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Using preferred name when starting a new job

Use your legal name wherever your legal name is required. Use your preferred name wherever your legal name is not required. Tell people what you prefer to be called. I personally wouldn't be ...
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How can I be sure my UK company pay into my pension fund?

For what I read, the company has maximum 30 days to send the money taken from my salary plus its part to the pension company. The pension company will add the money to my pension pot in maximum 7 days....
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Can my UK company order me to join a social event?

In my point of view, this is a social event, not a real company meeting because it is not in the office, there are not clients and there is not a real working agenda From the way this is framed, ...
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Can my UK company order me to join a social event?

Do you wish to remain a manager? If so, you have to turn up to socal events and often buy the drinks. If not, then it is unlikely your are working in a job that is a good fit for you. So we then get ...
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Can my UK company order me to join a social event?

As comments and answers have gone on, there is a lot to unpick here. The question as originally asked: Can my UK company order me to join a social event? Yes, of course they can, your UK company can ...
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Can my UK company order me to join a social event?

Based on your update you seem to be misunderstanding a key part of being a manager. To do my job as a manager, I don't need to see people in person, but I have to show them that I'm knowledgeable and ...
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Can my UK company order me to join a social event?

I'm an associate director in this company. The higher up you are in the company hierarchy, the more you are seen as a host of the event. Even if you insist on merely being a guest: you are a role ...
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Can my UK company order me to join a social event?

I said no because I prefer to work. Yikes, that is some serious career-limiting-move energy. As an associate director I would expect you to be more politically cognizant and realize that you're no ...
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Can my UK company order me to join a social event?

They asked everybody if they wanted to join the event. I said no because I prefer to work. Building a rapport with colleagues and management is part of work, whether you like it or not. Whether in ...
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Can my UK company order me to join a social event?

I'm like you, I don't like company (social) events at all, I'd rather sit all day behind my desk and do some work. BUT I do see the value of being together physically with other employees. For some ...
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Can my UK company order me to join a social event?

In conclusion, can a company force/order people to join a social event? The company may or may not share your opinion that this is a just a social event, rather than an important team-building event. ...
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Can my UK company order me to join a social event?

I said no because I prefer to work. Your difficulty here is that "work" is what the company defines it to be, not what you define it to be. For this day, they have defined your first ...
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Help - called into a meeting with HR & Legal

You should contact the person who arranged the meeting. You need to know what you are facing. You may be a witness, you might be a suspect. You need to know the subject, you have guessed that it is ...
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Help - called into a meeting with HR & Legal

How should I approach / what should I do?!!!? Calm down and relax. This could be all sort of things and you may have done nothing wrong at all. If you want to prep, go through your calendar and ...
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Help - called into a meeting with HR & Legal

what should I do? You should stop worrying until you know what the issue is. Meet with them. Be honest and open. Make sure you leave the meeting with an understanding regarding what is going on.
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I work remote but CEO is not happy no one is using the shiny new office space, new mandate that everyone has to work 3 days in the office (UK)

I thrive working remotely - an office space simply is not constructive to my working. I tried it once and never did it again. Since this is clearly very important to you, it's time to start looking ...
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I work remote but CEO is not happy no one is using the shiny new office space, new mandate that everyone has to work 3 days in the office (UK)

I would do three things: Talk to the manager that supports you. Calculate the cost of this change to you (transport, food, and I’d count the time of commuting at about half my normal rate), and ...
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I work remote but CEO is not happy no one is using the shiny new office space, new mandate that everyone has to work 3 days in the office (UK)

It sounds as though your Director has your back - which is great, and while they're ultimately going to be limited in what they can do if the CEO decides to play hardball on this you'd be surprised ...
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I work remote but CEO is not happy no one is using the shiny new office space, new mandate that everyone has to work 3 days in the office (UK)

A UK answer for a UK question: I would certainly check your employment contract - if you have one. It should state your "usual place of work"; if the location is your CEO's "shiny new ...
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