It's no secret I've not been happy lately. My department is marginalized in the company and the team is frustrated. Over the last three years I have been trying to make serious strides to creating a better environment for them. However, the root of the frustration is external to our department and has been getting progressively worse and more toxic. The Pareto Principle applies to us as one other department is causing most of my team's consternation. We try to have conversations with them about trust, open communication, and providing feedback. Despite all the outreach efforts, it feels like high school in a suit.
I have about three months until I can start my life at a new opportunity. I wish I could tell the CEO so he can look for my replacement, but also know the company environment would be hell on earth during that time. Once upon a time I had considerable loyalty to the CEO as a mentor and a friend, and believed he was in my corner. Now I'm beginning to believe he says whatever he thinks the audience wants to hear. It also appears the adversarial department is gaslighting the leadership team about my departments' behaviors and capabilities.
In all fairness, until recently I have been able to grow as a professional. I still want the best for them. Since the drama doesn't seem likely to change, my heart tells me I don't belong there. I hope they find their stride.
My plan is to give the company five weeks' notice. As the calendar plays out, two weeks' notice falls on a week I had already planned to take vacation. Does five weeks seem fair?
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I saw how my colleagues were freaking out and then I heard about this concept. So I did what I thought was quietly quitting - I just did the minimum required of me. Then we got our monthly numbers and I was ahead of plan!
Give it a shot!
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Once someone signs an offer letter, is it generally okay to give notice to your present employer?
(Basically, it's a contract, yes?)
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Is it discrimination to let the oldest employee work all nights and weekends when a younger inexperienced person is taken into a position?
We did have fair scheduling until this person came into the group, she says she can not get a baby sitter. So another employee and myself have all the nights, except one. He gets a couple of days during the week, I sometimes get one on the weekend?
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I was looking through job postings that are in my field just to see what's out there and I'm finding an increasing number of employers requiring a master's degree and at least 5 years of experience with salaries in the 40k range...you have got to be kidding me.
This isn't so much about me but I find that offensive. A master's degree to be paid less than the national average in the US...got it. I'm also shocked because when I started in this field about 2 years ago in an entry-level position with a bachelor's degree that was the salary range with the requirements being a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience with the specific job required but other general skills related to it. I feel I got extremely lucky but I'm also wondering if you can move up salary-wise in this field with experience alone.
The way the goalposts are constantly being moved is outrageous.
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Presentation used by colleague without consent
My workplace is a small architectural firm with lesser than 30 staff.
Last year August, we had organised an internal sharing session on lessons learned from our projects. It was a very personal sharing for me as I shared about my first project (project A) since joining the firm and I had shared about lessons that were personal and impactful to me. My manager even commented on my presentation slides and rehearsed with me prior the session.
Today we organised another sharing session and we had been requested to share about reviews on our projects.
My colleague who worked with me on project A was assigned to present about her review on it. We had worked closely in other projects as well but it had not been a good experience over the past 3 years due to unfair workload distribution. After reflecting my thoughts to my manager, they will be reassigned to other projects next month onwards.
When we were assigned the presentation yesterday they asked for my presentation slides prepared for the last presentation in August (our presentation materials are always accessible in office server for reference) and I had provided to them. Somehow knowing thier intention, I had provided my slides to see what they would do. Obviously they failed to prove me wrong and used my slides for presentation today without changing anything. They did not even bother to change the date nor asked if they could use it.
Should I be flagging this to my manager? Although i had presented last year, I don't think my manager remembers as they need to oversee many things.
Appreciate your kind advice.
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I know worker's compensation laws vary from state to state, but I have a general question for anyone involved in the HR portion of WC.
We currently have a few different employees out on WC. The office loudmouth is convinced the one claim is fake, and has made comments to this effect both in the office in full earshot of employees who are not this employee's supervisor or in any supervisor capacity whatsoever. She has also made these same statements in a private message to the employee's direct supervisor and me.
However, I sent a private message to her and another employee's direct supervisor outlining this employee's work restrictions and was immediately admonished by the office loudmouth for doing so using the private message. I have all of this very well documented. If any HR peoples can give me some direction on how you would handle this, I would appreciate it.