Company/firm exaggerating its size, not what they claim to be?
Hi everyone - I just interviewed with the CEO/Director of an immigration law firm. The CEO said some pretty impressive things: ex. that the firm is the largest in the state next to a really well known national firm; that their lawyers handle 100 files/clients each; and do 30 - 40 visa lodgements each a month; that their lawyers have the best, world-class support staff and resources, etc.
He also mentioned that his firm already has an office in my city, but the recruiter told me that they do not yet have an office here. He also said that the role would be full time and onsite but again the recruiter told me that the work would be remote since they do not yet have an office here. Also, he explained that he wants his firm to eventually be a law firm, which means they're not yet a legally incorporated practice.
I called the lawyers admission office / law society in his state and they told me that the CEO did have a practice certificate but that was in 2016 and he doesn't currently have one.
I tried searching for more information on his firmn online just to familiarise myself more with the firm but couldn't get much information outside of their website. Their website does not actually list the lawyers on their legal team, or any one for that matter. It says they have offices all over the country.
I checked the CEO's LinkedIn profile and it's extremely brief, quite incompete actually. Doesn't even have a profile photo or full name on his profile page. Graduated in 2011 then worked in a big law firm for 2 years before starting this current firm.
Finally, I looked up the firm's reviews on GlaassDoor and there are just 2 reviews on there - both extremely negative aginst the firm (like, "avoid at all costs").
Are there any red flags I should be seeing here? Is it common for companies/firms to exaggerate their size, status, etc? If I get another interview, should I ask these questions? I emailed the recruiter to tactfully and discretely ask more details about the firm.
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I’m so miserable at my current job, really hoping I’ll get this job I’m interviewing for.
Every single day I’m miserable at my current job. The company is toxic, Im overworked and my talents are underutilized. I wanted to quit so bad right away (within the first month) and Im now here for 7 months and it eats me up inside daily. Im taking a month long medical leave soon (this job has also made me physically ill and worsened all the health problems I have). But I can’t afford to just permanently quit. I’ve been looking for other jobs and finally got referred by a friend for this job that sounds so ideal for me. My friend/previous co-worker is the hiring manager for this role as well. I just finished the 2nd interview and hopefully going to the 3rd and final one. I’m so scared I won’t get this job as I really need it.
Any tips on how to stop thinking about this job and how to not get so invested?
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I recently left a full time job where I lasted for a month due to my mental health and feeling that I wasn't a right fit.
Just a back story. I used to work in a warehouse for a season (got laid off because holiday was over). I worked as a barista for 1+ years, and in between, left because of management. In between, I landed a second job (library assisting, current), except it's only an on-call. I'm currently relying on this job to cover my finances.
In the meantime, I've decided to make a full career switch in Design. I've been learning design on/off for almost two years. Took a bootcamp last fall. And now I've finished my website and ready to send out applications, such as my resume.
Will my job history hurt my chances of getting another job? I'm 24 going on 25 this year.
I'm also discouraged from the fact that I have passions I want to pursue full time, but I also wished that I could stop following my passions and enjoy my life.
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Update on my situation:
Corporate HR is now involved, she has taken my statement and received the spreadsheets with the information she asked for pertaining to the overtime payments.
She has made the comments that she hopes upper management will terminate him. Because there has been other write ups and complaints about him. But she still
needs to get his statement before it goes to upper management.
Last night I received the bonus figures that he wants to pay. Of the allotted pool of 222K he wants to pay himself 100K, the other males a total of 81K and the females a total of 41K. He is obvious, that he is paying based on his personal feelings.
When I was hired my offer letter stated that I would be eligible for a bonus based on a 10% pool of profit before taxes. The pool would consist of managerial employees only. Now he is including hourly employees, which has never been
Can this been done without something in writing notifying the managerial employees that hourly employees with all be included in the pool?
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How do you handle office bullying?
I just got promoted to a new department but that department unfortunately has a manager that allows people who vape to vape in the meeting rooms and on the production floor which are closed and tight spaces. I am a nonsmoker with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and undergoing cancer biologics treatment so in short, despite the setback of chronic illness, I still try my best to work hard and be productive and show everyone that I am ABLE. It is not allowed on our employee manual and it is a terminable offense to smoke (even with e-cigarettes) in the office premise but since we work on grave yard shift, EHS is not avaliable to look around. I told my manager about it and she said she is not aware that vaping is bad and that she thought it was good for everyone. I developed Pneumonia and Bronchial Asthma due to it and I already filed a legal complaint to our HR. Because of speaking up, I am now bullied by my vaper colleagues. It is already becoming very toxic but I am holding on until I find a new job. I am currently actively searching for one. What I do at work now is clock in on time, work with my headset and music on so I do not hear their hurtful words against me for speaking up, clock out after doing the job properly, then go home. Has anyone of you experienced anything related to this? How did you handle the retaliation?
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But I look alot younger. I am looking forward to a Zoom interview. But how do I handle my years of schooling on my resume and the years I have worked. I think ageism is affecting my not getting interviews. If I lie and put down a younger year that I was born, can it be found out?