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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References from the place I am leaving

I want to leave my company (tech industry, software development) and find a new job: is it common that other companies in my sector will require a reference from my current employer? if they do, when ...
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Should I be legally considered a full-time employee, rather than an independent contractor?

I work remotely for a small US startup as a contractor (the contract I have signed is a consultancy agreement), and I am based overseas. While reading other posts on this website, I have started ...
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How to prevent and safeguard yourself from getting negatively affected by the behaviour of someone at the office

I was recruited to a workplace to do things in subject A. At the interview also they discussed in that way. But now all of a sudden, my Manager asked me whether I can do things in subject B. I'm not ...
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Is it legal to retract from an accepted conditional offer?

I live in the UK and accepted a conditional offer. All my reference checks have come back clear and I am now waiting for a start date. However, I have been waiting more than a week despite being told ...
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Is it "fair" to request employees to use their private whatsapp/telegram/signal/etc account for work related stuff? [closed]

I'm working at a company that sends work related messages through WhatsApp, like meeting cancelations, status updates, etc. My number, signed into WhatsApp, is my personal number, paid directly by me. ...
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Sabbath Exemption on Saturdays [closed]

At my interview with my employer I told them that the only day I can't work is Saturdays due to my religious beliefs. I was told that was fine as long as I was ok with working on Sundays as the need ...
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Tips on how to prepare meeting with my boss on my performance

I'm a junior software engineer who's been struggling at my current company due to recent changes in the organization. My CTO was evicted, which led to my senior colleagues continuing with their tasks ...
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Is it a good idea to ask my boss for a one on one in this scenario?

Our department restructured and my new boss called me into his office a while ago. He offered me a new position title with a raise. Long story short I asked him if I could just be a senior project ...
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Convince my employer to acquire a software product that I made in the past?

There is a software product that I was developing in my free time, before starting the current job. It has some user base, but no huge success so far. Some good marketing probably could fix that. And ...
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Assisting an employee to disconnect from work and prevent burnout

I am a manager (indirect to this person) in a small UK based company and work with a fantastic colleague/friend who is rapidly approaching complete burnout. The job is non-physical, involves data/...
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I announced my resignation . . . and was completely ignored. What to do?

Background I work as a software engineer (direct hire) for a small B2B SAAS company. Like most of the folks at the company, I work remotely and primarily communicate via Slack, Jira comments, and ...
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Does this clause in my contract bar me from starting my own business? [closed]

Recently, I've been thinking about doing some freelancing and potentially starting a business off the back of that if I every make something out of it. But I decided to quickly browse through my ...
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Responding to a tricky situation in a meeting [closed]

Editor's note: This question is difficult to understand, so I am leaving the original text of the question below rather than erasing it, in case I have missed a detail and am not properly rewriting ...
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Extending co-op / internship into part time

I’ve been interning at this company for over a year. I did a full-time semester with them last year, was offered to work part-time for the 8 months following, and am now currently doing a second full ...
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Manager that is mad because I won't work during sick leave

In France, we have strong sick leave laws, with the prohibition of work : If you are in a work stoppage (due to work-related or non-work-related illness or accident at work), you must refrain from ...
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Strategy of interaction with the employer when applying for a job in a foreign company

I am planning to get a job in a foreign aerospace company. It is so atypical and unusual for me, it seems complicated and long, potentially life-changing. But this is the way to achieve my goals. ...
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Revengeful employer as a reference for a new job

I worked for four years in a company where the "BOSS" was a vengeful kid. Please don't ask me why I'm working for a guy like this. Sometimes we need a job. The employer has proven himself as ...
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What should I do when my supervisor is being disrespectful and too harsh

I am now currently doing my internships at this one company. This company is actually a branch, so here they have their person in charge for this branch. Unfortunately, on my first day of internships, ...
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Terminate a contract with a German employer before starting working. Any consequences if I'm living abroad?

