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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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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 ...
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Do I deserve to be fired during probation for having given an opinion [closed]

During a small talk, a colleague (old employee in my new job) asked "do you like it here?", and then I replied something like "too bad, documentation is not available". Later on, my boss extended my ...
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Job search while on probation - what to keep in mind?

I recently started a new job and quickly realized that the employer somewhat oversold themselves and their "culture" in the interviews. I know that the first few weeks can be frustrating, so I'm ...
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I've passed probation but I've been told I'm not working to the level expected for my salary, how should I proceed? [closed]

I recently passed my probation period at work with no problems highlighted, however, during the probation review, I was told I was not quite at the level (senior) expected for my salary. I asked what ...
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Recruiter Contacts me for a new job [closed]

I had a very good impression on this recruiter, at the end of 2017. She strived so that I would be hired with a salary above my expectations etc. I didn't know I was going to work with the worst ...
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Dismissed long after probation period

I worked at a small company during the Christmas period. My probation ended in December but the company didn't dismiss me till late January. Was the employer allowed to do this? I know it's a bit ...
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Probation extension was notified verbally rather than in writing

After my six month probation period with my current employer had expired, I was told that my probation period is being extended for three months. My original probation period was from 11 Nov to 11 ...
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Leaving a Meeting with permission, but someone was offended [closed]

During my first month in this new job, I was invited to a meeting. I came on time, but I realised my colleagues already started many minutes before. At some point, I was lost, I didn't know what ...
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Probation review. what to expect and talk about [closed]

I haven't had performance review in my career and it might seem odd but I feel danger, my manager is based in another city and we are in another. He is coming for our meeting. I know I had issues and ...
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Performance Review do and dont's [closed]

I have performance review and it is within my probation period. While I never had one before and generally I find many question regarding performance review after a 1 year in a job. I am curious to ...
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How should I interpret this Post-Probation Situation? [closed]

My boss extended my probationary period, and told me that she is convinced I won't make it during the next probation and I am most likely going to be let go. Hence, work started to get better as I ...
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Probation Period UK

I have a question regarding a probationary period and noticed given. I started my job on the 2nd Jan 2018 as a trainee on a 3 month probation. 3 weeks prior to my probation period expiring, I was ...
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My employer is pushing me to leave during probation? [closed]

I was having regular days at work, till one day, I felt some miscommunication passed with my boss. Since them, some new measures were taken (some internet websites were restricted, I was assigned a ...
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Junior dev: given verbal promise of salary increase by recruiter

I've been a junior web developer at a company near London for 9 months now. When I was offered this job (after a long interviewing process), the recruiter told me that I would be paid 20k per annum ...
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Alarming Probationary Period? [closed]

My probationary period was extended last week, all the sudden, two weeks before due date. The official reason was that I didn't work on an unclear task I couldn't do, and due to my "senior" status, I ...
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How to list a possible gap

I hope you can give me some inputs, I need some external view on my situation. I worked for company A (very good and large company) on a project for 2 years (with a 2-year contract, until Dec 2016). ...
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Does sick day affect probation?

I am just one month into a 6 months probation, where my work is very tough as I am trying to catch up on a matured project with little to no help on how and where to, all I get is "look at other ...
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Can I ask that a probation period also allows me to give shorter notice?

I have received a very good job offer at a company in finance after a long application process. From the first day onward, I would be required to give notice of termination 6 months prior to the ...
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Can an employee extend their probation period? [closed]

We all know probation periods allow employers to check if a new employee makes a good fit. It can also benefit an employee who discovers the organisations or job itself is not what they expected. ...
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I'm in probation period and I cannot fit in with the company culture, how should I answer “why do you want to leave?” to my manager [duplicate]

I'm in my current company, in probation period, for 2 weeks now, and I have the feeling that I just cannot fit in with the culture and environment. The colleagues here are kinda aggressive (in work-...
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is it ok to resign and tell your employer the Job is not a fit [duplicate]

I have just passed probation at my current job after 6 months. I don't really get on with the team, there have been no fights or anything, but the chemistry is not there. I'm miserable in the job ...
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What do I say when asked why I was fired on my last job? [duplicate]

So I was unfortunately fired from my last job during probationary period and so far my approach in interviews for prospective employers has been to be upfront about it, I actually think it's best to ...
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What if I signed a 2 years contract during my probationary period? [closed]

Okay, so when I was hired, they offered me the job and let me sign 2 years contract. I'm still on my probationary period but I'm starting to realize that I don't like my job. I'm not happy anymore. It ...
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Can quitting during probation be viewed as negative by future employers

I spent almost 3 years in my first job as a developer , I really enjoyed it because I had all the freedom to grow , learn and work with cutting edge tech that I wanted to work with . None the less I ...
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Resignation during Probation - Notice or no Notice

I am one month into a 3 month probationary period with my employer. Since this is a time for each of us to consider the fit for the position, I have come to the conclusion this particular employer is ...
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Do you have to leave right away when resigning during probation period? [closed]

As I know, during the probation, both employer and employee can cancel contract with (without) a short notice. Employer: A friend of mine said, he had 6 months probation, but at the 4th month, his ...
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Is it professional to quit job after 1 month of 6 months probation [duplicate]

I have just started my new job. The company is a really great well-known company to work for (on the benefits perspective), no doubt, but my position itself is not really my expertise. I realize it ...
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I'm still on my probation period, but I don't feel that the job is right for me. Can I quit? [duplicate]

My job is in the field I want to work in but not the actual job. I took it because of the pay, but realized it's not something I want to do. I'm still on probation but can't bring myself to tell ...
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I work at client site, and have resigned in probation period. How can I handle the situation?

I recently switched my job, and now work for a mid-level firm in India. The company sent me to work at a client site. I was not happy with the work environment here. I discussed the issue with my HR ...
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Trial/Probationary period while searching for new Job

I have been working as a developer for a little over a year now. I'm not learning to much at my current position for multiple reasons, so I've been looking a new job. I was offered one at a company ...
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Probation period passed but no formal confirmation [closed]

My probation is 6 months, during this time I can leave during 2 weeks. I have been at the company for 10 months and nothing has been said about this. I have not been told I have passed probation. ...
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Working with poorly written code, cannot meet a hard deadline in probation period [duplicate]

I joined my current company recently, and I am on probation. The code I have inherited is brittle and has performance issues. I am not familiar with the system yet, but my manager told me to refactor ...
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How should I explain that probationary period ended to my next job interview?

I was suppose to be in my regularization panel interview. But on the last minute my boss said that I will end my probationary contract. My supervisor told me that there was no problems in the projs I ...