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Something came up and could only give 4 days notice of missing work. This may have made it seem not urgent

I recently started a new job. I had a dentist appointment that didn't fix a problem (actually I think it made the problem worse). My mouth started hurting more and more to the point where I had to ...
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Best way to schedule meetings with mix of internal and external people

I am required to send a VP and a CEO of a company an email to schedule a meeting with them, however I must also include 2 internal managers in this meeting. I can check the availability of these 2 ...
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Getting really bad shifts at work even though agreement was shifts are given on seniority and people with similar have been getting better

A few months ago I started working a retail job. It is unionized, but one must have 250 hours before joining the union. In the interview I was told that shifts are given out based on seniority. My ...
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Company now wanting employees to do on call and/or after hours support

I work for a three year old, small sized software development company - more or less 20 employees. The company has used from the beginning strategies of giving employees relative freedom on their work ...
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Will I lose my job by saying I can't work certain hours? [closed]

So I've been trying incredibly hard to try to get this job since before the pandemic and I am finaly able to start working after completing a slew of trainings. The problem is I'm still in highschool ...
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Would like to reschedule interview due to silly injury. How to convey this?

Yesterday I got a very severe sunburn at the beach. I didn't think the symptoms could be this bad but I've been experiencing confusion and nauseousness. I'm supposed to have an in person interview ...
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New job suddenly has big change in work schedule (not COVID)

I recently started a new job. I was hired as a contractor. I was told the work hours would be standard (8am-5pm) but this wasn't written into the agreement. Now my boss is asking me to work over night....
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Is there justification to maintain an alternate work schedule, i.e. 9/80, 4/40 when telecommuting

Our organization, like many others, has been forced into teleworking lately. For the most part it's been successfully implemented, and has been found to be productive. We are discussing ...
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Supervisor Consistently Scheduling Meetings That Run Over Standard Work Hours

I am currently on a tiny software team of four people. We work very standard work hours and over time is not an option. Two of us get in at 7 and leave at 4, the other two team members get in at 8 and ...
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Found an issue last minute that will further delay the project

We are working on a project that has already been a month delay (due to change requests from client.) After we complete our work include these change requests, we found a performance degrade issue (it ...
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My boss hasn't called me in a week even though she said she would, what should I do?

Location is in the U.S., if that's relevant. I just got hired and went through orientation at this company and the manager told me she would call me to schedule my first shift but it's been 9 days ...
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Making a job interview appointment with HR is going weird. What should I do?

Last Sunday I saw a job announcement on a recruitment website and emailed a cover letter together with my CV directly to the prospective employer. The employer is a private school in the city I ...
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How can I warn another team that the boss is going to call them out?

Here's what has happened so far: Team X is supposed to do something for us, and the timing was kind of vague but it's been a long time now. The boss said he was going to send an email to them cc'ing ...
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Issues with estimating deadlines and communicating setbacks

I'm the sole developer and my responsibilities include development, maintenance, communication about new requirements and some consulting. I should add that I report to board member who supervises the ...
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Is two days an acceptable amount of time to catch up when working overnight?

I'm typically an 8-5 worker, but recently I found out for one day I may have to work overnight. This is due to a customer that doesn't want to close during the day for an upgrade. I've never worked ...
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I'm offered a range of dates for a job interview; which one should I take?

Three times recently I've been contacted for an initial phone interview, and asked to pick a time. Usually it's something like "which of these five specific times over the next few days is best?" or ...
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Should I ask for a meeting schedule?

The team I'm part of, will meet our stakeholders (our internal clients who also represent our external clients) in a few days time. The stakeholders are based in another country, the UK, more ...
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An important collaborator is delaying my project with perfectionism and lack of turnaround - How to manage him

I am leading a research project which involves a number of international collaborators. We have been working with one collaborator since early this year to develop a Spanish version of the survey we ...
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Cancelling a shift with one job because other really needs me on same day

I work as a contractor for a few different agencies. I do marketing/sales work. On rare occasions I have to cancel a shift because of a scheduling conflict. Sometimes I'm booked with one agency but ...
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My shift got cancelled, someone wants to explain the reason by phone; how should I take it?

I work for a few different marketing agencies. They get contracts with different clients to promote their products in retail stores. For a month I had been scheduled to work a particular shift that I ...
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Why team meetings are scheduled at lunch time, mostly?

I am just trying to understand other side if any good reasons behind this scheduling. Background: I faced this with 2-3 managers who schedules weekly/monthly team meetings at lunch time( 1-2 pm) on ...
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I'm stressed by having software deadlines imposed on me without my involvement. How can I deal with this situation?

Over the course of my 20-year career as a software developer, I've always been involved in the estimation process of any work I have to complete. Deadlines are typically agreed upon before we commit ...
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Want to work flexible hours just for myself due to traffic etc — no family commitments. How to ask?

I'm working the "standard" hours as per our contract and I am now driving 3.5 hours a day (only about 14 miles each way) due to peak time traffic. It's only been like this for about 3 months about of ...
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I missed a job confirmation call from HR, called back and was told to wait for a callback but no feedback yet

So earlier today I got a missed call from the HR manager of a company where I had been interviewing for the past 2 weeks. I had successfully gone through 3 levels and was informed the the HR that I ...
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Should I try to schedule on-site interviews with companies located in the same city as closely as possible? What to do with travel expenses?

