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Questions tagged [new-job]

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

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Fired for gross misconduct because I sent confidential information to personal mailbox - how do I get another job?

I was dismissed for a breach of confidentiality. I was working on some client confidential information on my client issued laptop and I emailed this info to my personal mailbox as I wanted to ...
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Spouse is leaving the company we both work for. I will follow but much later. How to handle questions?

Both my spouse and I work at a large corporation. The local branch has around 1,000 people. We are relocating to a different state - and my spouse goes first. I will follow in six months due to ...
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Original documents submission before joining a company

I recently received an offer from a company. The HR of the company called a few days back after the negotiations got over and said that they have a system of employing a third party to do a background ...
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I just started a new job and I’m not sure if it is right they pay me in cash after I filled out a W-4

I just started a new job and my employer made me fill out a W-4 form but after I worked a week I was paid in cash. What should I do? Why did I have to fill out a W-4 form?
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Schedule Change

I interviewed with a company under the premise that my schedule would be Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. However, they sent out official schedules yesterday and my schedule was set as Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-11pm ...
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Did I made a bad move with my new job? [closed]

So I just took a new job 3 weeks ago as a business intelligence developer. I have been in the industry for around 9 years. The role is with a large company (a S&P 500 that most would recognize). ...
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First job offer confusion: Signing contract on the starting date?

So I recently accept 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 ask if I have ...
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I want to join a software shop, but I'm not a good programmer yet

I want to join a regular software shop. But I am not good enough programmer to be called an expert. Should I study more programming and get more experience first? Or should I just go for try to apply ...
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What options do I have when my boss is rude and I cannot leave my job?

I joined a company as an employee a month ago. I signed a 6 months contract, so I can't leave this job. It was nice at work in the beginning, but now my boss has started overburdening me. He is also ...
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Sharing promotion letter from an old employer

I am currently searching for a job. Can I include the promotion letter from my old employer in my portfolio? It includes words of appreciation, new designation, and allowance.
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Telling manager I can't work shifts I never said I was available for

I recently* got on the roster for a large staffing agency. The manager has sent out mass emails with the new schedule. He has put me in at times that I may not available, as I'm working another on ...
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How to position oneself towards the expectation of doing a lot of unpaid overtime when starting a new job?

I'm starting a new job next week. I'm looking forward to it. However, when interacting with the employees after signing the contract I got the impression that's one of those companies at which you ...
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How can I back-track after accidentally revealing in a job interview that I might move in 6 months?

I was recently hired for a seasonal part-time position where I jumped the gun after discussing my current studies by telling the interviewer (manager A) that I will be graduating in a few months and ...
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Why isn't everyone as excited as I am to work at my company? [closed]

I work at one of the most (if not the most) well-regarded companies on the planet, in terms of technical reputation as well as workplace benefits. Orientation was great, and I was fully bought into ...
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New employer asks for information I find unnecessary

I'm in the UK and I was recently offered a job. When I went for an interview, they asked for a form of ID and my National Insurance number. I took my passport and a previous payslip with my NI number ...
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How do I convince my employer to match the salary of my new job offer?

I have a new job offer that offers 60% more salary than my current job and the same benefits. I am located in Pakistan and I was headhunted for this offer. But I do not wish to leave my current job—it ...
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Young professional co-worker thinks she is not performing enough

I am a young professional with around six months of software engineering experience. I work with a young girl who is writing her bachelor's thesis in my company. We get along well, and I always see ...
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How do I act at current workplace while I am waiting for offer letter from the other company? [duplicate]

I decided to quit my job few months ago because I want to work in a slightly different domain. I applied for a new position a month ago and after a series of interviews, the manager there has verbally ...
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How can I keep my scheduled vacation if I'm about to be hired in another place? [duplicate]

I've been working for almost 2 years at this company, and had scheduled my vacation for January 2019. This week I received a better job offer, paying almost twice as much as I get now, in a larger ...
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How to pursue a job far in the future?

I'm talking with a company that might want to hire me (not definite yet). I like them a lot and I think I'd like to work there. Here's the catch: if they decide to hire me, they will want a firm ...
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Is this a silly reason to want to be better at my job? [closed]

I recently started a new position as a software/electrical engineer at a mid-size tech company. I have a dual degree in Computer Engineering/Computer Science (BS CECS), and a Masters in Education (M....
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What to do when interview keeps asking seemingly off-topic questions

I work for a number of agencies where I go to different locations to promote products. I applied for a gig that was to help setup and organize a tech conference. Looking back it was strange that it ...
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Should I Inform the interviewer that I have already joined somewhere, but still considering them before the final onsite round?

I have joined a new company while the interview process was going on for the other company. The other company is located in a foreign country, so the interview process took some time. They have ...
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How to stall an internship offer?

So I've been applying for internships and I've received an offer from company_x. They've basically said, "if you're happy with it, let me know and I’ll get the paperwork raised". Thing is, I have a ...
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Too many bad practises. Should I leave ASAP or I should to try to push my opinions? [closed]

I was hired at an iOS position for a project, that has started 2012, which means a lot of legacy logic. The salary increase was good, and I had a good impression, that both guys working on this ...
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My co-worker and I are quitting together. We should give notice together too?

