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Unless you actually have a medical condition (e.g. anxiety) which would mean that going to the event is going to be a serious problem for you, just go. If the company chooses to pay you to go to an event, that's their choice. As I've frequently said: you don't get to choose what to do at work, your employer does. Basically, work out if this is the hill you ...


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So my question is, is it normal for recruitment agents to send out job offers without any details? In my experience, that is not at all normal. I've never encountered it personally, nor have I ever heard of it before. As a hiring manager, I never required anything like it from applicants. If not, what details should I expect in a proper job offer? I ...


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Your manager is a prat1. I can't put it any more simply than that (well, I could but it would involve unprofessional language...) You've made it very clear that you've done everything possible to ensure that your car sharing doesn't affect your professional life. Frankly, how you get to work is your business and your manager should keep out of it. While ...


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There's a 4th option: Call your retired infrastructure support manager and ask him for advice. He knows the right people, and may care enough about his former teams to call his contacts higher up in the company. The advantage of this option is that there's pretty much nothing to lose. If he doesn't want to get involved he may still have valuable advice, and ...


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Get "sent home" notes in writing, preferably in emails This supports both (1) and (2), and might even get this new chap to back down a bit, because when he is forced to explicitly state "Joe Smith yawned twice at 4am" in writing, something which can then be taken to anyone with a modicum of common sense, he might realize that having his judgement reflected ...


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Could be harmless, could be bad. It's clearly significant: Written invitation and HR presence means it's something official where HR makes sure that all laws and procedures are followed. Most likely a formal change to your work arrangements. How to prepare: Keep your eyes and ears open. Are there any financial troubles, reorganizations, layoffs, ...


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it shows my contract hours as 32 hours a week rather than 40, so 4 x 8-hours days. It shows my wage as £26000 You're not doing anything wrong, it's in the contract, so you're not being paid too much. Congratulate yourself and work well.


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Yes you are missing something: HR IS NOT YOUR FRIEND Every last meeting like this, they are building a file on you. The proof of this is the tone of the last meeting demonstrated. The next step is likely to start requiring doctor's notes. The fact that they suggested you might be attending sporting events indicates that they are VERY suspicious of you ...


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It's a scam. ISO 9000/9001 accreditation is about quality in a company, not individuals (I've worked in an ISO 9000 company). To be accredited, the company needs to define their quality system for all aspects of their business. It is then audited to ensure that it is acceptable and that they follow it. Making you pay up for accreditation is likely part ...


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You were offered £26000. Your counter offer was working for 4 days per week (32 hours). They agreed. Both parties signed the negotiated contract of 4 days a week for £26000. End of story. Congratulations on a successful negotiation and the new job!


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I spent a lot of time refactoring and trying to remove technical debt. I received a verbal warning for under-performing before going on holidays. It seems here you were working on something that wasn't asked for. This is generally very bad, and can lead to termination. If you think the project needs refactoring, and I trust you that it did, you must sell it ...


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Your CEO noticed on Monday that something went wrong. So apparently he or she thought it was fine for themselves not to be on standby. Fact is: Being on standby is something that people will want compensation for. Especially qualified people who won't have a problem finding a job elsewhere. If I'm on standby that means I can't go to the movies where I have ...


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I'm a female developer with 10 years' experience (despite my name here:)) and unfortunately this is a familiar situation. I think gnasher729's answer is excellent. There's no reason to assume it's a gender issue, but on the other hand, you are being paid less than a junior you are training, which is simply not acceptable. The only thing I'd add to ...


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For the purposes of this, I'm going to assume that at least the bare facts of the reviews are accurate (i.e., that the company uses older technologies and sometimes requires legacy code from new hires). That being the case, I'd actually lean towards "Ignore it", perhaps even with a mixture of "Embrace it". The whole point of Glassdoor reviews is so you can ...


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Today I was fired from a software company.. for the 3rd time in 1.5 years. Needless to say I feel like I reached bottom and it's impossible to get out without changing career. Should I change a career? Is it even possible to find a job now? Yup, that's pretty bad. But remember that you weren't sure anyone would hire you after being fired before - yet ...


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He suggested that it was unprofessional to do so because we were on company business The way you spend time during commute is in no way related to the company. So, that can't be even gauged as professional or unprofessional. So, your colleague here is wrong. Maybe he is suggesting that you might want to read up on the documentation so that you can get ...


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How do I handle this? Professionally and while doing your utmost to remain calm and dispassionate. How do I stop her from exploding? You can't. She probably will based on the past interactions you described. Simply hand in your notice and remain professional. Your goal is to hand in your notice, be clear on your final day and nothing else. How to I ...


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No, it's not unprofessional. (and I echo Philip Kendalls' thoughts). Some organisations actively encourage car sharing - I used to work for a major clothing retailer in the UK and they offered a financial incentive (other than the obvious fuel saving) for people to travel into work together by way of discount vouchers that could be used in the staff ...


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You're looking at this "problem" the wrong way. The way your question reads is "People are leaving negative reviews, therefore people shouldn't be leaving negative reviews, how do we stop people from leaving negative reviews, or have the negative reviews removed to keep our reputation?". That's the mindset that makes you deserving of those negative reviews....


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Stick to the facts. How do you know it is their religion that is causing the issue? It could very well be some form of issue with their home life, or maybe they lost "the spark" and are not happy with their career. As long as you don't focus on the religion I don't see how it could be related. Don't comment on when these issues have been happening, just ...


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You launched a formal complaint complete with witnesses and documentation which was investigated for 10 weeks while you were paid for doing nothing, and then your complaints were found to be groundless, even your witnesses did not back you up. Is this co-worker relationship salvageable? No. You put multiple people into a difficult position. Things will ...


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First, as a tip, try to mute your microphone unless you have to speak. That way you will minimize the noise the others in the meeting perceive. Now, given you are this baby's mother and it's perfectly natural to care for them and feed them, I don't think you have to ask for permission, nor do I think it's possible (or even legal) for them to forbid you to ...


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There are two reasons why a man at work would behave like this towards you: they genuinely desire you sexually and would have a relationship with you if you were willing they want to embarrass you, remind you that you are different from the majority, and suggest that your main purpose in this world is "Someone to have a relationship with", not "a finance ...


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Don't do it! No, it's not normal. Seeing how likely an offer is to fall through (better candidate found, bad fit, etc.) you should never put all your eggs in one basket, even if you actually had been given a full job description. Best case, the job is real and something that interests you and something you're qualified for and you actually get an offer. ...


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Yes they are. You are to report to work as normal. If your work today consists of a Christmas party than so be it. The reason you need to take holiday time is because This is a team building exercise It's not a day off This is quite common and they are allowed to do it. I would just be happy your employer cares enough to give everyone a paid day of no ...


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As long as people are aware you are not currently working, then there is no issue. You may not want to do this at your desk, but instead in a break room. This way people will not mistake you for thinking you're playing whilst you are supposed to be working. After all, you're not on the clock, what you do during your time is up to you and not for someone ...


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I strive for client satisfaction This is good and noble and all that and good on you - especially given you are operating at such low margins. Unfortunately you managed to miss the biggest thing here - Derek is not your client, Brian is. The fact that Brian is your mate and getting a good deal on his hosting is irrelevant to this situation from Derek's ...


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