Questions tagged [employer-relations]

Questions about employer relations involve the relationship between an employer and its employees. These questions should generally involve the relationship with a group of employees rather than individuals.

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How to collaborate on javascript team when you don't know Javascript?

I started a new job 3 months ago. During the interview process, I was told I could pick whatever language I want to use to do the project. A couple of weeks ago we started the project, and I was ...
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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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59 days passed and Full and Final settlement

I hate to write this but I really need your suggestions. I joined a company in November 2019. Everything was going fine until in July 20th I received a phone call from HR that 20th July is my last ...
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First job likely to be remote due to COVID-19: tips needed

I am starting my carrer just now (currently applying for my first job after finishing my MSc degree), and the jobs I applied to are 100%, mostly or at least partly remote (I am applying for ...
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How to respond to my supervisor when they say my work is poor quality, without providing any evidence of that?

This question is somehow related to my previous one or even could be considered as a continuation of that. As I described in my previous question, I'm hired for my current position in a university in ...
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How to cushion blow of joining an avalanche of resignations?

Over the last 2 months, many of the top performing employees have left my current company. They each had different "official" reasons for leaving, but the timing of it is pretty obvious (it ...
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Do employers allow workers to review materials relevant for the job during the working hours?

I am a fresh college graduate. I was wondering the following: Do employers allow employees to review materials relevant for the job during the working hours? For example, let's say I am working as a ...
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How to politely but firmly tell that my ex-boss' recommendation letter is not ethical?

Long story short. I was in a company for around a year, and I decided to pursue an alternative career path. Upon leaving, in large advance, I gave notice to my boss (I did not have any issues with him)...
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Arguments to continue consultancy job instead of being employed

I have started my own consultancy company. I have found a client for whom I have been working full time now for a few months. Since I am a consultant, I choose my own salary. I am not part of any ...
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How to ask boss for revenue share for new project I'm proposing?

I have an idea for a new project that I think the company I work for might be interested in. I came up with it independently and before I started working for the company, in fact, the non-compete I ...
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How can I start my network with the companies I work for?

TLDR: Fair worker needs to change his current working relationship, he would like to become a freelancer and use his current working relationship with his boss and his client to build his network. How ...
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Employees expressing job dissatisfaction in work chat, how to proceed?

In the chat messages of my employees to each other, I found a lot of dissatisfaction by most of the employees. There was also lots of #notmyjob and comments about just letting things slide. What can I ...
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Is a third and fourth party being sat in on a confidential call with HR and Director - a breach of trust and confidentiality?

I had a zoom call with one of the directors and a HR representative about my return to work after an occupational heath review, which suggested the relationship between myself and management had ...
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Motivating employees to prevent downsizing

My district manager has informed me that one of the regional offices may be closing with one possibility being the office that I manage. Final decisions as to which office is closed will be based on ...
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How to ask if my job is safe

I work for a company that values self-starters and does not value feedback. We get code review and bi-annual formal feedback, and that's it. My history is that I was hired to do X, and have since ...
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Using open-sourced code I wrote for my employer in a private comercial product

A few years ago, during my apprenticeship years I wrote a confluence plugin (server), that was later released under the MIT license and published on Github. My employer has since lost interest in the ...
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Employees very mad over free lunch choice

My organization hit a big milestone, so I wanted to do a little something to celebrate. Because everybody is working remotely (due to this COVID craziness), I thought it would be fun to send lunch to ...
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How To Navigate Saying “No” To Unnecessary Work In a Leadership Position

I work at a great small startup. I'm the only person in my position which involves the look and feel of our product. I am positioned when we grow to lead a team that will work on these things with me. ...
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Manager proposes bold idea (for inspiration and boosting morale), that is complete nonsense. How to handle this?

Theses are challenging times for business. I work for software development company that has developed mainly desktop software (Embarcadero C++ Builder) for years (for sales domain). We have had ...
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How to handle coworker that keeps pushing his favorite programming language?

My coworker loves X programming language. They have privately worked on some projects with X language, and at every opportunity they will mention than some new project could be written in X language. ...
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CEO talked to me about letting me go. Now he is trying to keep me, but I want out. How should I communicate this?

I tried to make the title as neutral as possible, but the reality is that "I" (I am asking on behalf of a relative I know well) am doing at least 2 people's job, being paid the bare minimum, and with ...
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Last employer started ghosting me during my job search

I worked for a few months at a company. My boss shut down his company but we all left on friendly terms and my boss assured me I could always use him as a reference and he even reached out to me ...
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Feeling cheated by my organization due to incorrect details in relieving letter [closed]

Summary: I worked as Software Developer, and now found a new job. My previous job wrote relieving letter stating that I was Associate Software Developer (lower rank). I will ask manager for a correct ...
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Startup running out of cash - do they need to notify employees with long notice period?

I work for a fintech startup in the UK as a senior dev. The company has two products, one is a low-value financial tool A, and the other is a (mostly vaporware) client onboarding "suite" B. After 3 ...
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How to approach overprotected, unresponsive supervisor to tell him that I'm going on a vacation?