I will likely receive a couple of (2 or 3) on-site interview invitations from companies located in the same city, for the same week, if things go well. The city is rather far from where I live, ...
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Should I check with my boss before I schedule something in his office?

I need to schedule a meeting with me, my boss, and a third person (at my boss's level). none of the conference rooms are available at the only time the meeting is good. Should I ask my boss before I ...
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Is there etiquitte for meeting scheduling polls (time from poll to decision)?

Question How long does a person sending out a poll to pick a meeting time have to make a decision on when the meeting will be? Details USA. Large organization with multiple teams, groups, etc. When ...
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Accidentally missed a shift, how do I apologise?

I missed a shift and it was my fault. I would like to apologise and take measures so it doesn't happen again. I work seasonal at a large chain of retail stores. I take the work extremely seriously (...
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Coworker making annoying and teasing comments. How to resolve it informally?

I have a coworker X who is part of my SCRUM team. Coworker X's desk happens to be right by the front door. The way his cube is setup, gives him clear view on who is entering or/and leaving the ...
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Scheduling phone call with a recruiter

I've been working with a corporate recruiter and have been expecting to hear back about a job offer. I get an email today saying "let me know a good time to talk". I replied back and said I was free ...
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How do I deal with an unreliable employer?

I am currently in the process of getting a job at a small company. I have known the owners of the company for a while, and they have expressed interest in hiring me. My problem is that they are ...
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Salaried Employee Being Dinged For Tardiness

I am a salaried employee, scheduled to work 8-5, M-F, and one Sunday a month for month-end closing. I typically will arrive for work between 7:58 and 8:04. On really, really, bad days, sometimes ...
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How do I convince an employer to give me half day off every week for a second job?

Background: I am working in a mid size company and I am a software/Web developer. The IT team is really small (just me and my team lead). I am fairly new to this organization (40 days to be precise). ...
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What is the threshold between deciding to send an email or schedule a meeting? [closed]

I would like to ask a colleague for some advice on a project, but I am unsure as to whether an email would suffice or if I should schedule a meeting. What things should I consider when making this ...
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How to deal with a boss that who lacks skill at scheduling?

I work a part time job, so it lends itself to weird hours. It's seasonal, so I don't get overtime pay, and we use a scheduling app like When I Work to get our schedules and check timesheets. My boss, ...
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How do I handle not being scheduled for a job that I was hired for?

I was hired by my college for a tutoring job. I applied expecting to have a weekly schedule, because that is generally what other people who were hired by them get. Instead, they asked me to check in ...
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Had to cancel shift and now been removed from roster

I'm not sure what to call it but for work I go around to different locations and promote various products to increase sales (so usually I'm giving out free samples and educating customers). There are ...
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Is it unprofessional to ask the recruiter to pick the time, instead of providing options?

A recruiter reached out to me for an interview; she asked me to provide her with a few time options that work for me on (...day). She would then go back to her calendar to confirm. My reply was as ...
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How do you politely correct a higher-up who misread your email?

I've arranged a call with someone from a different company. I am new to the company and this man I am scheduling to call is the co-CEO of our main partner company. I wrote 15.30 as the call time and ...
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Telling agency I can't make shifts due to accepting other work

I don't know how best to describe it, but I do work where I go to various (public and retail) locations and promote various products. I find work through a few different agencies that usually don't ...
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How do I give availability time ranges for an interview (of unknown duration)?

I'm trying to tell someone when I'd be available for an interview. Seems easy, right? I'm available 8-11 AM on the 1st and 3-5 PM on the 2nd. But this seems ambiguous in that "8-11" could mean ...
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Just beginning new internship and another company wants to interview

I am beginning a busy-season internship at an accounting firm, January-March. My first day is January 3rd, and I am training at my local office January 3rd-9th and then going to Chicago to train Jan ...
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How to deal with sabotaging, possibly passive-aggressive, boss?

I work at an institution of higher education. One of our employee benefits is a generous tuition reimbursement if we take classes here. I decided to take advantage of this and go back to school here. ...
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How can I get out of extra on call duty, to cover for new coworkers religious obligations?

In our company one person from the team has to come to work on Saturday. We are a team of 4 so it comes to 1 Saturday per month (paid overtime). Recently 2 guys left and have been replaced by other ...
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What's the latest time you should schedule an interview? [closed]

I have a phone interview with a company for 60 minutes and have the choice to select the date. Is it ok if I schedule the interview 1.5 weeks from today or is that too late of an interview date since ...
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How to politely but firmly stand my ground on task scheduling requests that are unrealistic? [duplicate]

The typical set of tasks on my plate have an attached schedule that was more or less jointly determined between me and the supervisor/lead/management team. The scheduling may have been determined by ...
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On Scheduling Meetings [closed]

One of the few things I've noticed in the workplace is that things often times don't start and end on time. I know that this isn't out of malice, estimated times and actual times to discuss a subject ...
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Balancing two jobs

I'm a high-schooler in Ontario and I currently work part-time 1 day/wk at an educational service for kids. They have set my time slot to Monday, though I could ask for it to be moved. I've applied ...
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Interview scheduling preferences in initial application?

Is it considered 'bad form', or presumptuous to include scheduling preferences for interviews in your initial application letter? For example "For interviews or other direct inquiries I am most ...
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How do I ask a company to reschedule an interview to a more convenient date? [closed]

I have been invited to interview at the office of the company I have applied to on a Wednesday morning. Having already resigned from my current company I don't have any work to do during my last month ...