TL;DR: What things did you do (or wish you'd done) to prepare when leaving a job? (I'm thinking along the lines of metrics, saving work samples, etc., but open to all types of advice.)
Background: I'm in an extremely toxic work environment and the pandemic has only made things worse. My department is chronically under-resourced and following layoffs in March, which reduced our dept's staff more than 50%, the workload has become unbearable. The emotional drain of working at the company has reached a point where I'm seriously depressed: no longer making progress in my ongoing job search, not socializing, stopped exercising, etc. Even with strict boundaries on work time, the days are extremely draining between the high volume of work and the persnickety personalities. I've known for some time that this isn't the role or industry for me and it's becoming undeniable that I need to cut and run to save myself.
Question: In preparing to leave, what should I be saving, making a record of, thinking about? What types of work samples do you keep? How many samples do you keep? Did you start making a list of references with a list of anecdotes they could speak?
Note: Saving info / work samples isn't against my company's policies. My company has a system for providing work samples to departing employees. My work doesn't involve sensitive information.
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I made a small error at work.
No harm was done. I placed a message that a patient needed blood work on the wrong chart. This was questioned by my manager. Upon reviewing the chart, I realized my error and the patient never had the blood work done.
I am concerned this could become a written warning. If it is a written warning I plan to request it be a teachable moment instead of a warning since no harm was done. Any other advice on how to handle this?
My manager who spoke to me about this issue has made two huge mistakes that I am aware of. If this becomes a written warning should I question if her errors were also written warnings?
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Can I even negotiate pay at this point?
I entered into an interview process after knowing their comp range which was below what I desired. When they asked if the salary range would work for me, I said it was below my desired range but am interested in learning more. I thought perhaps learning the total comp package would make it better but it didn't. For reference, this is a very large private university, not a small business. After learning more about the role, it's clear that the responsibilities are way higher than the title calls for (I'm very confident of this). This role title would be a "step down" for me but the responsibilities match, or perhaps exceed, my current role.
It's a new role they created and frankly, I'm not sure they know exactly what they want/need. I honestly don't know how many folks would do that job with those responsibilities for that price. It seems like an easy "PASS" and move on but I met the whole team and they are so wonderful.
Here I am at the job offer; can I even negotiate a higher salary considering they told me salary is $XYZ - $XYZ? If so... how? What the heck do I say? This people-pleasing gal is stumped.
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An employee's spouse has previously fought and kicked cancer's butt. Unfortunately, it has returned for the 3rd time. I'd love to hear some ways on how to offer support to this family through an employer, aside from a meal train. Thanks in advance!
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a relocated for a job in July, everything was going well. I started to really love my job for the first time and was going over and beyond. Covering managers shifts day and night and more.. never gotten a written up or anything. They fired me without any reasons all they said was you’re not the right fit for us we will have to part ways. I told them they had me relocate for this job and now you want to tell me I’m not the right fit.
I had to break my lease to my apartment and move with my parents. But I am so traumatized. I don’t think I ever would like to work another 9-5
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Salary request question…
I recently interviewed with a medium-sized medical center for a position as a Practice Manager in NC. The job entails managing three physician’s offices in three different physical locations. Since I don’t have any experience in the medical field but I do have managerial experience, how would I come up with a salary $ amount? This is the first time in my 20+ years of working that I’ve been asked to do this. Help pls!