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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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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My employer does not recognise me as a senior developer but I am working on a senior developer level [duplicate]

I'm in my 30's and work full-time as a medior developer with 2 other senior developers. I noticed that these senior developers are not better then me, we are on the same level. I fix bugs at the same ...
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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 ...
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How to deal with employee who do lots of vacation? [closed]

My father is facing a difficulty that one of his employee do vacation once after two days. Even though he is a very honest and hard working employee, and also takes holidays for genuine reasons, it ...
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How should I deal with an employee who is stealing from the cash counter?

I own a pharmacy, and I have an employee who has been working for me for the past 5 years. However, he has recently started stealing money from the cash counter. Maybe he thinks that I will not ...
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Does “probation period” means the employer is not sure about the quality of employee?

I have one year working experience. Recently, I joined a new company and started my career in the position which I have skills, and experience on it. But, the employer considered 4 month probation ...
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What to do? Just realized my employer is a fraud [closed]

I've been on the job going on 7 months and my employer has yet to give me hiring papers or sign IRS forms. He's said that he hired me as an Independent Contractor but no 1099 and he pays me thru ...
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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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Upcoming medical examination and interview the same day; how to handle PTO with current boss? [closed]

So I’ve got an interview Friday with a job that seems like the perfect fit. My current work situation has become increasingly toxic and has forced me to seek new opportunities. That being said, I am ...
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Disclosing details of my previous employment to my new employer

Short explanation, because it's probably important to my question: Not too long ago I left my previous place of employment, let's call it Company A. I was working as department lead, and I left due to ...
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How do I deal with an unreliable employer?

I am currently in the process of getting a job at a small company. I have known the owners of the company for a while, and they have expressed interest in hiring me. My problem is that they are ...
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Is it ok to ask your employer for English lessons?

I have recently moved to an English speaking country and started working at a software company some months ago. We are at that time of the year (apparently, since it's my first time) where we provide ...
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Should I let my employer know if I plan to go through Hormone Replacement Therapy/Sexual Realignment Surgery? [closed]

For the past few years I've been weighing up the decisions on whether to transition from male to female by seeing doctors, therapists and doing research into the procedures/medication I may have to ...
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Abusive employer and illegal/void clauses in contract: how can I protect myself and my money? [closed]

I have received a contract with various conditions in it that are illegal/void. They, among others, circumvent employee protection laws, withhold pay and require me to be scanned by those airport full ...
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How to ask payment for work done?

My company wanted to get a small animation video done on our website. So they were looking for someone to do this job. One of my friends works in animation design, so I asked her to come up with a ...
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When and how should I tell my employer I have a chronic illness?

I have been working with my current employer for 7 months. I am an interim employee and currently on project that is ending in December. I have an 'indefinite' contract. (I'm in The Netherlands) ...