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 deal with disrespectful, unreliable employer?

I recently took a temporary job in a family-run bakery shop. It was agreed on that I work for the first three days on probation and - if deemed helpful - could continue on a two-day-per-week basis. ...
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Postponing employee start date [closed]

If a person has been given a start date but 3 days prior to starting has been asked to postpone the start date by a day, are there any obligations by the employer to pay from the original start date?
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How to turn down request from prospective employer for current employer's code?

I obtained an interview with the development team leader and CEO of a startup company. At the end of the interview, the development team leader asked me to send him an email with websites' links to ...
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How do I communicate to a problem employee that they are being moved to a field office?

As a recently promoted IT manager in a middle sized company, I've been asked to nominate a person who will have to change office and provide assistance to our teams working in the field. I consider ...
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Maintaining Relationships After Termination [closed]

What, in general, is the best protocol to maintain relationships with former colleagues/bosses when you are terminated? Can you still be friends and ask for good recommendations from them? Or should ...
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I keep getting better offers elsewhere, but my employer keeps raising me [closed]

I work as an automated test developper at a small company. I regularly get very good offers at jobs nearby and I have a policy to always take every interview I am offered simply because you never know ...
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Should I report to my employer that my Resume had an error on it? [duplicate]

I was hired by a new employer about 3 months ago. During the process, I submitted a resume multiple times, had an interview, and all my references were called. On my resume, I mistakenly had a part-...
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Can I negotiate non-compete so I can still work in my field if I quit, move on or want a better job? [closed]

I'm currently a student about to join a cyber security firm in their SOC department. My worry is that along with everything else I sign they may force me to sign a Non-compete agreement which probably ...
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Employee is not hitting 40-hour week expectation

Problem Employee X is not at work 40 hours each week. For the last several weeks, Employee X has worked roughly 37-37.5 hours each week. Employee X is the primary web developer for each of our ...
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Dealing with Flex Hours for some workers

I'm a relatively new CTO at a small startup (about 15 employees). We have a 4 person engineering team that I'm responsible for (and looking to hire more). Other departments include operations, ...
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How to combat an experienced line manager who uses calculated silence effectively?

I'm a junior project engineer in small technical engineering team (not software or IT) and my line manager is an experienced technical person with extensive managerial experience. I have come up ...
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Just graduated college, was hired and now I have another offer [duplicate]

I graduated college in September of 2017. Upon graduation a was able to land a job with a company I had interned with for a year and three months. I have been employed full-time with this company for ...
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Reaching out to another manager about moving to another Business Unit

I've been recently employed in a large company in the IT field. It's my entry job, fresh out of a masters degree, and I am in the first month of my probation period. The Business Unit I'm in ...
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Coworkers showing up late to start their shift force me to stay longer

My employer cares for 3 slightly disabled ladies 24 hours a day. My job is from 2-6pm, to take these ladies to and from their jobs. My employer is threatening to fire me because other employees ...
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How to address being dismissed from a job in a very abrupt and rude way for no reason? [closed]

A friend of mine was recently laid off from a contracting gig. It was made clear from the beginning when he was first offered the role that it was a "high risk" position in the sense that both the ...
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Should I compare myself with other coworkers during a promotion

I'm a little frustrated at my current work in terms of promotion. Hope to get some advice here. Context: I have been at my current company for about 1 year as entry-level software engineer. Prior to ...
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Contributing to open source project after leaving the company [closed]

I've recently left a company for whom I developed an open source project for over two years. The project is now gaining traction with its intended community, so in many ways my hard work is paying off....
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Legal issues with previous employer [closed]

I started a job in industry after a postdoctoral position in a university. A few months later, I received an email from an administrator (with whom I had issues) regarding some official paperwork. ...
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What can employers do if an employee disappears? [closed]

If an employee just goes AWOL, i.e. he/she just stops showing up for work, and does not respond to phone calls or emails, is there a general protocol the employer must follow? I imagine for the first ...
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What is a good way to ask my boss if I can have the ability to be employed by other people at the same time in my contract?

I'm an 18 year old apprentice software developer and I'm really active in some development communities and networking with developers in general. I've looked at some remote intern work which would be ...
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Was I Fired? Fired, then Boss changed mind? What does that mean? [closed]

After looking a long-weekend on a software project that needed to be out the client asap, I slept in on Monday morning (my schedule has no set hours). By the afternoon, I checked my e-mail and found ...
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employer ignoring my request of contract paper copy [closed]

I signed a contract of 1.5 years i.e. 18 months of the bond period with my employer in Dec 2016. The contract says that I'll have to serve 3 months notice period after I put my papers. Now I am ...
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Asked several times to let them know about other offers [closed]

I have interviewed three times with a potential employer. One introduction, a technical interview and final cultural fit interview. All seemed to go very well. However, during the 2 1/2 hour company ...
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How do I prevent colleagues from making fun of the length of my password?

At work, we were required to choose login passwords on our first day. I choose a long and complex (mixed with numbers and symbols) password, it's easy for me to remember, but hard for anyone standing ...
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How to ensure reference given by manager was true to my professional skills- without confronting manager

Recently I had an interview with the state department. It seems it was a tailor made job profile for me, from view of my skills and having worked in similar position. Also I was very thorough in ...
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Employing friends or family in the workplace [closed]

I've been running a web development business for around 5 years now and am starting to employ staff members to perform little tasks for me to help make my job a little easier to focus on. At this ...
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Letting an employee know that another is better suited for a task?

