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Questions about starting a new job, the etiquette required, and potential pitfalls involved.

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New employee - Remote working - daily update call with FD - what should I say? Please help

To provide you with a background, I just joined a company in the Finance team exactly a month back. Just after 2 weeks of joining we started remotely working due to the situation with COVID-19. Ever ...
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Should I return to my old job? Or am I just being nostalgic?

I left an engineering position after 4 years for a job with better commute, PTO, salary, and hopefully work-life balance. Two months in and I feel like I want my old job back. I miss my old coworkers, ...
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Will my UK employer continue to pay me under furlough during my notice period?

If I resign now and give 4 weeks notice will my current employer still pay me under the furlough scheme? I would be starting my new job in May as an NHS call handler.
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How do I lean in into a new job without sounding needy

I am fortunate to not only have a job in the current climate, but am paid decently well. However, I am the newest employee in the "team" and about to complete week 4. I work for a relatively decent ...
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New employer postponing my start date due to COVID-19, what should I do?

I was working PRN (as needed) on a regular weekly basis, but it was lessening prior to COVID-19. In anticipation, in early February 2020 I accepted (signed contract) for a new part time job with ...
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Received an offer letter then almost 4 months of radio silence - red flag?

A small "startup" IT company from US wants to open office in my city (Poland) and start a new project here. Based on my experience and relationship with the CTO, after brief interviews, I was given an ...
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I resigned from my job and now my new employer is postponing my new job due to COVID 19 [closed]

I resigned from my job of 13 years to start a new job. My final day was March 20th and was to start my new job on March 23rd. The new job has postponed my start date to potentially April 6th They ...
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Joining open source projects

I hope anyone could give me their opinion or recommendation. I'm a PhD student from a life science field. But I have been teaching my self python and a little bit of MATLAB for the last few months. I ...
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Bringing up compensation question first when previous relationship exists

I am interviewing at a large corporation (a famous cellphone/design company). I am at the point where they say they definitely want to move forward (and asking all kinds of paperwork related questions)...
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How to Politely Decline a Dream Job

Summary: I have two great competing offers, A and B. I would like to politely decline A but also maximize the chances that I can get that offer again later, once work with B is done I've been ...
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Can I file for unemployment due to Covid-19 start date push back?

I accepted a new job and submitted my offer letter. My last day at my old employer was Thursday March 12th. My start date for my new employer was set for Monday March 16. Everything with Covid-19 had ...
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What should I do when I feel like I'm in the wrong job?

My Bachelor's Degree is in Business Administration. I never really had an interest in Statistics, Finance or Economics as I was keen on looking for a job in Marketing / Management. To this end I got a ...
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Company asking to resign with two months basic pay amidst COVID situation

I am in weird situation. I work in Indian IT company which has around 3000 employees. I am not on any projects for couple of months now. And now I have started to work from home due to COVID-19. (When ...
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How best to advertise “automation” skill to secure a less strenuous job?

Background: I've just completed my MTech in Artificial Intelligence in India from a good university. However, I'm recovering from very serious eye strain, which requires me to not use the computer for ...
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Should I feel this overwhelmed as a new junior developer?

I taught myself html and css via online courses and was able to get a full time job as a junior developer at a large corporate retailer. Previous to this job I had a 6 month long internship at a very ...
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What to do if you discover your team is not responsible for what you were hired for [closed]

I got a job to automate processes in a specific field. My background is in process automation. After I started, I discovered my team is not responsible for the processes or their automation at all. ...
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Just started a new job, but it's not meeting my expectations, also just found out I am pregnant

Two weeks ago I started as a Front-End Developer in a new company. On the interview we discussed my experience in Javascript and VueJS. React and C# was also on the table, but I said have zero ...
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I am starting a new job in UK next week. How could the coronavirus epidemic affect this?

I work as a software developer in the UK. I was offered and accepted a new job three weeks ago which is due to start next Monday. I have signed an offer letter and other documentation, but not my ...
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Are there significant additional risks in changing jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I am a software developer in the UK, and have been actively looking for new roles. I have been at my current place of work for 3 years. I'm certainly not unhappy at my current place of work, I've just ...
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Can my new employer delay my agreed start date?

I work in an office-based Comms / Marketing role within the science / technology sector. Approximately one month ago I was offered a new job with a different employer, signed a contract with the new ...
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Asking for references after signing contract

My husband recently had an interview with a company. They obviously liked what they saw as they sent him an offer and a contract containing a start date. He signed the contract and handed in his ...
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How can I avoid having an interviewer lie to me about what the job will entail?

I applied for a job. During the interview I had the impression that contrary to what I understood from the ad: the job focused on something a bit different, let's call it aspect X. I was honest and ...
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Regretting two week notice [closed]

I recently put in my two week notice at a company I've worked at for the better part of nine years as a digital marketer. The company has treated me well and provided learning opportunities. The work ...
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Was it a selfish and immoral decision?

Today, I quit my current grpahic design job because I was getting a better offer. My current boss also agreed to pay higher, but I chose growth over salary. But I made a mistake, I broke a promise. ...
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Can my new employer require me to sign an agreement agreeing to repay training costs provided by another employee if I terminate by end of year?

