Questions tagged [nepotism]

Questions involving nepotism - the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.

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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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What do I do if I realize I'm incapable of doing my job and will get yelled at by my family for quitting? [closed]

I'm a recent college grad who never had any job experience other than my job right out of college at a startup in data analysis. I don't know how to manage a database or operate one which is necessary ...
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Joining a company as the expert: what level? [closed]

I joined a corporation as Subject Matter Expert (SME). My knowledge and expertise are far beyond anybody else in the company. However, in the last couple of years a few people "filled the gap" by ...
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How to handle professionally if colleagues has referred his relative and asking to take easy while taking interview

There is an interview scheduled, and HR has revealed my name as the interviewer to the person (one of my colleagues) who referred this candidate. Now the colleague is continuously insisting I be ...
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How to convince somebody that he is fit for something else, but not this job?

I interviewed one candidate. He was a petroleum engineer in the desert site. After 3 minutes of interviewing and checking his code quality, without concern of his background at all, he failed. One ...
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How to tell boss about romantic relationship with coworker

I recently started a romantic relationship with one of my coworkers. How do I best inform my boss about the situation? Background: Our relationship has been growing for ~2 months now, we're both ...
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Is it legal to demote an employee for nepotistic reasons? [closed]

My friend was just demoted, she was in charge of a preschool, with about 4-5 caretakers. A close friend of the lady who owns (inherited) the whole business, (including several other locations,) moved ...
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Is it acceptable to bring up unethical practices and nepotism at your current employer during the interview? [duplicate]

Background I'm in the process of getting a new job. I've had a several phone interviews, and I have several in-person interviews lined up. I work in IT. I've been asked why I want to leave my current ...
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Is there an effective way of dealing with nepotism at work?

The cardinal-nephew problem is quite common in Greece, where most businesses are (or started out as) family run. Even in larger corporate entities favouritism to relatives and friends is not uncommon....
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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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My Manager Is Enabling Grossly Incompetent Vendors [duplicate]

So, my company suffers from a very severe nepotism problem. And to an extent, I get it: You want to hire people that you know are reliable. But we had one C-level executive hire his son as a director ...
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Managing my manager's friend [closed]

Every time I have an issue with this employee, I get what I believe is biased feedback and the employee seems to not be too concerned about bending rules feeling protected by my manager. How can I ...
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Boss's son does no work at all, how to handle it [duplicate]

We have a colleague who, quite frankly, does not work. The only exception is when the boss asks him to do a specific job; in this instance, he will do it (although usually in 5 minutes but make out ...
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How can a shift manager discipline an employee when that employee is the owner's daughter?

After being unemployed for 24 weeks, a good friend of mine recently became a shift manager at a local pizza shop. As a father of three kids with two enrolled in private college, he's thrilled to be ...
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Is nepotism a bad thing? [closed]

Question inspired by a news article - that one company hired another company (and did not disclose the relation) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38130398 These decisions follow reports of an ...
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Workplace stung with Sr.Director relatives friends [closed]

I am in an IT(Information technology) sector Sr.Director placed his close relatives and friends in department, and all form a informal hierarchy , and past 6 months ago , I started questioning the ...
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Significance of Blood Relation & Relatives working in an organization

I want to know why, when applying to some companies, they ask if we have any person of blood relation or any relatives in their organization. Why does it matter? Would an uncle count as a blood ...
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CEO Wants to hire his girlfriend? [closed]

Our CEO wants to hire his girlfriend to do some design work. Our company (~15 people) is located overseas, and the CEO spends about half of his time back in the States, but he’s going to be here for ...
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How should I deal with preferential rules for owner's kin?

I work at a really small startup (around 15 employees), where the work culture is generally good (at least to my satisfaction), and we (the employees) work closely with the owners (3 of them). ...