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Did not get my expected pay at the end of the month, what should I do?

I started a new job back in May 2, 2022. Salaried - so I'm not really going by the hour. The pay schedule is semi monthly and on May 13th, I got my first pay check with the company. All good there so ...
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Working in a research company that studies the same research problem as my startup

I am almost in the final step of joining a big research company. This company has a huge amount of data for research problem X, and their research team is always digging into it. I just want to ...
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Will I still have to provide the 4 weeks notice if I'm still on probation?

I am currently just 2 weeks into a new job and I don't think it's a good fit. Nothing bad about the company or the work they do, I just don't think it's a good fit. I have been applying for new jobs ...
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How to ask about potential breach before signing employment agreement

I just recently accepted a job offer and was sent the official employment agreement that I need to sign. I was reviewing the document and I noticed a clause that said I may be required to make ...
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How to ask what the expected work hours are for small, distributed team?

I am starting a new job as a permanent employee. The company is very small and has no office. I think some of the people I will be working with are located in different time zones. The person who made ...
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How to accept job offer but ask if it's possible to push back start date a couple days?

I received a job offer. I asked for a higher salary. They came back with an offer I'm happy with. In the time that elapsed a part time employer I had worked for asked if I could work a few more days. ...
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Understanding annual salary having been paid by hour

I have a job offer that states what the annual salary would be. I have only had jobs where I've been paid per hour. In the interview there was some discussion about pay and I gave a pay range I was ...
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Whose responsibility is it to buy licenses for software used, employee or employer?

Simple question, but this has been a persistent problem. Is it the employee's responsibility to buy licenses that are needed for software used at work, or the employer's? If the employee raises the ...
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How to acknowledge receipt of job offer without sounding like I have decided to accept it yet?

I received a job offer that I am probably going to accept, or negotiate the pay a bit. I once had a bad experience where I received a job offer but the manager went ballistic because he thought I was &...
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Is it worth it to react to an unfair performance review?

I'm looking for advice in the following situation: Due to recent restructuring in the company I work for, I now report to a manager who is more than 2 levels above me and who is not interested in the ...
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Must I provide information to former employer they claim is needed for tax?

I had a short term job where I was hired as a contractor. I was fired for something I didn't do. After I was fired the company wanted me to give them my home address. The agreement was I would be paid ...
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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-timeast 6 months with the same junior job title. I worked for a total of 2 years and 2 years and 9 months. I have never had raise in my salary.
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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 have been working as an R & D engineer in a company for the past 2.5 years during my study. I recently graduated from university and was hired by the same company as a temporary full-time ...
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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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