I left a toxic work situation last year and was offered two identical positions. The only difference was one paid $2k more and the other matched up to 10% for the 401K. I went with the second one and I've come to regret it. I was told it was M-F and I could come in 8-4, 9-5, or 10-6. I worked there for 2 weeks and was surprised to find that once a month I was supposed to take a weekend day to be Manager on Duty. I think this should have been mentioned during the interview as I specifically asked about the days and hours.
My 401K which should have been set up and getting contributions and matching is still not. I've brought this up with HR and she contacted the regional and we both keep getting either no answer or "we're looking into it".
I took 4 days of PTO and was told to bring the company laptop and to do some work remotely as they had no one to cover me. I did the work, submitted the hours, it is easy enough to verify since my electronic signature is on the files and time stamped. They did not credit the PTO back or pay me for the hours.
Then we had a complete turnover of the local upper management and the regional is standing in until they can find replacements, he moved the mandatory 9am meeting to 8:30am and since I come in 8-4 it really didn't matter, but then he moved the 3:30pm mandatory meeting to 4:30 and told everyone that we need to be in at 8am at the latest, so we are all now working 9 hour days, but being paid for 8.
Then Friday I was informed that I am giving a presentation this Wednesday sometime between 6-8pm. I'm finding this very upsetting as they never even asked if I was available, they just scheduled it and sprung it on me with less than a week to prepare. They knew they were having this event 6 weeks ago and called it meet and greet and never mentioned an "educational presentation" until they told me Friday I was doing it.
There are other things that I find concerning too and I just don't know if it's time to say enough is enough. I moved to another state to take this job and I really wanted it to work out but everywhere I turn I'm seeing red flags (and it's not just me seeing them). I don't want to risk my professional license. I just know that if something happens they will find anyone they can to take the blame.
How do you know when it's time to walk away?
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Due to new management I’m out of a job and struggling to find a new position while still paying for the relocation. Losing confidence in my ability as I achieved my objectives and out of a job due to new management.
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Can my employer make me pay for fees related to the licenses required to do the job?
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I am being targeted for taking FMLA time.
I am being lied about and given a written warning at work that is untrue. My daughter was diagnosed with a serous medical illness and then I was diagnosed with breast cancer the next year. Therefore, I had to take two FMLA leaves in the past two years. I am still working but fear I will be unfairly terminated. I just started to see a lawyer. Has anyone ever been terminated for FMLA retaliation ? Any advice? Thank you!
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How many of you network in your down time?
I'm on LinkedIn everyday, including Saturday and Sunday.
Friday afternoon as I was being driven out of town for the weekend, I was on LinkedIn looking for jobs and sent a connection request to a lady that's hiring for a position that I'm interested in and qualified for.
She accepted it within minutes.
Thinking outside the box for the win.
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Laid off and trying to find anything.
My company sent an after hours teams meeting to say they were shutting down the office effective immediately at the beginning of the month. I have applied to many without anything in response. Almost done my degree so trying to find something in that which also aligns with what I have done in the past.