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I have seen job postings like the following: Software Development Engineer 5 Company Name = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Company Location = Riverton https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/...

The company I work for has been acquired by another company - both are very small in size, with no more than ten employees total. It's at the point where we've all been asked to sign new contracts, ...

In Germany, if you e.g. learned of an illness of a colleague, you are not allowed to disclose this to other colleagues or even the employee. I am wondering whether something similar applies to ...

I work for an international corporation having separate companies in Europe and in USA. I am personally based in Europe. Being in contact with several US based employees, I was informed that the USA ...

I've been interviewing for a QA position with a software company. I had spoke about an (Android) app I have been making and they asked to see the source code. I told them it's not publicly available (...

update Thank you all so much! I consulted a lawyer about the contract and he said not to touch it with a flamethrower. I'll keep looking for something else! I need to quit my digital project manager ...

To contextualize better the situation, I work in a San Francisco startup of 5 employees, which is in the process of getting a series A funding round, and had a previous seed round of around 3 million $...

In a casual conversation, my colleague told me that she was upset that her job title was changed without her knowing about it. Apparently in a meeting in which she wasn't in, her boss had informed her ...

I do coding work for a US Fortune 500 company in the financial service sector. On a lark, a coworker asked if I could personally write them a program to automate some audio processing for their job (...

Context I am a salaried full-time employee at a small company where there are about 30 people. This is in western Europe. There is a high amount of employee turnover and frequently people leaving are ...

I was in Mexico working as a contract employee for a US tool company. I went to lunch with one of the workers at the plant I was contracted to work at. I locked up my back pack with my laptop phone ...

As my role ended with my company, I had unused sick hours (earned sick time). During my last days, I asked for payment of my unused sick hours, which my company provided me with. Recently they ...

I have a job offer and they sent me some documents to sign. There is no non-compete agreement but in the termination certificate annex (That I certify I returned all stuff etc) there is a line that ...

I'm a US citizen working for a top technology company in the Valley in California. Long story short, I've been working in a completely chaotic and toxic environment and am about ready to state my ...

To my knowledge, I'm in an unusual situation for my field (engineering). I am technically an employee of a Staffing Agency and working on a 9 month contract for them at a Consulting Firm, which I ...

I joined a reputed company in India, and worked there for 7 days. They did not provide me any offer/appointment/joining letter until that time. I haven't signed any document stating the notice period ...

I am a student, and I recently accepted an offer to do an internship in a foreign subsidiary of a big company A. I was due to start some time ago, and was given help (by a third actor B, a company ...

I'm Canadian, working now in the US on TN visa. Position title is Tech Lead, but in the Support Letter, it was written that I would perform responsibilities of a Computer System Analyst, so I got the ...

I work at a locally owned and operated pizza place, which is part of a larger franchise with stores all over the country owned by several different owners. The owner of my location does not let us ...

I recently ran into an interesting situation and would like some ethical feedback. Here's the situation: I was contacted by a recruiter about a position after submitting my resume to their site ...

I'm currently a student about to join a cyber security firm in their SOC department. My worry is that along with everything else I sign they may force me to sign a Non-compete agreement which probably ...

Suppose a recently terminated employee wants to show others a copy of his or her dismissal letter. For example, the reasons given in the letter might be of interest to other employees, or to ...

My husband starting feeling sick at work around 9am. His boss let him leave. He went to urgent care, and from there he was taken to the hospital. When he was admitted, the nurse let him know that she ...

I am in a bit complicated situation. I was hired back in 2016 May by the current employer. During the hiring process, I was told that I would have up to 28 vacation days proportionately increase based ...

My partner recently was offered a job at a corner store which she was delighted about - and I was too, she's been struggling to find work for months now (art graduate, lack of available art jobs). ...

I am interviewing for a business development (BD) role and I was an Electronics/Software Engineer before. The prospective employer notes that most of my recent experience is not relevant (teaching) ...

How to separate personal and professional accounts? Everyone knows it's a good practice to separate personal and professional emails, but when talking about online accounts things get murkier. I ...

I work for a small mechanical engineering company's IT department, which currently consists of my boss and me. I like my job as my boss gives me a lot of freedom and autonomy and I get to do a lot of ...

Acme Corp is currently going through a collective redundancy of more than 100 people from its research and development teams, who help design and make food produce. They are about 30 days into the 45-...

I'm in the UK and have been receiving a lot of emails these past few days about the changes brought about by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I'm currently seeking an internship and ...

I work two jobs in Ontario, Canada: a full time job during the weekdays (45 hours minus 2.5 hours for breaks) and a part time job on Saturdays. My part-time employer is demanding that I work one ...

A friend has been told that, if she is off sick, she needs to find someone to cover her shifts, and that she can't expect her manager to do that for her. She is a part-time paid employee of a ...

I am working for a company and I have signed a bond with the company for 2 years, 3 months notice period on 100 rupees stamp with 40000 compensation. From the 1st month I am getting salary very delay ...

Where I live there technically is no law requiring a person to give notice when quitting. I've never worked as a contractor before but a company made me an offer with the clause Company has the ...

I have a friend at work who was at a sales meeting overseas . We were all drinking and I think he said some lewd comments . He was fired after 15 years with the company with no warning. And they did ...

Technically, I'm asking this on behalf of my wife. She suffers from a condition called Raynaud syndrome, a medical condition where her toes, feet and sometimes fingers will turn ghostly white due to ...

I took today off, and in response my boss emailed my team with a chart and table displaying everyone's PTO taken for this month and their remaining PTO balances with the obvious motivation being to ...

I started a job in industry after a postdoctoral position in a university. A few months later, I received an email from an administrator (with whom I had issues) regarding some official paperwork. ...

I have a job offer which I think I will accept, but there is a lot of contracts that makes me hesitate. The job is a part time, entry level position that pays close to minimum wage. I would get it if ...

For background I am Detention Supervisor In a small max security detention center. This means I am not part of the hiring process but am in charge of whoever is hired. Recently our administrator ...

Many of us have been here for years. It just seems strange...as far as I know, none of us are applying for a job. She just wants it to "get to know who we are". Can she not get our information from ...

I am an undergraduate student. I recently got a part-time internship in a company in Mauritius. I started the internship 3 weeks ago but I have a concern. The company has not created any internship ...

Two months ago, our IT team received an email that a new position had been created in our department. We were informed that our positions would not be impacted. Strangely, my direct manager scheduled ...

I work for a small consulting company with no formal IT personnel. One other employee and I are the only ones who actually care about information security and network management. We both get a ton of ...

I'm seeing more and more employers requesting to sign a non-competition clause, restricting you from finding work in your given field in an entire state. Some even go as far as telling you that you ...

I work in an elementary school. Our school has portables that are not physically connected to the building, so the students must use swipe cards to enter the building and the portable bathrooms. ...

Context: In employment for a small London based software engineering company (3 employees including me) for 18 months now. No previous warnings or grievances or disciplinary procedures. I was due ...

Basically, I am from Northern Ireland, but recently (within the past month) moved to Scotland. I went to University in Scotland close to ten years ago, I lived here for about three years. I work for ...

New manager is starting in 3 months, and yet she is emailing the team from her personal email with a big long list of 60 or so questions about our current work practices. Talk about a poor ...

I live in the UK and am looking for a new job. I have been approached by a US based company who have no UK subsidiary or presence. They want to offer me a job, but in order to get paid I will likely ...

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