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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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I'm going to disagree with everyone and not give you a flat "no". I think you should do something. It's possible your co-worker has some other ailment, and perhaps they even have good reason to believe their cough isn't an indication of covid-19, but it's important we play it safe to get this pandemic under control. You stated in a comment that you ...


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Question: would it be a reasonable accommodation to ask HRs to skip this LeetCode part altogether and replace it with a remote-work probationary period, working with real tasks, paying me their standard rate but without any other legal obligations on their side? What you are asking for is to be onboarded, integrated into structures - possibly in a limited ...


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Put yourself in your managers shoes for a minute: Your employee quit with 10 business days notice, the professional default in your country. But on the second to last day they don't show, with no message. On their last day, they call on short notice and say they "don't feel like it" for reasons they had never brought up before. That's not ...


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Can my employer retaliate for my refusal to participate in their patent trolling? Certainly. For example, you might get a poorer raise, due to some generic reason which never mentions your refusal to participate in patent applications. Or you could be reassigned to lesser projects that won't end up in a patent. Or in extreme cases you could be fired. The ...


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Should I notify my manager that a coworker has been taking a lot of cough drops over COVID-19 concerns? Yes. Your question states you are in the US. CDC guidelines for businesses: Actively encourage sick employees to stay home: Employees who have symptoms should notify their supervisor and stay home. Sick employees should follow CDC-recommended steps. ...


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Full Disclosure: I have worked with, and been assisted by vocational rehabilitation, and several charities. What you are asking isn't reasonable, I'm afraid, for a number of reasons which come down to the fact that you are wanting a company to take all the risk, with little to no reward. Go in and do your best, and keep your fingers crossed. As a ...


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They've either got exceptionally high standards, or (much more likely) the person writing the job ad has no idea about the position they're recruiting for. Perhaps even more likely again is that there was a field that the person placing the advertisement didn't notice or read properly, and "entry level" was the default. I'd look at the other ...


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I'm going to take a stab at this without knowing the precise profession - so it's going to be a bit generic. First up, the most important thing to understand: your main objective is to make your boss look good and make their job easier. This might sound strange, but think about it this way - your boss has a series of objectives they're supposed to achieve; ...


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I'm 17 and I work the whole day I want to say that due to your age, they probably just found someone else and let you go. I think "fired" is a harsh word, and chances are your manager is probably immature and just wanted to be the one who had the last thing to say. I wouldn't really stress it all that much. Also I want to say most retail shops and ...


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The main question any hiring manager is trying to answer is "will this person benefit my company if I hire them?" The whole hiring process, interviews, questions, tests, casual lunch meetings, is all just a big rigmarole attempting to answer that question. Different companies have different ways of doing it and some are better than others, but it ...


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Am I wrong here? No. You may need to provide more details to your manager, depending on applicable laws, but you certainly don't need to give those details to your co-workers.


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Yes they can, and it should not surprise you. Unless you are a patent lawyer you have no real knowledge of whether a patent is likely to succeed or not. Patent trollery is not only legal but established practice in the US, regrettably. While it is OK to express your objection to it, if the company does not listen to your objection then not cooperating would ...


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Yes, they can. Refusing work assignments in the scope of your work is justified grounds for firing in pretty much every circumstance. If you don’t want to participate, you will have to not continue to suckle money from their teat.


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Question: would it be a reasonable accommodation to ask HRs to skip this LeetCode part altogether and replace it with a remote-work probationary period, working with real tasks, paying me their standard rate but without any other legal obligations on their side? No, it would be unreasonable. The purpose of the interview and any assigned tests/tasks is to ...


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I shouldn't worry too much about it. At 17 it's not going to affect your career and there is no way other employers will find out unless you tell them. What is more concerning is the sexual comments made towards a child. I'm not an expert on US law but in many places such things would be illegal, and at the very least grounds for unfair dismissal. People can'...


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Treat it like working on some kind of classified research. Explain your duties, skip over the details or purpose of it, and if anyone asks tell them you're on an NDA and can't discuss the specifics of what you did. It shouldn't be that weird that you're not allowed to talk about some secret project you worked on. Just because you're on an NDA to yourself (...


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IANAL, but I believe this is an unreasonable accommodation because what you are requesting gives you an advantage over other candidates. I believe the intent of the ADA is to provide equal opportunity and equal work options by the accommodation creating a "fair" environment which takes into account an individual's disability. Your request would ...


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would it be a reasonable accommodation to replace the task solving part with review of my open source contributions or pet projects, and if not - why? No it would not, for one simple reason: it's not the same. They want to test the candidates ability to do something while you suggest presenting results that they have no way of verifying you actually ...


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Very broad question, however I will try to help you by refuting some inaccuracies that are displayed in some specific series or films. Friends when having a full-time job, you won't have the time/energy to hang out every day with your friends in a cafe before work. Emily in Paris you will not be send to Paris and be able to work there as marketing-genius ...


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Could I request paternity leave while I am on two weeks notice? You can, but it most likely will not go over well. It will be difficult to justify taking paternal leave 7 months after your baby was born without it looking odd (even though you may be legally entitled to do so). Top that off with your plan to resign while on paternal leave and you will ...


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At the very least get some actual first hand information beyond the faint smell of liquorice. Ask your colleague if he has a cold or something. Then at least you can decide what to do on actual information.


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The biggest issue may be healthcare. If the mother/child are depending on your healthcare though your employer you need to understand what happens when you turn-in your notice. Some end your coverage at the end of the notice period, some go to the end of the month, others could say today is your last day. You also need to understand how to new company will ...


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Should I notify my manager that a coworker has been taking a lot of cough drops over COVID-19 concerns? No. People were taking cough drops before COVID-19 and people will continue to do so in the future. There is nothing out of the ordinary of someone taking cough drops to relieve their coughing and coughing or taking cough drops does not mean that someone ...


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Generally, you don't need to provide any information about the causes of your sick leave. One big exception: You have an obligation to inform your employer if you have a highly contagious disease(like Covid-19), at least where I live.


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Transitioning from academia to industry isn't easy but can certainly be done. Your main pronblem is that you are competing with people that only have a Master's degree but already have 3-5 years of industry experience Network, network, network. You probably have attended conference, wrote and reviewed papers, particiapted in forums and discussion boards, ...


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I would never send an email to the department. I contact the line manager, and say something like: "I'm ill with x and can't make it in today." I do mention a reason, but I don't go into any detail. I don't want the entire department knowing my detailed symptoms. It's not their business. The line manager then has the responsibility to communicate ...


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In my experience, if we are talking about LinkedIn job postings, Majority of posters do not change that option and by default it is Entry Level


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"Honestly ... who the hell knows?" Just apply for the job, and good luck.


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The answer will largely depends on your company policy and local laws about employees medical conditions. As a general advice, the first step would be to check your company policy about an employee presenting symptoms of a contagious disease. You may already have this information in a general communication (in your inbox or employee web portal) but you can ...


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