I work for a very small company, where each of us have responsibilities in several areas at the same time. Personally, I'm involved in Contract Management, Accounting, HR, and Proposals. I'm also part of the Business Support Group, which is in charge of all corporate policies and planning.
Our CEO has adopted a very open method of communication, which is via Microsoft Teams, and requires that all work related emails have a team copied on them, and any work related chats have to be posted within a Team. Most people have gotten on board with this philosophy.
My direct supervisor, however, often doesn't copy teams on emails, or will chat privately with me instead of posting in the proper Team. Sometimes, he will call me directly instead of posting anywhere or sending an email.
I don't want to throw him under the bus, but I'm 100% behind the CEO when it comes to work related discussions becoming Team discussions, and let's face it - I don't want to end up getting my hand slapped for not sharing conversations where they're supposed to be shared.
Sometimes I'll copy a team on my reply to my supervisor, or will tell him that we need to move our chat to a team. I don't like feeling like I have to manage my own supervisor, but I don't really see where I have much choice. I do believe that he doesn't want to be seen as less than perfect or all-knowing, but showing that little bit of vulnerability would probably earn him a lot more respect from the rest of our coworkers.
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I am really struggling with getting an interview in this job market.
Feeling very defeated. I joined a company in May, then in July they had a big layoff and my role was impacted. They are kindly keeping me on until December, but I had no idea the job market would be this tough. I have applied for hundreds of jobs at this point and so far received 2 interviews. It is really weighing on me, and I am feeling overwhelmed as the clock is ticking down to my last day at this job.
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Excellent Article on How Companies Might Encourage Imposterization
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Sharepoint - for those that use Sharepoint to collaborate with your team...do you find it useful to use the feature to select a "color" for your folders?
Is there a benefit? Please share examples of how you used this feature. Thank you !!!..
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I recently asked my director if I could partake in my company’s health and wellness program.
Our policy states that all employees are encouraged to use it. It allows employees to spend upto 3 hours a week on exercise during work hours. The policy is lenient so nothing more is restricted except that we can’t extend our exercise over 1 hour per exercise event during the work week, and we must send an email to our director explaining our interest to partake.
My director encouraged me to participate in the program. I then asked my project manager who has the same director. He told me that since I already participate in a alternative work schedule (off one day every two weeks, I work 40 hrs/wk), and I work from home 95% of the time, he doesn’t want me to participate. He said that the policy was written pre-covid when employees had to go in to the office. I told him that I don’t plan to take advantage of the policy every week, or even use the max 3 hours every week. He still didn’t like it.
I was recently given an individual award for my work and I take very little vacation time. I am not a slacker. He is a project manager that feels that all my time is his time. I sit so much at work that my back hurts. I need to move around.
My project manager has changed the narrative of the policy to fit his personal feelings on the matter. It’s a good cop/bad cop situation between my director and my manager. Managers sometimes do not stand behind policy when it doesn’t benefit them. What is the best way to handle this?
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Should they be asking for my birthdate and year?
Received an error email from Onramp.io which sparked my memory that I do have a profile on the website. Reviewed profile and found that they had my birthdate and year in the profile which I probably filled out and I have not heard from them regarding job opportunities or training for over 2 years.
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Anyone been through company closing?
I've been working for a small company as a developer for about 3.5 years. We've run out of work/contracts and the owners have decided they want to retire so they are closing the company down. They let us know about 2 months ago and the closure is only a little over a month away. I've been applying all over the place with hardly any nibbles. I'm terrified that when it's all said and done I won't have anything new and therefore no income. I also don't know how to deal with the question about why I'm leaving my current position. Anyone ever been through this before? How did you handle it?