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Questions about finding, accepting, rejecting, maintaining, and verifying a job

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What are my requirements when interviewing for a new job while already being employed?

I just started working at firm A 3 months ago, and firm B has reached out to me to interview with them. What are my responsibilities in informing my current employer that I am in any way doing so, if ...
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Is it reasonable to expect to wait a month before receiving a new contract of employment after salary negotiation?

I recently completed an apprenticeship for a company that I've been working at for three years now. Pretty soon after I received a contract of employment from them - however the salary was too low due ...
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Contract changed without permission

Before I state my question I would like to say that I'm not requesting legal advice. I've already reached out to a law firm regarding possible legal options. I work through a contract agency as a ...
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Is it reasonable for me to ask for the removal of a contract clause that says all the patents I produce go to the company?

I was recently offered a funded masters program in the field of mathematical modelling and computer coding. I was given a contract to sign which I subsequently declined because I was unhappy with a ...
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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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Would it be a bad idea to ask for a copy of all contracts that I signed from my former employer?

We parted on bad terms. I'm afraid to ask for copies, because such a request might spook them. On the other hand, asking for copies shows that I am making a good faith effort to comply with my ...
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Career Change Advice [closed]

29, Unemployed. I hold majors in Computer Science but coding/programming is not for me. It has been more than 14 months I am unemployed, tried BPO Jobs lasted for just 6 months max. I am done with ...
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Where is the line drawn between an HR complaint and a police complaint?

A deputy director with the California Department of Conservation tells employees he is the angel of death, yells at employees, and tells employees they better run when they see him. At what point is ...
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Can we issue a certificate of employment for someone if our company is not legally registered?

I was a co-founder in my friend's startup for 6 months in India. It was something out of passion, not about money. So, the Company wasn't registered legally, all 10 of us were volunteering our ...
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Should I quit my job for before signing contract with another employer?

I'm a senior developer in an advertising company, which due to current economic situations I faced various problems with them. First : We have a delayed monthly payment which causes many problems. ...
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Tips for applying for jobs while in a PhD program

I am a Statistics PhD student. I started my PhD upon the acceptance to my current university because this got so many people excited about me, and I didn't want to disappoint them. I finished my PhD ...
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After an employee has been terminated, how long should you wait before taking away their access to company email? [closed]

Should I email them a notice period like I will take away your access to company email in 5 days so please back up your stuff or should I just take it away?
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My employer is demanding that, as a teacher, I have my webcam on all the day, do I have to comply?

Are there any laws in the European Union about video conferencing and calling? I'm a teacher at a school that is now forced to work from home because of COVID-19. We have been assigning work online, ...
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Are there any good metrics an employee can calculate to determine job stability, and the pressing need to look for other work

Are there any good metrics an employee can calculate to determine job stability, and the pressing need to look for other work. In a personal finance course I recently came across the notion of income ...
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Wrong employment dates in a background check

I just got an offer for an internship, contingent with a satisfactory background check. The story is I worked as a temp for a company in beginning 2019 and decided to attend grad school in Jan 2020. ...
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What participle do you use when writing past work experience? [duplicate]

When describing your responsibilities for a job you once had, do you write in past participles or present participles ?
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I work for company A and Company B is happy with my work. What if I ask company B if they're hiring?

The thing that compelled me to ask this question here is this image/meme: Now, if I work at company A and we have a client company B, and I work as an outsourced staff for company B, and if I ask ...
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Working for competitor company competitor in same building where I was fired 8 months ago

I worked at supplier A until 8 months ago who is a direct competitor with supplier B at a large manufacturer C facility. I was let go from A because I messed up my job and wasn’t great and serious. 8 ...
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Negotiated a reduced notice that I think is being reneged

I recently decided to leave a position after 4 months, as it simply wasn't working out. I had a two month notice period in my contract and had found a new position already that I am eager to start. I ...
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Verification of employment for stealth mode startup, USA [unpaid]

Background information: I have been working full time for a large corporation. Two months ago I left the full time job and joined a startup. I don't have any formal contract with this startup. However,...
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Arguments to continue consultancy job instead of being employed

I have started my own consultancy company. I have found a client for whom I have been working full time now for a few months. Since I am a consultant, I choose my own salary. I am not part of any ...
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How to answer "why did you leave your last job?" if you left because of retaliation after going to HR?

I have an interview this week with my dream company and I don't want to seem like a risky hire. How do I frame leaving my last job with a different tech company due to retaliation by my manager after ...
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How can I persuade my company's owner to change incoming resumes' names to neutral names to avoid unconsciously choosing the "better" names?

I would like to convince my company to neutralize resumes as soon as they receive them in order to prevent subconscious biases in the recruiter and others who only see the resume. Names on all ...
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Employer might be giving me a job offer by mistake

I'm in a somewhat unusual situation, and not sure what I should do. Last week, I had an interview for a mid/upper-level manager. I'm very unqualified for this position (I don't have any management ...
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2 promotional interviews in the same company, 1 day apart. Can I tentatively accept one and then change my mind?

