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As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote? Threatening to leave will not get you anything other than possibly being let go from your company before you have a replacement job. If you want to work 100% remote at your current company then ask if you can do that. Don't mention anything about potentially leaving. The worst that they can do ...


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You have not been paid for services provided. You are under no obligation to continue to provide services with no expectation of payment. You can still do as you wish, but if I'm not getting paid, I'm not even showing up.


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Do not sign anything more from your current employer for any reason. You’re doing well there. Block them all on LinkedIn and social media. Do not share any further information about your future plans, even “not the same industry”, with them. “That’s none of your business” is answer enough, and they have been unprofessional enough you’d be justified in not ...


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I wanna know that what could I say to prove that he couldn’t fire me on my last day cause I already gave him my 2-week notice As you are an at-will you can be fired pretty much for any reason, and not showing up (without giving adequate notice/excuse) is definitely on the "can be fired for" list. Though in fairness it seems like your boss wanted ...


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It would be unprofessional to leave and just not come back without any warning or reason or anything. What would not be unprofessional is to go to your boss and say something like: "I feel like I'm being underutilized here over the last week or so. I'd like to move up my end date; this would benefit me by having some free time, and would benefit you ...


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While it is noble for you to want to meet what you feel are your obligations, the company has not paid you for what they are asking you to do. You only have an obligation to provide the service they paid for. Given how shady they are, I wouldn't give them any help at this point. Also, while I am not a HUGE fan of unions, this is a legitimate job action by ...


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There's the sad principle that no good deed ever goes unpunished :-( There are companies sadly that would lawyer up against you as soon as you say that you managed to access any data that you shouldn't have accessed. If you have the slightest inkling that your company is one of those, then you write them by registered mail to demand that they remove all your ...


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I'm kinda surprised that you're surprised by this. Gust has personal working relationships with people that maintain that open-source software. You don't think Gust has vented about your company's handling of his job and duties? You don't think each of those contributors has heard Gust's complaints about how you admittedly underpaid and unleveled him? ...


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Should I tell him I'll quit or just do it without giving an explanation? Don't bother. Threatening to quit is extremely unlikely to cause the company to abandon the fingerprint scanner. And you were thinking of quitting anyway. Finally, you indicated that you don't want to get into a discussion about the issue anyway. Just find a new job, give your notice, ...


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As I read it the situation is: Your boss is trying to bargain for you all to get the pay you're owed - your boss' boss is trying to undermine that bargaining position by getting the work off you without paying. If you hand anything over then you're limiting the chances you, and your collegues, get paid for the work you've already done. To limit your own ...


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My question is would it be inappropriate to leave at the end of the day? Yes it would be inappropriate. You gave two weeks notice, so either tolerate the cold shoulder and work out the two weeks, or talk with your boss and ask if the notice period can be reduced to a single week. Even if your boss isn't acting professionally, you should. And keep in mind ...


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A lot of legacy code sucks. Even if the code was developed using best practices at the time best practices ten years ago are very often quite different than best practices today. But more than that, as developers come and go, not all developers are going to adhere to the original vision that the original developer had. Like even if they're able to figure out ...


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For your case, don't bother. Better to leave on good terms and get a reference. It sounds like it's not a good place to work, and you're better off finding a better job. As an aside: Nighfillers at a retail store I worked took exception to a finger print scanner. They tried all sorts of ways to get it removed, including complaining that it was sticky and ...


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they will only provide the papers in-person, and not via e-mail, for some odd/nefarious reason). It doesn't matter. When they give it to you, just say that you need your lawyer to review it. And of course, do not sign it. Do not sign anything. Also, refuse any extension and refuse any exit interview. so my new job (was able to line one up with a cloud ...


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Bit confused as to whether these are personal accounts or company ones. If they are personal accounts in your name, then I would recommend contacting the website owners and asking them what they advise, and if the accounts or records can be transferred to a new account in the companies name. You don't want to hand over access and be responsible for anything ...


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Are there any reasons why I should let the company know? Because you are a good person and a professional. And because if you were still with the company and another IT department head had left, you'd appreciate the same courtesy.


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Your boss is responsible for making decisions that benefit the company, not ones that benefit you personally. Your boss doesn't need your permission. You are leaving the company, your boss informs staff so they can prepare. It's not your decision at all. I don't know what else to say. It's pretty common for a boss to let managers know immediately and get ...


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I suggest you contact a lawyer and lay out what your former employer is doing. What's going on here would seem to be a type of harassment. They may be able to write up a letter which can be forceful enough to cause the company to cease their negative behaviour towards you.


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It's very simple. Stop communicating directly with your boss's boss. You shouldn't be doing that anyway.


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If you need features, you need to fund them If you need to get particular features into "these projects", then you'll need to develop them yourself or hire someone external to do that. Instead of "building rapport" with the maintainers, you need to allocate appropriate time and effort from your "intermediate engineers" so that ...


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Should I send a pre-emptive "farewell, and here's my reasons (because my boss is unethical)" e-mail to the teams that will be impacted in the new year? No. The people who know you and know your work already know the truth and won't be swayed by your boss' email. The people who don't know you and don't know your work won't be swayed by your email. ...


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According to several online sources, you don't have to hand in the resignation letter personally in Germany, it's enough to put it in your employer's mailbox. This may, however, result in a dispute if the letter is retrieved there later and they claim it was not there by the last day of your notice period. So it is advisable to bring a witness, who ideally ...


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You did it the absolute correct way. Some companies are liable to fire you if you show that you might leave; they don't want to put you on any important or valuable projects if they think you might leave, or they may just do it out of "lack of loyalty" or what have you. Definitely do not tell your employer you're leaving until you have an actual ...


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Since you mention: "I told her I'll sleep over it during the weekend and get back to her on the following week - which is today". First, talk to your boss. You should not getting into any discussion about "true feeling" or stuff, keep the conversation limited to informing about your decision. Have a meeting, inform about your decision ...


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How do we best engage with these open source teams and "pass the torch" from Gust to our intermediate engineers, so we can continue to get features we need into these projects? We've straight-up asked Gust for help with this, and he flatly told us "go **** yourselves; introducing you to my buddies for my after-hours hobbies is not in my job ...


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I think you should ask your manager. You could ask precisely the subject line of this question: Do I have to change my job if everyone else is quitting for better pay, or is there another way? Or a version I always liked from my people: I would like to make $x (or $y more than I do now, or z% more than I do now, whichever number you like to use) ...


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Most people stick to a general email when they leave, where they sometime also explicitly mention close collaborators. If you want to go the extra mile by also sending personalized emails to select few people, do so, it will certainly be appreciated. Don't worry too much about who doesn't get one, no well-adjusted adult will get resentful over that.


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You have a number of problems: You've screwed Gust. He is rightfully pissed at you. It is irrelevant to him how severely the manager who underleveled him was or was not "disciplined", and to be honest if I was in his shoes, it would be insulting to me if you even raised that subject, as if you think it should matter to me. In fact, I don't think ...


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Show up, but assume you will be fired and put your main effort into getting the next job. You show up so you continue to make a salary, and so that you can say you're still employed while searching for a job (which will make you both look more attractive as an employee and give you negotiating leverage if an offer is made). Although taking one sick day to ...


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So is this can affect me in any way? In my country, once it's a done deal and the contracts are signed and notice was given, "Oh you leave? Where are you going?" is a perfectly valid question among colleagues and it's normal to just tell. HR won't ask out of professional courtesy, but they only need to grab a coffee at the watercooler to find out ...


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