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I've just started a new job, which I'm enjoying. I recently received an email, asking all employees to choose what they would like to eat at the work Christmas party. I personally would not choose to ...

I have an injury that happened outside of work - an infected toe. I am on antibiotics. I can walk but it is very painful. The job I normally do is standing all day so I was told to move to another ...

I'm currently the System Administrator for a small manufacturer based in the UK. I've a fairly well defined role, which I am currently happy with. Recently I was asked to assist in the role of a ...

My company is going through a consultation at the moment with the possibility of redundancies. As part of this I have received a letter to say that I will be represented by the Union, even though I ...

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, ...

I'm a second year Accounting & Finance student at a university which ranks in the top 10 universities in the UK. Last year (age 18) I was arrested and given a conditional caution for possession of ...

I've just handed my notice in, and have a leaving date of the 7th Nov. There's two ways to calculate my remaining leave, in my mind, including or excluding bank holidays. Including: 25 days leave + ...

I'm not asking about this closing's origins that I understand. Rather, is doing this nowadays sane? One of my customers, who's not in the British royal family, always closes her letters with "Your ...

A couple of weeks ago, I was told my entire team was being made redundant. One member was being moved sideways into a different department, two long-term contractors had their terms terminated, ...

I've been looking at the UK Equality Act 2010 act and it says harassment is unwanted or unwelcome behaviour which is meant to or has the effect of violating your dignity. If people literally come up ...

I recently finished a summer internship in the UK. According to my contract, my dates were the 2nd of July to the 7th of September: I worked for 10 weeks. My salary was 26,000 per annum. I expected in ...

My friend is facing the following problem: Her boss left his computer open and she then looked at his screen, where the salary of a coworker at her level (who since has left the company) was ...

Context I am considering an offer I have received. It consists in a four-month internship, paid hourly, leading explicitly to a full-time position (if all goes well, obviously). Being intern prior ...

Is it possible for a multi-national company present in multiple countries to arrange a work contract in one country and have the employee work in the other or both countries? In particular, the two ...

I'm looking for some guidance, hopefully from a HR professional but any advice is appreciated; for context, this is in the UK so will be subject to our laws/guidelines. I, along with many colleagues ...

I'm asking some advice for my mother. She was hired around 2 years ago for a team leader and customer-facing role. She wanted to be employed full time, but the company did not want to pay for this. ...

I was recently hired on a 3 months contract (sort of a probation period, I successfully passed through), which is now going to be a permanent position with a new contract for me to sign. There was ...

What could be the reasons for a new employer asking about General Practitioner details when I am about to sign a permanent contract with them? Is this usual practice ? Edit They are asking for GP ...

I work in an office in the UK with about 120 staff. We all have access to the "public drive" which is a LAN for us to share work. There's also thing on there like pics from the Christmas party, etc. ...

In the UK, Chartered and Incorporated Professional Status is awarded by an accredited institution licenced by a national body (some examples licenced by the Engineering Council). Student Membership, ...

I'm currently doing an unpaid "software engineering" internship in the UK and I'm extremely disappointed. I went in with the expectation that I would be working in a team, have regular code reviews, ...

I am a contractor and it is coming to a end in a month but there are chances to getting it extended or contract to permanent. When is the best time to ask the manager? I do have deliverables, should I ...

As background, I previously worked in a development role at my current company. A new development role was created last year to solve a set of perceived issues in one of our workflows - due to my ...

I've just had a discussion with one of our accountants. The only 'in policy' method of obtaining foreign currency is to use a local ATM. Purchasing currency from an exchange is not permitted, and our ...

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 ...

I occasionally do part time delivery work for a local takeaway. They provide an amount of pay for 3 hours. However if I do a large range of deliveries in large quantities, I often find after counting ...

I recently started a new job, here's how the story went. After the interview process I was offered the job, and told what the wage offer would be. For the sake of arithmetic lets say they offered me £...

I got approached to apply for a job by a recruiter, two people that have previously worked at this company have told me that it's a terrible place to work so I was a bit hesitant but the recruiter ...

I work with a company for almost 1yr, and I signed a employment contract which says that they provide me with training and I have to pay £xx if I quit with in a certain amount of time. They said this ...

I have been working for a company for a little over 6 years. Around 18 months ago the director approached me with a proposal. He was launching a sister company to do much the same thing but in some ...

I am self employed financial adviser in the UK. My notice period ended on Friday but my employer has stated they are still holding me to my contract even though i have met the terms of the contract ...

Over the last few weeks, our manager (who has the only keys to the office) has been arriving to work for 9:25 when our business hours start at 9:30. She hasn't been late every day but it has been a ...

I'm applying for an internship at a university (I'm a student) and the form has a table asking for absences at my last job, with the number of sick days, reason and approximate date as the columns. I ...

I'm working for a software company as an intern for a year, and, as part of my contract, was granted 25 days paid holiday (excluding public holidays) upon starting. I started at the beginning of May, ...

Very briefly, In the UK, I've been asked to sign a document stating I will repay the cost of a training course if I leave the company in the year following it. Am I being unreasonable to refuse to ...

I've been working as an apprentice for the last 1 and a half years in a programming/web development role. I'm really enjoying the company that I work in and would like to continue after my ...

I work a part-time job (weekends only) in a takeaway for some extra cash (and free food). I have had years of experience (on and off) within this business and they asked me to come back. Upon arrival,...

We had an apprentice join our team in late 2017, this is the first time an apprentice has been given a rotation in the Software Development Team so it's a new concept to everyone. For the purposes of ...

To save some money, my colleague and I decided to start car sharing to and from work. Our workplace operates a flexible working policy between 7 and 7 and we often come in early and leave early to ...

I am Chinese and I am applying for graduate jobs in the UK. Is it ok to use my English name when applying for jobs?

I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend who works for a large IT company. The company has a large contract with one of their clients. Within this contract, they get a number of smaller ...

I broke my contract. I had a meeting with my boss where at the start of the meeting he intended to terminate me immediately. At the end of the meeting he decided to suspend me for two days and bring ...

I worked on a project which was advertised by a UK company as an internship after applying online. When I started this project, I quickly requested for a contract but I was given excuses as to why it ...

Background: So I work in a company where we have flexi time and our holidays are first come first serve. It's in the policy of the company. I work with 2 other developers but our manager (for obvious ...

I had an interview for a very large company. Following this interview a few of my ex-colleagues had told me they were aware of other people who had gone in for this job and some current colleagues of ...

My company is having a summer party at our corporate office which is 49.6 miles away from the office I work in. This is happening on a Friday, when I have already scheduled the Monday off because I am ...

I am a female developer that has been working at a company for two years. Last November I asked for a £3500 pay rise which I believe will put me inline for what I should be paid for my role. I was ...

first question here - despite being a frequent visitor for however many years. An internal post (Within my current workplace) was advertised which I'm very comfortable in the field - but not ...

I am based out of the UK. I received a conditional offer from a large public sector organisation for a permanent role in the beginning of July, which I accepted. The instructions on the letter state ...

I was recently given notice that I am being made redundant- basically because my employer is losing one of their main clients- and am set to finish working at the end of this week. I don't have ...

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