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How do I politely tell my former manager I no longer work for her?

That's some mad trolling skills... "Yesterday I had to ask if she had asked the right questions for a potential client." Why did you respond at all? What stopped you from just referring her ...
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How do I politely tell my former manager I no longer work for her?

IMHO, the only thing you can do now, is to limit your communications to traceable media only And replying to every one of them with referral to your manager, stating that your workload is not allowing ...
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Can a company increase notice period for any reason, while serving?

To be honest, it just sounds like your replacement is trying to bully you into helping them get hired. It's unclear to me how much power they actually have. My interpretation of Indian workplace ...
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Can a company increase notice period for any reason, while serving?

It is NOT legal for them to withhold their relieving letter IF both parties have fulfilled their part of the contract (I have no reference directly to indian law here, but similar cases across the ...
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Considering getting a computer science job just before graduating from mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineer here who recently switched to software development. In my opinion, 3-4 months of post graduation course work isn't enough time for you to become proficient in software development. ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

40% is a handsome increase, personally I have previously been in a similar position and in my case I took the job, did well and guess what? 6 years later I rejoined the same company I started at but ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

Ordinarily speaking, companies don't give out 40% pay raises out of nowhere. If you go and ask for a pay raise I wouldn't expect more than 10-15%, no matter how well you can negotiate. It is likely ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

I'm not sure using an external offer to leverage a raise at your current job is a way to go. Basically, if you're unhappy, overall, then leave. You'll be a higher paid unhappy person if you manage to ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

As a British manager, if a member of staff said to me "I've been offered 40% more money elsewhere", I'd say "cheerio, and good luck with the new job". The reason is that once ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

Is there a professional way (or at least one that won't get me in trouble) to basically summarise the above, something like. I don't want to burn bridges with my current employer. What you proposed ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

"I'm underpaid by at least 40% should I do something about it?" That last para reads like a pretty good summary to give them. I seriously doubt you'd get 40% raise, but your current company ...
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How to ask my former employer whether he finished my reference letter or not?

I've been in this situation a couple of times back in the day. My solution is pretty direct. I save them the effort and check all the dates and everything else, then write the reference myself. Then I ...
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How to ask my former employer whether he finished my reference letter or not?

How to respectively ask him about this issue without making him feel even the slightest sense of unhappy? A phrasing I can think of goes something like this. Feel free to adapt it to your own style ...
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Considering getting a computer science job just before graduating from mechanical engineering

You can try to combine them. There is a lot of IT work to be done in ME teams: Managing the CAD systems, drawings, interfacing with version control, production and manufacturing control systems, ...
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Considering getting a computer science job just before graduating from mechanical engineering

I am going to soon graduate from mechanical engineering but have realized that I would rather do a job in computer science or computer engineering I also did not graduate in computer science, STEM ...
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Considering getting a computer science job just before graduating from mechanical engineering

I have a mechanical engineering degree, but changed to a career in electronics and computing. The change wasn't easy; if you have a specific degree, then most employers will assume that is where your ...
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How to return to a US job without looking like a job hopper

You're job searching because your contract is ending It's normal to search for a job when your current contract is ending. That's why it's contract work. Contract work is not supposed to be long-...
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How to return to a US job without looking like a job hopper

Don't be afraid to look like a job-hopper. You could add a note to the DoE entry on your CV: 'Project terminated due to COVID-related budget constraints.' And yes, they'll ask you why you're ...
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How to return to a US job without looking like a job hopper

Well, stick to the facts. Your current contract ends. You are looking for a new job. Please note that what they told you, that you get a one year probation and then another year probation and then ...
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