MattR
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Offered 50% pay cut or redundancy due to coronavirus. What are my options?
48 votes

At this time of coronavirus it's valid for a company to look at alternatives to keep afloat, reduced hours is one, redundancy is another, shutting the company completely is yet another. It's ...

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Employee’s wife drunkenly berates me (employer) during office party, how to approach employee (husband)?
17 votes

I’d take a slightly different approach to a few suggestions. Firstly, I would definitely speak with the employee, however I wouldn’t book a meeting – keep it informal. If the employee knows that ...

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Is it a good deal to receive a raise to replace paid overtime?
15 votes

To answer the first one, if the company requires a lot of overtime from you then it is a very good deal for them. You could potentially work even more hours, and they then get that free. Is it a ...

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I find myself assigning blame and I don't want to
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14 votes

From your comments you knew from 11am that the work was complete, yet the PM was unavailable until 3PM, and as such could have contacted the relevant people to alert them when they were available. ...

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Can I be fired the same day that I hand in my notice?
13 votes

To answer your first question, yes you can be fired even if you have handed in your notice. Until you are no longer employed by the company they can, if they have cause, fire you whether its during ...

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How can I negotiate remote work due to my phobia
10 votes

Whilst it isn't ideal that you've taken on a role, and are now asking for adjustments, it shouldn't something that you avoid. If somebody is perfectly fine, and becomes disabled whilst employed are ...

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How to deal with co-worker who promises a lot, but does not deliver?
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9 votes

Should I have acted differently when dealing with Bob? As we only have one side of the story we don’t know what other priority that Bob had, we don’t know if he had other deadlines that took priority ...

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Reimbursing travel costs for interview over
8 votes

I guess you could ask them and see whether that would be acceptable to them, so long as everything was above board, documented and all tax information provided. It's worth remembering that they may ...

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How to tell manager that some team members should just stick to fixing small bugs?
8 votes

It's been mentioned in comments about how can you expect your Juniors to learn if you don't give them a chance, I echo that ten fold. You are gearing your company up for key-person dependencies, and ...

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Asking my current employer about the implications of leaving
6 votes

So you mentioned that your 6 months relocation re-payment clause is 6 months from when you got it, which is 5.5 months from today. You're only half a month / 6 weeks in as a new graduate, in which ...

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Is it legal/fair to have probationary period in redundancy role reapplication scenario?
5 votes

It depends what you mean, if this is a redeployment into an "alternative suitable role" then yes, it's normal and your legal right to have a trial period (this also works for the business to make sure ...

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Should I give feedback to a company on their poor job description?
3 votes

What would you gain by telling them? You won't get the role, but I guess it might keep your name in a slightly positive light should you apply for a different role. If they haven't put in a key ...

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Is this contract requiring me to repay training costs enforceable?
2 votes

You don't mention if this is on the job training, or a professional qualification / training that the company is providing to perform your role. I'll assume it's a professional set of training they ...

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Ask For Raise / Promotion Before Leaving?
2 votes

Would this potentially leave a sour taste in the mouth of previous employer? Most probably yes, plus if (for example) you go up a rank and your next employer asks how long you held that position ...

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Confidentiality broken?? Major UK employer
2 votes

You don't know for sure how the other TLs brother has been able to get this information, it could be a copy sent to him by the TL, or could have been verbally given by the TL (less likely that he ...

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I found out the "default salary" for a position is higher than the offer I accepted. Should I feel cheated?
1 votes

As others have said the company hasn't done anything unethical, and whilst it might feel unfair, that's the world of recruitment. You went in with an offer that, at the time, you felt was fair ...

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Longer than contractual notice period
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Yes you can give a longer notice period than in the contract, you can even give a shorter one. When you're leaving you can negotiate with the employer - just be prepared that they may not let you do ...

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Salary, hours no new contract?
0 votes

Firstly I'm not a lawyer, but to address the first question it isn’t legal to be paid less than the minimum wage. However, are you being paid less than minimum wage? That is a slightly more ...

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