My co-worker and I will quit our current jobs to join another company soon (First work day is next year). We are experienced members of our project and there are many unexperienced new people working ...
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What to make of recruiters reply after interview [closed]

I went through a series of interviews and company's HR/recruiter was very generous to provide feedback after each interview. Feedback was really positive and they were interested (I applied through a ...
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PTO (Hourly employee) and starting a new job

On January 7th, 2019, I am starting a new job. However, before this happened, I had already booked time off from December 21st, 2018 until January 4th, 2019. The company I work for does not have a ...
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How can I ask my current employer to keep me on part time?

How can I ask my current employer to keep me as a part time employee? I really like the job and it's an incredible learning experience. I'm 25 years old and have been employed their for about 8 months....
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Extreme background check lag and when to start looking for another job

I have recently accepted an offer for employment from a company. I've signed the initial agreement that stipulates time in the office as well as salary. Unfortunately, it has been over 3 weeks (almost ...
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I am a personal assistant for a blind person and not sure how to deal with this problem [closed]

I work as a personal assistant for an older blind person, I will call her KK. This is a new job for me. She is very extroverted and has a lot of friends. The thing is that her male friends are all ...
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My manager wants me to extend my working hours [closed]

I have recently joined an organization. Like every other organization, we also have nine working hours a day. But ever since I have joined, my manager wants me to stay late and work extra hours in ...
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Unclear task at new job/new mission [closed]

I was sent to work at client site. I spent 3 weeks doing nothing, but on the third week, my manager came to me and told me that I will take over somebody's job and I have two weeks to learn from him. ...
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Looking for ‘new job’ for the first time at 28 [closed]

I have only ever had one job. I haven’t been to college or university (although my school grades were great) and I started the job immediately after high school. It’s been fine because I can only work ...
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How to combat a lack of a PhD at workplace? [closed]

I was recently hired by a startup that's working on computer vision. Unfortunately, my boss doesn't trust me very much because I don't have a PHD in computer vision (he's a business guy, who has very ...
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Assigned to project but have nothing to do? [closed]

I was delighted to be staffed in a project. But after my 4th week on the project, I've noticed that the project manager ignores me. He didn't even introduce me to the different members of the team, ...
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My manager wants me to start facing with clients without proper training..? [closed]

So I've been with the company for eight months and it's been hard getting proper training I needed to do the job. I almost have to beg/bother my colleagues to help me since there is no offical ...
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I was assigned to a fake project after being hired. Is this bad news for my career? [closed]

I was hired as a senior software developer and was briefed about a project while interviewing at a client. When I officially started with this company, something went wrong. Eventually, the client ...
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Weird Circumstances after being Staffed [closed]

I have been waiting to be staffed for more than two months. I was happy when someone announced to me that I was going to be staffed with verbal details. Naturally, I was expecting an official email ...
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ADHD and desk location are affecting my work/family life, how do I ask to move desks?

I just started with my job a month ago. I sit next to my supervisor which makes me very self conscious and triggers my anxiety even though I know I am not doing anything wrong. Also, it's a high ...
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First month at a technology company job: not a lot do do, feeling useless? [closed]

A month ago, I started a job as software engineer, at a large technoloy company (similar to Google, Facebook etc.). I guess my job level is on the low end of Google T5 or high end of T4? (salary is ...
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Hiding last date of previous employment [closed]

I live in India.My new employer expects me to join them after 60 days. My notice period with old employer is 90 days. However, I gave my resignation 80 days before and I have just 10 days more to ...
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Why does a new employer ask for General Practitioner Details [closed]

What could be the reasons for a new employer asking about General Practitioner details when I am about to sign a permanent contract with them? Is this usual practice ? Edit They are asking for GP ...
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Email before start

I'll soon be starting at a big consulting firm. The new analysts started mid July but because I am on an H1b visa I'll be starting mid October. A friend, who is working there, told me she heard no ...
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Can I request HR a copy of my pre-employment medical checkup?

I've recently been interviewed for employment by an IT company in this country (Argentina). Before I could be accepted for the job, they requested a pre-employment medical checkup. Today, I received a ...
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Strange Task given while waiting to be assigned to a client

I was hired a couple of months ago, and the interviewer who was going to become my boss told me I should be available ASAP. It's been two months now, and I have not be staffed yet (that is, our ...
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Received Offer, went through successful salary negotiation then silent for 1 month [duplicate]

I am needing some advice on this situation. I have applied for a job that will require relocation to a foreign country in Europe and the hiring manager I am dealing with seems to be very slow and ...
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Should I worry I was hired but not staffed yet?

I was hired a couple of months ago with a permanent contract as a senior software engineer for a company that operates as a software development agency. They hire engineers who then do work for the ...
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Do I tell the recruiter I haven’t resigned yet?

EDIT: Thanks for the advice everyone! I told them as a precaution I wanted to wait for the backcheck to clear. I got a reply the next day from the HR manager that it had cleared so everything’s good ...
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Contract red flags - to sign or not to sign? [closed]

update Thank you all so much! I consulted a lawyer about the contract and he said not to touch it with a flamethrower. I'll keep looking for something else! I need to quit my digital project manager ...