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The initial period of work when someone starts a new job or a period where someone has underperformed and is given a period of time to show improvement or face some consequences such as termination. The length of a probationary period can vary from a month to several years according to Wikipedia though 3 months is common.

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How to bring raise during probation review

I was made redundant some time ago, and I had a hard time finding work. During that 3 month gap, I was offered a job at 8k p.a. less than my previous role, but something is better than nothing. The ...
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Should I tell my manager that I am really stressed with the project

My Father passed away last year and since then I am having issue like depression and anxiety. And the project I am working in is making it worse. I have not slept well in weeks and started to have ...
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Want to apply for a new job during a probation time. Not sure how to update my CV

I just moved to another city with my current job, and the job has 6 months of probation. I have been already working for 3 months. Now I realize that the job does not fit for me and I'm doing ...
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Should I quit my current job, which I will be fired from soon, this week to prepare for an interview I have next week?

I have a bit of dilemma that I was hoping you guys could help with. I have 1 month left of my probation period at my first job after leaving university, for various reasons I do not think I will pass. ...
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How should I prepare for my SECOND probation interview in June, given the detail? [closed]

I work for a research team in a large company in France, and today I've had my probationary interview. Normally, if things go quite right, they guarantee the position after the interview, or if not, ...
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Sudden change in manager's behavior toward me - what does it mean and how can I get things under control?

I started a job in January in a big company in France directly managed by the head of one research team. Since three or four weeks, I've noticed a change in his behavior toward me. Having spent a lot ...
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What exactly is a probation period at a new job?

I'm about to accept a job with a 90 day probation period. What does this mean and why do these exist? I've heard an input that after that period my salary might increase slightly (my salary is almost ...
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Self-evaluation form and probation

I am a software engineer, and the 6 month probation is due in mid-March, I believe. I have some concerns about this, and paranoid that I will be told to leave. I am not a software engineer by ...
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Concerned about probation, and passive aggressive behaviour from colleague

I am a software engineer, and have been working in this role since September. There is a 6 month probation period, so I am assuming the probation review will take place in mid-March. So far, I have ...
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Should I tell a colleague that he probably won't be taken on?

I work in a software company and a new colleague who has been working for us for three months is getting some criticism in his absence. Our senior developers say he is performing poorly (his ...
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Extending probation after verbal confirmation [closed]

My employer has extended my probation after my end of probation was verbally confirmed during (an admittedly difficult) end of probation review meeting). My contract allows probation of up to 6 ...
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Is it appropriate to request a salary raise after trial/probation period is complete?

Working as a JavaScript Developer in Germany with an unlimited contract but of course with the usual 6 months probation period which i am 4 months in. (first job in Germany, I am a foreigner here) ...
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Will I fail probation? [closed]

In a new role (Scrum Master), competent at it but not getting along with two individuals who have been there a long time. Both individuals have not criticised my skillset, but have criticised ...
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When does probationary period end? [closed]

I am trying to understand when my probation period ends. My contract states that The first 6 months is probation period and notice is 1 week for either party and once its ended notice is 1 month. ...
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Is it legal/fair to have probationary period in redundancy role reapplication scenario?

Is it fair/legal to for an employer to add probationary period in restructuring/redundancy scenario, wherein they require employee to apply for restructured positions in same department with exactly ...
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Given an unrealistic project during probation

I have been working at a health dept. for almost 5 years. During that time, I got promoted twice (held 3 positions). My most recent one was about 4 months ago and I'm still on probation (I got a mini ...
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What legal action can be taken when you feel you were unfairly dismissed

I'm in Sydney, Australia. I was dismissed after less than 4 months working for this company, my probation period was set for 6 months. The thing is, I was hired as a software developer, but after a ...
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No probation period on offer letter?

I have received an offer letter from a company that I have been interviewed by but the offer letter does not have a specific probation period. I have been told that it's usually on the contract? I ...
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Quitting job right before probation ends

I'm a fresh grad with no job experience but have a hands on skill that I think makes me job ready. I did applied for a job, got selected, got offered a paid internship in order to access me atleast 3 ...
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What is the right approach to quit a job during probation period for a competing offer?

Two weeks ago I joined a new company and during the hiring process I used a competing offer to increase the proposed salary. Now that competing offer from the other company has increased to almost 2x ...
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I was not told that I am on probation

I’m working for about 6 months now! I feel that I am discriminated in my work place but I cannot prove it. This is my first full time job and I never claimed that I am superexpwrienced but so far I ...
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Lack of scope for growth, what should I say if I'm to resign after one month of joining?

