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Director forcing an all day meeting on a holiday

Canceling your vacation and throwing away not only your money but time with your family is setting a bad precedent. Don't do it. Your organization has a schedule. A new director scheduled a meeting ...
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Director forcing an all day meeting on a holiday

This would be no different than if you worked Monday through Friday, and someone new planned a meeting on a Saturday. It's your scheduled day off. The planned vacation is just incidental. Decline ...
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Director forcing an all day meeting on a holiday

Not communicating is a bad precedent. Why are you (and your supervisor) walking on eggshells? It sounds like you've had reason to quit well before this silly meeting. Do you not have a line of ...
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Company has no work for me, responsible bosses disappeared, how to defend myself?

I'll talk a bit about your options if you stay with the company in a minute. But first things first: Your best course of action is to find a better job. Starting now. I will explain that some options ...
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Employer has no projects, I am looking for new jobs to prevent firing, how to say why do I want to switch?

Some good suggestions, but let's assume that you are applying in the same or similar industry and that the interviewer perhaps knows of your current companies situation: "I'm looking for an ...
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Director forcing an all day meeting on a holiday

However I feel like putting up with this is setting a bad precedent. I really don't want to work under someone like this and started polishing my resume last night... Am I jumping to conclusions? If ...
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Employer has no projects, I am looking for new jobs to prevent firing, how to say why do I want to switch?

Don't badmouth your current employer. Focus on positive reasons you want to join the new company. Anything like I'm looking for new challenges like <<something about the role>> I'm ...
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Company has no work for me, responsible bosses disappeared, how to defend myself?

I don't know much about the German workplace, but what I do know tells me that nvoigt is giving you correct and useful advice. I wrote this alternative answer only to cover something he hasn't ...
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Employer has no projects, I am looking for new jobs to prevent firing, how to say why do I want to switch?

As always, tell the truth... but not necessarily the whole truth. I'm not finding my current work very challenging I'm looking to expand my skills in [whatever new employer uses] [Current employer] ...
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Director forcing an all day meeting on a holiday

The only way I can interpret this question is that you are asking how to word the email? What about Dear Director Smith, Say, regarding the meeting on the 13th, the 13th is not a workday for me. (If ...
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Company has no work for me, responsible bosses disappeared, how to defend myself?

Caveat: All of the following is assuming you have a healthy, open relationship with your boss. This advice may not be applicable in some cases. Your boss asked you to stop job searching elsewhere and ...
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Company has no work for me, responsible bosses disappeared, how to defend myself?

Things are black and white from what you mentioned. It's highly likely that you are fired. At most you may get some kind of compensation as per the rule of the land. Stop everything in hand and start ...
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