it’s your Friday good news

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The very week the company put pay back to normal, I was part of a layoff in my department that took out 1/3 of us. I got to the # 2 choice for 2 different jobs within my first month of the layoff, which really boosted my confidence and let me know I was on the right path.

2021 30

it’s your Friday good news

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I’m hopeful to stay here quite some time before I move on again! When COVID hit, the company committed to NO layoffs in 2020 and moved everyone 100% remote. This post, it’s your Friday good news , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

2021 35
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start-up founder with no work experience, my boss says I killed the business, and more

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Quitting right after getting a promotion to “senior” The company I work for froze all promotions and merit increases in 2020. During that year, a lot of coworkers in my department quit, and I have been picking up their work and responsibilities.

2021 35

my old boss is now my peer, asking for a pay increase for working from home, and more

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In 2020, my workplace had a restructure and layoffs due to the pandemic. Based on everything you’ve shared, I don’t think it will make her uncomfortable, and it might be quite meaningful to her.

2021 32

do I need to tell my employer I’ve been vaccinated, interviews that don’t include higher-ups, and more

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Several former coworkers and friends reached out to me after a big round of layoffs, and I was happy to help them with resumes, referrals to my current company, pep talks, etc.

2021 31

my boss is being catfished, can I ask to be laid off instead of a coworker, and more

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But “she often takes my asking questions or sharing opinions as a direct challenge to her authority” indicates it could go quite badly, and there’s professional risk to you in telling her something she’s highly likely to find embarrassing even though you’d be acting in her interests.

2021 32

is this resume writer shady, telling my boss I’m sober, and more

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However, the rest of the hiring team didn’t share my sentiments and were actually quite positive about him. During the time I was gone, it was an official layoff. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is this resume writer’s price worth it?

2021 34

updates: the borrowed laptop, the constant FaceTiming, and more

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We had been working from home since March (much like many other offices), and in late summer, the company owners announced that they are committed to letting us work from home at least until the beginning of 2021. It’s “where are you now?”

2020 36

it’s your Friday good news

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That 2 years would have been up at the beginning of 2021. And now I do, thought we aren’t quite back in the office yet. In my case, I could talk about how COVID-related closures affected OldJob’s revenues to the point of causing layoffs.

2020 33

it’s your Friday good news

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By the time the offer was made, I was 8 months pregnant and becoming quite nervous about the situation as the timing all around was far from ideal, and even considered pulling out at the last stage, citing a general “it’s not a good time” reason. The job will be remote for the near future due to COVID-19, so my family will have some time to tie up loose ends and move sometime in spring/summer 2021. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2020 23