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There already is a policy in place that says staff should inform at least 24 hours in advance - which no one seems to care about, clearly. Because it is completely out of touch with reality. You require what? People to notify you 24h before they get sick? Who are you hiring, child care or supernatural doctors? Imagine I strain my ankle on the stairs on my ...


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I'd suggest, take the safe route, don't bring any gifts now, the intention may be misinterpreted. If you bag the offer, you'll have plenty of opportunity later to share some of your local delicacies with the team. I would like to show some form of gratitude to them for this opportunity Show them gratitude in another way, make sure you are prepared ...


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This is not about profanity at all. It's about understanding (or accepting) that different people (and groups) have different rules. a new employee keeps saying "no profanity at work place" What is happening here? That person is trying to enforce his personal rules on the group. But he's not in position to make that rules. Simply point that out. You can ...


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People tend to wait until the last minute because they don't want to let everyone down by taking a day off. They feel a bit ill and hope it goes away. You should encourage them to call in early to warn you that there might be a problem, without having to make a definite decision. An analogy is that most people know that a ship in immediate trouble should ...


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No you don't strongarm or anything like that. You just politely send your invoice and ignore anything that doesn't include payment. Don't enter into a dialogue, they already know the issue. This puts the ball squarely into their court to resolve the issue and get what they need. Don't wait until they have a replacement. Lastly never give excuses like ...


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If someone in rural Australia can't handle the occasional F word maybe they're not a good fit or they are trying to change the culture of an entire nation. I'm in Sydney and I've worked in large companies where there is no swearing at all and also worked in smaller companies where the F word is one of the nicer everyday cuss words used. I'm not a huge fan ...


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Given the current circumstances, you probably don't want to. Given the current circumstances with the pandemic, you probably don't want to discourage employees from taking a sick day, even if it is on short notice. If your childcare centre becomes a Covid hot spot because an employee decided to come in while sick, that would be really bad for your business, ...


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after all, they did just spend a few thousand dollars flying me over just for a half day interview They inviting you (and paying for the trip) isn't a gift. It one of the costs of hiring, which are part of the costs they pay so that they make more money from their workforce. This doesn't mean you shouldn't be thankful for the opportunity to interview ...


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You can quit? The working world doesn't consist of choosing to do and not do things regardless of whatever your boss/business requires. There's... really not much more to it than that. You are paid to do things for your boss. Not paid to do whatever you want. If you find your interests don't match your companies, you can either: Work to get transferred ...


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The way I'd approach this would be to get positive confirmation from your supervisor that you're doing the right thing - depending slightly on how you're assigned work, perhaps the most obvious way is just to have a "read back" at the end of your meetings with your supervisor and say something like "Just to confirm, today I should be working on features A, B ...


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Say that to avoid misunderstandings you want to make/take notes of what he says. Have a whiteboard (in his office, which you can both see) on which you write (in note form) what he asks you to do. Agree with him (i.e. confirm), at the end of the meeting, that the notes on the board are correct/accurate. Take a photo (e.g. using your phone) of the finished ...


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Get a lawyer. Now. Take copies of all paperwork. They will probably advise you to stop work until all outstanding payments are made. "If you want to have this chat then I suggest we do it face to face" Yes - they're trying to avoid further paper trail. I have foolishly given optimistic deadlines for things Yes, that was a mistake. Learn from it ...


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I don't think you can do much more than explain your motivations, as you have done in your question. It might help to try to tune how you deliver your explanation. Some ideas: As mentioned by Blam, do not talk too much about stress - that may look like you easily carve in under stress. Just explain that you prefer to focus on other things. Explain that you ...


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Are Employers Allowed to access/search through one's personal email outside work hours? No Employers are allowed to use their own equipment. Read everything stored on their computers, on their email servers or similar. If you stored private information there, you have no right to privacy. But, they are not allowed to make any use of it. If they find your ...


