Skip to main content
64 votes

Agreement made at hire is unenforceable due to a technicality, employer refuses to make new agreement to correct

In the circumstances, it's quite unlikely that something buried in the handbook will counteract a specific assurance from the company president, following a specific discussion of the point prior to ...
Steve's user avatar
  • 11.7k
61 votes

Why hire a junior in a startup?

Cheap. People with experience are expensive, people without experience - less so. Now, sometimes the old adage of 'The cheap option costs more in the long run' can be true, but not always There's no ...
TheDemonLord's user avatar
  • 36.8k
49 votes

Why hire a junior in a startup?

@TheDemonLord gives some excellent reasons in his answer (cheap being the biggest factor). To add a couple more (slightly cynical) ones: Easy to take advantage of. Juniors will generally not know ...
Gh0stFish's user avatar
  • 19.3k
29 votes

Why do some companies value "diversity" so much?

Let me start with what corporate diversity doesn't do: Diversity doesn't improve performance: You may have seen articles promulgating the idea that diverse workforce performs better and makes ...
mootah's user avatar
  • 490
24 votes

Agreement made at hire is unenforceable due to a technicality, employer refuses to make new agreement to correct

Should I talk with an attorney of my own? Unless you are an attorney specializing in IP yourself, the obvious answer is yes.
nvoigt's user avatar
  • 141k
23 votes

Agreement made at hire is unenforceable due to a technicality, employer refuses to make new agreement to correct

Unfortunately, a technicality is still technically valid. My father lost a considerable amount of money because he made the mistake of letting his customer's lawyer write the contract and they did ...
keshlam's user avatar
  • 69.2k
22 votes

Why hire a junior in a startup?

I think one thing people are overlooking here is that it's rarely a good idea to have a homogenous group of people on any project - doesn't matter whether it's a startup or not. Every project will ...
Voo's user avatar
  • 589
19 votes

Why do some companies value "diversity" so much?

Many companies have pages on the web explaining why they value diversity. In its most direct form, it comes down to getting input from a much wider range of people than, for example, able-bodied white ...
keshlam's user avatar
  • 69.2k
19 votes
Accepted

How do you contact a university to ask if an employee of yours has a degree?

Ask your HR, and let them do their job. HR certainly knows how to verify this kind of info. They can also hire a third party agency to verify the info in a legitimate way. A third party agency can do ...
Job_September_2020's user avatar
15 votes

how do I go beyond automated black box job application rejection mails and find out actual reason of rejection?

You can't. There are no lines to read between in the emails. They are just form letters. Someone wrote up a generic rejection message and they send that email to all unsuccessful candidates. There ...
Justin Cave's user avatar
  • 44.8k
14 votes

Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble?

I hope that they would see my rejection letter and feel upset and like I wasted their time the way they wasted mine. This isn't happening, pigs will fly, hell will freeze over and dogs will talk all ...
motosubatsu's user avatar
  • 108k
14 votes

How do you better evaluate a potential “flight risk”?

The days of employee loyalty to the company went away when companies stopped being loyal to employees. ANYONE is a "flight risk" if they are dissatisfied in their job. Salary is one aspect ...
keshlam's user avatar
  • 69.2k
13 votes
Accepted

Should I mention an exploit during the hiring process that I took advantage of?

I wouldn't do this. You behaved dishonestly during the interview process and have benefitted from that financially. It sounds like you subsequently performed well enough in your role so no great harm ...
simonc's user avatar
  • 6,718
13 votes
Accepted

When should I ask for a return full-time offer after being an intern for a year?

My best advise: Make your intentions clear from the outset. If you would like to become a full-time employee, let them know that this is what you want. And then you ask what you can do to secure that ...
TheDemonLord's user avatar
  • 36.8k
13 votes

How do you better evaluate a potential “flight risk”?

Looking at this from a different angle... You've got applicants from the Bay Area applying and asking for more than you're willing to pay. Why are they living in the Bay Area but applying for a remote ...
Kevin's user avatar
  • 407
12 votes

Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble?

Look, they're just trying to be polite. It isn't their fault that you don't meet their needs. I know you're disappointed, but that's life; don't take it out on them, just move on to the next ...
keshlam's user avatar
  • 69.2k
12 votes
Accepted

Why companies ask for feedback on recruitment process but do not provide feedback when rejecting?

Why do companies expect candidates to provide feedback when they themselves do not give feedback to the candidates? The short, clumsy, and "not-so-helpful" answer would be "Because ...
Job_September_2020's user avatar
11 votes
Accepted

How do I explain a wasted year gap? (2022 to 2024)

You shouldn't be getting downvoted for this very relevant question. Employment or education gaps are quite common. Put yourself in the shoes of a hiring manager. What would you be looking for in a ...
pizoelectric's user avatar
  • 2,749
11 votes

Agreement made at hire is unenforceable due to a technicality, employer refuses to make new agreement to correct

This comes down to a somewhat complicated Risk Assessment. You need to try to estimate a few things: What's the likelihood that the company will ever engage in a business that's "related"? ...
Hilmar's user avatar
  • 123k
11 votes

Agreement made at hire is unenforceable due to a technicality, employer refuses to make new agreement to correct

I'd argue you are covered either way One of these two scenarios are true: The company president has authority to sign contracts. You're fine, and the letter stands. The company president does not ...
lupe's user avatar
  • 231
10 votes

Why do some companies value "diversity" so much?

There are cold hard performance reasons to promote diversity. By diversity I mean at least gender diversity and the presence of minority ethnic groups. Quoting from the book Accelerate: Diversity ...
Nathan's user avatar
  • 4,502
10 votes

Sending resume to ceo for an unadvertised job

"Mail the CEO direct!" is one of those inane bits of bad job seeking "advice" that gets trotted out often enough that it's almost enough to make me wish god was real just so I ...
motosubatsu's user avatar
  • 108k
10 votes

Why hire a junior in a startup?

One reason is the candidates themselves. Many people in their 30s and 40s have kids to support and mortgages to pay and can't necessarily afford to take the risk of joining an early-phase startup. ...
EJoshuaS - Stand with Ukraine's user avatar
10 votes

Am I being ghosted by a recruiter?

Is this normal process timeline or am I worrying too much? There is no "normal processing time". Sometimes decisions are made in days and sometimes it may take months. Many factors related ...
PagMax's user avatar
  • 19.3k
8 votes

Reaching out former manager over recruiter

Yes, of course. If for some reason he’s not the right person to talk to he’ll redirect you, or if he doesn’t answer (left the job, on leave) you can follow up with the recruiter. But it’s always ok ...
mxyzplk's user avatar
  • 36.5k
8 votes

Is the Hiring/Offer Process Slower During the Holidays?

Yes, of course it is. People are out of office.
mxyzplk's user avatar
  • 36.5k
8 votes

New Employer Asking for Sensitive Documents Over Email

Assume it's a scam until proven otherwise. Do not send anything yet. It doesn't matter if the business looks legit. They could be impersonating a real employee from a real business. Or they could have ...
Stephan Branczyk's user avatar
7 votes

discussion with manager regarding salary disparity

If you think that you were promised additional pay increases over several years, and you didn't get that, that is certainly worth bringing up with your manager. The reasons for the increase are ...
DJClayworth's user avatar
  • 86.2k
7 votes

Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble?

Worst case they could read your letter and make a note "never to be hired or interviewed". If you go with your third option there is a tiny chance they'll actually get worried about you ...
Charles E. Grant's user avatar
7 votes

Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble?

People get rejected like this a lot in all industries. Also, people do get the generic rejection emails like this a lot. This is how most companies operate. There are many great founders of very ...
Job_September_2020's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible