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negotiating pay when filling in for a maternity leave, bankruptcy cooties, and more

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Negotiating pay if I fill in during my manager’s maternity leave. Recently, the manager I’m working with was told by her doc to go on early maternity leave, which leaves her post open for about 6 months. I can also say goodbye to a permanent offer in that case. I will not give her the information unless I receive a job offer. Also, note that 10 or so states explicitly ban credit checks in employment.).

reading into things when you shouldn’t, an overly negative staff, and more

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To maximize your chances, be very specific about the type of work you want to do (don’t just say “a job”) and include information about your background. Be prepared for most responses to be focused on experience — you’re more likely to hear “we look for candidates with a background in X, Y, and Z” than to hear “we only hire people the CEO likes” or “we reject a lot of people for talking too much,” even if both are true.

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the person who referred me for a job was arrested, overly long bathroom breaks, and more

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We keep things pretty professional, but friendly in the office, and usually only cross paths when we come in in the morning and leave at night. A few months ago, I interviewed for a position and was later given the impression by the hiring manager that an offer would be extended shortly. I would easily pass a background check and have strong professional referrals. I am returning to the same company but a new position after a one year maternity leave.

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