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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More Reliable, But Lower Pay Rate

I have had my current job for a year. When I first arrived, I requested $14/hour and was offered $12/hour instead. I was without any income at the time, so I accepted the lower offer anyway with no ...
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I'm Clearly Being Thrown Under the Bus after giving two weeks notice. Should I even stay? [closed]

Since giving my notice it has come to my attention that I've been blamed for issues with a project that I had very little to do with, my boss is going out of his way to deliberately tell one of the ...
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How do I tell my boss that he may be underestimating how much work/cost my project entails? [duplicate]

Background I'm an intern in a small engineering firm. Every engineer in the company is a mechanical engineer (including my boss), whereas my tasks purely entail software development. I'm only working ...
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How do I turn down a proposal from my Boss about a school project?

I'm set to graduate in Computer Engineering this year. As part of the requirements to graduate: I have to develop, submit, and present a capstone project to the faculty. I'm allowed to choose whatever ...
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Colleague ignores my emails and accuses me of bullying [closed]

Although my emails are not specifically work related, we are a small company who need to work collectively without personal conflicts and his attitude towards me causes a lot of tension, yet he is the ...
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Do I confront my boss [duplicate]

My coworker fairly often does not communicate important information to me. Office secretary witnesses this first-hand today and says to me, Now I see what's going on, [Coworker] is not telling you ...
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How to proceed if employer ends the job for inappropriate reason? [closed]

When I graduated from my school, a company hired me as an intern. They had potential to hire as a full-time, but they wanted to see how I perform before hiring for full-time. I had several interviews ...
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Handle employer possibly knowing one applied for the same job in another institution?

My sister is teaching at school X and she applied for a job in school Y. She was given a written test, and after being selected she was given an Interview also. However, due to disciplinary code ...
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Shuttle driver for service customers at a privately owned franchised car dealership in Illinois [closed]

I work in a privately owned car Dealership in Illinois. I drive a shuttle van for them. There are two of us who work the day shift. Something that might be relevant, the other employee rents an ...
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Apology to ex-boss [closed]

A decade ago, an unfortunate incident had happened in ex-office and it almost went into a legal suit. Nothing bad happened, but, down the line I realized that it could have been avoided. I want to ...
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Problem with hesitation in accepting authority at workplaces [closed]

I'm a developer and have previously worked with startups only since graduating 3 years ago. The reason is that I want to learn as much as possible, upgrade my skills, while having to deal with as ...
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How much monitoring of employers is allowed and usual? [closed]

I am working for a large international company. I mostly sit by myself in my office. There is no registering of when employees leave and come. But do you think they monitor when I am logged into my ...
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How to determine the best way to give notice when manager is absent

I just accepted a job offer and am planning to leave the company where I've been for almost a year. Today is Tuesday, July 11th and my new job is scheduled to start Monday, July 31st. Unfortunately, ...
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Is it ethical that my employer requires all my other business activities to be approved by him? [closed]

Let's say I work for some company as programmer and I want to get some extra money by making some programmer consultancy during evenings. Do you think it is ethical that my employer requires me to ...
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What to do with a racist/sexist workplace? [closed]

I am a middle eastern working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field in Europe. In Academia, I experienced no discrimination, but after I joined a local company with good ...
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Can an employer require you to come to work for your shift? [closed]

When a schedule has already been posted up for two weeks and the employee wants the day off. Can you tell them to either find a replacement or come to work? Is that in legal bounds.
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How To Approach Annual/Bi Annual Performance Reviews?

I've read through a handful of answers about performance reviews (expectations about salary increases as well as actual feedback), but I'm curious how I should approach one as an employee (rather than ...
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Conflict between two at-will contracts

I am currently in a predicament with two companies, A and B. Both are in the US. When I was originally offered a position with A, it was originally for a summer institute. I was under the impression ...
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Business Sabotage & How do I present myself to new hires to avoid being seen as weak?

I discovered disloyalty (employees trying to do work for clients privately for a lower fee etc.) and most of my 9 employees left either by me firing them (legally; breach of contract) or them ...
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If manager misunderstood you in a meeting should you go back later to clarify

Yesterday I had a Review with my manager in which I brought up an issue I'd been having with a colleague. Previously I had tried to deal with these issues myself but my manager had encouraged me to ...
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My boss frequently calls me aside for long private conversations about office politics. I'm unsure how to react

My boss often calls me aside for long private conversations, usually outside the building or over the phone, where he lets me in on higher level discussions and "drama" taking place between him and ...
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How to handle requests from a previous job

I switched job one month ago. In my previous job, relations with co-workers and manager were excellent included during my resignation time. Right now I received a request from my ex-manager to solve ...
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Selling an outside product to the new company I work for

So I'm an intern out of college in a tech company that sells a main software product B2B and does consulting as in support and specific development of that product according to customer's needs. The ...
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Given an ultimatum, threatened with dismissal

I work for a Mobile GIS company in South Africa with roughly 40 or so employees. This is my first job after finishing university. On Wednesday, after working here for about 8 months (and to my immense ...
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Is it unprofessional to simply announce your absence in case of a family death?

