...
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How do I secure a job offer from this company that I worked for two years during my master studies?

I (female) have been working as an R & D engineer in a company for the past 2.5 years during my study in Canada. I recently graduated from university and was hired by the same company as a ...
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Warn my employer [duplicate]

I'm actually kind of new in my company (been here for 4 months now) and my boss has been really kind to me in the way of giving me responsabilities and thrusting my judgement. I'm a programmer analyst ...
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How to communicate to manager of staffing agency I'm not OK with being sent home early especially when shifts are already short?

I am doing work through a small staffing agency. I am working for a particular client for about 2 months. The owner of the agency is really nice but I'm getting frustrated with how frequently he ...
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Contract company not paying

I took up a contract with an agency (we'll say Agency), for their client company ("Client"). i don't know the business/legal terminology to describe these -- but in the end, i'm working on ...
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Got fired because someone slipped and was injured (in public) on something I was alleged to have been carrying

I was hired to do a simple, short term job. I was handing out flyers (aka brochure) to promote a new online store in busy public areas. The other day my manager told me there "had been an ...
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Wrongful accusation of holding fake degree

My friend recently joined a large federal government organisation in Canada. A few of months into the job, she's applying to another job within the org. During the application, she's being accused of ...
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Is it unreasonable to demand a signed and executed contract before quitting a job and extend my agreed upon start date past then?

I have a verbal offer, but so far it has taken the company a week to generate the offer letter and I keep being told that "it is coming. HR is just slow." My problem was that I agreed to ...
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Promotion request was rejected in big financial company (Canada), any ideas what can be done?

I have been working full time in this company since the financial crisis at the same level. I am at the top of my level and don't get any raises for several years. The pay levels are very rigid in and ...
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Soon-to-be-ex-employer trying to force me to disclose name of new employer

I recently tendered my resignation at my current company (senior engineer; get along well with the teams, but my boss's boss promised big bonuses and raises they never delivered even when my team ...
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Manager wants to reduce my hours so I don't work with a coworker I'm not getting along with. Not sure if I should agree [closed]

There has been conflicts between me and a new coworker. The manager called me today. She wants us not to work together but this means I would have my hours reduced. I would be happy not to work with ...
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Should I even show up tomorrow, after being put on a Performance Improvement Plan? [closed]

I got put on a Performance Improvement Plan this afternoon. What would be the consequences of just putting my computer in a box for the courier and mailing it into my company? I am a software ...
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I have to work alone with new coworker and we are having conflicts

I have been working at a coffee shop. Most time I work alone or with one other employee. Recently we got a new manager and hired new employees. One of them I have been having a conflict with. I won't ...
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Could you compliment someone's accent at workplace?

I(f) am working as an intern in a company in Canada. In one of our social events, I complimented one of my colleague's(f) Canadian accent, I said "I like your accent, it is so cute! " I feel ...
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Should I wait as long as I can before giving my notice or give notice as soon as possible? [Ontario / Canada]

Location is Ontario / Canada.. I am a full time employee - not a consultant or a contractor. Legal notice time is 2 weeks. If I know that I will be leaving in 4 weeks, is there any reason (or any ...
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Resigning will cripple my department, but I am resigning because of a near crippled department [duplicate]

I am on a team of people that only has two software developers left when notionally our goal is to be a tech driven department. That is because they cannot fill the other 10-15 positions, a ...
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Management does not care when product is stolen

I know this is a bit of a strange question. I am currently working in a retail store. There has been a lot of shop lifting and sometimes I blatantly see customers doing it. The first time it happened ...
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Should I decline other opportunity when almost sure to get the job to be honest? [duplicate]

While seeking a new job, two companies are ready to give me a good offer. Employer1 a coworker referred me; match more the position that I seek; VP called me, agreed to the terms, got a confirmation ...
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Can an employer cut the probation period pay before signing an contract?

Suppose that an employee finished an interview in which the employer says: "I think your required base rate of 6k per month is acceptable." However, before signing the contract, the employer ...
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Government needs more specific reason from company that had terminated me

I had worked at a job where I was terminated. The reason for termination wasn't made very clear to me. The manager said I would get a positive reference from her and she would indicate I'm eligible ...
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Should I display my BSc when I have an MSc in a different field?

I have a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and a master's in forestry (specializing in remote sensing). When applying for jobs, should I write my name as Lukas Schreiber, BSc, MSc or as Lukas ...
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Is it okay if I tell my boss that I cannot read cursive?

I am working as a part-time grader. Some students hand in their assignments handwritten. Here is the problem. As an ESL1 speaker, I was never exposed to cursive handwriting. Not only I can't write in ...
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Unemployment benefit: living in Canada, have worked in Germany [closed]

I have worked for 1 year and 3 months in Germany, and I was entitled to unemployment insurance in Germany up to six months with %60-%70 of my salary. I have recently moved to Canada, and I am ...
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Optional survey asking very personal questions. When are the dangers of answering?

I'm part of a union that has sent out an optional survey to it's members. Some of the questions are intensely personal: what is your gender identity? what is your sexual orientation? what is ...
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Why do equal opportunity employers ask about my gender and race when applying?

