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Waiting for my contract to end, but received a memo for redesignation

My contract ends this week and I was waiting for it to end, but today I received a memo stating that I'm gonna be redesignated to another department. I was waiting for my contract to end as I was ...
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I want to declined a regularization

Hi I am from the Philippines and I want to decline my regularization. I want to move on from them but I could not resign because my contract says if I will resign I should pay them for breaking the ...
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How could the company benefit from correcting a performance review

Background: My manager left the company before the semi-annual performance review was given. My manager’s boss performed the performance review and the review was vey low and the review comments are ...
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Employee barely working due to Mental Health issues

Please bear with the long post, I want to provide context and background to clarify the question. Background I am working as the Principal Engineer in a fast-paced and high-stakes software company. ...
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On probationary contract and want to resign immediately. How do you deal with this?

I'm from the Philippines, and I've been hired by this company for 3 months now. I'm still on a "trial" or probationary period. I read my probationary contract, and found no mention of ...
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Boss is telling me to download software but they didn't provide me a work computer so I'm using my own. Can I refuse?

I got this full time job 2 months ago. It's work from home for now cause of the novel coronavirus. I am a full time employee and not a contractor. I'm from the Philippines. They didn't provide me a ...
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Super PMO taking credit for the System Design that I worked on from scratch for weeks [duplicate]

I work in a software outsourcing company. Recently, my manager pulled me out of my project to work on a system design document for a new application from scratch. The client is from a very well-known ...
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Is it okay to ask my manager about the status of my regularization?

It has been over a month now since my trainee contract has ended. I still get paid('trainee salary' which is low) and still have no benefits (since I'm still not a regular employee). Problem is, I ...
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How do I tell our HR that I don't want to "perform" in our Christmas party?

I recently joined this company and they have this tradition wherein newcomers must "perform" in the Year-end/Christmas party. It's going to be a short performance in the stage, most likely in-between ...
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Is it normal for project-based employees to not receive a 13th month pay?

I've been working for over 5 months now as a project-based junior developer(waiting for regularization). It's my first job, and I'm new to the industry. I don't know much how things work around. ...
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What should I do if my contract has ended and my company still hasn't renewed it?

Just a backstory, I'm a fresh grad who applied for a junior developer position from small company and got offered a project-based job, which I accepted hesitantly. I am new to the industry and I don't ...
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Should companies be immediately informed of any disabilities while applying?

Background: I am blind. My country, the Philippines, does not have laws regarding employment of humans with physical challenges. I have been applying for a software developer position for months now, ...
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Can I intentionally omit previous work experience or pretend it doesn't exist when applying for jobs?

I had my first job at a manufacturing company when I was fresh out of university, and worked there for 2 months. I then left due to health reasons and didn't look for work for another 3 months, as I ...
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How to be diplomatic in refusing to write code that breaches the privacy of our users

I am a team lead in a company located in Manila, and I am currently writing an app that has a seriously questionable feature request for its Android users -- which is to secretly record its ...
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Expecting annual salary increase [closed]

This is my 3rd year in my current company and in my last 2 years I got annual salary increase even if it's not included in my contract or we don't even talked about this during my application. So now ...
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Can a Probationary employee resign

In 3 months my contract will be over and, now the HR are asking for those who would like to resign to submit their letter but, the things is it says there in the Memo that only employees with regular ...
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Resigning while in Probationary Period [closed]

I'm from Philippines. I would like to ask if those under probationary period should give 30 days notice before resigning? I have checked my contract and it says that 'to give 30 days notice to those ...
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Handing notice letter weeks after verbal notice

In December 2018, my boss and I have talked about the company’s situation (it still has issues), so he asked me if I’m planning to continue working here. I said no and that I have to go. He then asked ...
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Declining a Regularization

My employer's policy on resignation is to render 60 days which I have also signed in the contract. Per my understanding, the company should let you know on your 5th month if you will be regularized or ...
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Boss hasn't transferred my salary yet. How to approach the situation?