Full disclosure: I'm a student, not an employee, but our current project is supposed to simulate real work experience, with everything from SCRUM meetings to clients and managers. Recently, there has ...
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Is resigning justifiable when the employer has broken trust [closed]

I'm in an employment arrangement I'm not happy with. To be fair, I didn't enter it expecting some dream job, but neither did I enter it expecting it to decline so rapidly. Six months ago I took on a ...
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How to react when supervisor/boss has way too many spelling and grammatical errors

Today a very high-ranking person in our company asked me to review a manual he has written. It is mostly screenshots and pictures, with only two sentences on each page. However, each sentence contains ...
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How to tell previous department I can't work on their tasks for them?

I am an intern at a multinational company(nameless for obvious reasons), it's a nationally mandated internship so quitting is kinda difficult.Anyways I was working in a department that was focused on ...
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My boss is taking a leave of absence and leaving the company to us [closed]

We are a small company of 4 people (including my boss) and are facing a difficult situation. To put this into context, we are underpaid compared to the market, every hour is clocked by the minute, ...
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Employer Missing My Yearly Review - How To React?

My employer has, for almost 5 months, missed out on my yearly review which was due last November. As a small company we are all extremely busy, however I find it hard to believe they can't spare 20 ...
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How to respond to a “How's it going” from a potential employer?

I am a student with an internship at a predominate tech company. ~4 years ago, before I had my internship, I had a summer job at another company as a non-tech person, but they also have a tech side ...
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Dealing with the unexpected death of an employee

This morning, a bunch of news flashed around in our regional TV about the death of a young male, just out of his teens, killed in front of his house while going home from college last night. That kid ...
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Employers discussing my work with parents

I currently work at a bar/pub that I don't intend staying in for the rest of my life. My parents are locals at this pub and now my employers are discussing my work with my parents and I never hear the ...
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Is it possible that my experience as a freelancer is irrelevant in the real workplace?

First, a bit about my background: I'm developer/designer who started freelancing right out of college. For better and for worse, I'm entirely self-taught, and always made it to clients what my ...
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What's in it for an alumnus in Corporate Alumni Relations?

Companies often maintain some level of Alumni relations that is in a lot of ways beneficial to the company itself. One of many benefits of investing in an alumni network are: Fundraising prospects ...
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Can Employer file case if by mistake employee down load source code

I am working as an software developer for startup IT software company.Company given me public access on all project source code .There is an download zip option on system on which by mistake I have ...
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What to do if you are offered a raise at the same time as you negotiate a job offer from another company?

I just want to note that I am not in this position now but I have been in the past and I wasn't sure what the correct course of action was. I am wondering what someone should do if they are ...
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How much “power” do I have as a developer in a non-tech company [closed]

I was recently hired to a non-tech company looking for devs to build an maintain their in house systems. I really don't know how to describe what the company does, but half the people here are sales/...
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Should I put the fraternity I'm in on my resume?

I'm graduating college this semester with a degree in computer science along with a concentration in information assurance. My question is, should I put the fraternity I'm in on the resume? I hear ...
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Should employee flight risks be escalated if your manager has left?

The director for the department of the business I work in has resigned and left at short notice. As a manager, any risks with employees on my team leaving I feel I should flag, as a given, to the ...
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How to bring up that the company is underpaying its workers in violation of labor law

So, while my current job is going pretty well in general, I have recently noticed by tracking my pay stubs that I am being paid appx. 3 hours short per workweek. While I was going through the ...
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Is it wrong to have a need for validation / assurance from the boss that you're doing okay?

On joining a new team and working with a new boss I feel a need to hear from my boss something along the following lines - "you're doing good work" or "you're on the right track. Keep it up" or "you'...
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How can I get my manager's support in establishing my role?

I am looking for a good way to command my role. My team is about 15 people total, 10 of them are engineers, the rest are managers(!). Here is what happened. Initially, I was hired as a technical ...
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If One's Boss is Negligent to their Duties and Company Policy should we Notify the CEO?

The company I work for has many branch locations across my city. Each branch is managed by its own manager. At my branch our manager is rarely present and entirely un-involved in managing the work of ...
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How long should I wait for a response to my request for a reference letter from my former employer?

I needed a reference letter from my former employer for my immigration case. So I asked the person responsible for HR & he told me to fill in the appropriate details in the interest of speeding up ...
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What are the ramifications of discussing my impending divorce at work?

My wife and I are working on a divorce. Is this something I need to talk to people at work about? Everyone at work know that I am married and frequently ask questions like what I did in the weekend ...
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Employer changed duties - possible bait and switch? [closed]

I have some experience in software QA. I recently accepted a junior software QA role to develop test automation code for a big international company. I have to maintain and just run test automation ...
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How to efficiently promote my work

Sometimes one needs to present what she is/has been working on for various reasons ranging from stand ups to performance discussions. In certain cases (eg performance discussions) I guess one must be ...
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I don't have a workstation anymore and I can't do my job - what can I do? [closed]

My company has built a new premises which is by no means finished, there are contractors working on the building, there's no heating, no toilets and everything is everywhere. I have no workstation ...
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Tricky situation with simultaneous opportunities [duplicate]

I am currently employed at company A and did apply myself for a position at company B and another position at company C. After two interviews at B, company B agreed with me and sent me a job offer. ...

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