I got chastised for taking initiative, coworker secretly plans to quit after maternity leave, and more

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I know my coworker secretly plans to quit after her maternity leave. We have a temp coming in to transition her work during her leave from June to October. I think taking months of maternity leave pay and benefits, knowing you are going to quit shortly thereafter (within 2 months), is robbery and a truly bad thing to do. That said, even if you told HR, they can’t deny her the ability to use her leave, so her plan will go forward anyway.

my boss hasn’t returned from maternity leave, watching what I say around a coworker with financial worries, and more

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My boss hasn’t returned from maternity leave. I started my job at a small nonprofit about seven months ago. When I was brought on, I knew that my new manager would be leaving for maternity leave about four months in to my new position. But I figured when she got back from leave we would pick up where we left off. Her maternity leave has been over for almost three weeks now and she still isn’t back to work full-time.

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Baby On Board! How To Job Search While Pregnant

Career Realism

How To Job Search While Pregnant. Job searching for two? As a pregnant job seeker, you’re likely experiencing a myriad of emotions – excitement, happiness, fear, and stress. Taking on a job search while pregnant can be a challenge. Fortunately, we’ve got some great tips that will make your job search a little easier: Related: 5 Tips For Job Searching While Pregnant. Quality of Insurance/Benefits.

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5 Tips For Job Searching While You’re Pregnant

Career Realism

Bringing a baby into the world is a wonderful thing, but some fear that it will hold them back in their job search. Before you start looking for a new job, check out these quick tips for job searching while you’re pregnant: 1. Before you start your job search, you need to consider what obligations you will have for your new baby, job search, and potential new job. Pay Attention To The Benefits. Job Search Strategy

2013 87

Ace Your Next Job Interview

Career Alley

When it comes to feeling nervous during a one-on-one conversation, interviewing for a new job ranks up there with going out on a first date. Part of the reason you might feel nervous during job interviews is the fact that you generally don’t know what to expect during the interviews. Learn how to identify interview traps and you can make the job interviews more relaxing and economically rewarding. It’s no different when you go on a job interview. jobs by.

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Starting to Work? You Need to Know Your Rights

Career Alley

If you have a child under the age of five, whether biological or adopted, then you are entitled to parental leave. This is not the same as maternity or paternity leave, but it is an entitlement that employees enjoy which allows them to take unpaid time off in order to care for their child. As a mother-to-be you are entitled to statutory maternity leave of one year. However, you have to qualify as an employee to benefit from this. Good luck in your search.

2012 207

Interview Traps to Identify and Avoid

Career Alley

Ace Your Next Job Interview. When it comes to feeling nervous during a one-on-one conversation, interviewing for a new job ranks up there with going out on a first date. Part of the reason you might feel nervous during job interviews is the fact that you generally don’t know what to expect during the interviews. Learn how to identify interview traps and you can make the job interviews more relaxing and economically rewarding. Good luck in your search.

2012 227

7 Things Dads Should Ask About Before Taking The Job

Career Realism

So you’re looking for a job, any job. If you want to avoid at least some of the stress of combining work and family obligations, set up a time with the human resources office before taking the job. Based on my research interviewing fathers about how they balance work and family , here are some important benefits that will help you achieve some kind of balance: 1. Paid Paternity Leave. Family Health Benefits. Job Search career homepage ticker

2013 87

6 Tips For Working Women With Families

Career Realism

As an employee, you can’t force your boss to give you a promotion , more benefits, a raise, and so on. Having been on the hiring end of business, I have often considered potential for pregnancy (and maternity leave), sick children (time off from work and productivity), work interruptions (spouses, schools, sick children). Any woman looking for work, or looking to change jobs should consider the following: 1. How To Balance Grad School And Work A Full-Time Job.

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Top 4 Tech Companies People Will Kill To Work For

Career Realism

Other perks are seriously impressive and beneficial, such as five months of maternity leave and salary benefits to your spouse/partner for life if you die. You probably would not be surprised at many of the benefits at Google, based in Mountain View, CA. Five months of maternity leave at full pay. This telecommunications company is based in San Diego, and routinely earns high marks for job satisfaction, flexibility and meaningfulness.

5 Quick Questions to Review Your Job Interview Progress

JobMob

Make sure you’re getting the most out of your job interviews. With that being the case, what can you as a job seeker do to better enhance your chances of getting that coveted job interview? While some decisions you make in the job hunting process are rather obvious, some can go unnoticed or forgotten, leaving you out of the loop when it comes to getting another job interview, putting you one step closer to potentially locking up suitable employment once again.

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

HireCentrix

Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. Compensaton and Benefits. Justice Department Sues Nation’s Largest Mortgage Insurance Provider for Discrimination Against Women on Paid Maternity Leave. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleges that MGIC required women on paid maternity leave to return to work before the company would insure their mortgages. Recruiting / HR Jobs.

???? 61 Hidden Job Market Secrets Without Using Social Media

JobMob

What if your next job was hiding right in front of you? Quick poll: what is the hidden job market? So many jobs are never advertised anywhere, completely unpublished. Those are the hidden jobs. Recently, the hidden job market definition has expanded to also include jobs that are poorly advertised in places where they’re not likely to be seen. The #1 reason to aim for a hidden job. So where are the hidden jobs? Share this: a very hidden job.

updates: the boss’s baby, the stress exaggerator, and more

VRScout

I was genuinely really confused, freaked out and I was worried about my job. Starting a few days after I sent my first letter, I privately asked Jane and Fergus to leave me out of the situation. At this point, I was job searching because I felt like I just needed to get out of there. I went and reported it to HR to get job security and because I only saw this escalating further. I don’t have a new job yet, but for the time being, I’m financially secure.

