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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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Canadian EI question due to contract ending

my 1 yr contract is ending apr 30. i brought it up with my boss in march and he says we should wait for the government (i work in a pharmacy, i don't think government will ever close pharmacies) since ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Going Postal Warning Signs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I intentionally omit previous work experience or pretend it doesn't exist when applying for jobs?

I had my first job at a manufacturing company when I was fresh out of university, and worked there for 2 months. I then left due to health reasons and didn't look for work for another 3 months, as I ...
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Is a lowball salary then a part-time offer standard Japanese employment negotiations?

I have recently been interviewing for a remote position with a company based out of Tokyo, Japan. They are a fairly young start up, with one semi successful product currently out. They seem to be ...
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My new employer requested a copy of my passport. Why do they need it?

I started working at a new company, where they asked me to bring a copy of my passport for them to keep. I have worked for many other big companies but they never ask for such document. I should ...
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Is helping out a relative without salary considered a job? [closed]

One of my friends is helping out his uncle in his business without getting paid and his uncle gave him a place to stay for free. Is it considered a job?
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How to find out if work location is flexible at potential company?

I'm starting the interview process with a company & position that I'm very interested in. However, for personal reasons it's extremely important to me that I should be able to work remotely ...
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Job position has responsibilities that don't traditionally mesh/overlap with what its title would imply

TL;DR: My current position does not afford me the opportunity to gain experience in some tasks that are viewed as standard junior level tasks for my industry. How does this affect my chances of ...
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Manager suggests I assume new role in company, should I be worried?

Some background information, I've been at this company for a little over a year. When I first started at this company I was brought on as a full stack developer, since my first day we were looking ...
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Will my work experience from a company will be considered without an explicit experience letter?

I worked at a company for 1.5 years, I followed each term and condition as I was fresher that time and I hadn't more knowledge about How IT sector works regarding documentation. I had given a proper ...
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Should I notify candidate about the fragile state of my company?

I'm running a small IT startup (private firm), funded from my own pocket. We are working on a development project, which is not yet generating income. So far I've hired 3 employees with a 1-year ...
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Job Application Question: How do I list this specific experience on the application, and how do I provide references when I don't have enough?

I'm filling out a job application in-person after submitting my resume and there's a section for Employment History. I also do volunteer work with the company I'm applying to, which was previously ...
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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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Question about background check in interview with Government Department

I have an upcoming interview with a government department for a co-op position in my bachelor's degree program. This department retains some people after co-op, so this is the biggest opportunity I've ...
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Can you discriminate on hiring due to another country's immigration policies? [closed]

Consider the following hypothetical scenario (the question applies to the UK but could be interesting more broadly). Someone applies for a job, part of which requires travel to the US. However the ...
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Can an employee on off sick be banned on the premises?

Can an employee on off sick enter the employer's premises to access a document which can only be accessed from work (like a trusted document e.g.: Occupational health report) or to get some documents ...
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Should I discuss my employment status with my boss prior to starting the process of buying a house?

I am hopefully going to make this life changing purchase in the near future and I work in the software industry. Am I being naive to get some clarity on the financial status of the company I work for ...
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Are the unemployment rate from statistics true? [closed]

Countless people talk about unemployment: They said they applied hundreds jobs but never received response. They said they applied about 500 jobs with 3 interviews but still unemployed. More terrible ...
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Multiple offers with varied benefits

This was my question that I had posted here. Salary expectation and negotiation after a gap in career I have been diligently preparing for the interviews, updating my skill set, been attending ...
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Informally degraded from a Lead role / Bad contract

A year ago I started working as an app developer for a small start-up (backed by the gov.) I was the first employee and was asked to take full responsibility when developing the app, both when it ...
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Employment reference with point 2.9 in Germany [closed]

I got a Arbeitszeugnis (Employment of reference) from my previous Employer in Germany. In Germany, it is illegal to write something negative to employees. However, when you look at that, you perceive ...
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What does my recruiter want to know when they ask for “availability at the earliest opportunity”?

So a recruiter emails me asking me for my availability and provides me with details of the interview which involves a test. I tell the recruiter that I am able to attend the interview on so and so day ...
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How would you approach asking for money for freelance work while working for the current employer?

A bit of context: I'm employed as a software developer at a moderately sized IT firm. In my freetime, I do freelance videography work. The internal marketing departement is quite small and only have ...
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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 ...
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New Hire paperwork, Job Offer, and background check done. No mention of pre-employment drug screen?

I recently accepted a job offer. The job offer did list "Conditions of Employment" being two things. The first that I can prove I can work in the US and the other that I can pass the background checks....