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Fixing the bug is not your responsibility. should I provide the assistance for free since it is my morale responsibility No. It is not your moral or legal responsibility to provide free help. You are not their employee anymore. I made sure to leave extensive documentation on how to use the program and how to edit the source code should they need to. ...


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Whether or not the company shuts down is not your problem. It's not your company. Focus purely on what is best for you. If you're not getting basic rights and pay, then you should have been job hunting for a while already.


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In the end you need to do what's right for you. Just explain that you are going to go on and further your education and so this is what you're doing. As for the timing--put it back on them. Explain that you would have given more notice had they extended the offer earlier. But you were waiting for the offer to make your intentions known. You owe ...


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No. You gain nothing by signing and potentially limit your employment options by agreeing to the non-compete. By rights, if they were acting legitimately they would have had you sign one as part of your initial employment conditions before you even started the job. This is retrospective CYA nonsense and you should treat it as such. If they really want you ...


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Anything serious enough to get you immediately fired is serious enough to jeopardize your future career. Don't do it. Hand in your notice and either negotiate with your employer to leave before 4 weeks, or just stick it out.


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Given that you have a contract with your employer, deducting your pay in a unilaterally decision is obviously illegal. Your employment contract basically states that you do a certain work and in return get a certain amount of money for this work - So lowering this amount is a breach of the contract and therefore illegal. You should first talk to your boss (...


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Talk to your academic adviser. That is a person in your home department who is responsible for helping students progress. Come prepared with: initial scope of work timeline / schedule / something that says initial scope of work is almost finished email from your manager saying "hey, there is more work, and I know that's a lot, but you can finish it from ...


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He got the agreement letter and when he was reading it he has founded that unfair term. It is "You can't join any competitive company of us within 5 years when you resign from our company". It seems like this is totally unfair because 90% of the time he has to work in software/web development company even after resigning from new company. How to ...


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Here's another take: NDAs can't really work after-the-fact. You need to know beforehand which information you're not allowed to disclose. In the last 1+ months, you may have already revealed information that's covered by the NDA. Even if you don't remember doing so, it's still plausible that you did; do you remember every conversation/text message/Facebook ...


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She does actually have a contract, even if not even a verbal contract was discussed. She has a contract because she turned up for work, and they let her work instead of sending her home. It’s small claims court, and if she is really annoyed she can call HMRC, tell them that she was working for this company and ask them to check whether the company paid her ...


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Red flag. In fact, multiple red flags. Don't give notice without the signed contract in hand. You only have this mans word that you have a position to go to. Red flag. In this day and age, that is not enough. It is like buying something with IOU-notes, it is just not how things are done. A company should be professional enough to know this. Red flag 9 ...


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My previous contract said nothing about providing notice of renewal or non-renewal of contract, so legally I would be fine if I refused to renew the contract. But ethically and professionally, would this be right? You are under no obligation - legally or ethically - to "renew" the contract. You used the term "renew" here, but realistically, every ...


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You are saying that you have nothing written down and agreed before moving job and all of this was done verbally. Speak to your manager again explaining that the offer you have received is not what you understood it was and you only accepted on the basis of the £50k you agreed. If this has no impact then there might be the avenue of escalating this through ...


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Short answer: Unless you have a lawyer give you a very clear indication as to the limitations of this clause and how much risk is associated with it to you and your guarantor, run away as fast as you can. My warning bells aren't just ringing, they are Big Ben sized. The risk of a guarantor having to pay an unspecified (and quite possibly unlimited) amount ...


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Is any recommendation from them important to you, do you plan to go back there in the future? If no, don't bother, just say no. They are too late You never signed a contract Non-disclosure for 1 month work at an intership level - what would there be to disclose? Sounds like a slow-moving bureaucracy. As RonnieW commented, you don't have to give these as ...


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They'll be taking that money from my salary. Hah. That's not how these things work. Italy's employment laws are pretty complex but there is such a thing as a "fair wage law". Employees have the right to a wage that at a minimum approaches the average for their industry and that average is probably not 0. Beyond that there's also the simple matter that an ...


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This will depend on the specific company culture. Some companies will absolutely use "unlimited vacation" as a vehicle to get people to take less vacation, while others will use it in the spirit of the policy and be generous so long as performance is good. Some may even allow it to be systematically abused. I think you may already know/suspect that and ...


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Personally, I believe that overdressing is never an issue. Wearing a suit may be overkill if the position has already been offered, but perhaps khaki slacks and a button-up shirt would be ideal. No need for the full suit and tie treatment, but formal enough to continue a good impression and appear professional. Growing up as the son of an HR Director, he ...


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Have HR send you the contract and read it. All of it. The terms for early termination should be spelled out in there. Read them and make sure you understand them. If you don't like terms, ask HR to change or amend them. Depending on your location, there may be local or federal laws that supersede the terms of the contract, so you can read up on those as ...


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Your boss is abusive. Don't fall for the "many business contacts" trick, that's just an abusive attempt at keeping you from leaving and/or keeping you afraid of reporting his sexual discrimination. No employer will listen to him, there is not even any good social circumstances where he could possibly bring up the subject. And he won't do it anyway since his ...


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Tell them that this is not what you signed up for. They have gone back on your agreement and violated your contract, before you've even started work. Say you regretfully must decline to work with them. And when they come back at you with nonsense about how you've signed a contract, remind them what that contract says. No court is going to side with them ...


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They are too late. There is no reason why you should sign an NDA now, when your job is finished, because there is no benefit in it for you. It's not your problem. If someone was supposed to make you sign an NDA and didn't, that person has messed up their job and might be in trouble if someone finds out. I don't see any problem returning to the same company....


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Tell them that the client's name is confidential and I cannot tell them that. You have already identified the correct solution. If they start trying to cajole and bully you tell them that if the situation were reversed and another agent was trying to get the client's name they would be unhappy if you gave it out. If they are professional they should ...


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The non-compete agreement you're being asked to sign is a contract. In many countries, forming an enforceable contract requires all five of the following: A lawful purpose, in which the things the contract requires of the parties don't break any laws. This would include any restrictions on whether or not the kind of contract you're being asked to sign is ...


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The company isn't going to survive. There's no way a company of four people can survive if the boss is absent and the other staff aren't motivated and committed (and authorised and skilled) enough to keep it thriving. So your choices are to leave now or to wait until it all goes pear-shaped.


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Is it wrong not to renew a contract without notice? ... ...at the start of November, I met with my boss and the CEO and told them that I would leave unless they paid something comparable to I was getting from freelancing. The premise here is all wrong. You gave them notice. Two months' worth. That's far more than the two weeks they'd get from ...


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If you're only going in to sign the contract, you've won the war already. Your employer won't change their mind about hiring you at the last minute just because you show up dressed like everyone else rather than in a suit. You're fine.


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"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." You learned a valuable lesson here: Your manager/boss cannot be trusted. Unless you signed anything already (contract, offer letter, etc.), if I was in your shoes, I would stop working immediately for this liar and would look for a job elsewhere. Of course, always follow the proper procedure, e.g. ...


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