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First off, if it had consequences they wouldn't affect you, other than that you'd either be terminated (so you wouldn't owe the money), or they might just make your life miserable. The best win-win solution is for you to have a frank discussion with your employer and explain that the job isn't what you were looking for, or wasn't what you thought it was. ...


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Here's my suggestion: Don't try to take advantage of the current situation to negotiate a salary increase. Any action on your part is going to be seen for what it is, an attempt to take advantage of what sounds like an already bad situation. That won't bode well for you in your negotiations. Take your new found knowledge, research the local job market for ...


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On September 30th you will be unemployed. If you don’t start somewhere else, you will not get paid a salary. There will be no extra cost for the other company, you being without income is not their problem. Telling them that you will be unemployed may weaken your negotiation position, so I wouldn’t volunteer that information. I would strongly recommend ...


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In an ideal world, salary would be a negotiated compensation for the value you provide the employer. It's hard to make arguments based on peers, because individual skill levels and performance can vary. Of course, if you're making 60% less than people who you're obviously outperforming, that's an issue. But in many employers, there may be legitimate ...


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So you mentioned that your 6 months relocation re-payment clause is 6 months from when you got it, which is 5.5 months from today. You're only half a month / 6 weeks in as a new graduate, in which case I don't think you really know what the role in your current company will be yet. A business isn't very likely to drop a new starter into a large scale ...


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Am I obligated to repay the funds beyond moral reasons? In some jurisdictions, to knowingly keep money that is not owned to you is considered a criminal offence. That is in addition to any civil action that may be conducted against you. It is not your money, so you have no right to keep it. Is a severance payment different that a salary payment because ...


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What should I do in this situation to join X while avoiding being out of a job? Don't resign from your current company until you have a true start date from X. If this means that you would not have enough time to fulfill your two months notice then you can once again approach X and explain your situation and ask if they can extend your start date. If they ...


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The first and most important question: Was the reimbursement correct, or were you overpaid, or were you overpaid but not as much as they thought? If the reimbursement was incorrect then they have the right to get the extra money back. (That is except in very unusual cases). If you agree that you were overpaid, then reply which of your two choices you want. ...


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If it's concerning health you could simply say "That the previous health problem relapsed and you need more time". Which probably has 2 results: Either the company comply and extend or in urgent need and don't want to wait anymore. Alternatively, you could pay another person to take care of your parent if it's not serious health issue such as stroke which ...


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"No potential for growth" is probably your best bet. It's a realistic concern that any employee should have. It shows you consider your professional development a priority where some are happy to just middle out with a livable salary. It is a very palatable reason for a recruiter or hiring manager. It addresses the stagnation at your current employer without ...


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There are lots of options to describe this. Exactly as you described it here 'looking for better opportunities' 'no potential for growth' You can also say that you want to 'Work more with latest technology' etc


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Usually, you are allowed some bullet points in a resume. "Software Engineer" is quite broad and can be anything from IT support with some coding to scientist developing and implementing new things in software. So some points that further explain your exact roles and also include your achievements in this role should be fine. For example, something like ...


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