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Those documents still belong to you and this sounds like extortion. Call the police and accuse the company of theft. Don't just name the company, name the people you were dealing with.


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He doesn't want us to contribute for Stack Overflow in the leisure time, rather he's poking us to provide support for mediocre developers who struggle to complete their task on time. Yesterday he got very angry and scolded me "Don't let me to say this once again, it will not be good. Do office works in office. Take care of your other jobs (Stack ...


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Ignoring the fancy language, the company is essentially asking you to take a cut in pay. This is not uncommon, especially when companies are not doing well. From your description, it sounds like you are worried that if you don't agree to the pay cut, you'll be let go. If you want to keep your job, or you think you'll have difficulty finding another job ...


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An interview is a two way process, and just because someone is offered an interview, they are not obligated to take it. At the point either side decides that this is not going to work out: the hiring manager decides they definitely will not hire the applicant, or the applicant deciding they definitely are not going to take the job, it is fine to end the ...


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Please note that this answer is based on the original post and comments, which described a completely different context than after the edits. The original question was mainly based on a misunderstanding by the OP. Someone has to say it.. Do not join the new company! You didn't even start and they are already blackmailing you! It's completely unreasonable ...


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The simplest way is just don't answer his calls when you're on leave. If something really important comes up he can email. I don't answer calls from anyone whose number I don't recognise or don't want to talk to.


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I'd say "I expect great things for working with you over the years in terms of career opportunities, exposure to company challenges and promotion to positions where I can be of high value to you. If these things happen as I have every reason to expect, I see no point in arbitrarily ending my relationship with you simply because I have worked for you x number ...


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You're missing the obvious third option: Stop working on Saturdays It's clear you're not allowed to work on Saturdays so you should stop doing it. If your manager tries to force you anyway you kindly respond with: Of course I would work on Saturday if you need me to, as long as I can officially enter those hours in my time-sheet and receive the proper ...


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Indeed this is a big red flag. By requiring you to join them and quit your current job first, your position to negotiate any terms in that offer letter is significantly compromised. I would recommend refusing to join them before having a signed contract in hand.


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TL;DR - Get out, soon. Did anyone has been in this situation? A very close friend of mine. How things went by when you refused to do such kind of unethical activities? Did you get punished indirectly? Things did not turn out to be good for him, he faced lots of internal push-back next, when he refused to take part in this unethical wrongdoing. ...


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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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As an Indian woman working in MNC, I can quite understand your problem. Let's face it. In our country, when a man earns, people think that is because he needs to feed his family, he is ambitious/passionate. But when it is a woman, people assume she simply wants to pass time till she gets married, to earn for her apparels or just because everyone else is ...


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As my study of this situation, there are other problems, actual problems that needs to be investigated. People simply don't get demotivated for working 2+ years on the same project, they get demotivated when they either feel They are not valued Their work is not valued Their opinion is not valued They don't see any growth opportunity for their personal as ...


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Don't be a smart alec in interviews. You want to present the most professional and friendliest version of yourself. If there's an unclear question (and if the question actually was just "write something on the board" then that's about as unclear as it gets) you should behave as you would if something unclear came up during your actual job as a business ...


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[....] the salary annexure and appointment letter will be issued on your joining. So, basically you're expected to accept an offer and join the work without having any written proof of appointment and confirmed agreement on your payout? Anything which is not a part of written agreement from proper authority, is not part of any agreement, at all. If I ...


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The offense here was implying that the candidate is not acting sincerely or in good faith, but only in the way he’s been “trained.” I believe that’s really what you meant to say, so all you can do is apologize, if possible, and say your joke was ill-considered. Most likely this candidate is lost at this point, though. In the future, you should avoid making ...


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Admit your mistakes quickly Explain what you did wrong Explain what you will do to fix them Explain how you will make sure this will not happen again Don't make the same mistake again.


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This is the mother of all red flags. Look for another job immediately. Don’t cover any expenses for the company (because they might never get paid). You are afraid that you lose your job if you don’t agree - but they want you to work without pay. You can agree to this if you can’t find a new job and only until you find something new, if it is made 100% ...


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If yes, how can I deny to sign the letter politely? My experience with issues like this is to ignore/forget/lose them as long as possible while I watch what the other staff do. Sometimes there is wholesale rejection and it's withdrawn, sometimes someone gets terminated, sometimes it just goes away. But the longer you can hold out, the more chance you have ...


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They keep insisting that I give them my joining date with them. The way I see it from your statement: They are not asking you explicitly to resign from your current organization, they are asking you to provide them with a tentative date of joining them, that they can use in the offer letter. It's not very uncommon thing. Tell them you joining date will be (...


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You do not owe this person an explanation of why he was not selected. And it is almost always a bad move to try to tell them. If he calls though, you do owe him a straight answer on whether he was selected. It would have been kinder to have told him he was not selected rather than pretend a decision has not been made. Keeping someone believing they are in ...


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I disagree with all the answers saying to treat them just like male colleagues. Treat them with the respect that is inherent in your cultural values. I work with many women. I don't treat them the same as male colleagues. I am much more careful with my language around them, and I make a conscious effort not to argue in the same way or act threatening. In ...


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I have two standard responses. Before a decision is made: I appreciate your interest and enthusiasm. The process is still underway and you won't hear from us until it is complete. After a decision is made, all unsuccessful candidates (not just those who contact for followup) get a note that thanks them for their interest, and includes the sentence We ...


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I believe there should be a line somewhere between suggesting / advising good practice and appearing pushy for implementation. You don't need to chase everyone, individually to make them follow the advise. Your organization made enough attempts to make the employees aware of the danger and given them guidelines for safe posture. Now it's up to them to ...


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Yes they can. You have made the classic misunderstanding - it's not your Macbook, it's your employer's Macbook which they have assigned to you to use. It remains however their property. The finer details of what the company can access on a device they have assigned for your work use depend upon the legal jurisdiction this is taking place in, and what data ...


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Is it too much to ask for leaves for my own wedding?! Well, you can ask. You did. You were allowed to take the leave that is in your contract and you were denied leave that is not in your contract. You have no right to unpaid leave, the same way your employer has no right to tell you "I don't need you, I won't pay you for ten days, but you don't need to ...


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To which I commented "Institute has trained them very well" in a light humor to other panel members. Now for some reason he felt I was rude because even after getting shortlisted for the role he said he don't want to continue and without giving much reason he left. Was I rude to say that? And how can I correct it? Yes, of course it was rude. ...


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Is there a better way to handle this? You could have asked them a question or two regarding what they would like you to write. Asking questions to better understand the requirements is something Business Analysts do a lot. Perhaps that's what the interviewers were hoping for.


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You can't retract work done while being employed at X. Your pitched ideas, I assume under your current laws, are part of this work. That being said, talk to a lawyer. If the law says you own 100% of your invention, you can approach your boss notifying them about that. And get ready to lose your job. If the law says your employer have special rights (e.g. ...


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This begs the question whether it is ethical on the part of the candidate to clear two rounds of interview and back out of the final round stating the interview didn't go well? Of course it's ethical. However and whenever a candidate reached the conclusion that they no longer want to carry on, dropping out at that point is the right thing to do. It ...


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