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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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No you can't, but it actually a good thing. The previous answers are great. I'll add to it that a potential employer would probably be more impressed that you assumed the level of responsibility and the leadership role that you did without having that title. That shows a willingness to step-up, and who doesn't want to hire someone like that? Your lack of ...


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can I put the senior title on my CV? No. I know it is nice to have a "senior" badge in your resume, but it is not about this. You are "selling" to a potentional employer not your title but: Experience Knowledge Projects done Professionalism etc. Consider this: Senior developer in noName startup doing Wordpress has fewer market value as junior developer ...


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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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So, right there in the contract, the expectation is clear: no required schedule whatsoever for sales reps who are meeting sales goals. I am a computer programmer and can thus be literal-minded to an extreme :-) What it actually says amounts to "the 8:30 to 6 schedule does not apply". The quoted part of the contract tells you nothing about what does ...


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What’s in the contract doesn’t really matter because of two facts: If the employer is not happy with your friend, your friend will be fired. And if your friend isn’t happy with the employer, your friend fires the employer. So if your friend doesn’t want to start early, and isn’t going to start early, he can go to his employer and say “That’s not what our ...


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Shorter answer: His employer is awful. He should quit now. But if he still doesn't want to quit, he should email the owner something like this: Dear Bob, 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM doesn't work for me. I could do 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM in exchange for a minimum base salary of $15 an hour. But if you want me to start at 6:30 AM, I would need a minimum base ...


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Any time I'm in a situation where something changes at work in a way that makes me unhappy, I try to follow a few steps to resolve the issue: Make sure I understand the context of the change. Once in a while I find that I've gotten upset about something that will naturally go away, or isn't a big deal. Although, it sounds like your friend is well past this ...


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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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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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1) An offer is not an offer until it's in writing and signed by the company. As such, what you responded to and what they needed your approval on was not an offer, it was an offer of an offer. You still do not have the offer. 2) They pressured you to give them your acceptance of their offer of an offer within a short time window, because they wanted to ...


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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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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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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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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 company pays half of Social Security and Medicare for W-2 employees. 1099 contractors have to pay both halves themselves in their estimated tax filings. They also pay federal and state unemployment insurance premiums on their W-2 payroll. So you can collect on that if need be. Finally, regulators sometimes crack down on companies who treat employees as ...


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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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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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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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What is more disconcerting is that my friend then received an email the next day asking them to sign a document which is revised to include clauses like "there is no guarantee of the draws" and "commission is not guaranteed". So your friend is on 100% commission pay, but (according to this revised document) the commission isn't guaranteed - and while during ...


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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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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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Is there anything I can still do to apply for this position? As you've seen the company responsiveness (or lack thereof) at the recruitment phase itself - question is do you really want to go ahead and work for this organization? I can understand this seems like a good opportunity / match for you - but a job is not a one-time stint, you need to ensure you ...


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Well done! Sometime you need to change your handle: Junior Provider is no longer correct. When you take on work with more responsibility, your client company should expect to pay your company more. Then, your company should pay you more. the work is harder. the consequences of mistakes on your part are higher. Those things are worth real money. If 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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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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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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Will it affect me negatively if I put in my CV that I am still studying? You won't find out until you try, as there is no general rule or standard for this. That said, if in an organization, you being otherwise eligible for a position, they want to undermine your capabilities just because you're enrolled into an academic course - would you really accept ...


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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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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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No, the last position is the last position you held, irrespective of the duration. Mention the last position you had, and if asked, be ready to explain why you left the last time. You can however, use the cover letter to explain that the last stint with the organization was rather brief, due to personal reasons and add a bit about the previous position ...


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What you do is: Take advantage of all the hard work you’ve been doing by putting it on your resume and using it to explain your value to the new company. Leading the department, doing the work of the department, helping the other department. Never say anything negative, you state what it is you want out of the new position. You don’t say “Oh sweet Jesus I’...


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what is the most gracious way to explain my current situation? Well, the rule rule of thumb is, unless absolutely necessary, you don't talk about the current job scenario (which is usually negative), rather focus on the positives for the new job / role you're aiming for. If they want the exact detail of why you are leaving, you still can say the same ...


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Mention on your CV your new senior position, from the time your old boss was left. You have some choices: Understaff and eventually being redundant, so it's not your problem Require medical attention, so you quit the job. But now you are back healthy for a new job You want a change, away from the recent merging political activities Simply talk about all ...


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Under the best of circumstances a job that you think will totally work can go wrong in many ways. So, when you are seeing concerns even before you join suggest you ask yourself Is the possibility of getting this job worth the risk of losing my current job? From the other people I talked to during the interview process, is this potential issue primarily/...


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I'd like to be able to show some projects to my future employer so they can get a grasp what I can do. That is tricky. If you come with the code from home, how will the employer know that you actually created it? If the employer wants to see you writing code, then they will ask you do undergo some programming test. They would get much more valuable ...


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If they are insisting.. I would say don't try to work around them or change their mind, find a different job. They are trying to screw you and even if you find a way around it this time, there will definitely be a next time and next time you will have already quit your other job.


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You might reconsider joining this organization under any circumstances. They do not care for your well being: asking to jump ship without properly providing a landing spot is not something that should be happening.


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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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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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They need a joining date / start date, so you can say something like this. I need to give my current employer two weeks' notice. It's important to me to wrap up my assignments in a professional way. So, if you send me a written offer letter today, Thursday 23-Jan, I can give them notice tomorrow, 24-Jan. Then I will be able to start with you on Monday 10-...


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Ask your professor to explain. That's her job. Some practical questions for you to consider: Why? Always why? Why does the HR professional need the information, who will use it, and what for? Where can an HR professional get a useful questionnaire to give to an industrial engineer? What kind of survey questions would be useful? Does the company have the ...


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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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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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To be on the safe side, clarify with the company what does "join" mean. Commit to absolutely nothing before you have a written offer from them. Based in the said offer, make your decisions. There is a similar question here.


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Unless you have absolutely no other options, realize that the red flags are seen for a reason, and tell them you can't accept under these conditions. Then, if they decide to give you an offer letter before joining, think long and hard about whether you still want to work for these people. They are effectively asking you to stop looking for a good position ...


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