I am currently employed for large organisation and have been for 8 years. Two management posts have become available working in different areas of the same company. The interviews usually take place ...
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Job offer from Italy to the USA, got Emplyment Contract without interview?

My father applied for a carpenter position in Miami, FL, for major ship construction company. He cannot speak english at all and send the resume in italian, he got a reply a few days later by someone ...
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Are Employer pension plan and EI contributions necessary in Canada?

Is it alright that there is no mention of Canada pension plan and EI contributions in an employment contract or in the letter of employment offer? Do these happen automatically at predefined rates and ...
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How should I proceed when my employer continually delays my employment contract which was promised months ago?

I work at a relatively small software company, and have done so for around 6 months. When I landed the job I was told the employment contract would be signed on my first day, and since I have asked ...
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Employment contract in a small company

A small Canadian company sent me an offer of employment in which there is nothing said about my salary figures (which does not concern me, as I and my employer have discussed this verbally). The only ...
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delays with running background check

I accepted an academic job offer, and was asked to consent to a background check 3 weeks ago. I filled out and submitted the online forms immediately. I followed up a week later, and was told that it ...
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As a software engineer, how should I prep for the coming recession due to coronavirus?

I was pretty young in 2008 and was a child in 2000, so this will be my first recession. I am wondering what strategies one can use to maintain employability during lean times, especially factoring in ...
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Is it worth getting a higher education to work in Europe? [closed]

I am considering the prospect of immigration to another country. I myself am from Russia and have a secondary vocational education in the field of IT and almost a year of work in the specialty, now I ...
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Been in my job for 10 years. Is it hurting my future career?

I've recently had my 10 years anniversary at work. Often when I mention it I hear that 10 years is way too long to stay at one place these days, and that I may find it hard to look for a job in the ...
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Employment contract specifies 40 hours. Normal?

Recently I received an offer for a Project Management position at IT company. Before I've been working for about 6 years as a contractor/freelancer, and also I've never been working as an employee in ...
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Why do companies prefer to employ younger people [closed]

When I scour the job adverts I notice that companies favour employing young people (under 30). This is evident in the way they proudly state the young average age of their workforce (at the same time ...
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I was asked to pay to write technical written test for internship

I applied for a research internship (computer science related, specifically natural language processing) at a finance company, and I was scheduled to take a technical written test (testing my ...
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Should I remain in a job that I may have been hired for out of nepotism?

I was recently hired for a position that I am qualified for in the software industry. However, there were no advertised vacancies for this position at the time of my hiring and I found out afterward ...
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Pre-Approved Vacation Time - Will I Forfeit if I Resign?

I currently have 2 weeks of approved vacation time at my current job, beginning next week (Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd). However I just received another job offer today, and that company wants me to start ...
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Job must be filled in the location/s listed in the job posting

I received a job offer with a company that has several corporate locations (in different states), one of which is in the metro area I live in. The recruiter stated they cannot offer me the preferred ...
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Employer trying to prevent union meeting? (sort of)

EDIT: I have reorganised my question because all responses so far have been off topic to the questions I actually asked. What I would like to know is: Am I acting within my rights? Are my employers ...
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Is it bad style to ask for why a previous candidate was not hired?

This is similar to another question but with a bit of a twist, so I think it warrants existing alongside the other question. I am in the process of changing jobs, so I have been applying to quite a ...
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What am I liable for if I send a letter rescinding an employment contract i signed? [closed]

United States: Pennsylvania resident, outside of Philadelphia if that matters. Over a week ago I hastily signed a 6 month employment contract pending a drug test and background check. I did tell them ...
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My former employer doesn't count training as part of my time with the company..?

I was with my previous employer for one year and within that one year they have a four month training period. After leaving the company I've applied for another position at a different company. I ...
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Negotiation of a contract extension

I’ve been offered a job for 6 months, “with view for extension”. I have not yet accepted the offer. Due to immigration reasons, I may only remain in the country if I have been offered a job of 12 ...
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Employer insisting to go abroad; Refuses to allow the two weeks extension of the flight date I am requesting

I am a software engineer in a start up of a popular group of companies in my region. My usual work week is 0830-1730 weekdays. Before joining with the current employer, I was a full time lecturer for ...
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Employing a contractor proving difficult [closed]

I am running a small startup that requires a particular skill that has been hard to locate. We have been through 2 people with this skill, and have had unfortunate luck in recruiting the right person. ...
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Am I entitled to a certificate of employment from a previous employer?

I didn't like my job anymore and left the company in 2006 after 2 years. The CEO took that personally. He probably still holds a grudge, 13 years later. I emailed the generic info@ company address ...
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Can a non US citizen work remotely for a US company and be under their payroll? [closed]

Some context: I've been in the US for almost 5 years under a F1 visa. In the last year I've worked under OPT for a company in the US. I have a SSN but my card says "valid for work only with DHS ...
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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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First job offer confusion: Signing contract on the starting date?

I recently accepted a job from an international tech company to work in their office in California. The recruiter (also the manager at the office)first gave me a draft offer letter and asked if I have ...