Questions tagged [employment]

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

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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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Can an employer reject a job application based on not having a passport? [closed]

I was contacted by a company after providing them my CV. After that, a few weeks down the line they asked me what my status is in the UK and stated they need this information for a security clearance. ...
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I have absconded from a reputed company after 7 working days before signing any offer letter. What could be the consequences?

I joined a reputed company in India, and worked there for 7 days. They did not provide me any offer/appointment/joining letter until that time. I haven't signed any document stating the notice period ...
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Change in attitudes from contractor to employee [closed]

I started work at a company as a contracted software engineer that was brought in to build some software to help the company communicate with their external clients. The people were helpful and sort ...
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How to tailor my resume after getting fired? [duplicate]

A bit of history: I'm in my mid-30s and finished university in 2015. English is my second language, and my verbal and written communication skills are not that great. I had been driving Uber for 2 ...
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Do I have job options now? [closed]

I'm 23 years old and no work experience and I also got arrested a couple of years ago for a misdemeanor. Even though I didn't get convicted and my arrest was expunged I still see it as I still have a ...
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Need insight- recruiter reporting to employer that employee resume is in circulation

We have a contract recruiter and her job is only to find talent when asked and she recently reported to a senior director that she came across an employee's resume. Is it ethical for her to even be ...
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Background check of employment history - will employers do so without my knowledge?

I would like to know specifically what is done to find employment history as part of a background check. After doing some research on what constitutes an "employee," it has come to my attention that ...
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I have a visible disability. Should I tell my interviewer before going in?

I have mild cerebral palsy. I can type, file, and so on. The main limitation I have is handwriting. This position also requires site visits, but I can't drive. I know that some job responsibilities ...
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I quit my job because of a workplace bully. Now that she has been fired, my boss offered me my job back. Should I take it? [closed]

My boss called me to tell me they were firing the bully. She asked me if I would be willing to return to my position if they offered me a 8% (approx $1.50) pay raise. I worry that it will be awkward. ...
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How to deal with a misleading employer?

I'm an IT student and I'm graduating this summer. (This is important because I need to remark my lack of experience dealing with employers, job offers and such). Because of this I've started to look ...
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What are my options if my waning company told me they value me highly?

I am a programmer and work for a small company (no more than 50 people) but we have international clients and offices. Recently, our performance has been in decline, and we took a major hit in ...
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Probation Period UK

I have a question regarding a probationary period and noticed given. I started my job on the 2nd Jan 2018 as a trainee on a 3 month probation. 3 weeks prior to my probation period expiring, I was ...
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Job posting appears twice

In January, a job posting appeared on a company website that looked interesting. I made sure I met the requirements, created an account, uploaded my documents, answered all the questions, and sent 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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Is periodically checking in with potential employers a good strategy?

I raised a question previously about a politely worded response, which I was unsure if it amounted to a rejection/ go away, leave me alone.Quick background... I speculatively cold called several ...
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Can my new employer stop me from talking about salary? [closed]

Some background: I worked at a small startup in Utah for the last year and half. We were recently acquired, and we were told that we'd have our offer letters sent to us and that we could negotiate ...
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What does getting part-ownership of a company mean when offered on employment? [closed]

I'm being offered 2% ownership of a company as an additional benefit to accept employment at a company (on top of wages). In the contract it says I'll own 2% while my employment lasts. I have no idea ...
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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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Boss wants me to confirm a fraudulent employment verification request

The boss's daughter is looking to get a job. She put on her resume that she's worked at her mom's office (where I am the office manager) for 6 months last year. She did not. She's never worked in the ...
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Finding it impossible to say I will be leaving [duplicate]

I work in a small business - it's me and my boss. He generally handles support calls and sales while I am a mixture of web dev, database admin, windows mobile developer etc. basically all aspects of ...
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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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Super anxious about background check [closed]

I'm a senior in college and recently landed my dream job. Part of the process is a background check that includes employment verification. I had an internship for 2 summers at a Fortune 500 company, ...
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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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How long should I wait until I should hear news about job continuation? [duplicate]

I am currently employed at some programming job in The Netherlands. I have been working there for the past 1year and 10 months. My contract is due next month. The problem is that I haven't heard ...
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When you change a job, do you leave your current job first and then go to interviews, or vice versa? [duplicate]

Assume a small-company leaving scenario. -Do you leave any forward notification before leaving? (a week, a month?) -Do you continue working until month's end, or just leave whenever? In the case of ...
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Is it okay to contact someone over LinkedIn if you had an interview with them, was offered the job, then they never got back to you?

