I have been out on leave from a job where I was bullied, put in a very hostile environment and the only female in my office. I went to HR with significant documentation and it turned into a nightmare. They never addressed one of the several issues I brought to them. I went to the highest level of HR where I was talked into saying “yes” I don’t want to be here anymore. She told me to put together a dollar amount and reason for the amount. I wrote out in detail what I felt was fair. She came back with basically nothing and proceeded to state in her email that she was retiring that day at 5:00. When I read her email it was already past five east coast time and I was left with nothing.
I had to just do my job and suck it up. I was a top sales rep and the only reason I believe I was treated so poorly was my office is a good old boys club.
There’s a lot more to the story however, what I am faced with today is having to most likely go back. I have a call with the local HR guy on Monday. He has never done one helpful thing during the past 3 years. I’ve been trying to find a new job however, it’s just not happening. I’m so scared to even speak to him and the thought of going back there is making all of my nightmares come true.
I’m stuck and I don’t know what to do at this point.
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Company goes live with new ERP in 3 weeks but it's not finished and no one knows how to use it
This can't be normal. We've received a handful of generic trainings, but not in our actual system, as it's still being developed.
I was told yesterday to "play around in the test system" and "get a feel for it". I'm also supposed to map out all our part numbers by then since we are getting all new numbers.
This seems like a disaster in the making.
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Rival at work.
I have a colleague who I work with collaboratively for his technical knowledge which is impressive. He has been with the company for over 12 years now, most of them in Europe. I am in Canada. He moved to Canada a year and a half ago after I had been hired as a manager in Canada. He does not report to me. He is to help me with technical knowledge only. He helps everyone with technical knowledge actually. He told me in a casual, friendly conversation he wants to be in management and moved to Canada to pursue a promotion. As he has become more comfortable in his role, he feels the need to undermine my efforts. He lies to me, he one ups me on our open TEAM board at work and scoops projects with my customers behind my back. He takes credit for my work too. He is popular because of his impressive technical knowledge and is extremely helpful to the team overall. He has kind of entrenched himself at the company as the technical expert. However, he is making my job miserable. He cannot travel outside Canada due to his visa restrictions so he feels the need to build his name and clientiele with my Canadian customers. The rest of the team are in USA and they rely on his expertise but he does not intrude on their customers and projects. He did tell me the other day he feels that my position is not needed since he does it and I should talk with upper management about my purpose. He wrote this to me in a TEAMS chat. I am at a loss as to handle him. Any advice?
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Looking for Clinical Data Analyst roles where I can grow and learn!
I was laid off in June 2023 and am looking for data analyst roles, preferably in the healthcare field. I have four years of experience as a business analyst on a healthcare product, and am looking to pivot into more back-end work with data. I have some training in SQL, Python, R, and Tableau from graduate school, although I did not use these skills at my last job, and am working on improving them through a bootcamp. Aside from the difficult job market, I have had trouble finding a company willing to take on somebody who is new to the field but absolutely willing to learn and grow.
FYI I am currently based in Northern Virginia but am open to relocating for the right job opportunity and benefits.
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How do you negotiate salary?
Would love to know your tips, input, and all the things! I've read a bunch of good advice on LinkedIn and whatnot... but I'd love to know what this community has to share! Also – how do you stay confident when talking about money? And more specifically - as a woman when a man is interviewing you. Thanks in advance ✨
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I would never dare ask a recruiter this when discussing a job opportunity, but I have a dumb question.... When you are interviewing for a "contract" position through an agency.... are you truly locked into the timeframe they state? If you find a permanent job during that time, can you quit the contract job?
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