Questions tagged [employer]

The organization hiring a worker. The worker is known as an employee while the organization is an employer. These can be corporations, non-profits and governments for a few possible classifications.

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Boss asking me to do web development but I'm not a developer

I have a dilemma. My boss has been pushing me to do web development even though I am not technically a developer. I feel it's getting close to him firing me if I don't. I believe the reasoning is he ...
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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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How can I prevent my employer from finding my resume on job-hunting sites?

Resume-posting sites like Monster.com have options to hide contact information and the name of a current employer. Even if I hide that information, someone familiar with my experience from my company ...
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Does my employer care about my GitHub username?

If the username does not provide NSFW or offensive vibe, but is not a standard one like firstname.lastname or firstinitial.lastname, etc. does it annoy you as an employer? Examples of such usernames ...
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Is it okay to speed up a job offer process and then reject because it's not as good?

I am waiting on a decision from one of my preferred employers. In the meantime, while I was waiting, I still did other interviews. I think I might be close to getting an offer from another employer. ...
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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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Background check cleared, but employer still needs to contact my current employer

My Background check is cleared, however my new employer still needs to contact my current HR for my current employer. Should I resign prior to them contacting my current employer, or should I wait ...
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Personal projects involving questionable websites on resume

I have an open source project that has gained a decent amount of attention and popularity, though it is far from well known. I believe it represents my skills quite nicely. The thing is, it is ...
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Employer asked me to work overtime to finish the project before I leave the company

I work in a small company and I am the only developer. 8h a day and 5 days a week. I am paid per hour (~4€) My contract expires in one month. When the employer asked me wheter I wanted to renew or ...
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Should I tell my boss that he needs to hire somebody else or I am likely to leave?

I work for a very small company, I'm currently the only employee besides my boss. In the past we have had more (but not many) staff, but due to other job offers or other circumstances, all of them ...
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Do employers really mean it when they say No experience? [closed]

I have a 1 year cashier and customer service experience working in a coffee shop. Now I'm looking for a similar position in Tim Horton's or McDonald's. Some of the job advertisements say in the ...
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My girlfriend who works in a call center, got asked to get her boss breakfast on her second day

My girlfriend is an attractive 18 year old who has just started a new job at a call center. It is her second day and her boss told her to go grab him a biscuit for breakfast. It seems like he was ...
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Ex-employer overpayment

My old employer's payroll department made a mistake and overpaid me. I did not notice this payment in my bank account until I was notified 4 weeks after the payment was deposited into my account. ...
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Unemployment, does it hurt future job interviews

Hopefully it never happens to anyone but I have asked this from many people and nobody had a definite answer... and I am asking about the U.S.A and software developer positions: Let's say your ...
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Must report to work [closed]

My family and I are still displaced by Harvey. Our home is still just a shell. I received a message from my wife at work that they were going to cut our electricity off in the house we are renting if ...
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New employer spoke to someone who was not supplied as a reference [closed]

My partner recently applied for a job and was offered it - which she accepted. Today she received a call saying that after speaking to her references they are withdrawing the offer. After some ...
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Coworker makes same money as me

I work for a company where a coworker that is at a lower position than me makes the same money as me. I have 4x more responsibilites than him but yet he makes the same amount. I understand that I may ...
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My friend referred me to his employer for a position, but I already have a fulltime job

I was talking with an old buddy of mine who works at a company. In conversation, we were talking about our jobs. Just today I got an email from his employer about an opening. Apparently my friend ...
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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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Do employers allow workers to review materials relevant for the job during the working hours?

I am a fresh college graduate. I was wondering the following: Do employers allow employees to review materials relevant for the job during the working hours? For example, let's say I am working as a ...
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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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Employer asking for salary slips after signing the contract

I have question regarding the current salary slips providing to my new employer. I tried to search for similar issue but they were either before getting an offer or before signing the contract. I am ...
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How to approach the subject of studying abroad for half a year with my employer?

I work as full-time programmer and also study, masters of computer science. There is a good opportunity for me to go to South Korea and study there for one semester. What I hope to do: keep my job, ...
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What does this Background check response mean?

I have just received the following: As of now we have cleared all of your references and it looks like your education and employment and employment at Sick Kids have been completed by our vendor as ...
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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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Employer screwed up yearly raise offer

On my annual review with my employer, I was offered a decent amount of raise initially(5k), but turned out, they did the math wrong when calculating my current salary. So a week later I had a second ...
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Are employer's reference letters still commonly asked for in R&D (Central Europe)?

