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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

My question is, how should I convey to the owner that the manager has been highly misleading in that email? Or is it better to merely hand in notice and say nothing? Yep, the professional thing to do ...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

The common wisdom is that there is little benefit from trying to fix up any part of a company culture when you are on your way out the door. You will waste your time and energy, and you will be at ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience

A few thoughts: Should I consider switching to a new company, or swallow my thoughts and give my best ? These two options don't seem to be mutually exclusive; you can give your best while keeping an ...
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What's the best alternative to time off before a new job?

Why presume when you can just ask? Talk to your current/future employer separately, and ask if there's any room to (shorten your notice period / push back your start date) by a few days? Make it clear ...
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HR lied to me about incentives structure/variable pay

First of all, from your description: "as mentioned in my offer, I am supposed to be paid 250/lac of sale I make,.." it sounds like something known as incentive, not a variable pay. Without ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience

I hear that you are demotivated. Allow me to change the perspective. You state, "that I would up my career game". Being in maintenance is a step in that process. One of the best ways to ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience

You don't get to choose your projects unless you own the company Clearly you have some idea about value in a company based on what people work on. You need to get that out of your head now. Not ...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

You should resign with as little fuss as possible. Doing otherwise will have no benefit. Your early departure will shine a negative light on your friend, since he referred you to the job, and his ...
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What's the best alternative to time off before a new job?

Ah, finishing on a Friday and starting on the Monday, been there - done that far too many times (I appear to be a slow learner in that regard). Give pushing your start date back is perhaps undesirable ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience

Unfortunately this happens occasionally to all of us. Ask for a timeline, which will help you understand whether they are delivering on their promises or not. In any case the product you are currently ...
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What's the best alternative to time off before a new job?

Assuming there's no obviously time-critical requirement on your new employer's side, I don't see any real harm in asking them if you can push your start date back by a week or two (assuming you still ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience

Now, I feel like I have been demoted at my workpalce, and my career is finished. I am no longer motivated to work anymore. It has been 2 months of joining this new company. Obviously, your career isn'...
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How to resign in a way that will protect my friend but expose my manager?

Since your goal seems to be to help your friend, why don't you ask them? Random strangers on the internet have no idea what may or may not help them in their current situation. They know their boss. ...
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