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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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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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Should I give my resignation letter to both my direct boss and the overall head?

I'm leaving my job and I'm wondering if I should address the letter to both the Direct Boss and the Overall Head. I need to preface by saying that Direct Boss is pretty much an echo of Overall Head. ...
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Want to update my portfolio but worried employer might think im trying to leave

For some context, I work as a graphic designer and have been wanting to update my portfolio for a while now with some more professional and real work from my employer, whom I work full time for as an ...
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How do I talk to my boss about lack of support

I am the GIS Analyst for my company and work in the project management office. I want to preface that this isn’t a gripe about my job, I just feel the way things are being run is unsustainable. My ...
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When should I tell my employer that I don't plan on staying after my internship?

I am a PhD student in the UK due to start a three-month internship in a startup within the next two weeks. When I was made an offer (a couple of months ago), the company pushed very hard to offer me a ...
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Cutting out vendor to work directly with client [closed]

I have been working for my employer 3+ years. Current relationship: me -> employer -> vendor -> client My employer was taking major cut. So my question is how to cut the vendor out ...
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Why are CEOs generally fired rather being demoted?

Rather than firing a CEO, he may do a good job as CTO or CFO or even a General Manager(GM). Why is it always 'get out' for CEOs?
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Degrading talk when resigning job. How to handle this?

A friend of mine works as a Nurse Practitioner and is employed under an MD in his private clinic. The MD used to be very professional and approachable at the beginning when he started practicing his ...
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I heavily skewed the data by repeatedly submitting the same anonymous workplace survey and the CEO is reacting, how do I come clean? [closed]

The company sent out an anonymous survey to everyone. I figured out by clearing my browser history I could fill out the survey multiple times. So I did that to make sure my feelings carried more ...
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What if employer says they'll pay “approximately” $$ without formal offer letter

I live in Korea and just got an offer from a local company in Australia. I really like the manager and CEO, especially they said they would sponsor my visa. But they offered me a job without salary &...
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I think my ex-employer secretely kept me in their system as an employee

I used to work for a company as a General Manager, but gave my notice for a couple reasons. One reason was due to a medical issue and the other was their cult-like culture. This is a fairly large ...
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What is the logic behind shorter work hours during the summer? [duplicate]

The company I'm currently working for allows employees to leave the office early in the summer (around 2:30/3pm, West Coast USA, Pacific Time) if they've completed all their work for the day. They ...
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When talking about my career, can I say I work for a company even if I'm not an employee?

When talking to people professionally, the second question I'm often asked is either: "who is your employer?" or "who do you work for?" I am in a difficult position when I need to reply because: I ...
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Should I tell my manager I desire to start my own business in future?

I work for a company now but I want to eventually start my own business. In the mean time, I want to learn, earn, and network at my current place (or another) so I am eager to take on new roles and ...
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How to deal with a colleague with a very bossy attitude [duplicate]

I do apologize if I'm not following the format, but I need something that I can use as a baseline for the future. I work for a quite big software company, and among the projects task we are assigned ...
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Refusal of Paid Sick Leave for Wisdom Tooth (California) [closed]

Good morning everybody, As I am typing this message, the sky outside my window is brightening, and the "woosh" sounds of traffic are increasing. A couple of hours before 6:26 am, the streets were ...
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Company looks for long-term employees, but I know I won't be interested in staying long

I have an interview soon for a technical sales position. I initially got the interview through a temp-to-hire service, and the woman who initially interviewed me has advised me that the company I'm ...
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Late payment/Boss seems like a pathological liar/Payment raise [closed]

I've come to the UK not a long ago (March 2019), and back then we had a small team (around 4 people). The other team members all left, over constant payment delays, so I ended up alone at the office ...
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Is it legal to join a competing company? [closed]

I work for a small company which takes on project outsourced by other companies. The company has less than 25 employees. The work contract says that employees have to work 1 years and can't resign. ...
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Is it appropriate to ask management to give me an evaluation?

I've been working at my new Software Development job for almost four months now. I've been doing the best I can, and also working hard to go above and beyond every now and then. However, I'd like to ...
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Sudden termination for indefinite time for health recovery [closed]

First of all, this is my first company. I have been here for more than one and a half year. I've been under pressure to take leave for an indefinite time for health recovery due to my poor health. I ...
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Trainee keeps missing deadlines for independent learning

We have a trainee that needs to learn a lot of tech. We decided that she takes online courses with exercises independently, before touching in-house stuff. In the beginning we talked about schedules, ...
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Rejoining an ex-employer

I am planning to make a switch in my industry i.e. IT industry. If I opt to join the same company from where I had resigned earlier instead of joining a new one, will it make me look desperate or ...
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Would it be acceptable like if you don't want to wear a t-shirt for a team video shoot in a large organization for some reasons? [closed]