I am wondering how important it is to have an employer's reference letter made by your supervisor if he already agreed to serve as a reference person (for your resume/CV)? The circumstances are that ...
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How do I explain my termination to prospective employers? [duplicate]

I know this has been asked a plethora of times, but my case isn't so good. To put it simply, I am young and was terminated (with cause) from my first "professional" sales job. Prior to being ...
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How to convey what I want to convey with new employer representative who always take control of conversation

I have a new job offer. Since the beginning I have been dealing with the representative of this new employer. This person is knowledgeable and experienced and used to have answers to all my common ...
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Employer spoke about my previous medical leave, have they breached my confidentiality? [closed]

I got hurt at work and have been on the Workpace Safety & Insurance Board (WISB) as a work injury. When I spoke with WSIB, the representative said that my employer mentioned to them a week medical ...
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Username shared with inappropriate website

I'd like to start populating my new public github page with personal projects in order to show it to potential employers, however, I noticed that the first thing coming up in a google search of said ...
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My employer has accessed my emails and Google account [duplicate]

My owner has recently accessed my personal email and was showing as an active device to that email on my google account. He recently changed my recovery email to his own on two of the work email ...
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How does an Intern ask for work, when he/she already has multiple time and feels like a burden?

I am graduating as an IT major and have worked as an Accounting Specialist as well. My school has assigned me to a co-op opportunity after some painful mistakes on their part (I showed up at the ...
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Had a prospective interview,now have another job. How to approach prospective employer?

Last month I had 2 interviews with companies that are likely to be employing in January. One of the companies is a dream company, the other is a company that I would still really like to work for. In ...
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Suspended from work over something I didn't do and the boss would not accept my arguments [closed]

I went to my boss last Wednesday morning, and reported that I had found pornography on the machine, as per company policy (in our workplace, it's in printed format, in Comic Sans, unfortunately, but ...
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How can I improve phone interviewing process?

Many of my first round interviews are done over the phone; however, I only have a cell phone, and so when recruiters and employers call to interview me, I am often nervous and have trouble hearing ...
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Changing job due to unhappiness

I graduated in June 2016 and started working in October 2016 for a big consultancy firm. However, after my short experience with my current employer, I feel terribly unhappy and bored since I almost ...
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Where do you draw the line between working at one company and working at two when listing work experience?

So some time ago I switched jobs between two companies. Or maybe I didn't. What actually decides if you need to list a work history as one job or two? In my case I switched between what are ...
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Relieving date of Current employer overlaps with joining date of future employer

I work in the Indian IT sector. My last working date with my current employer falls on October 1st. Since the other company's annual cycle closes at the end of September and I was asked to join during ...
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I made a claim against my previous employer underpaying me. Now they threaten my career. [UK] [closed]

I handed in my resignation to my old employer on May the 8th. I started my new job on June the 11th. Later in June, I received a letter saying they won't be paying me. I argued it and it's not an ...
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Do I need to explain to my office manager how I got a key to the business park?

I work in a business park. One way to access this business park is via a pedestrian gate using a key. Normally no one uses this route and it hasn't been open to the public for many many years. I ...
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Do accounts connected to company emails belong to the company?

Do accounts connected to company emails belong to the company ? Are they allowed to change passwords and take control of any accounts connected ? Or do you have the right to take accounts that don't ...
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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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Previous employer overpaid me

I'm somewhat familiar with estoppel but I'd really like your thoughts on the situation. Basically my previous employer wrote the wrong name on my leavers form, resulting in me being paid a full ...
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Do I have to answer employer when asked about conversations with coworkers? [closed]

I'm going through a messy situation with my employer (described here to some extent). I'm still on the PIP despite telling them I will not give the written statement they wanted me to give. They seem ...
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How do I know if my boss is having me do almost all of the work? [closed]

So I work in a small, two-person company (in America, Seattle if that helps anyone). Just myself and my boss. We are both (web - full stack) software developers. We share office space with a couple ...
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Do employers (in Germany) ask for proof of work?

My first job was in an apparel manufacturing company as an Industrial engineer. I worked there for 8 months. I quit my job due to several reasons (abusive work environment, poor management, irregular ...
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Can my current boss, at my employer, request the resumes of all that work for her? [closed]

Many of us have been here for years. It just seems strange...as far as I know, none of us are applying for a job. She just wants it to "get to know who we are". Can she not get our information from ...
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Reference jeopardizing new role?

I have recently been offered a job and I was asked to give a character reference and also a reference from my last employer. My character reference replied immediately but my former manager is taking ...
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How to inform your would-be new employer in a proper business email that you have posted resignation from the current(would-be past) company?

This may be unusual, but this thing just clicked in my mind. What should someone write in an email to inform their (would-be) new employer that they have posted their resignation from the current(soon ...