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Rules for how an organization is run. Areas can include dress code, work hours, and behavior in the workplace.

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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

The company I work for, like many others, had a fairly strict policy regarding remote working (especially from abroad) before COVID-19, but since then they have been more permissive. More in details ...
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Team member regularly ignores "back to office" policy

A while back, the company announced a "Two days in the office" policy after working mostly remotely for the past two years. So every week, we are expected to work three times from home and ...
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How to politely ask why I wasn't told about Exit Interviews

I have under 25% ownership in a small company that is about 12 months from being closed permanently. My business partner hired a new HR person in December. I recently found out that she is doing ...
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Make it not optional (or personal choice) to turn on camera during online meetings while working from home [closed]

I could list a whole list of reasons but I won't, and because I actually had the opposite question that I wanted to ask to this question: Make it mandatory to turn camera on in video meetings at work? ...
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How to address Invoice from freelancer to a company [closed]

I am a freelancer working for a company. I need to send an invoice to them in order to get paid. I am not a company and so I will just write my name, address, mobile and email for my details. For the ...
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How can I ask for a temporary exemption to new policy?

As an independent consultant I communicate with my client through their project manager who is a full-time employee. There have been new policy that was put in place by their finance department, the ...
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What should i do with the company?

I am working in a company as an intern and got a job offer from another company with tentative DOJ, they asked to get resignation mail acceptance to proceed with an offer letter, now they not giving ...
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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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Who decides on new employee to be remote or not? [closed]

I am the lead of a small team (3-5 people), so the responsibility of hiring new employees of my team is on my own (of course technical and cultural-fit parts of the interview), so the on-boarding. On ...
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Is it reasonable to require dialling international numbers? [closed]

I'm managing IT support for a business that is in 40+ countries. We have a 24/7 service desk and provide numbers to reach it in several of our main countries but, for most other countries, with as few ...
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Can employee conflict of interest only happen in a direct reporting relationship?

Can close relationship be considered a "conflict of interest" only if the parties are in a direct reporting relationship? Can conflict of interest arise if the individuals are in the same ...
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Would it be inappropriate to leave anonymous letters of encouragement around my workplace?

Being the type of person I am, little notes of encouragement are always a nice surprise whenever I find them. So, I was wondering if it would be weird or inappropriate to leave anonymous notes or ...
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Installing organization's app on your phone with "always on location" and tracking permissions

I work at a small start up. At times I am asked to download their mobile app for testing purposes. The end users of this app usually are delivery / riders who use it for pickup and drop up purposes. ...
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Are Referral bonus expected to be handed over or split with with the referree?

Summary: I referred an ex-colleague and received referral bonus. Colleague went through interviewing and negotiation process for a different job posting, after my initial referral, which I did not ...
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Asking a new employer for hours off in first week

I have an appointment which I can't schedule outside of working hours. It is my first week in the job and I wanted to ask my new employer if on a particular day during my first week, whether I can ...
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Simple rules for a successful partly remote policy with about 50% office time

We want to create a partly remote policy - meaning that we expect at about 50% of the working time to be spent in the office and the other 50% can be done remotely. But so far, our efforts to create ...
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What if I don't want to complete my notice period, Due to Negative workplace behavior? [duplicate]

My company cutting my salary 30% due to covid work from home [this is not just for me it's for all employees working in the company. They said the productivity of employees is decreased. They giving ...
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How to proceed with benefits reimbursement? [closed]

In my company, as an employee, I received "benefits" like 25% discount for studying for a master's degree in their university, and for being paid full time for 6 months while doing the ...
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Is it okay to use the company hardware for a personal certification exam related to work? [closed]

I have a big Microsoft certification exam tomorrow, will it be okay to use my employer's laptop for the exam? It's a professional certification exam not related to the employer's Microsoft ID in any ...
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If I published a remote jobs data analysis that I conducted in my free time, could it cause issues between me and my current employer?

I currently work in a software engineering position related to data science. In my free time, I conducted a remote jobs data analysis where I looked into questions such as "What are the most ...
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Is it normal behavior for a company to only pay their author after a certain number of articles?

So, I recently managed to find a company based mainly in Europe that piqued my interest: It essentially focuses on articles and such. I'm still in the evaluation process and I'm currently writing the ...
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Stolen commission?

At my company there is a policy which states that whatever region the deal is signed in, that region gets the deal's commission. I've been watching one of my colleagues working on a deal for months ...
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New company void offer letter-pay and PTO

I started out in a different position at the company I work for. I was promoted in Oct by my boss with an Offer Letter, on company letterhead signed by me. The letter states my salary, various perks ...
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May a company look at the local drives and folders of the employees? [closed]

Some company policies include the possibility to monitor their Technology for security purposes when employees utilize it, including monitoring software to scan and review Company material stored, ...
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Is it normal for hiring manager to reach out to your boss at same company when they haven't made a formal offer?

Just caught up with a friend and wanted to get more takes on this. Friend (Bob) - high level position at his company (director level more or less). Was hired into current group with the promise of ...
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Why company policies don't guarantee work-life-balance?