I am currently applying for jobs in Canada, and most of the large companies I apply to make it clear during the application process that they are equal opportunity employers. Here's an example of one ...
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Negotiating a permanent contract while newly pregnant

I'm currently one year into working an 18-month maternity cover. I love my job and I want to stay working there in the long term. I've had excellent performance reviews and positive feedback over the ...
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How to handle overtime work?

I am working 20 hours per week as I am an international student, in my 20's, I was asked to help my colleague to do some task, my colleague also works for 20 hours per week. I was done for the day but ...
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Was suddenly terminated. Gave strange reason for issues I was never aware of and disagree with interpretation

I recently was terminated from a job. I had been there for about 4 months. The main manager gave multiple reasons why it happened I was still in probation They did not have enough work for me There ...
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Employer demanding "virtual police lineup" to identify employees who leaked salary info [closed]

I work with a team of engineers (remotely) in California (USA), and Quebec (Canada). Some people applied for various jobs at our company under false pretenses, i.e.: Attended the remote interviews. ...
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Should I report co-worker I suspect of embarassing/pranking my employer publicly?

My company has had some issues since November, when some managers decided it would be a good idea to "promote" several senior scientists and engineers in the company (by giving them more ...
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Employer telling colleagues I'm "sabotaging teams" when I resigned: how to address colleagues before I leave?

Background: I've been working a few paygrades above what I'm paid for about 15 months now, and made significant contributions for my team and my division (i.e. stepped in for a drunken manager and ...
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How to know if a company is legitimate?

I recently received an invitation for a technical interview as a web developer. (I have no previous practical experience. I am self-taught, and decided to change fields. This was after doing a ...
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Would my recent medical leave show up during the background check by a potential employer?

I am just wondering about whether my recent medical leave (I am not currently on a medical leave, but I had been on one from June to the early October of this year) will show up during the background ...
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Can I turn down the offer after I signed the offer letter because I don't want to wait for the background check?

Hi I was offered a 1 year maternity leave position and I signed the offer letter. The letter is called "Term Agreement Letter" and it states the start and and end dates. However they said ...
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Boss demanding I "tone down and redact" my LinkedIn profile [closed]

I keep my LinkedIn (professional social media platform; sort of like a glorified online resume/CV) and my CV current every month (just a minor change if needed, make sure I didn't miss any typos), ...
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What steps must an employer take to keep health information confidential? [closed]

What steps must an employer take to keep health information confidential? This question is mainly legal but for a few reason I thought this site would be better than law.stackexchange.com Where I work ...
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Insubordinate chief engineer training colleagues to be "too mobile" out of spite

We have a problem with one of our chief engineers, but we cannot fire him (yet) due to professional qualifications he holds, and it takes time to replace him. This engineer was a hard worker years ago,...
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Might lose job and have no income due to insulting my coworker

I was one of the first people to join an online meeting with coworkers today. Usually, most attendees are up to 10 minutes later before the actual meeting gets started. One of my senior colleagues, ...
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Departing senior engineer refuses to introduce replacement to open source community/peers

We had a senior, very capable (i.e. 5x) engineer, "Gust", who has served his notice (4 weeks), and will be leaving. Our company likes to "test" people in their new roles when being ...
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Quitting a new job on short notice in a professional way

My girlfriend recently has got herself into a bit of a dilemma. She recently got a job at a grocery store in Canada where she has now worked 2 shifts (1 for training, 1 regular shift). At the same ...
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When you get terminated should you get something in writing?

I had been working at a store for 2 months. All of a sudden the manager informed me I was not being hired beyond my probationary period and that I wasn't working there anymore. There was never any ...
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Employer planning on making a change that I'm prepared to quit over. How should I tell manager?

Where I work they suddenly decided to get a finger print scanner. This would be used to clock employees in and out, and for breaks. I'm not comfortable with this mainly for a privacy reason, but also ...
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Decided to report coworker for his consistent offensive "jokes". What to expect?

There's someone at work who says a lot of disgusting and inappropriate things. I think he thinks he's being funny. It's reached the point where I don't feel comfortable saying anything. Given the ...
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Company banned references, senior engineer subverting ban; should I go along with free "workaround"?

My employer (3000+ employees) is a large software engineering company. The company is actually doing well (as per our latest financial report), but is canceling and/or delaying promotions/bonuses/etc. ...
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No true reason for dismissal; how can I find out? [closed]

I was recently formally laid off from an employment position with the reason being that the company did not capitalize enough on my employment. The boss said that he really appreciated my skills and ...
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Underpaying employer trying to get me to extend notice period; should I just give excessive notice in hopes they'll pay severance?

Background I've worked with my current employer (Ontario division of a large tech company) for about 5 years now. For the past 5 years, I've been in a "senior engineer" position, but for the ...
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How to describe essential elements of personnel policies

We are a small organization (<20 full time staff, <$10M revenue). Our Board is trying to onboard a new management team. We want to formulate some short term goals for the next few months. One of ...
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Dream position I cannot afford

I am a recent Law school graduate who secured an articling position in the Greater Toronto Area. After deductions and allowances, I will be earning $1840 net. I have to have a working vehicle to be ...

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