I recently had a job interview with a company which I would love to work for. The interview seemed to go very well, I was there for around 2 hours talking to the owner of the company, getting ...
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Negotiating start date after accepting offer? [Entry - Level]

I'm a senior in college and I have accepted a job offer starting after graduation. However, now looking back on it, my start date is earlier than I would like it to be. (I know I should have ...
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Do CEOs hire employment contract lawyers for contract negotiation? [closed]

Do CEOs generally hire employment contract lawyers for contract review and/or negotiation? What about other C-level executives? If yes, at which point on the corporate ladder is it typical for an ...
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Being fired after 5 years service [duplicate]

I've been fired after 5+ years at a software engineering job in the UK. My previous employer can give me a basic reference. What are my options:- How do I explain I was sacked to agencies. How do I ...
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What's the difference between “last working day” and “last employment day” in the UK?

I have handed in my notice and will be leaving my current full time job in a month. However I have 1 week holiday which my current employer will pay me for. My employer tells me that my "last working ...
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Can I be rejected if I'm too critical on the company before? Does employers snoop out it's employers perception about them? [closed]

I just wanna ask if it's possible out there for my application to be rejected or skipped if I became to critical before on the company now I applying for a job? Like in application process, do they ...
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Employment Agency Referral from boss who fired you [closed]

I was surprised when my new boss said I was not a good fit anymore but wanted me to train my replacement and if "appropriate" I would be given a week's severance if the "transition" went well at the ...
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I am doing a 3-6 month internship, how do I ask for the job at 3 months?

I am currently on an unpaid internship that I was told was more of a 'training period' at a company; I was told that the internship will turn into full time employment and that the internship would ...
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Hired to work in IT on H1B visa in U.S. but being told not to do any work [closed]

I moved from Canada to Los Angeles (along with my wife) in early 2017, on a H1B visa to work in I.T. and virtualization for a medium-sized firm (technically, it's a firm run by one man, no board of ...
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How do I ask a potential employer about healtchare? [closed]

I'm a new permanent resident of the United States living in California. I'm originally from a country that has universal healthcare where I didn't have to worry about health insurance because it was ...
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Wrong start date for current job [duplicate]

My mom offered to update my resume for me since I don't have a computer, after having my interview, getting a contingent job offer, I'm waiting for my background and drug test to come back. I know I ...
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Continuing employment with current job as contractor or employee? [closed]

I'm going to leave my current job as a part time IT Assistant/Web developer soon and move to another state. When I resign, I want to bring up the possibility of continuing employment working remotely ...
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Told I'll get a 5% wage drop, but I never got a raise when I became supervisor [closed]

I have been supervisor for 7 years and wish to move back down. I have been told I will get a 5% wage drop if I move down. When I moved up to supervisor I was not given a raise for the new position. ...
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An “unofficial” position in a CV [closed]

I own a small private limited company in the UK. A person I know (let's call her Alice) has helped me a bit for free with a couple of projects of mine (see footnote). Now, we would like Alice to be ...
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How should I tell the company that is looking to hire me that I want one more week before I report?

So here's the deal, I've already gone through two interviews for A and after passing, they told me to submit all the requirements. I'm basically hired ... verbally. Everything would have been fine if ...
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Training payment

I am interested in taking a course (pay for it myself), and my employer is insisting to pay the course for me. However, I would be bound for a period of time to work for the company after finishing ...
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Reason for leaving current job on application form when applying for previous job?

I am applying for my previous job with the same company that I still work for in my current position. I don't like my current job in the organisation and I want to go back to what I enjoyed doing ...
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I suspect my employer filled and signed my W-4

My employer didn't give me a W-4 to fill in on my first day of employment. My paycheck stubs list withholding amounts and a number for the dependents I'm claiming. I'm assuming my supervisor or HR ...
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Is there some useful, money making activity for people who have a lot of free time, on the job, intermittently, like some cab drivers? [closed]

Guess - the solution might be using internet connected smartphones in some way (as they are relatively widespread and connectivity is improving), utilizing the human mind to overcome limitations of ...
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How can I fill out a proper resume if I can not remember the dates of previous jobs?.

I have been out of the workforce for far too long. I really need to find a job but now I am having trouble remembering the dates of previous jobs ( start-stop dates ). Can I get that information ...
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Importance of employment duration when applying for a new job

I started an apprenticeship with a startup in 2014, but the startup went bankrupt. So I switched to a web agency where i finished the apprenticeship earlier this year and am now employed at as a ...
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My former employer is withholding my w2 in exchange for supposed damage fees, what do I do?

My former employer, at a hotel my husband and I worked at, is refusing to mail me my W2 because he claims that my husband owes him damage fees for the room we stayed in there. However, when we left ...
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Overqualified manager looking for a lower position

I am a late-forties mother of several children and I believe my position as a manager for automation development is ruining my health. I have to take care of my family as well as manage my team in an ...
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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 ...