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Questions tagged [job-security]

Items related to retention of position, longevity and viability of income, and availability of work within a given institution, organization or industry.

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Project with higher changes of getting a full-time or a passion-related project? [on hold]

I have 2-3 years of experience in software engineering. Currently I am pursuing my higher studies and have an internship offer at a good company. They have two kinds of projects: a. Software ...
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Posible employer requested test project with the Unlicense

This isn't a duplication of Submit code during interview, it's more a specific case. Let me tell how the situation developed. I was contacted by a small company(<50) in Europe. I am located in ...
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New job with short project

I joined a new job in December (outsourced work). The job is nice enough; close to home, newish technology, okay-ish team etc. One of my colleagues (quite a bit my senior) was discussing with me how ...
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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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What should I do If I was told by email that I would receive the offer letter within 2-3 working days but it has been 5 days since then?

I was offered a job in a big company in the UAE but I am in Pakistan. I was hired and was told by the manager that my documents have been forwarded to HR and I will receive the OFFER LETTER within 2-3 ...
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Inherited nightmare scenario, looking for advice [closed]

I will try to keep this as brief as possible but with enough information to make informed decisions. Please point me in the right direction if this is not it. I've worked at a small startup for the ...
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Got an offer from HR, replied and never heard back

TL;DR: Got a job offer from higher-ups, HR invited for a call and never responded, even to the reminders. For the past four years, I have been working remotly part-time as an independent contractor ...
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Is it okay to ask a client about job security?

I'm a freelance web developer and I've been working exclusively for one client for about 8 months now. They have a massive website that they wanted rebuilt from scratch and I've been hacking away at ...
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Should I speak to my boss about Security Measures when my Internship is ending?

I'm currently in a 9 month internship in a small/medium sized company. On my first day in this job, I've been assigned to solo develop an application. I did, and the application is currently working ...
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I'm at an awesome job, but an even better one made me an offer [closed]

A little backstory, I work in a marketing tech role that's pretty rare. It's an underdeveloped but very quickly growing field. I spent about 8 months at my last role before getting an offer to move to ...
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Does my employer have access to my information after I leave a job? [closed]

I am just wondering: if I ever left my job, will my previous employer still have access to my personal information, like my Social Security Number, etc.? Is this for a limited period or forever?
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How to verify employment for a new employer without losing my current job

Is there a way for a potential employer to verify my current experience without endangering my job? Is there a way to get around this requirement? I am employed by a temp agency, and I'm more than a ...
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How do I ask if I'm going to be retained as a contractual after I said I'm not interested in a regular post they're offering?

I have been a contractual for quite some time now on a client company and for years they have tried to get me as their regular employee but my firm is keen on not letting me go. The client discussed ...
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Would my boss have any reason to lie about me being at risk of losing my job? [closed]

My job recently had a second round of lay-offs and our department was lucky enough yet again to dodge the bullet. Our boss was confident -- though not certain -- that we would be safe due to the role ...
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How can I get out of social situations with my boss [closed]

I started working at a thrift store and my first week the owner of the store asked me out. everyone seemed to hang out there so I said it would be okay if he met me and my sister out for drinks but I ...
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I am concerned that I might lose my job over a project I am managing

I am a project manager in a start up and I'm running multiple projects at one time. I have been here for 9 months. Every other project is going extremely well, work is being delivered in a timely ...
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Should I be worried that a project I nearly completed has been sent to someone else, and the new person is paid more than me?

I was working on a new version of the company website as a side project in addition to my usual work at the company I work for. They made it clear they did not want me to spend a lot of time on it. I ...
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How to deal with constant anxiety about job security [closed]

e.g. Boss goes into a meeting with her boss and I'm convinced it is about me... do I still have a job.. etc. How to get out of the mindset that everything my boss talks to others about, must be "...
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Am I sensible or paranoid about job security? [closed]

I am in a situation with a part time, temporary position and poor health (such that working FT or more is not very advisable). As a PT employee, I do not have healthcare coverage or any "guarantee" of ...
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Why do some companies prefer consultants over salaried employees?

I am curious as to why a company would rather hire consultants over salaried employees. Aren't consultants more expensive, since there is usually the middleman consultancy firm in between? And why ...
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Is my job in trouble? [closed]

I had been working for one month almost and today my team leader called me in private and told me that they are going to hire another person with my position to help with other projects, as "they didn'...
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The last developer [closed]

When I joined this at-the-time growing company, we were a group of 8 senior developers. After the m&a, we had layoffs, some IT was affected but morale was basically destroyed to the point where ...