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What constitutes the start of a 15 minute break in the province of British Columbia, Canada?

I would like to know if there is an official definition as to when or what constitutes the start of a 15 minute break in the province of British Columbia, Canada? If no official definition of when a ...
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How to disclose previous job being terminated without cause (because of high level security clearance)

I worked for 4 months at my previous job, which I loved. It required a high security clearance that came in stages. I passed the first two and on the third check, concerns came to light and I was last ...
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Resigning while on Sick Leave

I live in Canada and have been on sick leave for 4 months. My leave will come to an end in one month. I understand that a member of my team has been filling in as an interim director in my absence. I ...
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facing pressure to resign in the government, what should I do? [closed]

I have been under a lot of pressure in the past few weeks, I understand that I am being pushed to resign. We can say that I didn't match my manager's management style, I am overqualified for the job ...
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How to force disgruntled worker not to publicly disclose "GPLed code"

I'm currently the only HR worker at a medium sized engineering firm in Canada. There should normally be 2 additionally HR workers on-staff more senior than me, but one is on parental leave and the ...
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Is it bad faith to quit after getting rejected for a leave of absence?

I asked my company for a leave of absence for a few months (> 4 months) to get some mental health issues (anxiety, ADHD) under control and they rejected my request citing that it makes it harder ...
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Conditions for accepting a pay cut instead of being laid off with severance

I work in a Canadian office for a large US-based company that has several offices throughout the US and Canada. Senior management in the US has already been forced to take cuts, and Canadian managers ...
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5 answers
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I feel like I'm being pressured to quit from my boss

I work for a corporation in healthcare and I'm a manager of a practice. Just over a month ago I had a meeting with my boss where she told me some negative feedback she had gotten from my team. I was ...
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How can I improve an understaffing issue when production manager does not inform management?

I work in the engineering department of a Canadian manufacturing SME. My responsibilities mostly consist of designing products and production support (answering questions, solving issues, etc.). I ...
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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 ...
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Do graduate studies and/or postdoc experience count as work experience for a P.ENG. application in Canada?

Given the following credentials: a 2-year Master's of Applied Science degree (engineering) from a Canadian institute a Ph.D. (engineering) from a European university (acquired within 2 years and 3 ...
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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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In a resume, how should one handle a series of short-duration jobs in early career?

Long time answerer, seldom-asker here to ask y'all's opinion on something. So, I'm updating my resume now, and I have a problem. I've been working in industry as a software engineer for about 8 years;...
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How do I earn work experience to get a job if I need a job to earn work experience? [closed]

I am a software developer with experience in the Dart programming language and the Flutter framework. My major was in Electronics Engineering at George Brown College during the COVID-19 emergency. I ...
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I enjoy my part time job but they aren't paying for all work hours

I work for a company that sends me to different stores to give out samples. The pay is by hour. I used to do it for the money, now that I have a full time job I just do it because the work is ...
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What to do when company insists they need personal information they don't, like SIN for a contractor?

Sometimes I do very short term work as a contractor (like one or two days). Sometimes companies insist I use their template for filling out my invoice. Some insist they need my SIN (SIN is Canada's ...
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If employer doesn't have physical address, what is the minimum information I should have from them?

I have a part time side job that I've been doing for a number of years. I found it through a social media group. Since being added to their roster I have been getting regular frequent work (a few ...
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Worried deeply about my criminal record. Can someone tell me If I should be this worried? [closed]

I just turned 24 a few weeks ago, and it's starting to worry me more deeply. When I was 19 I committed a serious crime. I can tell you that I wouldn't have done this ever, but it was due to a ...
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Will companies consider someone for an internship after they graduated?

I am completing my university degree in Canada and would like to do an internship. I initially planned to do an internship in during my studies but my immigration status disallowed full-time work ...
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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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Can my employer change the terms of my compensation in my employement contract, and do I have to agree with it? [closed]

Location: Ontario, Canada. I'm current a full time employee at a small company in Ontario, Canada. My employment contract states that my yearly salary is X, and that I'm entitled to a bonus every year,...
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Payroll recording process changed. Now to be done at home and takes more time. How to handle this?

For the last 6 years we have just written our hours on a sheet; it took 2 seconds. Recently we've been required (despite my request to decline the change) to find the time at home on our own laptop ...
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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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Employee name removed from the organization chart [closed]

I recently noticed something weird. I have been working in a company as an R&D researcher since 2019. I have been part-time during my studies as a master's student and then got hired as a full-...
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Interviewing with a company that "flaked" on me before. How to negotiate job security when interviewing for a new position with them?

A few months ago I was interviewing with Tech Company for a consulting job. The job was attractive for a few reasons, the main ones being a big pay increase, full-time, fully remote, good career move, ...
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Concerned that a manager is accessing my inbox

We've recently (48 hours) had a minor change in management, and also a minor change in task priority. I've already learned that the new manager (who is not officially managing my team) is a serious ...
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Citizenship status and work application

I am within one to two weeks from taking an oath of citizenship in Canada and was applying for work that favours applicants with citizenship. When the application website asks what is my citizenship ...
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Should I follow up with my application email?

I am a master's student applying for a job that, on its description, doesn't require experience. I have sent an email to their "[email protected]" mailbox with my 2-page resume (here is the ...
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4 answers
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Should I resend an application to give a shorter resume?

Almost 24 hours ago, I submitted an application for an engineering job through that company's email using a resume template that I used when I was applying for internships as a 3rd year university ...
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Is a technical interview the place for questions about culture, work life balance, etc?

As the title says, should I ask non-technical questions during a technical interview? There are a number of things I want to know about the position and the company (how do you handle overtime? am I ...
162 votes
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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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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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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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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 ...
65 votes
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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