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What would be the next step to handling pranks from coworkers?

If you're not participating in the pranks, and you're being targeted by them, and you've expressed that you don't want to be a part of this, then this is harassment. Go to HR. Corporate HR will be ...
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Negotiated conditions not met after taking back resignation

Refer to said email stating the allowance for WFH and let your manager handle HR. Either way of how this goes I would start searching around and maybe contact the company that you turned down even if ...
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Is it legal to retract from an accepted conditional offer?

Should I apply to other jobs? If I apply to other jobs and get an offer would it be legal for me to accept? You should never stop the job search until you have a signed contract with zero ...
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Negotiated conditions not met after taking back resignation

I think the key question here is: Does your manager have the authority to let you work from home for six months? If they do, then you simply need to forward their statement agreeing to this to HR, and ...
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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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I feel like I'm being pressured to quit from my boss

It's been a very stressful year with layoffs, lower income than projected and price increases. So your boss is trying to reduce staff. It will either be you, or someone else who caves first. ...
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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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Employer has changed start date after I’ve already signed contract and issued back to them (UK)

Of course the other question that must be considered is whether you want to start the relationship with a perception that you are inflexible, even if they are starting it with a perception that they'...
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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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Should I disclose a mental disorder that's been impacting my job to HR/my boss?

Instead of saying nothing or disclosing the mood disorder, I suggest a third option: Let them know that you have a health condition that you are working with your healthcare team to resolve, but it ...
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Trading remote work for salary reduction

TL;DR - You are entirely within your rights to ask. I wouldn't be hopeful of it going your way From your previous question, I understand you are fresh out of college and have little experience in the ...
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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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Negotiated conditions not met after taking back resignation

This is one of the reasons why it is common lore (although the actual veracity of it is debated) that one shouldn't accept a counter-offer from the company. Your position on this matter should be the ...
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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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I feel like I'm being pressured to quit from my boss

Step 1: Document, document, document Something fishy is happening here, so your first line of defense is always to document every detail. Keep a diary with all relevant interactions. Note the date &...
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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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Is it legal to retract from an accepted conditional offer?

This is causing me great anxiety Relax. While this is indeed annoying and certainly inconsiderate on the manager's part, it's not that unusual. Company processes can be cumbersome and convoluted and ...
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After two years, out of nowhere, I'm told I'm severely underperforming. What next?

Generally when a situation becomes untenable you start looking for a better situation. This has all the signs of a failing startup. There is no need to flip fingers and be unemployed. Just soldier ...
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Employer has changed start date after I’ve already signed contract and issued back to them (UK)

They're certainly allowed to ask your permission, which is why they've asked you to sign a variation (although, legally, such a one-sided change could technically be "void for lack of valuable ...
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My employee keeps calling in with medical issues

This one's easy: you go straight to your HR department and say "how do I handle this?" HR is not the employee's friend but then in this case, you don't want to be the employee's friend.
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What would be the next step to handling pranks from coworkers?

If you are not that close with them, and judging by the way you feel I guess that you are not really close, report to HR. Provide evidence of the pranks and state how you feel about it. You should ...
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What would be the next step to handling pranks from coworkers?

"I have taken pictures and reported it to my direct supervisor and the office manager but neither has made a big effort to stop the nonsense." Did you work get done? Then why would they care?...
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How to mitigate loss of key members of team and unfair burden for other team members due to HR imposed conflict of interest solution

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you are asking the wrong questions. Given the history of your previous questions around this topic I think it's time to level up and figure out where you are. ...
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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 ...
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After two years, out of nowhere, I'm told I'm severely underperforming. What next?

Not sure how much a random stranger on the internet can help. But it does sound that you have been struggling to learn the new tech stack... So he does have a valid complaint against you. That being ...
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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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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 — deliberately — there is nothing they can turn against you. Do you ...
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