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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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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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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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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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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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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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To paraphrase Cracking the Coding Interview: Most companies are aware that their tests will result in some false negatives. Particularly at the bigger-name companies that get hundreds and hundreds of applicants-- they're fine with that. What they want to avoid more than anything is false positives. A false positive means that they're wasting their money on ...


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I'll go for the contrary answer: this may actually be a (stupid) miscommunication and not actually be a red flag. Don't get me wrong: if they're asking you to quit your current job and only then get an offer - yeah, that's a terrible idea. But from your question, they're insisting on simply knowing your joining date - or when you'd be able to start. ...


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Being in India (but Europe would be the same in that respect), if you have 60 days notice period, the company can force you to work for 60 days for them and not work for any other company for those 60 days. You could of course offer a shorter notice period and it might be accepted, but if it is not accepted, there is nothing you can do. I know that. You ...


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I lack the appropriate skills? or Is it a lack of guidance on the part of the company? Both. You lack the required skills for the assignment (not your fault, but it's true). You cannot certainly gain the knowledge overnight. You need to understand the scope and ask for required training to update yourself about the domain and technology. ...


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My current employer asked if I'd like them to reconsider my current salary It means your current employer values you significantly – it takes significant time to train new employees and allow them to settle in the team/workplace. Assuming you didn't burn any bridges when you turned them down earlier, the smart thing to do here would be to save your own ...


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What should I do? Learn a lesson, hope company A does not initiate legal action against you, and move on. Can I file complaint against him or his organization? Forget you ever thought of this; you are the one at fault here. To elaborate, unless company B used physical means to snatch that letter out of you (which constitutes a criminal case against ...


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Given this fact Interview was for Business Analyst position at a Fintech Company. The question "write something on the board" was definitely a test, which you failed. A BA's entire job is talking to the product owner and trying to determine what the product requirements and specifications are. From this university's site (first result for the search "...


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So is this offer letter legally correct or not? It doesn't matter. You should walk away even if it is legal. It's already a big red flag in terms of professionalism to not by default include salary in an offer letter. But to outright refuse when pressed? You're 100% in not-legitimate territory here. There's simply no reason why this would be their policy ...


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Calling you on the day of your uncle's funeral was egregious, whether he knew of it or not. As such, it can be used to drive the point home. You don’t say if you have already discussed his calling on your off-days or not. In either case, now is the time for a serious conversation. Something like: I don't work on my off-days, so, obviously the status of ...


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Is it fair to test like this? Is it sensible? I don't know. Is it fair? Yes, it's fair. If the others are asked to do the same thing. It's fair. After all, the point of a test is not necessarily to ace it. It's to compare your performance to the performance of others. In that sense, it's fair. If someone used to code with google and someone can just ...


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How can I go about requesting an extended period off work so that I can conduct my wedding and honeymoon in the same period? One thing that the other answers haven't touched on so far, is that the requested time off is very soon. You don't mention exact dates, but October this year is only 6 weeks away! Whilst this won't help for the current situation, the ...


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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? The company has the right to reject up until they make an offer. Heck, companies reject most people they interview. Why doesn't the candidate get the same right? Is it right to ...


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I am the candidate who backed out of the process. I was told by the officer at college that I brought bad name to the college by doing so. I am not sure what wrong did I do. That's why I am asking question as a third person. – Rohan You took the University's commission away from them (or possibly, if bribery was involved, you nullified the University ...


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