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I'm not insensitive to the fact that extreme levels of financial stress/poverty can make people act out of character. I don't know much about cost of living in Pakistan but what you're paying him is substantially above the annual average household income in the country, which might indicate that he's either experiencing some additional pressures or (and I ...


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I've never heard of this in the UK and I absolutely wouldn't allow it. When they say insurance, it rather sounds like blackmail to me - are they going to destroy it if they deem you in breach of their rules? Honestly, the more I consider it the more outrageous, childish and abusive it seems. To clarify, showing originals and providing copies is all ...


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He is still a very trust worthy person for me because he helped me in my difficult times. I would doubt that this is true. The fact that this person has helped you before doesn't justify him stealing money from you in the present. If any, this person is being disrespectful to the trust you had in the past. If you should fire him is up to you, but you ...


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should i fire him from job or should i talk to him about this? I would talk to him about this, and then fire him. I would do it now before he steals more. I was part owner of a small business in the past. One thing that was absolute was that theft simply cannot be tolerated. We had to fire one of our original employees for stealing. She was also caught on ...


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If the employer is telling you they will hold it for 'safety' or 'insurance' and it is not a statutory requirement, there is absolutely no valid reason that they would do it for noble purposes. The fact that they are threatening to withhold your pay unless you consent is an even stronger indication of a very bad situation. Over all, be careful, it sounds ...


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He can't stay. If he's stealing from you now, he'll steal from you again even if he promises not to. My family owned a small business for about 50 years and employees that were caught stealing always went back to their old ways even when given a second chance. You need to fire him, but you definitely don't need to report him to the police. While I have ...


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If you had a better system for keeping your accounts, you would have known money was missing from the till at the end of each day without the security camera. You probably need that level of basic accounting (i.e. checking that the total of the till receipts matches the amount of money in the cash drawer), whoever you employ. Otherwise, they will soon ...


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You have learned that doing things in anger is very rarely a good idea. In the future, when you are angry, do nothing, wait until you have calmed down, then think about what you want to achieve and how you can achieve it, and act accordingly. That said, it is eight months since you left. For the company, you don't exist anymore. Your position will be long ...


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Although it's not a statutory obligation to withhold someone's degree certificate, there are no provisions in India to prevent such abuse. I often hear chilling stories from my friends and neighbours of all the running around/abuse they had to go through to obtain their certificates back. It's usually a big red flag, and especially so, if you haven't been ...


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His religious views force him to hit people of my religion. He hits me very slowly. As slow as it can not be count as hitting You know that, and he knows that. And both of you don't know that the other one knows. In any way, it is wrong. And you can gently ask him not to do so. As slow as it can not be count as hitting. Even if it's a slow pat, if ...


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In Argentina, you keep them. You consider the cost of what they're stealing and the cost * risk of what they might steal in the future, and if that is greater than the cost of firing him, hiring a replacement, training a replacement, the risk of the replacement not being as good as this person and the risk of the replacement also stealing, then you keep them....


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I have no idea if what they're doing is ethical or legal because you don't state how you're employed but you do what you should always do - hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Get your CV sorted and start paying attention to the job market. You don't need to make any rash moves, but you should be prepared for it to go wrong one day. Additionally, and ...


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Is this your own pharmacy or are you managing it for a larger company? If it's your own pharmacy, it's your decision. I can't say what would be most appropriate, as it is much more about cultural norms than anything else at this point. In the U.S., the person would pretty much have to be fired, as knowingly tolerating this could cause you to lose the ...


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This question strikes me as odd. At first he was "touching" you but now it sounds like he's pretending to "hit" you which is different "touching." It's unclear how religion plays into this at all. In any event whatever it is next time he does it just say, "Sir, please don't touch/pretend hit me from this point forward."


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If she's a valued employee, then give her a warning. You can't pretend it never happened. Just say you saw her on camera taking product, you'll cut her slack because you think of her as a friend, but friends don't steal from each other, don't do it again or you'll have to fire her. This sometimes works, but keep your eyes open, sometimes once they get ...


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I live in the US, and whenever I have heard of an employer holding an original document like this, the document is a foreign worker's passport. If I knew of any employer who did that, I would report them immediately to the relevant law enforcement agencies, because this practice is always, 100% of the time, for the purpose of illegally abusing the foreign ...


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This is classic cronyism. First, there is almost nothing you can do. Weak managers do this because they reward their cronies, who in turn protect him. It's not at all unlike middle-ages feudalism. You either have to get "in" with them, or you're out. I've seen this happen several times at several different positions. You can try your best to work ...


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what should I do and exactly what words I use in an official email inquiring about giving me the allowance and also compensating me for getting the training away from the home ? I'm not sure how much of an answer you can get for this question. You certainly should ask for details concerning what kinds of reimbursement of expenses you will get. And you ...


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Here are some steps to take before starting negotiations to increase your chance of success. Ask for Manager’s Feedback Early Before mentioning the idea of a raise, confirm how the company sees your job performance. Ask your manager for feedback on your current performance, or on a recent project. This will help you gauge the right time to begin ...


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Whatever you do to get an equivalency will not do you any good unless it is stamped by the authority that your prospect employers' background verification agency is using. As far as I know there is not a single entity who does this degree equivalency evaluations. I am also from across the big pond and held many titles in the US so far and no employer wanted ...


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Question: Is it the norm in other countries and other companies? It's not the norm in any company where I have ever worked (all in the US). Nor is it the norm in any other country or company with which I am familiar. Should I leave my original documents with the company? That's not something I would ever do. Perhaps in your part of the world it is the ...


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This is all about contracts and the expectations between customers and thier contractors. First, lets talk about terminology. When a company wins a contract with a customer, they are called the "prime contractor" or simply the "prime". The prime is assumed to have a number of other companies they do business with called the "subcontractors" or simply the "...


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It is most certainly not the norm in Australia. I have never been asked for proof of qualifications, and if I was, I'd email through a scan of my testamur or furnish the interviewer with a photocopy. I would never hand over an original document. As for your passport, they may ask to see it as proof of identity and right to work in the country, and possibly ...


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As a recruiter who recruits developers I can safely say people in this field are used to seeing resumes of people who have worked overseas and especially from Pakistan and India. Definitely included relevant experience from Pakistan. Now that said, the first question that will pop into the mind of any recruiter or hiring manager when they see your resume ...


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An option which will either satisfy them (if the reasons are above board, which is unlikely) or flush out the real reasons: put the document in escrow. This will involve drawing up an agreement as to when the document will be returned. You can then deposit the document and agreement with a third party solicitor, who will then handle it according to the ...


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No it isn't the norm at all. That sound very odd and I would definitely consider getting out of that job or refusing their offer. They want to use your degree certificate as a bargaining chip or blackmail and there is only one person with whom that certificate belongs to and it's you; not the company. Please be careful.


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