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HR is contacting me months after being terminated

You have the choice, but no obligation, to be nice and help these people out. If it’s no hardship for you, you should probably help them. You never know who you meet later in your life in other jobs. ...
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When to tell my team I'm leaving

I'll give you a different perspective. Speaking as a manager of a similar level to yourself, I try to put myself in your shoes. There's a couple of things I would consider: What, exactly, would the ...
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HR is contacting me months after being terminated

Not particularly strange. If you happen to remember the answer, or have the key they are looking for, you can help them out at no cost to you and get a bit of goodwill; it would be the polite thing to ...
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HR is contacting me months after being terminated

As alroc said in a comment: make sure it's ACTUALLY HR from your previous job. It might be a scammer or phisher who is trying to get access to a place he shouldn't be. Do NOT call them back through ...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

I've been part of something like this, telling an organization that they have someone representing them who is on the sex offender list. While some firms immediately part ways with the person, not all ...
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When to tell my team I'm leaving

I have been asked by our HR team not to disclose this to the wider team. You have been given a direct instruction by someone in your company with the authority to issue that instruction. There isn't ...
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When to tell my team I'm leaving

I would tend to view this somewhere in between ThaRobster's answer and Philip Kendall's answer: Ask your supervisor. Instead of just acting on your own authority or just doing what someone from HR ...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

Is there anything wrong with handling the situation in this way? This isn't your concern other than how it relates to whether or not you want to work at this company. Is there a better way to bring ...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

If you are not comfortable working along this person, it's fine you can withdraw your application. This person was caught, tried, convicted. He has therefore paid his debt to society and is trying to ...
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HR is contacting me months after being terminated

No risk. No obligation. But it does not hurt to be helpful In short, no there is no risk. Unless you know that you have kept a key β€” deliberately β€” there is nothing they can turn against you. Do you ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

If company personnel fail my due diligence checks I just write them off. There is no point in stirring trouble. It's not your company. If you think you can say anything to HR and remain anonymous, ...
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How to address company arranged temporary accommodation in a very inconvenient location

How do I tell my boss about this problem? The answer is Tell your boss about the problem. There is no magic formula. You contact the company as soon as possible and say: You asked me where I ...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

It depends on the nature of Johns job. If John has a job where he has access to children, such as in a school, church, child welfare services, scouting, or a similar role, then I think you would do ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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HR is contacting me months after being terminated

Although unlikely, there is a possibility that someone is using social engineering in an attempt to gain access to your former company's resources. Either a malicious actor, or a security professional ...
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How to address company arranged temporary accommodation in a very inconvenient location

I'm sorry. There must be some misunderstanding. This location would add a commute of 4 hours roundtrip and would add a considerable expense to my daily budget. Then say nothing else. Just assume it ...
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HR is contacting me months after being terminated

You've mentioned in a comment that this may pertain to "an employee who is under investigation". That being the case, my suggestion would be to not respond. Not only do you not want to ...
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When to tell my team I'm leaving

Notify your team that you have resigned - in confidence - sometime soon As other answers state, there are limited ways to sanction you, unless you have been given garden leave, golden parachute, etc - ...
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How To Handle Not Being Taken Seriously?

The way I dealt with a similar situation in the past was to find a posted job opening in another department and simply apply (using the internal job transfer process) for it, ideally after talking to ...
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When to tell my team I'm leaving

Talk to your manager and HR. As long as you are employed, you shall follow their advice about this case.
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Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble?

"My therapist advised me to write letters to the people with whom I am angry and then burn them. It's worked great. But now, I have a stack of letters I don't know what to do with..." ...
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When to tell my team I'm leaving

You could right now send everyone in the team an invitation for the after-work party, to be held on the day when you leave (say, just after office hours). When people start to ask what is it about, ...
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When to tell my team I'm leaving

Follow the order but at a point where your team will find out, even if it's the last day, be sure to let them know that you wanted to tell them sooner but you had a direct order not to tell them from ...
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