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I would advise you to let them know that it would be one way or the other and not declare you won't use their system. If HR requires 9-5 daily then tell them that would mean you don't do any work outside of those set times as it violates their time and attendance policy. It seems clear the company wants to use the time and attendance system as defined. ...


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I'm sorry you had to go through that situation. I'd include the working experience and the name of the company in your CV. Otherwise, it will look either like a 3.5 years gap or that you are trying to hide something. They are going to ask you the name of your previous employer straight away, and why you haven't included it. As suggested by Joe Strazzere, ...


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The news this morning reported that it will be made illegal to force employees to download the app, under the privacy provisions and the Biosecurity Determination which govern the use of the app and data it collects. You can refuse the request from your employer and cite the following from the Department of Health: Privacy policy for COVIDSafe app - How ...


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Make your employees feel more comfortable about calling off earlier. You said each employee always has a doctor's note? Well, then they probably aren't calling off of work until they are sure that they are sick enough for a doctor to give them a note. If you want this to change, then step 1 is almost assuredly removing the need for a doctor's note. They are ...


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Living paycheck to paycheck on contract work is nuts I am 26 and this is my first contracting experience. I was not the first to be late (me being late on deliverable items, my employer being late on invoice payments). Living paycheque to paycheque at the time, and still am, this is a serious issue for me. I was in dire straights at the time... So you're ...


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How can I make this new employee understand that using the F word is ok (in a non-insulting way) ? If this new worker is uncomfortable with those words you could start by bringing him/her up to date on the work culture of your company. A one-on-one talk should be ideal for this situation, something like: Hey Joe. I have noticed you sometimes get ...


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What can I do in these situations to politely bring the facts to light (without offending my supervisor) ? At the moment its just me and my supervisor working on a project. Right at the moment he says "I never asked you to do this" I am dumbfounded - what are some of the ways that I could deal with this situation ? At the time you are asked to ...


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A general rule-of-thumb is to think about the dress-code you would use on a normal work-day if you get the job, then dress slightly higher than that for the interview. So if you would use a pair of jeans and a (t-)shirt to work, maybe go with your finest pair of jeans, a button-up shirt, and a nice sweater for the interview. As far as the Ruby-conference t-...


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How to deal with team lead who keeps recommending you new jobs? Ignore the recommendations. Focus on getting an excellent referral after your two years. Don't get roped into anyone elses career moves. You owe this company some loyalty, they haven't done anything I can see that warrants you leaving them after the investment and trust they have placed in you. ...


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.NET is not a language. This is a detail, but it quite strongly suggests that your programming skills are not as high as you may think. I think you have few choices: quit right away, accept the mission but look for a new job aggressively and quit as soon as you find a new job that aligns with your goals better, persuade the manager to give the task to ...


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You need to see a lawyer. It appears that the company is in breach of contract and also used your equipment without compensation. As you don't have a written agreement on that, a lawyer can advise you about what the usual assumed unwritten agreement is. And you should not have done what you did. Using your own equipment by yourself is discussable, but ...


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First off I have to say commiserations - I've been through very similar and it wasn't pleasant. A previous employer of mine operated a similar system and any instances of clocking in late or clocking out early were automatically flagged not only to HR but to the directors as well! Working 5+ hours of unpaid overtime (finishing after 1am) on business critical ...


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It sounds like he needs some grief counseling. Does your work have any kind of Employee Assistance Program? Any kind of help to get him? Can you refer him to a counselor? A pastor/clergy? He's already used the phrase of killing himself. Maybe it was a joke, maybe there is a slight bit of truth. You need to help him. If you don't know what ...


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I am currently looking for another job and was wondering should I put the actual name of where I worked on my resume or not? Yes. You should include the name of your current company on your resume. You can't leave it off - that would leave a gap in your resume. And you can't just leave a vague reference to an unnamed company - that would just raise ...


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It sounds to me like many devs who are "Java developers" and do not want to learn python because you can do everything with Java... The way I see it, is that you have a good opportunity here! How many people have a good knowledge of AWS and Azure? Also what I have learn over the years is that knowing several technologies almost always plays to your ...


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