I'm a software engineering student who is currently doing an international internship in Rwanda. Being a European myself there where some challenges before I was able to get all the stuff I needed in ...
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How to approach manager to tell her I have desire to change jobs?

I have been at my company for just over 2 years and it was my first job after graduating university. I work as an accounting analyst. I have been teaching myself programming and I have had the ...
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Should I keep connected with my mentor from company where I previously interned

I am an undergraduate. In my internship last summer, I did my job well and I could feel that he genuinely liked and recognized me. He was great and I was in a great team. However, I always want to try ...
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Promoting training pay commission draws for new employees that are not intended to be paid?

I have a friend and they got a job a few weeks ago. The job is 100% commission, but there is a $15 per hour training pay for 6 weeks in the form of a draw against future commissions. Two weeks in, ...
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What to do when a work mate is unpleasantly pushy on social media?

My girlfriend gets multiple friend requests, messages(emoji only) and likes on Facebook and Instagram from a colleague at work. The person is so assertive that after an unfriend, he continued with ...
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Awkward moment before leaving work - Should I do nothing, talk to her or my boss

At my computer software company it is usual to end the workweek with a beer at the office. This time me and a few developers stayed at our desks playing computer games while about 10 people were in ...
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My employer has written bad reviews on my relieving letter, he is deliberately spreading bad reviews

My employer is threatening me, he told, he will give negative feedback in bgv, he is trying to defame my image. what action can I take in india
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Can I ask my senior to respond to my complaints?

I have submitted some complaints to my superior regarding my staff but he doesn't respond to me. Whether I can ask him to respond to my complaints? I work under a Govt Body. I sent through e mail and ...
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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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Refusing to go on a company-paid event

I’ve been with this company for almost two years now, and every now and then, they send all of their devs on an event of their choosing, with all expenses (except food related) paid by them. They have ...
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Dealing with a cheapskate employer

My employer is cheap and always brings up the same reason, "No budget", when it comes to spending money regardless of whether there is money or not. I received the same response during my annual ...
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Negotiating for an unlimited contract

I have been working for the same company over almost 10 years now, always on temporary contracts, although I am a staff member (not a contractor). It seems that they are now also keen in offering me ...
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Supervisors complaining to me about disappearing (On bathroom break)

I work in a manufacturing company where I am required to basically monitor machinery and process paperwork (not giving too much detail to keep anonymous). It is generally expected people be on the ...
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Couldn't attend holiday party. Should I ask to get the gift offered to remote employees?

My company hosted a nice holiday party that I would have liked to, but was unable to attend due to conflicts. I RSVP'd that I would not attend. The party has already taken place. From others ...
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Employer screwed up yearly raise offer

On my annual review with my employer, I was offered a decent amount of raise initially(5k), but turned out, they did the math wrong when calculating my current salary. So a week later I had a second ...
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An exodus of software engineers is taking place at my company. What are the pros and cons of staying and what should I be considering?

I’m a junior developer just a few months into my first full time job. At full strength, our department is at 10 developers, including the lead. We were down one developer who has yet to be replaced ...
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How to say No to idea given by team member, when I know from my experience that it is going to fail?

I have a very hardworking team, and I like when they try to think about a project with broader perspective. I want to respect their contribution and don't like to refuse their ideas, but sometimes I ...
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Should I quit my job for before signing contract with another employer?

I'm a senior developer in an advertising company, which due to current economic situations I faced various problems with them. First : We have a delayed monthly payment which causes many problems. ...
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Unpaid suspension due to management error

Two weeks ago, I was placed on a 3-day, unpaid, disciplinary suspension due to an error in a database. My job involves manually entering data into a database. When roughly three consecutive entries ...
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Can I retract Asset Protection interview?

I work as a contractor at a Fortune 500 company, and a few days ago an employee filed a complaint against my direct boss. Asset Protection starts interviewing people and I'm one of the people being ...
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Does the Insurance Distribution Directive apply to software developers as well?

The Insurance Distribution Directive states there is a "15-hour requirement ... as a minimum for anyone involved in ‘insurance distribution’" with regards to Continuous Personal Development....
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Client wants me to do something explicitly illegal

I work as a freelancer, alongside my regular dayjob, for several different people with all sorts of odd needs for software. One those clients asked me to do something highly illegal. This isn't ...
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My company sends extremely sensitive data to a contractor in China, but says it doesn't. Should I do anything?

I work as a developer in a midsized startup that has around 200 people and ~50k customers. Our privacy policy says we don't share customer data with any third party, except that we certainly do - we ...
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My boss wants me to recreate everything I have done for my previous employer

I was working in a start up until July, and I resigned to move to another continent. This start up is selling a specific product available in a SaaS Platform for retailers, no other company is doing ...
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Handling a tricky ex-employer

A friend of mine works as a Nurse Practitioner and was employed under an MD in his private clinic. She recently quit her job and now the ex-employer wants to hire her back. She ended up leaving the ...
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Old employer sent me $0.00 - what does this mean?

I received an ACH Electronic Credit of $0.00 from an old employer I used to work for over a year ago (at least, that's what the name says...unless it's a fake). I have no clue why someone would do ...

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