I started a new job with a hybrid schedule a few months ago. On the week I started, everyone in my department except me moved to a new office space, and I was given an office in their old office suite at a different site.
My boss makes a point of being at the same site as me once a week to make himself available to people from other teams who may also need him. We have our weekly 1:1s in person on these days.
Most of the time, I'm working in a vacuum, crunching data that others don't have the time to use, which is excellent, but other than sending files back and forth, there isn't a lot of interaction.
Last week, I finally emailed my boss and asked if he thought spending a day or an afternoon in the office he's generally in with the rest of my department would make sense. He agreed it was a good idea and told me that. He added that he would prefer if I picked a day when he was also in that office (and not one of his remote days because we're on different remote days), so I picked a day that worked for us both. But I have to admit that I'm still a little skeptical that bringing my laptop to another office is going to all of a sudden result in a tidal wave of communication as I've spent time in that office before, and it mostly translated into me working alone on my laptop in the conference room instead of my office.
But even still, I feel a little forgotten about. I'm here for a few weeks, and I asked another senior leader at my site about getting an ID card, and he was horrified that I didn't have one but then took steps to rectify that immediately. And like little things that seem to keep happening.
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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.
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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.
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