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How do you approach a business partnership contract with a friend?

I am about to start a company with a partner who is also an old friend. We are both going to invest money and work in equal parts. While the trust is total, we are going to write an agreement to ...
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I didn't start work on my first day agreed on contract

Last Monday, I went to office to start my new job. A manager received me and spent the whole morning with me. I had a guided tour in the building and whatnot. Then, my contact sent my credentials ...
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Reasonable to request for pushing out start date again?

So I have already pushed my start date for a new job by a month previously. I now start in a week, and I’m meeting my potential manager again in a day or so for something else. I’m still okay with the ...
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Internship starts before school ends

I have an offer for an internship a while ago but I haven't accept it yet. My internship starts on June 6 but my school's quarter ends on June 10 and I also have final exams on June 10 also. What do I ...
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Start date pushed back because I didn't meet an address verification deadline that wasn't stated [closed]

I'm in the process of moving and had an email coming in last Monday for confirming my address so my work equipment would arrive on time. I figured I could get back to them a week before my start date ...
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Change starting date after I've signed an offer

Today something very coincidental and dramatic happened -- I scheduled a meeting with my boss to let him know that I will be quitting my job. When I showed up to the zoom meeting, I noticed that the ...
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Negotiating a starting date (one week)

So I got a GREAT offer and they want me to start in the middle of February (14th). I have a very good relationship with the people I work with currently and they would like me to stay an additional ...
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Should I request to delay my start date due to employer-provided equipment not being available?

I have accepted a job and the company is sending me a machine, monitor, keyboard, and other electronic equipment. For reasons outside of my control, this equipment will not be available before my ...
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Can you ask for start date to be pushed back after signing the contract of employment?

So I signed the contract for a new job that states a specific start date. However, due to some reasons, I have to push it back a week. Is it possible/frowned upon now that my signed contract already ...
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Job posting with starting date far away

I recently saw a job listing for a contract position with a starting date that is really far away. The job listing is up and the company are looking for a person but the starting date is 6 months ...
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Filing for unemployment due to COVID-19 start date pushed back

I've read other individuals post in regards to their similar situation however I do not see them state what I am looking for so hopefully someone can answer my question. I was supposed to start ...
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Getting a new offer just after starting another job

So I received an offer for a research assistant position that I need to respond to by the end of the week. I am in an awkward situation, however, where I had already started a position a little over ...
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Can I file for unemployment due to Covid-19 start date push back?

I accepted a new job and submitted my offer letter. My last day at my old employer was Thursday March 12th. My start date for my new employer was set for Monday March 16. Everything with Covid-19 had ...
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New employer postponing my start date by three months due to COVID-19

I was offered a new job before the virus outbreak. The had emailed me the offer details with salary, stock options, insurance etc, and had promised to sent the contract early this week. They were also ...
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Can my new employer delay my agreed start date?

I work in an office-based Comms / Marketing role within the science / technology sector. Approximately one month ago I was offered a new job with a different employer, signed a contract with the new ...
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Negotiation of starting day?

I got an interview yesterday, and then 2 hours later, they emailed me with the offer in my email. In the interview, they asked when I was looking at starting, I said " probably at least a few weeks ...
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Can avoid asking for a later start date?

I am very stressed with this, thus I kindly ask for any help available. I am working in Bavaria, Germany. I am seriously considering accepting an offer (should arrive by tomorrow) to work in London ...
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Delay start at new job until visa is confirmed

I recently got a job in the US. My new employer X will be applying for an H1B visa for me. They are applying for an expedited visa and are looking at a start date two months from now. My current ...
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Joining new company next week and meanwhile expecting for offer letter from an abroad company

I am a software developer, working in India. I received an offer from Company A in India two months ago, and I start at the organisation next week. Meanwhile, I tried applying to Company B outside of ...
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How much time/ Is it reasonable to ask for an extension in start date?

So I have a company that I interned at for the past year (full time and then part time during school) and I will be joining them for a full time position at the end of a study abroad semester that I'm ...
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Requesting to work remotely during my coop [closed]

I accepted a +6 months paid internship offer 600km away from School I am a student and the timeline between the end of the semester and the beginning of the semester is too short for me to find a ...
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Negotiating starting date to be more than a month?

I'm considering relocating to another country to work as a software developer. I'm from Non-EU country and will need a EU visa in order to relocate. At the moment, I'm still tied to a project at my ...
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Called in sick my first week. Should I expect to be paid?

