Just under 2 months after landing my current job, COVID flipped everything upside down. We worked from home from mid March to the beginning of May. Then my employers got the PPP loan and told me they needed to reduce my salary by 25%! I didn’t know for two weeks that this wasn’t a part of the requirements of the loan and they just did this on their own. They have not given me any timeline of when my pay will return. I told them immediately that if my pay is reduced I will need to pick up extra work. So I alerted them that I would be coming in late morning after my other job. This caused a huge stink and I was basically told they will not allow this and I need to be there all day (80% of my job could be done at home...). I told them I’d try my best but I am responsible to myself and if my pay cut is temporary then so is my need to pick up extra work. Im getting mixed information bc my supervisor who has not even been in the office for 3 months says she wants me here normal hours and the owner of the business says it doesn’t matter as long as he gets a heads up. Also I work for a family so that dynamic is very strange and they all hold some power in the business that I don’t. This makes me feel uneasy about going over one persons head. Even if I wasn’t working another job I feel that it’s unfair of them to cut my salary and not allow me to work from home in exchange. They don’t even offer me benefits... I feel really torn about this bc the job would be fine if they didn’t cut my pay or at least let cut my hours in addition or let me work from home. I just don’t know if I have any say in this matter.
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I recently was laid off from my job of 7+ years.
I sort of fell into the role, and I'm not sure if it's what I want to continue doing. The issue is, it's fairly difficult to break into a new industry when all of my professional experience is in another field. I'm not even quite sure what direction I'd like to go in, but I'm really fed up with the corporate world, and would really like to explore other options. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Recently I have been in a transition in my life circumstances and I find myself looking for a 10 hr a week job.
I'm not even sure how to go about this. Any suggestions?
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I have an interview tomorrow and the place i am interviewing with wants me to fill out an "Acknowledgement of Education and Experience Verification" form that requires for me to select 1 of 2 options: 1) Yes, my current employer does know that I am interviewing and the agency's Human Resources office has my permission to verify my work, both performance and experience, with my current employer at this time OR 2) No, I do not wish to have the agency's Human Resources Office contact my present employer at this time.
If i am selected for a position and accept, I understand that my current employer will then be asked to verify my experience.
I currently work for a Temp agency and my Recruiter (contact at my agency) knows I am going to be interviewing tomorrow at the place I am interviewing at; however, the job I am on a Temporary assignment for does not know. Based on the form and options I have to choose from above, should I tell the company I am doing a Temporary assignment for that I am interviewing for the agency tomorrow? Apparently, they have to verify my work (consisting of performance and experience) with my current job. I don't want to have to worry about them telling me not to come back because they know I took off of work to interview for a job. Does anyone have any helpful advice?
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I’m a back up person
I recently started this new job back in October. I was assigned accounts and I have my own task well they had me back up person to this girl and now they are having me back up to this guy who is planning on leaving for a month. I’m still so much a newbie I haven’t at all picked up speed to do my work and cover someone else’s work. My last job did this too me as well but it was when lay offs happened. I was a back up person and got cross trained doing other task. My job ended up being a mesh of 3 different jobs no extra pay or a job title change. I’m starting to have fear it’s going to happen again. I experienced severe burn out that made me feel like I was going crazy. What can I do to prevent that from happening?
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I'm looking to make no less than $22/hr.
Should I still list that amount even if the job posting the pay is $25/hr?
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