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Your best bet is to apply for better jobs while you are working there, that way when someone takes you in, you can explain your 8 months of work to future recruiters as "I received a better offer at the next employer." I don't think sticking around for longer is healthy for you, 8 months in or no. If you don't like it, leave. Just make it look like you left ...


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I think there are a few interesting dynamics at play here. I'll try to keep my comments constructive: If they're new in the Scrum Master role, then pride may be getting in the way of their taking your feedback on board. i.e. They may want to be seen to be right rather than doing the right thing, if that makes any sense. A part of the Scrum Master role is ...


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Keep you resignation letter short and to the point. Make it nice and grateful but there is no need to put any reason in there at all. If no one asks why, you are done. If your boss ask, I see no reason not to be open honest about it. Make it constructive and about you. Example "incompatible management style" "the way projects are run is not a good cultural ...


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One of the things you're going to learn as you gain more experience in the workplace is that the person who most deserves a promotion is not always (maybe even rarely) the one who gets it. The person who does the best job, but doesn't advertise his contributions, is awkward in meetings, or doesn't rub shoulders with the boss, is going to lose. You will ...


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Rule of Thumb: Don't burn the bridge while you're leaving. While your intentions are good (you're trying to provide honest feedback), it can easily be misinterpreted, more so since you're expressing those just before you're leaving (exit interview, etc.). You won't be available for a dicussion and to defend your decision / opinion. Keep it simple: Mention ...


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You won't be the first person whom a company employed telling him he will do a more advanced job than they actually intended to give him, and you certainly won't be the last. That kind of bait-and-switch is rather old. They gave you that job because any experienced software developer would tell them to pound sand. If their intention was to have serious ...


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The small projects are extremely tedious and involve manual data entry. It's stuff that should be automated, however they do not authorize me to spend work time developing a script/application to automate the process. To quotes @benjamin's comment : Is it possible for you to set aside some time to automating tasks without explicit permission? If you ...


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I have been in very similar situation. I would advise - as other commenters have - don't quit if you don't have another job lined up (i.e. start looking). I understand that this current work may suck and you may be doing things you see as time wasting (related xkcd) but when you are in a junior role you more or less do what you are told. In the eyes of ...


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How bad would that look on my resume if I were to leave after only 8 months? It would look better than being fired after 6 months like last time. Apart from that it's not much of an asset.


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Address it to DB, and include OH as a courtesy if you have any relationship with him. It comes down to decision theory, Choice under uncertainty. The simple matrix is below The consequences of including OH is that at the very worst, he will be mildly unhappy. But, if you excluding him, and he's likely to be upset, he will be VERY upset. Logically, you ...


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I'm leaving my job and I'm wondering if I should address the letter to both the Direct Boss and the Overall Head. You are overthinking this by a wide margin. Just resign to your "Direct Boss" and let them handle it from there. As word gets around, perhaps your Overall Head will want to talk to you about it.


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I'm leaving my job and I'm wondering if I should address the letter to both the Direct Boss and the Overall Head. If it were me I wouldn't... because that's my personal preference. I follow the "chain of command" unless there's an issue that dictates that I break the chain of command. If you feel that OH would feel sighted by not sending it to them then ...


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The best advice to keep your current position is to carry on as if everything is normal. Sure the boss may continue to try to land you a full time position at your present company and you can play along with that, however when the time of you internship comes to an end you can leave at will.


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Your boss could potentially find you a better position, so don't turn down a potential job because you believe it'll be worse. Potentially, the pay may be lower but have better benefits. Let your boss refer you to a potential position, and politely turn it down if it doesn't meet your expectations. As far as your notice period goes, understand what you're ...


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It's good practice to always keep your portfolio up to date with projects as you complete/work on them. By having this practice in place, with your portfolio having relatively regular updates (say, once a year around the same time), you easily remove suspicion that might surround that kind of move. On top of which, any workplace that would fire you for ...


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Why do you want to update your portfolio? In absence of a better reason, the worst one (you preparing to leave) might be assumed. So giving your real reason might prevent that. Edit after Comment: I dunno what estabilishing as a professional means in your industry. But in most industries, if you have an interview for a new job, you get asked what you did, ...


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Would you see this as an attempt from an employee to find something better or am I worrying too much? Yes, either that or you want to show off, either way I'd say no. But I'm not your boss. The danger is that after saying no or even yes, your boss may start thinking about replacing you. Unless you have a solid reason for it, then it's not a risk I would ...


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While I understand your ethical concerns, it is the management's job to build an organization that can survive an employee quitting. How much notice is appropriate given the above 3 conditions? Whatever is mandated by your employment contract, which is literally what your employer defined as appropriate. Of course you may decide to give a longer notice, ...


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How much notice is appropriate given the above 3 conditions? Give the notice that is either legally required or is the norm for your locale. Where I live that would be 2 weeks. Remember that this "crunch time" project has already been continually postponed throughout the last 6 months. If necessary, it will get postponed again. Is there any way that ...


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Answer depends a lot of the country and what your goal here is. In most countries, the next step would be to get a lawyer to draft a letter stating the history, the relevant laws, the specific demands, the deadline and the consequences if missed. Sent this on official lawyer stationary by registered mail to the national head office. To keep the cost down ...


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The internal situation of the company seems complicated. However, it is not your business to handle their problems. They had to deal with your issue quickly. Your best course of action is: give them an ultimatum to pay you until a date you choose; inform them that you will seek legal support; hopefully, you have records (e-mails) of all (most) ...


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So from your post this is what is going on in your life: Marriage on the rocks Nursing school Two jobs Mental health issues Parents getting a divorce . .... Coworker drama I've numbered them like that on purpose. While you did not go into detail, anyone with issues 1-3 are bound to have some level of mental health issues. That is no surprise there. Now ...


