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This is one of those times when HR is your friend, or should be. If the head of HR approved her leaving early for school, the head of HR should also have documented that approval in the HR files. Similarly, the write-ups and the resulting discussions will be documented. Including the ADHD: that's a medical issue. Failing to document a medical issue is a ...


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Find someone higher up the hierarchy who can support her case. The director is a good choice as they only outrank the front office manager, who she reports to. Apart from that, not much she can do, apart from trying to make the "cold" manager change their mind(very long shot, as he is probably trying to get rid of her already). If also there are ...


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I'm afraid there is not much you can do in California. Employment is "at-will" and asking for extra time off is not in any way a protected class. You will have to make a decision: Give up on university (bad choice obviously) Skip classes and stay working there until you have a new job lined up Take the classes and find another job while unemployed You ...


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I'm probably gonna get downvoted for having an opinion that isn't popular. If that happens so be it. encountered several things which he didn't mention during the interviews Did you ask about it during the interviews? If it's important to you and your company you should in general make sure to ask about it. Of course you can't ask about everything, but ...


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Right after we signed the contract he said that he has planned vacation next month and he wants to take unpaid leave for two weeks. This is frustrating as an employer, but it's likely he thought that this vacation would affect his chances of getting the job. It sounds like he was right. It's unclear whether you recruited him, or he applied. When recruiting, ...


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I understand that it's my fault that I didn't do the best work during the hiring process No, it is not your fault. This is either regulated by the law (in France for instance by default you must be "free to work" for your employer. This is usually part of the contract but if not it does not matter as this is the law anyway), or someone in HR made a mistake....


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It looks like not only you have little experience in hiring, but your company also hasn't mastered the basic things. The 'planned' vacation - why are you actually asking? Either everyone takes their vacation when they want - and it's not relevant if they work for 2 weeks or 20 years, or you have, hopefully, some procedures and unless vacation is approved ...


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In my experience good managers tend to be those that are ... Honest (as much as they can be) Direct Adjust/adapt their expectations and practices as new information becomes available Learn to make (quick) decisions based on objective information (what is happening vs how you feel about what is happening) Has anything that has happened so far cross a ...


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Do you have an HR department? If so, you need to get them involved TODAY to protect the company's interests and to make sure you don't do anything on behalf of the company which will come back to bite you. For the vacation issue, how about: "Sorry, we don't offer unpaid leave to employees during their probation period. What we can do is agree to a new start ...


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I understand that it's my fault that I haven't done the best work during the hiring process, but still I feel that we'are been cheated by him little bit. What would good manager do in that situation? Should I just don't worry about this? You cannot travel in time, and instead of trying to do so you have to deal with the situation at hand. And the way ...


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I agree mostly with Player One's answer, that this is something that needs to be solved during the probationary period. You need to find a (polite) way to tell him "Dude, you're springing a lot of unpleasant surprises on us. We'll see how it goes during your probationary period, but this is not a good way to start." Aside from whether you're okay with him ...


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Obviously, the vacation part is up to you. Is it okay for the company or not? I had this case once myself. Vacation already payed for. But I told the employer so during the interview (at the when can you start part) so it was not problem at all. Maybe a good opportunity to have a talk to that employee about company culture in regard to vacation (extent and ...


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Set some clear expectations that your employee needs to meet in order to pass their probation period. Right after we signed a contract he said that he have planned a vacation in the next month and he wants to take an unpaid leave for two weeks. Is this OK for the company? If it's not then say no. Also, only after hiring I found accidentally that he's ...


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