I'm a recent graduate and new to the employment world, let alone the startup world, so please bear with me. I need some advice on how to communicate with my boss regarding my salary. I was hired at a ...
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Can an employer stop paying because of slow software development? [closed]

Can an employer stop paying because of slow software development?. start up company. no written contract. employer doesn't want to fire anyone at least.
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Is it really normal to receive penalties if I am delivering slowly on other tasks?

I am from Philippines and I am an entry-level asp .net developer, my job is currently home based right now, and my boss is from overseas, we communicate through Skype only and he had never shown his ...
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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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Is it ethical(or legal) for an HR to delay permanent contract and notify your team mates about your new assets? [closed]

I was with this company where I pass the probationary period and they gave me a contract for permanent position after 2 weeks of the said period. Say my probation period duration is until October 1 ...
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Gender honorifics: "sir" and "miss"

Is it offensive if I call older male co-workers that I'm not directly working under for as "sir" while I use "miss" for female co-worker? I feel like using "ma'am" should be reserved for women that ...
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Including the month where I only worked the first day on my resume

I originally ended my employment with a company in the Philippines on June 30th which is what my resignation letter says, but my employer asked me to extend that by a day, making July 1st my last day. ...
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How to avoid a project subtly to avoid interacting with former boss

As you can remember, I have walked away from my former employer, whom we'll call Sid. I got everything that I need, except my back wages and correcting my Certification of Employment on account that ...
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Former employer could not give certificate of employment

I've got a new job coming right up. Only thing is, my former employer could not give me my COE. I've emailed them, texted them, Skyped them that I need it soon. I've also been very clear, that I can ...
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Should I call out former boss for his unreasonable demands to return the equipment in solely his terms even if I am in no position to do so? [closed]

UPDATE: I had a cousin who invited me to his car ride. We are now bringing over the equipment to the office. We will not leave until we see my former employer. I also have a turnover document with me, ...
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Am I allowed to disclose to my interviewers that I am looking for a new job because my current company is in financial trouble? (Philippines) [duplicate]

Related to this question: Can I disclose my company's financial troubles when applying for new jobs (UK)? But I am asking for a Philippine standpoint. If I am allowed to, if it is generally in ...
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Supervisor apparently making it appear that our team underperformed and we indirectly caused client not to pay full [closed]

Since I posted my question about how to leave my contract because I was inconsistently paid, I have sought other jobs below radar. The following events have happened: My colleagues came to me with ...
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Is it ethical/professional that I associate acquired skills with my employment history in resume?

I am now updating my creative resume for my job prospects. I wanted to highlight my work experience and my skills, but normally, I would have to choose either skills or work experience to show on the ...
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Ending contract prematurely due to inconsistent pay

I work in a vibrant startup. I love the culture, I love the environment. But recently the company I'm in ran into a financial problem, and it hit my payroll. At first I just get downpayments to my ...
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Should I look elsewhere when I feel I'm getting fired?

As the title implies, I have the gut feeling that things won't be that good in the next three months of my job. Because I have already committed several failures during my first two months of stay in ...
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Declining a job offer and added to blacklist

Company A extended me a job offer verbally two days ago (Monday). They promised to provide me a written job offer letter to review and consult with my parents, but they failed to do so because they're ...
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Employer demanding I help with recruiting after my one-month notice of resignation

I've notified my employer about my resignation, and it's been one month already, but they still haven't managed to hire an employee that fits my current position. I'm the only developer in this ...
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Employer won't accept resignation, demanding that I finish projects outside my duties

Question: What are the things that I could do if my current employer does not accept my resignation, simply because he wants me to finish the job which I don't think is really my job? Background: ...
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Does listing every achievements in a resume / C.V helps me to land a job? [closed]

Question: Assuming that I achieved many things throughout my life, does listing every one of them can help me to land into my dream job? This includes my elementary awards, high school awards, ...
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