This was a past situation. There was a presentation that only allowed one employee to present. Two of my employees, employees A and B, really wanted to do the presentation. Due to the time-frame and ...
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Former employer is still advertising my name, photo, biography on their website even after 2 months since I left [closed]

I didn't leave on good terms. I was fired due to not being a "good fit" or not fitting in with the culture of the practice. They had hired someone else to replace me and even had that person work ...
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Is it rude to turn down a company offered mobile device?

I was browsing the job postings for a video game company and I noticed that regardless of the job, all employees are given a laptop and mobile device. From the way it's posted, it looks like an ...
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other staff all talking their first language [duplicate]

This is a question for my niece she is a supervisor in a chain restaurant, all the other waiters have English as their second language and all have the same first language. Their English is very good ...
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How do I respond to constant small criticism from a supervisor?

I work part-time at an ice cream shop with overall a great team. However, one of my supervisors seems to always be giving me small reminders or criticism when I do a task. It almost seems like they ...
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What can I do when my boss is driving the project I am working on to failure?

I am working in a one year and a half contract on a specific project (I am developing an application). This is my first real job. The hierarchy of the company is a bit confuse but basically it is a ...
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Should I ask my boss for evaluation talk?

I'm not sure what's the right English term for it, but I know that people have some kind of a conversation, about their accomplishments and such after some time on a new job, with their boss. Things ...
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How should I approach my new manager with a family problem I’m facing?

Summary: I just started a new job, and there is now a serious medical issue in my family. How can I ask my boss to allow me to work remotely some of the time so I can help with care, when I haven't ...
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How to deal with a developer that has poor skills but with whom I get on well? [closed]

I'm a Tech Lead since 4 months, as a Freelance, for an end customer. One of "my" developer has really poor skills and, despite a severe amount of time spent to teach him and help him, I haven't ...
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Should I acknowledge an “automatic” holiday bonus?

I work for a small company in the US. Every December we get a holiday bonus. The bonus isn't mandatory and is not part of my negotiated salary. It's just a little extra we get at the end of the year ...
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Asking the employer to not employing someone you are not comfortable to work with

So, here is my problem. Right now I am a third year student at the bachelor program. I landed a job of my dream and it turned out so that the employer in the case is my lecturer, he is very young, ...
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How to ask politely someone to not call me 'Sir'?

In my office, a newly recruited employee calls me 'Sir'. How can I politely ask him not to call me 'Sir'? It appears to be simple, but I am finding it hard to address this issue.
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Should I tell my colleagues/employer the details of my new employer? [duplicate]

I work in Germany. I am leaving my current company for another better paid position along with other benefits. I never thought telling your colleagues and/or employer about the new company is a ...
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Is it unprofessional to not work one part-time job shift due to family matters? [closed]

Three months ago, I started my first part-time job with a company that lets me work on college football games on the weekends somewhat close to where I live. However, due to the fact that this is my ...
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Apply back to previous employer as intern

I got a question regarding whether I should apply for internship back to my previous employer. Months ago, I quit my previous work in order to go back to university. Recently, I am considering to ...
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Project Coordinator Doesn't Take Responsibility [closed]

One of my team members has recently become a project coordinator as my manager moved up. She has been on the project for the longest time, has a lot of experience in what we do and does it well. She ...
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Can an Employer cancel training he has planned if I intend to leave the company? [closed]

Last year, my employer planned a training for me without asking me, it's a good training course so I didn't decline it. There are few weeks, I informed my boss that I intended to leave the company ...
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My supervisor is using me for his claims/reimbursement

Instead of going through the reimbursement process, my supervisor has raised a request for my night-shift allowance worth one-third of my salary in our company request system platform. I have never ...
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What to do when there is employee discontent and management is too sparse?

At my current job that there is growing discontent amidst the employees and the management seems unaware of the extent of it. This includes some new hires, yet, no one complains to the management ...
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Employees unhappy with change of workplace to an inconvenient location

I'm responsible for a small group of employees and we just acquired a client that needs their skills, but require them to work on its premises. The client's offices are located in an area poorly ...
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I showed some copyrighted code online and got busted for it. Now what should I do? [closed]

I am starting a new big project for an important company. My boss provided me a code base of not so functional code and said "Just be careful with this, it is used to manage sensitive information." ...
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Coworker is being punished for medical condition [closed]

One of my coworkers has narcolepsy and constantly comes in late every day. I've noticed lately that he's been reprimanded for missing meetings that they schedule early in the morning before he usually ...
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How can I ask for more work and potential overtime work? [duplicate]

As it may seem odd to you but I had this question since long time ago. I am currently working as a contractor for a big fin-tech firm in Northeastern US. We are doing financial quantitative projects ...
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How can I explain the benefits of a break room to my employers?

My new company does not currently have a break room. Seeing that there is an unused room right next to our workspace, I asked whether it was possible to turn it into a break room. My superior seemed ...

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