The full details, if you want to read, are written under this question In short, due to privacy reasons, possible reactions by people who know me, my lifestyle, my background, my shape and my ...
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What should I do about a coworker that is slacking off and in turn, creating more work and stress for myself? [duplicate]

EDIT: I had to edit this because I realized this situation is very specific and I am too paranoid thinking someone from work will see. Thank you kindly to those who read through my backstory and ...
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Manager pushing acting manager aside when she is about to go on maternity leave when the pregnancy is a secret

Asking for a friend, I will try my hardest so it doesn't appear as a "what choise to make" question, sorry about the long post but it is an interesting scenario: The setting is a highly political ...
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Humiliated in front of employees

I work at a small company of about 20 people. We have the owner/president, 2-3 managers (depending on how you look at it), and the rest of the people are employees. I'm one of the managers. Each day ...
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Offer Letter included employment termination date which had passed

I work for several staffing/marketing agencies. My job is to go to retail location to demonstrate/sample products to increase awareness and ultimately increase sales. Last year I was hired by a ...
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What can we do to stop prior company from asking us questions?

Short and sweet of it, I used to work as a manager/supervisor at a prior company that had us build various applications for them. I was there close to twenty years! In any event last year the ...
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How should I respond when I lied about my education and the company finds out through background check?

I lied about my education to my employer and background check revealed I did not graduate. How do I respond to my employer after they send me the following? In order for us to move forward and ...
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Ex-Boss not giving me my experience letter

I am an international masters student in Germany. I started working in a company in August last year as a work student, but after 3 weeks of joining the company I went back to my home country as it ...
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How does one deal with coding boss writing production code ignoring standards and process?

I joined this small company a couple of years ago, of at the moment less than 10 employees. The main product is a SAAS-application where the customer base is growing steadily. The founder and CEO ...
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How to ask your boss why he didnt give you a task?

Half a year ago I was moved to a project because of my expertise in a technology. The idea was to teach the team and focus mainly on using that technology from now on... But that project was rejected ...
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Called into a meeting and told we are being made redundant (laid off) and “not to share outside”. Can I tell my partner?

As title. Just been told we are being laid off, and asked to keep it confidential from anyone outside this room. They sent us home "to absorb the news". Is it really the case that we cannot tell ...
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Colleague “invited” himself to my assignment

I am in a team of 3 senior developers. In our current assignment we were supposed to analyze a certain project and identify key areas to work on. After that, each of us was supposed to take one area ...
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Can my employer ask LinkedIn to delete posts of mine? [closed]

Let's assume my LinkedIn account shows the name of my current employer (as most accounts do). Can the employer ask LinkedIn to delete posts of mine which they don't want to see associated with the ...
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How can I motivate someone voluntarily giving me their time?

Backstory I'm developing a web-application for an active shooter defense training company. They go to organizations all around the country and teach them how to be best prepared for a horrible ...
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How can I communicate my desire to leave my relative's company, yesterday?

I work in a company, solely owned by my relative, on a part time basis, as a programmer. I wanted to leave the company a long time ago to concentrate on my own business, but was unable to do so until ...
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Appearing overly emotional while speaking with line manager

I work in a small startup in the EU, and was teleconferencing with my line manager. I was on the train so connection was not so great and I was off video. However, as I had just learned about a ...
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My boss is referring the team as employees, is it a good practice? [closed]

When ever my boss talks to my team or introduce my team to a third, he refer us as "employees", But I feel it irritating when called as "employee" instead of "team". I feel like he is treating us in a ...
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Can I work just what I'm paid for while leaving?

At my current company, I spent months being bullied and told to quit. I then found a much better position, quit and my last day is on Friday. I can honestly say I prepared a very solid handover - ...
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I just started a new job and I’m not sure if it is right they pay me in cash after I filled out a W-4

I just started a new job and my employer made me fill out a W-4 form but after I worked a week I was paid in cash. What should I do? Why did I have to fill out a W-4 form?
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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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My boss is trying to be my friend. How should I handle this?

I started a new job as a software developer at a small (~50 people) company in October, and my new project manager (boss) started a month after I did. He's the outgoing, touchy-feely type; I can't ...
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What are the possible any upsides, if any, to completing an employee survey?

It's that time of year again at my employer... now that we've stuffed ourselves with turkey and enjoyed a 3 day work week, invitations to an "anonymous" employee survey have gone out. For whatever it ...
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How should I deal my worker who is stealing my beauty products? [duplicate]

I own a beauty salon and I have three workers who has been working for me for the last six years.However, one of them recently started stealing my beauty products from my salon. Maybe she thought ...
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I quit my job and now I want it back

I quit my job in March 2018, because my boss made me angry by accusing me of stealing some important documents. In anger, I quit my job. I tried my best to get another job, but I fail to do so. Now I ...