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I've never worked in Europe, so maybe there's a cultural difference I'm missing, but I've never had an employer ask why I left a job other than to ask why I'm leaving my current one. No one asked why I left my 1st job when I was interviewing for my 3rd. You've had a job you spent 3 years at and you now have a job back where you want to live that you expect ...


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I did something similar once. I had personal problems with my project manager, and he was also one of the reasons I left. Could that be the case for you? But because everybody else knew, everybody else could prepare, and I actively managed knowledge transfer, so the rest of the team wouldn't suffer. Even my department head was informed, so he had the chance ...


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not sure how to talk about it down the line when seeking positions That implies that you need to know how to handle the interview. Well, as discussed countless times, you need to be politically correct and NEVER say anything bad about for former employer(s). Therefore: Job involved a relocation Is a perfectly safe and reasonable reason to leave a job. ...


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"Are you sure? I will go back to them to see if they can support" Clearly your staffing company thought that it is you who is requesting the extension and not the manager. You just have to clearly word it out something like My manager here has asked me to extend my last day. I want to help them out if I can. Can we do it?


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I'm not sure how this is a problem. At all. You've got two parties, and you're simply a medium of communication between the two. Just relay their messages diligently, keeping both sides apprised of the situation. Either all three parties are okay with it (you, the company, the temp agency) and you work the extra hours, or someone has a problem with it ...


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Until you've received a resignation letter from the employee I would recommend that you continue to manage them as per normal. That means, if they underperform then you may need to reprimand them as appropriate. If they under perform in a major way or do something grossly unprofessional then you still have the ability to terminate them but be very careful ...


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It sounds like your manager is not one of these two. So tell him/her what is going on right now. Hopefully, he can solve the problem. If he can, than you have nothing more to worry about. If he cant, then if you choose to leave, then he will be more understanding of the situation and less likely to give you a negative recommendation.


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Is there anything from employment laws/standards I can cite to get them to go away, or can they seriously demand I pay them this money? Yes, see below. The government can probably force them to pay what they owe you, and perhaps, even tack on an extra administrative fine of 15% for not having paid you on time in the first place. Will that make them go ...


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Go see a lawyer. My employer has informed me that this was a mistake (they won't communicate it in writing) As a general rule, when companies have the force of law on their side (and even when they don't) they send demands in writing. When they don't, it is usually because they are doing something they don't want someone to see. Who that someone maybe ...


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Well, if you're prepared to quit, then you really don't have anything to lose. However, it's not a good practice to quit over a situation you never informed your manager of, and never gave them a chance to address. You should inform your manager of the situation immediately, and especially how it's affected you to the point that you want to quit ...


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If you have another job to move into where you feel the working environment will be more calm and supportive, then just hand your notice in and leave. If asked, just say that the new job is a better fit for your future plans and leave it at that. You don’t have to declare the actual reason for leaving.


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I think there is something you can do about your manager, but you shouldn't approach HR by relating your story like this. You will need to show specific examples, what you've tried, and the outcomes before you'll have a real complaint. It's not clear from the story about the vacation that Dick refused the extra day due to an actual work issue or if it was ...


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I would advise following the advice here and just finish your period of time: https://haken-kachigumi.com/quit-while-contracted.html (You wrote you were in Japan, so it is Japan specific advice, and as such it is in Japanese) 労働基準法第16条 使用者は、労働契約の不履行について違約金を定め、又は損害賠償額を予定する契約をしてはならない。 There is this part of the law which means that the company cannot ...


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Take what enderland said (it's always possible that you stay). But even if you leave, it's always better for you to leave with a promotion and a higher salary; this can only be useful when you negotiate a new contract with a new company.


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Do I need to give a two weeks notice or can I tell my manager about the situation I'm in and quit? Just quit. There is no need to give two weeks notice (unless McDonalds is the only employer where you're located, which you make it sound like it isn't). And even if you give two weeks notice, your duration at McDonalds will be too short to put on your ...


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If you are sure you are going to quit, I suggest discussing the matter with your manager. Hanging on for even a day or two might make the manager's job a lot easier than if you walk out immediately, and keep the possibility of working there again in the future. The question suggests that you attempted to shift 6 hours earlier in one jump. That is not likely ...


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To your direct question: you could probably just walk out ( or be a no-show). You might not be able to work at McDonald's again, but if you think you can find other work easily enough, then that's up to you. However, I don't think you should - because I don't think any job is something to just give up: A few years ago I found myself having a small career ...


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I'm concerned that it's going to look bad if I sign a new contract (even one of indefinite time) and then give them my resignation less than 4 weeks later. If your current company wants to give you a raise, they have business reasons for doing so. With at-will employment (and assuming that's what this is), both employer and employee assume the risk that ...


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Always act as if you are staying unless you are absolutely confident you will be leaving. There are many reasons something like that might fall through: Company runs out of money/hiring freeze Company can't get you the money for some reason Until you quit, you don't have confidence you won't be at your current employer for years You might have something ...


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It's hard to unravel the social aspects of your question, but I think that's as much because of how you are personally mixing the social and professional aspects as it is a sign that the two are actually interwoven. In other words, don't get hung up on social skills as a way to create trust. In fact, trust created purely by way of social prowess is probably ...


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Is there any way to notify HR or upper management about what has been going on without risking damage to my career? Short answer: No, not by you. Longer answer: If he were your manager, and he was giving your or your teammates a hard time, I'd say document everything, then go to HR, who despite not being your friend, would at least be receptive. ...


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This would be very weird. As employee you had ane of more roles. This would be marked with accoringly with one of more roles assigned to your IT profile. Someone who takes over your work would get access to these roles. Not to your account, to the relevant roles If there is any relevent information for that role I expect it to be stored on a shared drive, ...


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