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CEO is crossing professional-personal boundaries in their requests to me
22 votes

Being asked to do things outside your job description occasionally isn't an uncommon or unreasonable thing. It happens a lot. I couldn't begin to tell you how many times I've been asked to do things ...

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How to provide feedback about an unprofessional manager during the exit interview?
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21 votes

I went through something similar in my last role, as did the entire team of designers that eventually left within a few weeks/months after I did due to the manager of the team. You are right. It is ...

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Two recruiters have contacted me about the same position. One suggests the other is unreliable. How do I handle this?
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15 votes

"The first one asked me to confirm that I'm not in contact with anyone else regarding the same company" I've heard this before, it seems a little forward to ask, it is just them scoping out the ...

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Requesting a person applies to my company by using their current work email?
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15 votes

Effectively trying to poach them using your work email through theirs is a no no. There could be severe consequences for this person. A few other methods in which you could try: Use your own ...

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Should I use my appraisal to vent?
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8 votes

Venting is never really a good idea. It doesnt really achieve much, if anything and may come across as you just moaning. With the sheer amount of things you have, thats alot of things to talk at the ...

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Best way to give notice to boss if I haven't signed the contract but boss is going on holidays imminently
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8 votes

I would sign the contract before anything else as when you sign its legally binding so should anything go wrong they cant retract the offer, then tell him how ever you can, I have actually had this ...

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Negotiating Salary Increase while Furloughed
5 votes

To be quite frank, there is a good chance that this won't end well for you. Your best option would be to wait until Covid and furlough is over. You’re on furlough which means the company are ...

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Is it normal to have daily 1:1 meetings with your boss?
4 votes

Coming from the same industry (but as a designer) I have had something similar. I had 3 daily stand ups, 1 bi-weekly team meeting, a weekly 1-1 with my manager and I was asked by my manager to write ...

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Senior asking out for coffee on weekend and running out of options to decline it politely
4 votes

The girl is personally not interested in going out with the manager... This is the main thing that matters from those 4 options. A polite decline the should suffice at this point in time. Given that ...

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Applying directly on employer website after rejecting recruiter offer for similar position
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3 votes

Its worth mentioning that you have done nothing wrong. You have rejected a role because it doesnt suit your needs or requirements. You then have applied for a job that does. The fact that it is ...

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How to sync small design changes in the design team?
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3 votes

We have a proper design system & central design repository to keep everything in sync. Your design library is great and is proper practice but doesn't indicate changes made, you need a system ...

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Freelance co-worker not doing anything at all
3 votes

Beat her with professionalism. Some things that will solve the issue while equally calling her out, if youre not doing them already: Document everything you're doing. Make sure you are making your ...

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New project is making me want to quit
3 votes

Having worked for a web dev agency I know exactly what you mean and had to learn quickly after having this exact same issue. Being asked for estimates by account managers and then haggled down on them....

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Am I eligible to be placed on furlough after resigning?
2 votes

Its my understanding that if the company where to apply for the UK government furlough scheme you are required to be a full time employee for them to get the grants, employees that have been let go or ...

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What is the difference between being "fired" vs "let go"?
2 votes

In the UK they are pretty different: Fired: refers to disciplinary, personal or poor performance issues and as a result the business have made the decision to dismiss the individual from their role ...

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If I’m offered a job, can I postpone the start date due to Covid19 concerns?
1 votes

You can ask, it doesn't hurt to ask. But prepare for the answer. Either it will be Yes and they will put it on hold for the time being and wait for you. But there are risks with this like they may ...

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First employee engagement survey - should I address that my pay is not enough?
1 votes

Firstly, the fact that your company does these types of surveys is great, they seem to be tying to better themselves using the results of it, which is their purpose. Its not in your interest to not be ...

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What to do about an intern constantly disturbing work-flow and bothering?
1 votes

He is young, probably has little or no office work experience so as the other answer suggests it is up to you and your colleagues to show him what is OK and what isn't in the work place, that is after ...

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Job change after 6 months
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I don’t see an issue as long as you provide a good answer when you are asked and it’s likely you will be. If asked be honest to the interviewer about why and that should be fine. You also have the ...

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Extremely rude follow-up email from CEO
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"Stop these reminders, (Myself). You are on my list. I am very busy." Is where things should have stopped, reminders and the CEO with the audacious responses. The CEO made explicitly clear here that ...

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