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If you have been hired to lead a team and then the whole team gets fired and not replaced, that sounds like a pretty valid reason to leave. You could not fulfill the role you were hired for without a team, after all.


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would it be wrong to cut out the recruiter? Yes, because (as much as I dislike recruiters) the recruiter spent time and money finding that person for you that you now want to hire over other candidates. Obvious concerns would be any kind of legal action I am not a lawyer, so don't take my word for it, but you probably do have a contract. Even though you ...


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A key question: Did the candidate hear about your position from the recruiter? If so, the recruiting company did what you pay them to do: find good candidates. If the candidate found you independently, you could make a case for not paying the recruiter. I (in the US) follow the rule that the first person (recruiter, employee referral, the candidate ...


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It’s absolutely a good reason to leave. The company must have known the situation before they hired you. So nobody can blame you. But your question is whether you should leave. To decide that , look at the job as it is. Ignore the embarrassment. The embarrassment isn’t yours, it’s your employer’s. How is the pay, how is the work, is it stressful, do people ...


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Given that you applied for and were offered a job leading a team of two people, I'm assuming that you have either previously been working in a managerial/leadership role, or you were intending to move your career in that direction? If that is the case, then spending these last nine months not leading a team is either a backwards step, or at best, a lack of ...


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You're not obligated to tell them you're being made redundant - and on the whole your instincts are correct, telling them you are being made redundant can hurt your negotiating position. The circumstances where you are better off telling them is where it would likely appear as if you were trying to cover up an otherwise negative trait (such as job-hopping ...


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As mentioned in the comments, your employer is allowed to stipulate what company you use for your eye test: It's up to the employer how they provide the test. For example, they could let users arrange the tests and reimburse them for the cost later, or they could send all their DSE users to one optician. However, that doesn't mean they'll necessarily ...


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There is one benefit to telling them you are being made redundant, the notice period may have just dropped to zero. If you normally have to give a notice period of weeks or months, being made redundant can remove the notice period. Leaving quickly can save the old company money. To the new employer being able to add you quickly can help them. They know ...


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There are two answers for two very different scenarios. Agencies: Tell them straight. They are paid for getting people into the job, and just want to know about your situation with regards to availability. They will usually push for the best fit salary for your skillset because this keeps them sweet with both you and the prospective employer. Direct: ...


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can they refuse to write me one? Yes, references are done out of goodwill, not something mandatory. You can easily prove that it's you by showing the deed pool proving the change of name. This gets a bit tricky if you do not want to disclose a criminal conviction. If it's not spent, you will generally have to disclose it anyway, change of name doesn't fix ...


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