I was hired about 8 months ago for what seemed to be a contract-to-hire position. I was assured that it was more of a formality and everything seemed pretty positive. I told the company my concerns about leaving my permanent, full-time position for a contractor role, but was again assured that it was "just how things were done here". After 3 months I checked in with them to see what the onboarding process would be like for the permanent position. I was told due to "unforeseen circumstances" that the company was going through, it was delayed. I looked at the original contract I signed and realized that it was an "ongoing" contract with no formal end date ( my bad I should have read the fine print). But weeks seem to pass and I feel as though nothing is happening. I will get the occasional "Things are moving forward, you will be brought on soon." But here I am, with nothing still. I guess I am wondering what my next move should be? I like my job and my company, my only issue here is I feel like I am being lied to and ignored.
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A reporter at NPR reached out to Fairygodboss because they're looking for women who have recently joined or rejoined the workforce about what drew them into the job market, what some of the challenges are, and any steps their employers might be taking (or that women wish employers would take) to build a more inclusive workplace.
Anyone have relevant experience + interest in speaking with NPR? Comment or message me and I'll connect you. Thank you!
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I work for a non-profit. I am concerned about workplace bullying. I would like feedback about potential toxicity in my workplace. We have two colleagues who are named Bert and Rich. I am on good terms with both of them. They seem to be on the lower end of the social structure at work. Last year someone began to jokingly refer to them as Bert and Ernie. I was taken aback as I was a new hire. Now people are using those names more often. They are now basically referred to as Bert and Ernie in every meeting that I attend that they are not present for. I find this behavior unprofessional. Do you think referring to two colleagues behind their backs as Bert and Ernie would constitute bullying? How concerned should I be about the culture of my workplace overall?
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Has anyone ever used My Jobs Corner?
Looking for a remote job and signed up with this website. I feel like I’m getting a lot of fake job request. I’m just wondering if anyone has used this and what your thoughts are on it. Or if anyone has any good sites I can explore.
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Temp Agencies, Staffing Agencies, Headhunters, Recruiters, and All In Between
For FBG users, anyone else working with a temp or staffing agency, being placed at a job with the agency, or job seekers considering working with an agency, A Life After Layoff founder and recruiter Bryan Creeley released a new video titled:
“The Recruiter’s Job Isn’t To Help Find You [job seeker]. It’s The Other Way Around”: https://youtu.be/oBNjNqWnaAQ.
Please sincerely check it out. Mr. Creeley truthfully tells you how temp agencies and staffing firms work. Note: These agencies are not there to help you and don't care about you, the job seeker. They are there to benefit the client company since that company pays them solely for achieving and executing their staffing hiring goals and foots the bill. The agencies, in turn, are looking for people (warm bodies) to fulfill a company’s staffing needs before moving on to the next opportunity with another company. A non-profit organization I previously worked for officially admitted this truth hack in a Google review regarding the temp agencies. The temp agencies are making money off of you, the job seeker, for assignment job placements (temporary, temp-to-hire, or permanent) to fulfill a client company’s needs and obligations. They neither care about you, the job seeker, nor your career endeavors.
This video is worth checking out and is essential as some FBG users do encounter temp agencies with similar situations like the one seen here. Please do not rely on a temp agency or return to a temp agency to get a job. This concept also applies to recruiters and headhunters at all levels. They are not there to help you, the job seeker, and are using you. It’s simple as that and is the truth, and this video is from an actual recruiter who truthfully explains that.
Please share it with friends, family members, neighbors, strangers, or anyone who needs to hear this truth. Thank you, and I truly and honestly believe it will help you. Don't just take my word for it. See it and believe it for yourself. Knowledge is power. Again, thank you.
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Use of BCC
We have a DH who used BCC a lot. I know this because I will suddenly get answers on a string of emails from someone I had no idea was included in the ‘conversation’. How could I let her know that this is considered bad form? It happened yesterday and I just forwarded my answers to the person who called me (one of her supervisors). He even came in and asked me why I didn’t ‘show him this while the conversation was occurring. I explained that this DH frequently uses BCC and the downside is that everyone’s responses are not visible. This DH is NOT transparent. Everything is considered compartmentalized and on a need to know basis…even when I really need to know! Mistakes are made and communication misunderstandings occur regular because of this practice.
Any ideas on how to (or if I should) approach and let her know this practice is fairly considered impolite at best…?
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