I started my position in February and was presented today, 3/5/2020, with an "Employment Agreement" which states, in part, "If the employee terminates employment prior to December 31, 2020, liquidated ...
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The pro's and cons of being introduced by a head hunter

At the moment I'm looking for a new working opportunity (software engineering), and I've found a company I would like to work for. A head hunter offers me his service to introduce me to the company. ...
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Joke or taunt/bully? [closed]

I was made redundant from my last job and had been jobless for 4 months, now I joined a work place as a senior and I feel like I m not fit for the position because of 3 reason. My knowledge is all ...
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Starting a new job and asking for leave right away

I'm starting at a new job next week. My best friend is getting married in two weeks and I'm the best man. We discussed any planned activities during the job interview and leaving to attend the wedding ...
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How does an IT professional realign to a new industry?

I have 10 years of professional experience in the fossil fuel IT industry. It has taught me many valuable lessons, and fairly compensated me, but there are a few major motivators for me wanting to ...
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Should I wait for job contract to hand out my notice? [duplicate]

I recently received written job offer (from a big corporation, if it matters) that I decided to accept. I am meant to start at the beginning of April, so I need to hand notice letter to my employer by ...
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Confused whether I need to follow up or not (Interview , Medical check up result)

So I am planning to work in one of the biggest banks in Indonesia, I already followed the recruitment process from online and offline test, HR interview, User interview, and I already cleared all of ...
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Can I put a senior title on my CV if it was my job but not my official title?

In my last company I was hired as a web developer. The 2 titles used in the company were: developer senior developer There was nothing official in place for progression and being upgraded to the ...
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Employer changes working hours from flexible schedule to early mornings?

My friend has a 100% commission job. They accepted the offer a few weeks ago because they were thrilled to find a job which explicitly had extremely flexible hours. The employer even told them that ...
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Is a bad HR communication a red flag?

I moved to a new city and I've spent last weeks looking for a job intensively. After a long application process with several interviews over several weeks (it's a temporary position, I was surprised ...
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Handling concerns about a new role

I have recently joined a new company, x in a software capacity. It is my first week and I have some concerns about my role. My daily duties within the team have certainly not been what I have expected....
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My boss hasn't called me in a week even though she said she would, what should I do?

Location is in the U.S., if that's relevant. I just got hired and went through orientation at this company and the manager told me she would call me to schedule my first shift but it's been 9 days ...
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Is there any benefit to being a W2 at-will employee without benefits or salary versus a 1099 contractor?

My friend has a W2 100% commission job. He looked for a W2 because too many 1099 jobs were scams. However, this job has: No benefits (health, dental, etc) No base salary Completely at-will - ...
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Promoting training pay commission draws for new employees that are not intended to be paid?

I have a friend and they got a job a few weeks ago. The job is 100% commission, but there is a $15 per hour training pay for 6 weeks in the form of a draw against future commissions. Two weeks in, ...
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Applying to a job in a public organization, but the the organization itself blocks down the application system. How to apply?

I came across a job I am interested to apply to in an international public organization. i.e. it is an organization whose funding comes from governments from many countries. Therefore they have strict ...
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Company is asking for my documents, salary slip etc but not told me status of my application yet

I was interviewed by a company through 3rd party (Elitmus job portal) after 2 days I checked my status on Elitmus as "Not selected". Now after a week HR personally mailed me to fill a 4-page ...
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How should I handle a job change for a client as a provider?

I'm quite in a situation where I don't know how to react properly. I'm a provider from another company in a mission at my client's office and I've been here for a year and a half now. Today my boss ...
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Asking for a reference from a company I was fired from

I received a job offer 1 week ago, I've accepted it but today I was fired from my current employer. Just 2 days ago, my future employer asked for my current employer's reference and I provided them ...
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Will it affect me negatively if I put in my CV that I am still studying?

I have an associate degree and with that i obtained a job in a tech company. Now i'm studying a computer science full degree. I'm planning to change my job and my question is if putting that i'm still ...
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How much higher should I go than my current salary when negotiating for pay? [duplicate]

I'm currently interviewing for a new job within my field of Java Programming - I'm being paid $78,000 a year and am due a pay grade raise of $5,000 in a few months. I've noticed that this falls ...
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how to handle soon to be ex manager's threat?

I have accepted a offer with a new company. After my last debacle, I have thoroughly discussed with the new employer their technology stack, their work culture, their future timelines and my ...
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Reapply a position in a company

Ten years ago I left a company that I had worked for over 7 years. Last year I rejoined the company but resigned during my probation period due to family issues. Now I see another opportunity at the ...
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One person department at current job - how do I answer interview questions about this?

I am currently a one-person department at my current job. My boss left about 6 months ago and instead of hiring a replacement boss for me, management decided to let me take on my boss's role in ...
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How can I prove my skills when the software I use to create code is owned by my employer?

I work in a pretty narrow field as Microsoft Dynamics AX programmer. I'm currently looking for a new job, reason being growing demands and duties without compensation, excessive overtime and much ...
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Company says they will give offer letter only after I join them

After finishing my interview process, the company which is looking to hire me says that they would give me the offer letter only after I join them. They keep insisting that I give them my joining date ...
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What job analysis methods are these?

Its my first business HR course. In an in-class question, our prof gave us this question and answered it in a way that didnt convince me: Review the following job analysis methods and then write ...

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