I have a question about when applying to positions and the employer send assessment evaluation tests by email and requests you complete them. I have 15 years of accounting experience and in the process of testing for the Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) certification. I also have earned a MBA. So I am confused why employers are requesting that I do assessment evaluation tests to be considered for higher positions. Why are some of your opinions on this issue? Thank you in advance for your insight!
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I work in sales as an independent contractor.
I don’t know how to feel about the maternity package we are provided.
We have access to additional compensation to support us in keeping our teams up and running while we are out, but none of our bonus
thresholds are prorated for our time out. On one hand it’s great that they provided anything, on the other hand my income is potentially impacted for the next year.
Does anyone else work as an independent contractor and if so, what are you provided with?
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Why are we, as women, harder on other women than men?
Throughout my career, I EXPECTED men to give me a hard time and push me around - I was a woman in a historically "man's" field and I battled my fair share of sexism throughout my career. I was passed over for roles and watched them given to men far less experienced, skilled and personable. I was called emotional, bitchy and even told I lacked "gravitas" because I was caring, friendly and engaging with my team. One person even told me I "smiled too much to be taken seriously." I expected that kind of treatment from men and I succeeded without their support. But tell me, why are we, as women, so hard on other women, sometimes even harder than men? We pick apart the superficial - looks, clothes, makeup but also the professional - attitudes, skills, experience - in a callous and extreme way. Even in his safe space, sometimes, we are rough on a person even just asking for advice. In your opinion, and this is why I'm asking, why do YOU think we do this? Societal indoctrination? Overcompensation? Or something else? (P.S. - I'm asking for engagement, I'm not in a bad place and need advice - anymore! LOL. I'm about 15 years past it. I just truly would love to hear your thoughts.)
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If you have a DAW complaint in work and i am off with stress for 6 months.
Can i retire and still have my grievance heard.
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I've become completely uninterested in my job
Bit of a long one so bear with me. I've worked for this organisation for 14 years and the whole time this place has been infamous for workplace bullying; in 2014 it was ranked top in the sector for it. Despite many staff feeding back about it over the years, absolutely nothing has changed aside from a marked increase in what's called Wellbeing Washing; lots of posters and corporate slogans about respect and kindness. However senior management still continue to employ and promote people with demonstrable track records in constructive dismissal, bullying and abuse. It's reached a point now where you have two camps; one camp who come here, are appalled by people's conduct and immediately leave, and the other (my camp) who have just become kind of numb to it all (thanks, Sertraline).
The problem is I work in a part of the country where roles paying what I'm on are incredibly thin on the ground and it'll be at least a couple of years before I could conceivably work elsewhere for less money (I have family caring responsibilities so relocation is off the table at the moment).
We recently restructured and I've been put into a role that pays more than I've ever made before and it's a new role which is (or should be) quite exciting as it means I can kind of make of it what I want. However after 14 years of endless abuse, politics and toxicity I just don't mentally have the drive to care. I have no loyalty to this place any more, I take no pride in the work I do because this is a place that rewards politicians and not hard work.
I need to work out a way I can muster up the energy and motivation for a couple of years to do this job and then I can leave and never, ever come back. How do you regain your mojo after 14 years of endless abuse and being made to feel meaningless? It might be a new job but I still report up to the same scumbags who've made this place hell for so many good people.
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I was recently fired from my job.
I received a request to interview via Zoom with a company I had applied to in March. The interview was quick (20 minutes) and although it went smoothly I wasn’t sure what my chances were. They have since requested an in-person 2nd interview and I’m not sure what to say about no longer being employed. Advice?
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