The adoption of the trend called on-call is high among software companies where they expect employees to work beyond office-hours for things like urgent customer issues, pipeline failures, etc. This ...
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Company is saying that they will give me offer letter within few days of joining

I am a fresher who successfully passed two rounds of interviews for a company in India and have to first work as a trainee for which I will be paid stipend, and after few months I will receive the ...
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How can I get employees to respect the leave policy?

I have taken over the management of a child care center. The problem that I am hoping to address at the very least is staff who calls in sick very late in the night the day before. We have about 20 ...
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Requesting a laptop for work

I've composed a message for my boss, and I will send it later today. But I would like to seek help or suggestions first. For context: My work as a programmer is remote. The company is based in the US,...
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Despite written warning, employees stealing toilet paper from the office

Our office opened back up about 3 weeks ago. With this COVID craziness, the stores around the office have been experiencing another shortage of toilet paper. Although toilet paper is available online ...
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Small remote office not following Covid guidelines

I work for a small company and work in a remote office for my department. When I was requested to return to the office, I was assured that we were following Covid guidelines, by the site manger/...
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Can a company change a policy and enforce it like this? [closed]

If an organization offers an online education policy as a perquisite (after being employed for a certain period) and the policy states that it's free for the employees if they opt-in and they'll have ...
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Does my company own my phone number?

My company does not provides phones or phone numbers as most of our meetings are held over teleconferencing tools (e.g. google hangout, zoom, etc.) but they do require us to list a phone number as ...
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Can I get in trouble for smoking on a video call while working from home?

Everybody in our office is still working at home due to COVID. The other day, I had a Zoom call with several people in the organization. Not thinking about it, I was smoking a cigarette while my ...
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Managers not following company policy regarding masks

About a week ago, our company president issued a policy requiring employees to comply with the social distancing requirements issued by the state. To that end, the company procured some masks, which ...
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Workplace email says Coronovirus Tracking App is mandatory for work, despite Government saying it's optional

I work for an IT firm and am currently the person in charge of doing onsite troubleshooting for PCs in the office while everyone is working from home (Remote Desktop solution we adopt requires out PCs ...
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Vacation requests never approved on time

I am relatively new at a company (< 3 months) and am working in a development capacity. Despite the current climate, I still would like vacation time even if that means sitting at home. I am ...
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New Joining delayed due to COVID-19

I was offered a new job before the virus outbreak. They had emailed me the offer letter and had promised to sent the contract early this week. They were also pushing me to join as quickly as possible. ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for unpaid leave if you've used up your PTO days? [closed]

If an employee has already maxed-out on their allotted PTO days, do companies typically allow them to take off extra days as unpaid time off? Here's the background: I work as a developer in a USA ...
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Shared tools always getting lost

I'm part of a small team of datacenter worker drones, and we're constantly wasting time hunting for tools because we can't find what we need. In the case of some tools, I've just taken to buying ...
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Permanency Problem

So here is my dilemma, I am currently employed in a finance company for about 5 months now, next month there will be a panel that will determine if the company decides to make me a permanent/regular ...
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Employee acquistion from the partnership

First of all, I don't really understand about business and corporate terms. So I'm just referring it as partner/associates/alliance companies. If company A forms partnership with company B (they form ...
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Can my employer moderate the use of my personal Twitter?

I work for a public entity (public service for a US state government, executive branch), and my field is data science/statistics. In my personal life I am involved in environmentalism, with ...
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Full time software developer considering taking a part time lecturer at a college looking for advice on how to proceed

I am a full time software developer at a large company lets call it BigCompany (not the real name) and I would like to teach a few hours of computer science courses on the weekend at a community ...
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Company wants me to apply for my own corporate credit card - is this normal?

My company's policy for travel is for employees to open a credit card, purchase registration/travel/lodging themselves, and then get reimbursed. Since I'll be traveling for company-sponsored training, ...
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How do companies take into account public health in order to improve their organizations? [closed]

Quoting Wikipedia, Public health has been defined as "the science and art of preventing disease”, prolonging life and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices of ...
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Company changed everyone's titles to weird obscure names

I'm a QCV Editor. That doesn't stand for anything, it's just my initials. It's my new title at my company, sent out this week in an email about addressing the high turnover problem. Every software ...
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How can I deal with my coworkers using unknown jargon and acronyms?

I'm exactly 1 month into a new job. I really like all my coworkers and we have lots of great conversations outside of work settings, easily the best manager I've ever had and the workplace is pretty ...
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A New Hire for a Company that I used to work for is being given the exact image of my computer

I just started a new job and have recently gotten wind that at my last job, the person that was hired to assume my responsibilities is being given the exact computer image of the laptop that I used on ...
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I was duped into typing my password in plaintext during a Slack chat session

I worked in a heavily regulated industry and a company that is resistant to change. We recently just got Slack and everyone on our engineering team was getting used to it. A few jokes were made with ...
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