I was supposed to start a new job last week but on Monday I had a nasty case of diarrhea and decided to stay at home. I sent an apologetic email to the new company and they seemed to understand. My ...
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Start Date Negotiation

I received a job offer where they asked if it would be possible to start earlier than I want. I asked if it is fine if I start a bit later and they said it should be fine. Should I just wait to hear ...
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Company hires me starting January 2nd, then cuts my vacation because "I don't work here the full year"

Title basically says it all. January 1st is a permanent holiday in the country I live in. My vacation is cut by 2 days. So far I only got an email confirming this from somebody from HR and haven't ...
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Company promises specific job but changed start time [closed]

My girlfriend received an offer from a Big-4 company in Switzerland in September 2018 for a job starting in October 2019. They told her that they will send the contract later since there is still time....
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I signed off a job offer and gave an expected start date, I found out I need more than the date given to them

So last week I got offered a job by a company that I’ve went to multiple interviews for and I am excited to join them. I signed the job offer but told the employer verbally that the expected start ...
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Pushing Start Date Back [duplicate]

So I just received an offer for a job and during the phone call I was asked when I could start. The company has start dates for new employees every 2 weeks. I said I should be able to start in two ...
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Resign letter ;How to determine the best way to give notice when manager is absent [duplicate]

I have a problem: I had a very hard time to submit my resign letter. And actually my manager is not around until 18/8/2018 And yet, I planned on submitting the letter yesterday but hold back. I ...
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How to tell new employer that I am on holiday if I am supposed to be working in my current company?

The situation I ended up is a bit weird. Let's put the facts down: I am working in company A for few years. I got a contract to start working in compaby B by 1st of month X. Already signed. Company ...
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New employer not giving me a start date [closed]

At the start of December I secured a new job which I have been very delayed in starting. First of all I was waiting for references from previous employers, who were not responsive in providing these ...
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Can I quit my current job after receiving a formal letter from new job? [closed]

I accept my first job offer 2 days ago and they send me the copy of the letter signed by me and them. The start date is set for 2 weeks from now. My question is should I expect to receive anything ...
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Best strategy for pushing back start date in a big company?

I verbally promised to a big company company that I'd be able to join in a month (the date they had in mind), then I realized that it'd be hard to do so before I finish my grad school (nearly ...
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Asking to delay the start date of employment due to Visa issues

I was offered a job by a Engineering firm in the semiconductor area. Initially, the start date was supposed to be sometime in June. I had my H-1B Visa application in progress at that time and I asked ...
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Is it acceptable to ask to extend start date by 6 weeks? [closed]

I signed an offer letter from a large technology company in Jun 2017 3rd week for starting date of Aug 14, 2017. My current employer is selling the public company to a private equity firm and so all ...
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Ending Date Discrepancy Mistake on Resume and Background Check - 1 year

I recently received an offer for a fantastic entry-level job and they are running a background check, which is taking longer than expected. So much so that my start date was pushed back. Today, I ...
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How to ask for postponing the start date of an internship abroad?

I am in a quite urgent situation. I recently received an offer for an internship with an international organization. The headquarters of the organization in which I will do the internship are located ...
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How can I fill out a proper resume if I can not remember the dates of previous jobs?.

I have been out of the workforce for far too long. I really need to find a job but now I am having trouble remembering the dates of previous jobs ( start-stop dates ). Can I get that information ...
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Company wants me to sign work contract my first day, but I don´t want to leave my current job until signed contract

I am currently working in company A. I have recieved an offer to start in company B, and I accepted. When the first interviewer asked me "when can you start?" I said two weeks from the day the docs ...
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Reneging on an offer due to delayed start date? [closed]

I accepted a temp/contract employment offer a few weeks ago. One of their internal departments has been backed up and they are slow in getting me into their system. Although I have an written offer ...
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Job offered but company can't agree on start time

I was recently offered a job role at a company I did placement with. When i heard they were taking in applications for a graduate version of my placement job, I applied. When they were contacting me, ...
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Listed wrong date in resume

I started a job in 2013, but mistakenly put the start year down as 2014 in my resume. If anything, it makes my gig looks shorter. In general, would this be a problem for background check?
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How to postpone job start date because I have not received OPT(working permission for international students)?

I am an international student and my OPT(working permission) application was received in the fist week of November 2016. I got an job offer today (Jan 10, 2017) but I have not received OPT, the job ...
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Received a Job Offer but they are pressuring me to start earlier than I can leave

I've recently received a job offer (yesterday and verbally accepted and planning on sending the signed offer to them today). However, they are asking me to start as early as the 19th (today is the ...
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Delaying Start Date due to the Holidays [closed]

I recently received an offer for my dream job, signed the letter, and proceeded with the on-boarding process. One of the important things I had to do was pick a start date. I nominated December 12th....
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Internship verbal offer but no offer letter [duplicate]

I received an offer over the phone for an internship out of state. I was told my salary, start date, and last day to accept the offer. I know the company provides housing assistance, so I asked if ...
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Is it unprofessional to ask to delay a job start date if I was given short notice?

I am going to start a new job soon in another country. I was confirmed I was going to get hired one month ago, and at the time I gave my availability to start as soon as possible. We set a possible ...
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Job offer and planned vacation [closed]

I got an interview for an amazing position that would be a huge advancement within my career (only 24). I have recently booked a trip for a month and a half (leaving Feb coming back mid-march). If I ...
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Signed a contract, and employer moved the start date - can I start looking at other jobs? [closed]

I luckily got a graduate job to start in September and signed a contract (with a clause specifying my September start date). They have since emailed me to say that they are moving the start date to ...
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How to go on leave just after joining a company?

I have just been accepted in a new company however, I have a pre-planned trip 1 week after my official start date. This has been planned months earlier and everything has been booked. How do I tell ...
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