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would it be better for me to take my manager's resignation plan or say no and wait for HR to terminate me? Do neither. Don't resign now. Don't just wait around to be terminated. Instead, work hard to find your next job first, then give your notice.


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Your manager has his own best interest at heart, not yours. So when it is about losing your job, following the manager's advice without checking it very carefully is never a good idea. Here's a possibility: Your manager doesn't like you and wants to get rid of you. All his talks with HR are just made up, and he can't lay you off at all. But if he convinces ...


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Do not resign. Take your chances. In these Covid times, employers will be more understanding even if you are terminated. Also, as others have pointed out, you may actually be able to get unemployment benefits for being terminated and not for resigning. Finally the point about good recommendation; If he is asking you to resign because of bad performance, then ...


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Usually in the United States, you are not eligible for unemployment benefits if you have resigned, but you are eligible if you were fired for poor performance. Your manager's claim that you could still claim unemployment benefits if you resign contradicts this, and you should not necessarily believe that he is right about this. Perhaps you are in a unique ...


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Your manager is at least right that resigning rather than being terminated will look better for you in the future. Jobs may ask whether you've been fired from a position in the last x years, and whether or not the manager actually gives you a "good" recommendation, he'll at least be able to confirm you left in good standing if you resign instead. ...


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It depends if you want it known or not that you have this condition. The thing with anonymous surveys is that quite often they're not anonymous at all. I've seen a person berated and later sacked for badmouthing the CEO in an 'anonymous' survey asking for feedback on the company. And been privy to the contents of others which I could easily have worked out ...


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A manager can operate a meeting any way they like within reason. Is everything getting said that needs saying? If it is its just the rudeness you are dealing with, rudeness will have a way of getting him back if he does it everywhere and all the time, so you can let him hang with his own rope. But if not everything is getting said that needs saying, you ...


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Most research posts are aimed at people who have recently graduated with a PhD. They are low paid because there is limited funding, and lots of candidates who want to do it. Supply and demand means that even highly qualified jobs can be low paid if there is an excess of candidates. These jobs are often a precursor to a long term teaching role at university. ...


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who are these jobs geared for? The real answer is only known by the ones posting such job offers, so you will have to reach out and ask them who are they intended to, or what kind of applicants they seek. Alternatively, any decent job posting should indicate the kind of applicant they seek and the skills or qualifications they expect on candidates. However, ...


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I would probably depart relatively soon, whether internally or not. I recently left an organization for somewhat similar reasons. I worked for the government in parking technology (which may or may not be important long term) for a government that cannot legally run a deficit and is facing a massive shortfall. A bunch of other very senior people also quit ...


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Let's assume that your department will not exist in half a year or a year. There are three things that can happen: You will work in a different department, you will be employed by a different company, or you will be unemployed. You should have a parallel strategy: Check for jobs elsewhere, and check for jobs in different departments of your company. Find out ...


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If I were in your position and felt otherwise happy in my current role, I would take a hard look at the available opportunities within the new organisation and consider where else I could apply my skills if my department were to close. For example, you might have some particular knowledge of a certain part of the business or domain that would make you a ...


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It's a bit of a tricky situation. Unless you are a leader, it's not really your place to "send a message". If there are more senior people, you should expect them to "stand up for themselves". If they have a problem with being spoken-over, they need to deal with it. Next time the manager does it to you, it would be appropriate for you to ...


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Can poor performance in optional activities meant for employee engagement have a negative effect on one's standing or perception at work? In most of the cases, no, because as you mentioned this is optional one and not some sort of a performance review, where the outcome is real and can be felt upon. Usually doing great in these types of events can be a plus,...


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... none of the team members I was randomly assigned with had any prior application security experience ... These sort of contests are intended as learning exercises. If you were all experts, there would be very little point in doing them. Therefore, it's expected that the teams will make mistakes, miss vulnerabilities and so on, in an environment in which ...


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Sure. He can offer his services as a contractor. He will have to sort out his own taxes in Pakistan like any self-employed person would. There may be some knock-on effects, for example in some countries banks are reluctant to accept income in non-local currencies when applying for a mortgage. Also they will need some way to get paid, ideally a US account to ...


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Can I negotiate after 90 days even though I’d be still in probationary period? You can but be prepared to at the very least hear "no" and possibly erode relations with your boss. Especially as you are still on probation you can be very easily removed from the post, very much as soon as they will find someone willing to do your job for similar ...


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As someone with an androgynous name "Ashley" I get misgendered all the time. I once got stopped boarding a business flight because my boarding pass was in the name "Miss Ashley Lastname" and I was clearly Male. I am supportive of trans rights but I dont put pronouns in my email signature to resolve my own misgendering. I include a small ...


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All the previous answers propose adding a pronoun or the gender directly in the signature. I usually read the name of the email sender directly from the sender and might not read the signature at all. My answer might not apply to the OP specific industry, but a lot of people working in sales, marketing, ... would include a photo in their signature. This ...


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