I'm from Latin America and signed a contract with a German company in February. Since then, the company has been handling my relocation to Germany. I'm still waiting for the pre-approval of my work ...
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(Update) Homeoffice privilege vs kitchen chores at work

Background: We have a break room including a kitchen at my place of employment, where most (about 25 of 30 employees) are scheduled to care for the kitchen on a daily rotating wheel. Some of my co-...
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Should I buy shares of the start-up I'm working for as an intern? [closed]

I've recently taken an internship in a start-up as a software developer, and, although I'm being paid 500€/mo with a 6-months contract, my CEO (let's call him Bob) has offered me a small stake (2,500€/...
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Feeling like a fraud at a startup I joined as an intern

TL;DR: Young inexperienced coder gets an internship, gets offered a stake in the start-up he's working for, and now feels like a big fraud. Some context I'm a coder from an undisclosed European ...
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What's it called when a manager changes narrative to employees in the wrong?

What's it called when a manager changes an employee issue with the organisation into the employee doing something wrong? Example 1: Consider this as an example: employee reports a problem (say some ...
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How to approach an unresponsive potential employer after signing a contract and waiting for my Visa

I signed a contract in January for a company in Europe (I'm from Latin America), and since then, they have been handling my relocation and visa process through a relocation agency. The problem is that ...
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Should I meet my manager, in person, if he is on a business trip a 2 hour flight away from my city?

My company head office is in South Africa while I am based in Sweden. My manager sent out an email that next month he will be in France and would love to meet anyone in person for lunch or coffee. My ...
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Should I tell my old supervisor that I am re-applying to the company?

I am a recent graduate of aerospace engineering and am considering both applying to masters study or go to work. I have recently submitted an application to a job in a company that I have been an ...
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Leadership refuses to extend the contract [closed]

I work in a company that employs people all around the world (remotely). Since it does not have bases in particular countries, their employees are essentially contractors that renegotiate the ...
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Retaining ambitious employee with rare skill set

We hired a talented engineer "Alice" some time back, and she has excelled at everything we throw at her. If she needs to use a new programming language or tool, she buys a book and learns it ...
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I made a mistake last week and am trying to not get fired. I need help

Context: I made a mistake last week and sent the wrong data (including other manufacturers' data) to them due to a copy & paste error in Excel. Yes, the sensitive data shouldn't be sent using a ...
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How to be independent at workplace while being friendly

At work places we have to stay independent to complete our services properly, right? In my new work place, there are 2 other girls, quite of my same age. So I greet them friendly and try to maintain ...
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What to ask before the end of probationary period?

There is many of example questions for job interview. But what I, as a team lead, should ask before the end of the staff member's probationary period?
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Is my boss insecure?

I'm struggling with my boss --- not for the first time. I'm the kind of person that likes knowing what is expected of me, learning how to do it, and then working hard to excel at it. What I am ...
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Our Boss has poor spending habits [closed]

I work for a small firm with under 15 employees. My current boss bought his partner out recently and now spends the company funds like it’s his personal bank account. I understand that he is entitled ...
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Company does not want to pay the hours workers were available when servers were off due to a hacker attack. Is it fair?

I work in the finance department of a relatively big corporation that was the victim of ransomware. The servers/applications that my team need were completely off for 7 days because the IT department ...
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Manager does not reply to my message for days. What should I do if he ignores my follow-up message?

My message is regarding a time-sensitive issue. It's not a complicated question though, as it just requires a yes or no answer. He read my message on the chat program we use, but he did not make a ...
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Write-up on own website or Medium: ask PR? [closed]

As part of my job, I researched a new framework, spent a couple days on it, in order to assess whether it would be a useful thing to work for. I am considering writing a small write-up on my website, ...
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How to avoid previous employer who is nagging me to do their job?

I used to work for a very small family-owned startup with minimum wage, zero benefit, and it was very exploitative and toxic in nature. The family had other businesses and they used to run the startup ...
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Who to ask about the benefits mentioned in job description and offer letter

When starting a new job, who is the correct person to ask about the benefits mentioned in the job description and offer letter, the direct manager of the new employee, the internal recruiter who ...
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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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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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