Currently, I have 5 years of experience in Tax and Audit. My family moved so I was thinking of changing career paths since Tax and Audit are both very tiring because of the deadlines.
Just the other day, I was informed of an opportunity at Cost Accounting. Since I have no experience, my salary would go back to entry-level.
Do you think it's okay to change my career path considering the pandemic? Or should I just stick to what I already have experience in?
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How do I negotiate for a higher salary..
Talking about money in general is something I am never comfortable doing. I never fight for myself , and I know (particularly as a woman of color) that I am often underpaid compared to most of my peers with similar qualifications. I am going to be offered a new position that will essentially be a promotion, but onto another team. I am hearing thru the grapevine what the salary is that they are going to offer me, and it is much lower than what I want and feel I have earned. I'm being encouraged by my current supervisor to accept that number like it is a great deal, simply because it is more than I am making now. I am certain that other employees who followed a similar path of moving into this role were started off at more. As a woman of color, I feel like I have to walk that fine line of not being seen/heard in a negative light. I have to watch how I approach the conversation, but I must try to gather the confidence to do so and pray that it is well received. I want to take the job but I don't want to settle. For once I want to feel like I'm being paid at the top of the salary range or near the top of the salary range for the position. I do believe that my qualifications, skillset, and tenure justify it. HELP!
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I am still angry about things happened the last months.
There was no communication at all at work. The department exists since October 2021. I started to work here December 2021. Since the beginning, there is no communication.
Pretty quick I got this position. Very good fitting.
Yet, it was almost impossible to work in a healthy environment. There is a lot of favouritism, and many different groups. All connected to each other. Not functioning employees are being protected by these groups/this favouritism.
I am introverted and HSP, and I feel this deeply. Negatively. I spoke about this several times. My direct manager agrees. Others, who need to solve it, told me I need to get to know the difference between friendship & favouritism.
I know the difference, and this is plain favouritism.
The turn-over since the start of the department is between 45-52%. Yes, you read it correctly.
Finally, I gave my 2 months notice (a few weeks ago... I felt I was pushed to it). As the position I have is a management position, I directly got a phone call (I gave my notice on a day off). In the phone call, I was told not to come back. They wanted to offer me 2 months and let me stay at home.
I didn't want this. It is easier for my to apply for new jobs while working (working keeps my mind off stress. Even when the job is stressful). So I kept coming and working. I still didn't sign the official resignation papers from the company.
Then HR wanted to talk with me. This conversation was about 1.5 hours. And during this time I was named "mental" at leat 7 times. Because I take things (not being told what changed/was adapted etc.) personal.
I was named "mental" by HR. I want to be informed about needs for my job (information which often fails). And now I am mental because I take it personally. Well, yes, when I cannot do my work correct because information failed, then it is in the end personally.
After consulting a labour lawyer, I finally took the 2 months. I was advised to do this. In the English version of the contract was something mentioned, which was not in the original language. And could have a very negative impact on me.
I am at home a few weeks now. The 2 months I should receive gross into net, was (how could it be!) not net, as said. Difference about BGN 1200 ($700). Not going to do anything against it. I tried, but the person who called me "mental" came with many excuses. Not possible to win this. But I am still very angry.
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My new manager is avoiding me
Last week it was announced that my team is going to have a new manager. The new manager had her 1-to-1s with everyone in the team except of me to discuss how their roles are going to change and just check how they feel about the change and what are their ambitions for the future. I am one of the most experienced people in the team and I have a good reputation within the business. My previous manager asked me how I feel after my 1-to-1 with the new one and I told him I haven't had one so he asked my new manager and my new manager said she has not scheduled anything because I seem to be busy for the next 1 month, which is not true - I have some meetings but I have free slots in my calendar, too and I checked there are plenty of free slots that match with her free slots, so in my opinion this is an excuse. I tried to reach out to her to ask for a 1-to-1 meeting but she did not respond to me at all. As the team is transforming I would like to discuss with her how I see my role and how can I help in this transformation being one of the most experienced people but I wonder if she is not interested or she is just planning to get rid of me (but if that is the case I can't think what might be the reason).
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I interviewed with a company where I hit it off with the hiring manager.
She said she was excited about my candidacy and passed me on to the next series of rounds. I made it to the final round. All of the interviews went well. I sent thank you notes. The hiring manager said I should hear from someone within the week. A week went by and I didn't hear anything. I saw the position reposted on Linkedin. I reached out to inquire about the status of my candidacy and so far have not received a response. It seems to me if they reposted the position then they have passed on me. I just assumed they would send the standard rejection email. I appreciate your thoughts.
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So, I work for three very controlling and erratic bosses.
Everyone is always on guard for what will happen to me next, very chaotic. I have an opportunity to potentially switch departments but I know if I go down this road, they will sabotage me. My friend who is trying to steal me wants me to give a presentation for her department so that her boss can see my skills before I apply. Problem is, how do I tell my manager or do I just do it and beg forgiveness. She will be angry when she finds out but if I ask she’ll likely say no..
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