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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Is it inappropriate, pushy, or unprofessional to ask for work laptop specs?

A company are offering me the option of getting a Linux, Macintosh, or Windows machine upon joining. I want to ask what specs the Macintosh, Linux, and Windows laptops will be because I would prefer ...
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How to navigate the breakdown of managerial structure in workplace [closed]

I'm hired by a Manager X. He is under the higher level boss Z. Z is the largest share holder of the company and initial mentor of X. A breakdown happened between X and Z. Because X wants to pursue his ...
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What to do when supervisor doesn't follow the time schedule?

I currently work in a company with ~10 people. My supervisor is also one of the business owners. My job description is related to product management, where I have to prepare tech specifications, ...
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Should I change a family environment workplace for another one? [closed]

I've been working full-time for over 3 years in a company while if I'd have to count even the scholastic internship's done during my hight school, I'm in that company 6 years. I'm 21 and my role in ...
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How to respectfully decline offer from previous employer

My previous employer wants me to come work for them again. I was let go because of the pandemic, but I think the real reason I was let go is because my line manager had issues with my communication, ...
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Resentment towards employer over reduced pay

Background: I work as a mechanical engineer at a startup in India. So basically during the past year, my employer has reduced my pay during lock-down periods by up to 50% while still having me work ...
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How to come back to the company that I left early in the past?

2 years ago, I started working in a company in the IT field. Honestly, everything worked well regarding the job and work environment. However, due to an unpredicted change in my family life, I had to ...
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Boss introduced my soon-to-be right hand via email. How to proceed now?

I recently accepted a new job and I'll be starting in a couple of weeks. The entire interview process has been online (video chat) because of Covid. I'll be leading a team. Obviously, I have not met ...
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Gave a bad feedback to an employee on an appraisal and my manager has basically demoted me

I'm the marketing manager of a very successful start-up and the social media manager who I have been managing for the past two months and a half is really bad. She's incompetent, she's a bad colleague ...
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Withdrawing form a job offer via a recruiter when “official” documents are to follow

My questions is tangentially related to this one (but slightly different): I've been offered a job, but my new employer won't give me a contract until after I give my notice I have been given ...
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Why would a former employer, with whom I am in litigation for wrongful termination, want a copy of my current resume? [closed]

I have sued my former employer for wrongful termination. We are going to mediation and they have asked for my current resume. Why would they want this?
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Being Extremely blunt about displeassure of a certain person in a management position

I work (first "sidejob", 2 years) for a company who's offering me freelance work. It's great. It pays extremely well. There's a person in a management position who organizes our orders. ...
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How to handle requests to change code written by my superior

My superior has been working on a project for about 6 months (creating a new robust system to replace an old one we have). Lately, he's having less time to work on it and thus, he handed the task to ...
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Can I refuse to enter guests' room, if they're not wearing masks?

I work at a hotel in Ontario, Canada. My boss can be cross and ill tempered. I'm too afraid to speak up, because I don't want boss to blacklist or hate me. When guests request, my boss still expects ...
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How to keep up with overperforming coworker [closed]

I work in the IT/software department of a small company. When I was hired there was no formal performance, salary review process within the company, so I requested in my offer letter to have a formal ...
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How to respond to a performance review you disagree with?

I found some of the many negatives of my performance review to be very one-sided. I tried to explain but received more criticism. It feels like they don’t see the good and only the bad. Some comments ...
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Self-nominating for awards and recognition?

Perhaps this is unique to my organization (public sector, 10,000+ people), but if you want to receive recognition for your work, you need to nominate yourself for awards. Supervisors won't nominate, ...
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How to get passport back from employer without losing job?

I am a Pakistani citizen working in a company located in the UAE. When the company provided me a visa they kept my passport. Now I want to apply for a study visa and to go for an interview I need a ...
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How do I deal with being ignored in conversations?

I'd like to preface this by saying that I am a woman in software engineering. I don't want to claim sexism here, but maybe a tiny bit it is. I've been at my current company for >5 years. Until now ...
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Mass resignation (including boss), boss's boss asks for handover of work, boss asks not to. What to do?

I am in a really awkward situation. I work in a small subsidiary company whose parent company is overseas. The parent company is in Singapore and owns our company here in Vietnam. We are completely ...
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Should I explain why I couldn't accomplish as much as I wanted, if my employer is satisfied?

In my current part-time work situation, we have weekly meetings where we discuss our ongoing progress. I often present my work along the lines of "I had a pretty busy week so I wasn't able to ...
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Need to apply casual leave application for 5 days at year end, how do I ask

How do I apply for leave for a week at the year-end when my team has three members and the manager isn't approving the leave due to dependency or some vague excuse. Also getting my leave approved at ...
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Reference jeopardizing new role?

I have recently been offered a job and I was asked to give a character reference and also a reference from my last employer. My character reference replied immediately but my former manager is taking ...
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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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