Questions tagged [probation]

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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Unhappy with current role and nearing end of probation

I’m a senior software engineer and currently nearing the end of my six month probation. I believe I’ve performed well so far and have no reason to think my employment won’t be made permanent. However ...
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Is it common to be dismissed during the probation period?

Recently I started a new job in a publishing company and is serving a 6 month probation period. It is my first job since I graduated 6 months ago. I feel that many people are scrutinizing my work ...
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Can an employer cut the probation period pay before signing an contract?

Suppose that an employee finished an interview in which the employer says: "I think your required base rate of 6k per month is acceptable." However, before signing the contract, the employer ...
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Is leaving a company after 1 month ok? [closed]

A few weeks ago, I got a job at a 3 year old IT startup, specializing in consulting. I already know that it's not a place I want to stay for very long. Since I only started recently, I am still in the ...
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Employer wants to leave me hanging and select the other one co-worker as a software developer

I have been in this company as a trainee software developer for a month now. I am on probation period for training. The coworker joined the company on the same date and he is from the same university ...
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Probation extended at appraisal

I've had an appraisal at work at the end of my 6 month probation and have been told my employer isn't satisfied with my performance and has extended my probation for a further 3 months. At the ...
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Resigning during probation period - can I ask for a different role?

I have been in my current role for 4 months (working remotely), and am currently on a 6-month probation. The role involves far more web development than I was expecting, rather than the other areas I ...
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Don't like my coworker, but afraid to say anything because I'm still in probationary period

I do not like my coworker and I'm not sure what to do about it. Let's call him John. We are software developers at Megacorp. I am new, I've only been here four months. This is my first job as a ...
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Receiving a better salary offer while being on probation period [closed]

Let's say someone has just started a position that has a 3 month probation period in company A and still has 2 more months to go. Then during this period, he/she happened to receive an offer from ...
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Do I compulsorily need to serve notice period after resigning during probation period?

First, Please go through this probation period clause in my current company's offer letter. Location - India (If that matters) Probation Period: You will be on probation for a period of 12 months ...
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My probation period is ending in two weeks. Suddenly a lot more recruiters are approaching me on LinkedIn. Should I worry?

I work as a software engineer, and I don't think I have a performance issue at work. The probation review is due in two weeks. Not sure if this is just in my head or I should prepare for the worst-...
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Notice period to be served [closed]

I joined a firm in November 2019. As per my appointment letter the company had put me on a probation period of 6 months. It mentioned that I will have to serve a notice period of 1 month if I resign ...
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How to discuss atmosphere of team with manager

I am 1 1/2 month into my 3 months extension of probation and things are really looking worrying. My manager had admitted that communication has been a big part of the issue from the top-level. I ...
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Company is not releasing me and trying to hold me illegally

I have resigned from company A after working for 20 days. In the offer letter that I had accepted before joining, there was no mention of probation clause (probation period being 3 months) Now that I ...
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Quitting during probation after 4 months - need advice

I am in my late 20s and started a mid senior level role in supply chain in May. It's been a really bad fit for me. The culture of the company is ultra competitive, I don't get any guidance from my ...
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Asking for holiday after probation extension

I recently had a probation review and it was extended as my manager hasn't seen anything that can put in the role I m in (senior developer) and lack of communication. Following feedback, I had been ...
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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 ...