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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Not sure if my suggestion makes sense in an Indian context but here goes: You could Withdraw your complaint Get the verification Secure a new job Re-submit your complaint, or make a new one


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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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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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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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Short Answer: If you have budget and requirement for an internship, then that is on offer. This person can choose to take that or not. If the role you have available is for an intern, then that is what you are offering. The person is applying for an internship as this is a requirement for their course. In the end, you have a role you are offering, and ...


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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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This is definitely not a common practice for all companies. It's also a gigantic red flag for your future working conditions - if they're prepared to lie to their clients like that, then how can you trust anything they say to you? This is an employer you should leave as soon as you can line up a new job, and never look back at. Don't get caught up in their ...


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We could inform my colleagues, during our monthly meeting, that they will be hearing a beep over the PA system. They could use this beep as an audio cue to re-align or adjust the posture. Oh holy noodle.. that sounds truly awful. Not only is it guaranteed to be annoy a large portion of the workforce it also wont be particularly effective. Assuming you have ...


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Any suggestions on how can I motivate them? Hack days are a great way to motivate devs. Once a month allow the team to spend their Thursday afternoon working on a hack project. Ask your boss for a budget to buy beer and pizza. Start by brainstorming R&D ideas, what new tech do they want to try out? what cool thing could you build with your combined ...


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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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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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As a job-hopper myself, I can testimony about reasons my motivation go down when being in the same project over a long time. This usually has little to do with pay or recognition of my work: Working in the same project over a long time lacks of learning opportunities. There is a lot to learn from changing: you learn how projects are different and how they ...


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People tend to react strongly against: 1) Being spied upon and having transgressions alerted to everyone in the office 2) Being told how to live their lives 3) Being distracted when someone else in the team earns the "posture police" alarm tone (assuming they can hear it over their headphones) 4) People in the team who repeatedly and intentionally sets off ...


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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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As you mention it, it sounds like your manager is stopping you from making fair usage of the company policy. It's bad. Reach out to the HR, immediately. This is a malpractice that needs to stop. Simply put, your manager is asking you to work for free to show up the profit in the balance sheet. That's unfair and not correct. As you mentioned, your manager ...


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I myself struggle with maintaining my posture sometimes, and have found browser extensions/add-ons to be a useful solution. I use one called PostureMinder (available on Firefox as well as Chrome to my knowledge, and maybe others). You simply set it to pop-up small desktop messages every x minutes to remind you to maintain a good posture. There are options ...


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