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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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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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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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The simple option is - don't use this person as a reference. You say you already have accepted the new job, so that will be who a future interviewer will want to talk to - they almost certainly won't care about talking to anyone from 2 or more jobs back in the past. (Background checks are different - but will likely not involve this particular individual, ...


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Quite often you don't need a (public) portfolio as a programmer/developer. You can show where you've worked. You can talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes down to having conversations about Microsoft Dynamics AX programming. That alone tells a future employer a lot (at least, at the technical interview if a technical person is not present during ...


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I have given it enough time at x, as I originally thought that I needed to give the role some time but now I’m sure I need to say something. Ask the right questions, and they'll quickly lead to a frank conversation if it's not something you're expected to be doing. Hi Peter, I've found x issue in production - it seems both reasonably simple to solve and ...


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The question is, can I put the senior title on my CV? In this case, NO. Do not "invent" new title / designation, go by what you can prove (contract / references). How do I explain to a future employer that I deserve a seniors salary? This will entirely depend on the factor that how much value you bring in and going to add to the organization. Do not ...


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Copying your words: (emphasis mine) .... therefore I am required to inform them of all travel abroad. So do that, inform them. As you mentioned, you don't need an approval, so just keep them informed about the travel. You can mention personal reasons as the purpose of the travel. Whatever happens, don't lie.


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However, the job does seem to be a good job because the owner is really friendly and seems to be a good person. No, that's not the sign of a good job. That's the sign of a good salesman. I think your friend shouldn't sign anything and should look for another job. Anything else would be better than this. He should also contact the Department of Labor ...


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8:30 to 5:30 company and expressed how the boss and the sales manager come into work at 6:30 every day. The boss told them to come in at 6:30 am The manager then went on to say it wouldn't be fair to others who start work at 7:30 worse than the traditional hours of the jobs having large base pay, which they turned down because of early hours and ...


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For the employee, the company withholds income tax, Social Security, and Medicare from wages paid. Those are also called benefits. Also even for 100% commission, W2 employees must still get minimum wage. If the commissions would be less, the company needs to kick in the difference (thanks to Kathy for this extra information). In general, the FLSA does ...


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Whether you can actually "apply" or not will largely depend on which is the accurate closing date, but since that needs to be determined the steps to take are the same. Compose a polite email to jobs@unops.org (the e-mail address was cunningly hidden on their "contact us" page, gotta watch out for those wily fraudsters and their tricks! The blurb above that ...


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First and foremost your friend should check the contract. If there is anything concerning the hours, they can explain that they are only obeying the contract. Otherwise, I only see two options: If the employer is really as nice as they say, they should check with him if those early morning hours are only temporary. If so make it clear, that flexibility is ...


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In my view, 1 week is far to early to be making this judgment about the role. I wouldn't expect you to be writing any code in the first week on a new code base and a system you are not familiar with. Reviewing and documenting bugs is a good way to get you exposed to the system and to get a feel for the pain points. If you are going to approach your ...


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TL;DR - Yes, you should follow up. 2 weeks is a long time. If the clinic said the report will be delivered by 2 working days, you should have made a check with the company about the receipt of the same by now (after 3-4 days). Right now you are assuming things: So it seems that the company already have the result.. But i still not have any offering , or ...


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My boss at one job forgot that I was outside for an hour on my first day I was sitting in the lobby where I was told to wait. The assistant had told my boss that I was there, but in between leaving his office and coming to get me, someone needed him for something, after which he returned to his office. I had to give him a call to remind him that I was ...


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First of all this seems to be illegal if you are anywhere in Europe. You can't get the contract after you join a company. You should get this clarified since one possible interpretation is that they want you to join them, that is to have some kind of confirmation that you will join them, before actually sending you a contract. I had once a company refusing ...


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The "correct" answer is what your course (professor) says to be correct.* In practice, most of these categories overlap and there is no straightforward one-to-one mapping. Based on the scenario, scope and circumstances, it might change - so there's no universally correct answer, only what's applicable in a current setting. In case you feel you have a ...


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Inform Employer About Job Interview It is usually very bad idea to inform your current employer about ANY job interviews. I was in a very similar situation, just that the government had nothing to do with my job. I told my employer that I am going to visit that country. After I returned, I took my time to think about the job offer. When I had the final ...


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Unless you were fired for misconduct or security policy violation, I believe that information is not relevant to your future employer now. They interviewed you and you cleared and accepted the job offer. They may only need to check your working tenure with your previous organization, nothing more. If the current employer would not have terminated your ...


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Should I ask about my application status before sharing the documents? Yes, obviously. You need to ensure that you are in touch with the correct point of contact and not being scammed somehow. Do not share any personal information until you can confirm that it is about a legit job offer and not a scam. what is a suitable way to ask them? Be direct and ...


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she would call me to schedule my first shift but it's been 9 days and I'm supposed to be starting in 5 days and she still hasn't called me, what should I do? Communicate. Communication is the key. The ideal time to get in touch was yesterday, get in touch as soon as possible. If you have got a number, call them up. Otherwise, send an email politely ...


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This should be between your company and the client. Inform your manager and let the 2 enter a dialogue over it. Your responsibility is not to discuss pay or anything else, just to do the assigned work. If the request was in writing then forward it to whoever handles the client.


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One of the best programmers I know was a student, while at the same time being a team lead in the largest software company in my country. He was 25 at the time, team lead, also teaching programming courses in the company organized software academy that helped thousands of people get their first software job. He was studying computer science in the local ...


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Your CV will reflect that you're a student and you currently have a job. I cannot see what else you could state without lying or at least bending the truth. Your position is not as weak as you seem to believe: Despite 'only' being a student, you have been entrusted with a job. That is good at this stage of your career. Don't worry about whether a future ...


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What type of increase should I try to negotiate for on a new job in roughly the same field of practice? Or, should I not try to negotiate higher than what I'm currently being paid? There are very few positions whose salaries cannot be negotiated. In general always negotiate, even for internal salary increases. $5K raise on a $78K salary is a 6.5% increase ...


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Ignore him. No one who acts this childish will have a reputable name or 20 years of powerful contacts. They'll always say they do, though. I've had bosses pull similar stunts on me before. Up until that point I actually felt bad about job hunting. After that stunt, they can... do things to themselves that I would never specify on a public forum. For ...


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Yes, you are overthinking this, if any one individual had the ultimate power to control and manage the life and career choices for all their reportees, nobody might have been able to switch. Sad but true, some people / managers resort to this level of unprofessional acts (threatening / badmouthing) in an attempt to retain employees, to hide their own ...


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A "promise" of a contract is not a contract. If you have not signed anything, you are not bound by any contract. You only hurried to provide the verbal confirmation, because of the immediate joining date they provided. As I was in several other recruitment processes I asked for a few days to make up my mind. They told me they needed my decision by Friday ...


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I now got invited to the last rounds by two other companies offering the same or better conditions I'd continue on with these offers as if the other company's offer never occurred. Until you get a written offer and a signature could you consider it valid. and I'm not sure whether the process at the company described above was a red flag or not. It's ...


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