I'm digging through some old jobs while I settle into a new one and I'm trying to get better at recognizing bad fits vs good fits.
February 11,2022 at 10:25PM UTC
I remember previously working in a job that had a "no mistakes" policy that stated one mistake was a fireable offense. Typos in emails were considered fireable. I was transitioning from medicine into the private sector and this was 100%, not a medical job, think online sales and courses where literally any mistake doesn't matter. I found that intensely weird, especially after working in emergency medicine where mistakes were literally fatal.
Is a "no mistakes" policy a red flag?
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I interviewed with a company where I hit it off with the hiring manager.
She said she was excited about my candidacy and passed me on to the next series of rounds. I made it to the final round. All of the interviews went well. I sent thank you notes. The hiring manager said I should hear from someone within the week. A week went by and I didn't hear anything. I saw the position reposted on Linkedin. I reached out to inquire about the status of my candidacy and so far have not received a response. It seems to me if they reposted the position then they have passed on me. I just assumed they would send the standard rejection email. I appreciate your thoughts.
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So, I work for three very controlling and erratic bosses.
Everyone is always on guard for what will happen to me next, very chaotic. I have an opportunity to potentially switch departments but I know if I go down this road, they will sabotage me. My friend who is trying to steal me wants me to give a presentation for her department so that her boss can see my skills before I apply. Problem is, how do I tell my manager or do I just do it and beg forgiveness. She will be angry when she finds out but if I ask she’ll likely say no..
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My company just offered a voluntary transition program for individuals in my group(over 1,000 people) an option to voluntarily separate with a lucrative payout if you started with the firm/group prior to January 1, 2022.
I know many people who started in December 2021 so they qualify by a few weeks and I started mid January so I don’t qualify by a few weeks. How is this legal ? They should have offered this voluntary package to all of us, right ?
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I have a wonderful coworker (Supervisor) that I have worked with for 2 years.
She is a hard worker, never calls in and always goes above and beyond to get the job done. She has amazing performance reviews and has never had an issue with management or other employees.
Our company requires a background check before an employee can start. Apparently our old General Manager did not process her background check and just allowed her to start. She had a run in with the law in 2011 and was convicted in 2018. Once she was allowed to work she assumed the company didn't care about the conviction. There was not a question asking "have you ever been convicted of a felony", so she did not falsify any information. She turned her paperwork in like she was supposed to.
Fast-forward to the current day.... the company realized that her background was never processed and she is now awaiting the results. Her fear is that the background check could cause her to lose her job.
Isn't it the companies responsibility to make sure all of the employees background checks are processed? Should the burden fall back on the employee? ANY advice for her would be helpful.
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