Questions tagged [employer]

The organization hiring a worker. The worker is known as an employee while the organization is an employer. These can be corporations, non-profits and governments for a few possible classifications.

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What alternatives exist to at-will employment?

I'm in the process of negotiating a move from a UK subsidiary to US head office, based in Pennsylvania. An element of my potential new employment that concerns me, is that it is 'at-will'. This is ...
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Employer asked me to work overtime to finish the project before I leave the company

I work in a small company and I am the only developer. 8h a day and 5 days a week. I am paid per hour (~4€) My contract expires in one month. When the employer asked me wheter I wanted to renew or ...
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How to retract an idea already pitched to an employer? [closed]

I suggested an idea* to my boss. He didn't show much much interest to build it**, so I did it on my own. Now it is on the verge of getting funded with venture capital. My boss is now interested in ...
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How long should I take to tell an employer my decision? [duplicate]

I'll have my first face to face interview soon and I have a few questions. Do I have to accept or reject the offer on the spot or is it okay to ask for some time? How long do you think I should take ...
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How to deal with employer who keeps me at work after working hours

I work in a small company in Italy. 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. From 09:00 to 18:00. I do not expect to leave at 18:01. However the employer expects me and the other to talk with him and fix some ...
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How detailed should be the employment certificate?

I want to ask my former employer to issue a letter of Employment Certificate for me so that I can give it to my next employer (in Germany). Besides the employment period and my position title there, ...
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Is the claim “Employers won't employ people with no 'social media presence'” realistic for the engineering sector in the UK? [closed]

A year ago I decided to give up my social media presence as I thought it was unnecessary, my time was being wasted and I was gaining nothing. But some time ago, I read an article that had something ...
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Interview, gauge possible abusive/aggressive personality?

I currently work with a boss who is very verbally abusive, aggressive, creates drama and scandals every day, shouts at employees, diminishes the complexity or time it takes to do a certain task (I ...
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Is it okay to speed up a job offer process and then reject because it's not as good?

I am waiting on a decision from one of my preferred employers. In the meantime, while I was waiting, I still did other interviews. I think I might be close to getting an offer from another employer. ...
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How can I improve phone interviewing process?

Many of my first round interviews are done over the phone; however, I only have a cell phone, and so when recruiters and employers call to interview me, I am often nervous and have trouble hearing ...
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What really is true equality [closed]

I have recently come upon a problem as an employer. I have a software company, and for the most part we have 1,2 big projects going at a time, and then smaller side projects. Sometimes deadlines are ...
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Should I ask my employer about my visa status since it has been 10 days the last we communicated? [closed]

I am selected in UAE as a software engineer and has signed the job offer, also I send him the scanned copies of all the required attested documents along with the hard copy of my attested degree via ...
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Rejected Candidate showing up to the office

We do interviews then send selected candidates to panel interviews. Considering the following scenario: If an applicant comes into the building after they receive a rejection letter, and asks you in ...
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Ex-employer overpayment

My old employer's payroll department made a mistake and overpaid me. I did not notice this payment in my bank account until I was notified 4 weeks after the payment was deposited into my account. ...
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agency communications with employer

Perhaps an odd question. I work for a really good company (very friendly) through an agency. Today was my birthday. I received well wishes from my recruiter. Is it common practice for my recruiter ...
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Must report to work [closed]

My family and I are still displaced by Harvey. Our home is still just a shell. I received a message from my wife at work that they were going to cut our electricity off in the house we are renting if ...
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What is best way to meet previous employer for just having good relation?

I worked at X company for 5 in Dubai and then moved back to my home country. I got an offer from a different company, and decided to moved back. I am in Dubai now and wanted to meet my previous ...
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Employer spoke about my previous medical leave, have they breached my confidentiality? [closed]

I got hurt at work and have been on the Workpace Safety & Insurance Board (WISB) as a work injury. When I spoke with WSIB, the representative said that my employer mentioned to them a week medical ...
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How to get clearer feedback on direction and level of satisfaction of (new) employer (small business)?

EDIT: I know 2 weeks is a short time period but in Asia employers tend to evaluate rather quickly. Plus due to financial concerns with small businesses a 'highly-paid' (relative to other jobs etc) ...
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Helping someone who did not employ me (or his employee)

(This problem takes place at a university, but I still think it belongs here, as it is more about colleague relationship / work ethics than about academia.) I work as an assistant at a university. My ...
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How do hiring managers view someone auditing a course? [closed]

I'm a graduate student who is taking a full load and I am considering formally auditing another course in addition. The audited course will show on my transcript but wont have a grade assigned to it. ...
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Should I tell my new employer I feel incompetent to do the job?

I'm a software developer with 4+ years of experience. I'm socially awkward and always try to avoid daily meetings in my agile work environment. I'm planning to move out of my current company and I ...
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My girlfriend who works in a call center, got asked to get her boss breakfast on her second day

My girlfriend is an attractive 18 year old who has just started a new job at a call center. It is her second day and her boss told her to go grab him a biscuit for breakfast. It seems like he was ...
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Making a loss when working a delivery job? [closed]

I occasionally do part time delivery work for a local takeaway. They provide an amount of pay for 3 hours. However if I do a large range of deliveries in large quantities, I often find after counting ...
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Two week notice when this Monday (9/3/2018) is labor day [closed]

United States location: If someone has a job that they need to start on Monday that's 2 weeks away (in this case Sept 17th), would a 2 week notice given on Tue (9/4/2018) count as a traditional or ...
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How to ask my employer if a training course I took a while back has a clause attached to it (“stay at x employer for n months”)?