I work as Software Project Manager, I was working in Big company (let's call it X) managing projects with around 10-15 SW developers working on them. I got contacted by a Head Hunter from another ...
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Requesting a shortened probationary period

I am returning to my employer (worked there for almost 10 years and left on good terms with a stellar employment record) after being gone for about 8 years. I am about six weeks short of the ...
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Raise after probation period? [closed]

I got employment offer letter yesterday. It outlines the following Monthly compensation is X amount. I will be on probation period for 3 months. Contract is valid for one year and will be ...
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Quitting during extended probation period

If I worked a 6 month probationary period and then it got extended for another 3 months and my original notice period during my first 6 months was 1 week, do I still only have to give 1 weeks notice ...
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Being held hostage to pass my probation

Yesterday I had a meeting with management about my probationary period. Today is has been 4 months since I started at the company but the probationary period is supposed to be 3 months. I didn't ...
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Should I assume I have passed probation?

My probationary period passed three days ago, I have not been told if I passed it, and I have my evaluation early next week. Should I assume that I have passed probation?
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Probationary period

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I started a new position early October 2018 with a 6-month probationary period. In my whole career, I've never had an extension or a bad word said about my ...
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Am I on probation / what are my options (internal promotion) UK

I live and work in the UK I've worked for a company for 4 and a half years being promoted a couple of times in the role I was in. I moved departments on the 30th April 2018 the job offer email stated ...
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Must you put an employee on PIP when they are still on probation?

Do you have to put a new employee who is not performing on PIP when they are still on probation? HR states that an employee must be put on PIP even though they are on probation, Is this a must for ...
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Repercussions of informing manager about health issues only after the end of probation period

I'm a newly hired engineer who's still on a probation period. I'm on the autism spectrum (my employer doesn't know) and, in my case, the autism also comes with tiredness issues (my employer doesn't ...
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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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How to deal with end of employment after probation period

I've recently ended with a company after my probation period with a company in the UK. However during the position I've learnt some valuable skills, including new techniques and coding languages, ...
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Quitting during probation period

I recently started a role for a new company. When I interviewed it was sold as a technical lead role, they seemed keen to implement new ideas and improve quality. After nearly three months at the ...
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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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Initial job offer (probation) changed and is different in the contract? I have declined other job offers. Now they have changed my starting date too

Here's my situation: I have had several successful interviews and gotten 3 offers from different companies, and decided to accept an offer from one of them. The thing is this, they had initially ...
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Fired in Probation Period, Boss offers to make it look good in reference letter [closed]

I was fired at the end of my probation period, because I called in sick too many times. My boss said he wants to make it look like I was only temporary there for a project, so that it doesn't look ...
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Probation period confusion

I was told by HR that my probation period was 6 months. After 5 months I handed in my resignation and quoted a 1 week notice period. The company have now come back and said my letter of offer said 3 ...
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New job started and 3 weeks after received another offer

I am struggling with this situation, I am from Australia, specifically Sydney, end of October I started a job but I had to relocate in Brisbane, I left my wife in Sydney because she has a stable job ...
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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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Does “probation period” means the employer is not sure about the quality of employee?

I have one year working experience. Recently, I joined a new company and started my career in the position which I have skills, and experience on it. But, the employer considered 4 month probation ...
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As a grad, does leaving at the end of probation have negative impact on CV?

My first-ever employer made a serious mistake in assessing how much they could offer. My salary offer got reduced significantly right after starting at the company, and I don't intend on accepting it. ...
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Personal skills is not trusted due to help from seniors

I'm still in probation period along with other fresh grads together in a web company. We are often assigned by same tasks but do it individually. After we finish the tasks, our head of department will ...
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Should I request for higher raise of salary after probation? [duplicate]

During the interview session I request for the lowest offered salary range (e.g. 2,300 with range of 2,300 ~ 2,500). After some times in probation along with my colleagues which are also under ...
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Should I continue to help my colleague?

Few colleagues and I are currently under probation in a web developing company. We have assigned specific tasks. Some of the tasks may look difficult so we often brainstorm and work together to solve ...
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What is the most effective way for me to request to have my probation period ended early?

Here is my situation, I left my Job 3 months ago for a different job, long story short I hated the new job and returned to my old position within the month. Now I am looking to buy a house, and I ...
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Shouldn't the review be before the probation period ends? [closed]

I have a probation period in my contract of 6 months. The only mention in my contract about this is: During the first 6 months you will be in a probation period. Your employment with the Company may ...
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Probation period extended [closed]

I started my job in April 8th 2018, so now it's been 3 months. My manager wants to extend this probation another 3 months, which I understand (but I don't agree) The thing is I haven't signed any ...
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Probation period, ended or not?

My contract states that my probation period is 5 months and that my area manager will give me a letter informing me about the end of it. 5 months passed, I did not receive any extension of probation ...
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How to deal with mixed messages during the probation period?

TL;DR: My probation period may be extended, but my manager can't articulate how I can improve and is trusting me with long-term, high profile projects. How can I encourage him to be clear on how I can ...