A few months ago I took a 1 week training course where all I had to do was literally accept an Outlook invite to attend it. I did not sign anything. I've now received an offer elsewhere and ...
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How can I get written proof?

I work a part-time job (weekends only) in a takeaway for some extra cash (and free food). I have had years of experience (on and off) within this business and they asked me to come back. Upon arrival,...
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How much money should I sell my personal project e-commerce website source code to my current employer? [closed]

Over the past few years I have been developing an e-commerce website for a business idea I want to establish in the future however can not right now for a multitude of reasons. However my current ...
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Employment Visa

So I have an offer and was handed a contract to me which will be from this August 7th to next year August 6th. I am a foreigner working in this country (Not specified but its in Asia somewhere). Today ...
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Recommendation Letter

I got a new job as an engineer. My previous job was not engineering related. Anyhow, my previous boss wrote me a recommendation letter due to my outstanding performance. Do you recommend I send this ...
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I made a claim against my previous employer underpaying me. Now they threaten my career. [UK] [closed]

I handed in my resignation to my old employer on May the 8th. I started my new job on June the 11th. Later in June, I received a letter saying they won't be paying me. I argued it and it's not an ...
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How to find employers that use a certain technology [closed]

I do a lot of math and science research, and I code exclusively in Matlab, at a research university. I recently started looking around for an industry job but found that nearly all employers ask for ...
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Can leaving a bad glassdoor review for my ex-employer backfire on me?

I worked in a small company in past. I had a very bad experience with them, since before I even joined. They delayed my hiring for several months (so I was basically unemployed for several months). ...
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Username shared with inappropriate website

I'd like to start populating my new public github page with personal projects in order to show it to potential employers, however, I noticed that the first thing coming up in a google search of said ...
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How to deal with a misleading employer?

I'm an IT student and I'm graduating this summer. (This is important because I need to remark my lack of experience dealing with employers, job offers and such). Because of this I've started to look ...
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Previous employer not happy with review of company

I wrote a review of a company I worked at on a popular review site. The review was 100% truthful. I mentioned both the positives and negatives of working at the company. I even said overall, it was a ...
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Legal issues with previous employer [closed]

I started a job in industry after a postdoctoral position in a university. A few months later, I received an email from an administrator (with whom I had issues) regarding some official paperwork. ...
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Was I Fired? Fired, then Boss changed mind? What does that mean? [closed]

After looking a long-weekend on a software project that needed to be out the client asap, I slept in on Monday morning (my schedule has no set hours). By the afternoon, I checked my e-mail and found ...
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Should I re-contact this potential lead? [duplicate]

I feel like I may be verging on harassing a potential lead (the chain of previous correspondence below). I have since completed a benchmark, professional qualification which strengthens me as a ...
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Employing friends or family in the workplace [closed]

I've been running a web development business for around 5 years now and am starting to employ staff members to perform little tasks for me to help make my job a little easier to focus on. At this ...
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OK to send Facebook message to potential employer after not hearing back?

This startup was founded by graduates from my university. A year ago, I applied for a Deep Learning internship, but they rejected my application saying I don't have enough practical experience. They ...
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Tools or processes for managing take-home assignments for interviews [closed]

I work for a small company that builds an SDK for developers to use and provides support to help the developers build workflows and troubleshoot bugs. A good analogy would be something like Stripe. ...
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Can my current boss, at my employer, request the resumes of all that work for her? [closed]

Many of us have been here for years. It just seems strange...as far as I know, none of us are applying for a job. She just wants it to "get to know who we are". Can she not get our information from ...
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Former employer is still advertising my name, photo, biography on their website even after 2 months since I left [closed]

I didn't leave on good terms. I was fired due to not being a "good fit" or not fitting in with the culture of the practice. They had hired someone else to replace me and even had that person work ...
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Am I obligated to share tools I built with my employer? [closed]

I work in a corporate setting and I have put a great deal of work into custom-building specific tools and gathering information which assists me in my job here. I and others have noticed these tools ...
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Worked for my dad's company but now want to apply somewhere else? How do I best present myself?

I think I've made an unwise decision. After I graduated I began working at my dad's company which is a very small company in IT. I did have a lot of freedom initially and learned a lot, but would now ...
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My friend referred me to his employer for a position, but I already have a fulltime job

I was talking with an old buddy of mine who works at a company. In conversation, we were talking about our jobs. Just today I got an email from his employer about an opening. Apparently my friend ...
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is it ok to resign and tell your employer the Job is not a fit [duplicate]

I have just passed probation at my current job after 6 months. I don't really get on with the team, there have been no fights or anything, but the chemistry is not there. I'm miserable in the job ...
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Portal for reviews about potential employers for US[IT] [closed]

In Germany, there is a well known, major portal Kununu to learn about potential employers (reviews). Is there any major one for the US ? If there is not a major portal but several ones, an example ...
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Got kicked out of the office while on maternity leave [closed]

While on maternity leave I was notified by the office supervisor that my office is given to someone else. they packed all of my belongings prior to notifying me. my office will be given to someone ...