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55 Hidden Job Finding Tips WITHOUT Using Social Media

JobMob

What if your next job was hiding right in front of you? Hidden jobs defined. Many jobs are never advertised anywhere. Those are the hidden jobs. Recently, the definition of hidden or “unpublicized jobs&# has expanded to also include jobs that are poorly advertised in places where they’re not likely to be seen. The #1 reason to aim for a hidden job. So where are the hidden jobs? 55 tips to find hidden and unpublicized jobs.

coworker is obsessed with my video set-up, how important are cover letters in IT, and more

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Because we’re relocating, my husband is searching for a new position in the IT field (front end user assistance and server management). I have issues with wanting to micromanage things, so I’ve been trying to be as hands-off (but supportive) as possible during his job search, though sometimes we get into small disagreements about his process. And he could explain that we’re relocating, clarifying why he’s searching in the first place.).

2020 27

manager ordered me to get along with a coworker, handling work when a family member is on trial, and more

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He put me on something else for the rest of the day, but as I was leaving informed me i could “deal with it or quit.” The way you describe the conflict, it sounds two-sided — in which case it’s not unreasonable for your boss to tell you to find a way to get along if you want to stay in your job. But my gut is telling me, they’ll be like the people who’ve already turned their backs on me and brush me off as someone incapable of the job at hand.

2013 56

my boss is showing off his new $900,000 house, my weakness is my temper, and more

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This is understandably salt in the wound, but I’d focus more on whether you’re happy in the location you live in and happy with your job despite the changes in management. Should I leave out the frustration bit and just focus on my other weakness during those questions? Legally they shouldn’t do it — under the Americans with Disabilities Act, any inquiry about an employee’s heath or medical condition must be “job-related and consistent with business necessity.”

2020 28

when a sick employee is spotted around town, how long should salary negotiation take, and more

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Proposing going part-time after maternity leave. I will be returning from maternity leave next month, at which time I would prefer to work part-time (25 hours a week instead of 40). I received a job offer for a software developer position. At my existing job, I make a lower base salary, but they add 10% of my base to my retirement account monthly without any contribution on my part.).

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I have a former boss who recruited me for a job from my profile on LinkedIn. (I He even offered friends of mine opportunities to report to me on my team — without asking me — many of who would not be qualified for the job. I stayed with his company for 6 months before leaving (for a great new role). How to follow up with a contact now that I’m job-searching. I’ll be finishing a master’s in August and have started job hunting now.

2013 55

my coworker gets angry when we chew, peer interviews, and more

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You might also point out that “no one eats around the person” isn’t one of the accommodations that the Misophonia Institute or the Job Accommodation Network suggest workplaces use.). Recently, a few of my colleagues resigned, and she gave all of them unsolicited advice and opinion on their decisions to leave. After each of them had left, Bianca started asking everyone why so-and-so would even consider leaving when the benefits are so good. (To

2019 26

intern laughs inappropriately, risqué bookmarks on my computer, and more

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It doesn’t mean she’s not — but there’s enough room to give her the benefit of the doubt that I don’t think you need to worry about it any further. Should I ask future job interviewers what their response was to coronavirus? I think the response could speak volumes about company culture, existing or planned infrastructure, and job security. Do I have to say no to a job offer because I’m newly pregnant? Do I have to say no to a possible job offer because of this?

2020 31

my boss won’t let me manage my staff, my old company plagiarized my resume, and more

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After years of this, I’m starting to look for other jobs. And yes, when you leave, you should tell her that the driving force behind your departure was her tying your hands and refusing to let you deal with performance problems — or at least you should tell her that if the relationship will allow you to say it without burning the bridge and losing the reference. Either your staff member is at work enough to get the job done or he isn’t.

2015 31

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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He says that this is “job hunting 101 stuff.” Please remind your boyfriend that job-searching is a two-way street ; you’re contemplating a business relationship with them, not prostrating yourself at their feet in the hope that they will bestow their favors on you. ” Keep in mind, by the way, that not all federal jobs are impacted, only some, and plenty of hiring is continuing to go on.

2013 51

update: should I care about my employer when figuring out when to have a baby?

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In hindsight, my question really came down to two issues: first, being transparent about my plans for leaving in the midst of some staffing changes/professional development plans and second, being concerned about my reputation if the timing ended up working out so that I had a baby during our busy season and/or at the end of my time there (and was out of the office on FMLA right before quitting).

cooking fish at work, unusually long layoffs, and more

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I love my job and my team, but the building as a whole tends to have a “sissies will be shot on site” attitude. Or you could just not get in touch with the birth info; they’ll know you’re out for maternity leave, but there’s no requirement that you alert them once the baby arrives. We were all notified on the same day but as our job duties varied, our end dates were staggered. I’m not sure if there is any benefit for me with this arrangement.

2019 24

my coworker told a customer I didn’t want to do part of my job, I haven’t received my legally mandated backpay, and more

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Applying for a job with a company that shares office space with my current employer. The salary would be a 50% increase plus health benefits and 401k (which we don’t have). If you end up in the other job, it shouldn’t be terribly awkward, as long as your boss isn’t someone who takes resignations personally. My coworker told a customer I didn’t want to do part of my job. Should I just leave it alone? I’d start applying for jobs now.

2014 54

a coworker threw away my shoes, I no-showed for an interview and now want a second chance, and more

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I didn’t get the job, but my interviewer keeps endorsing me on LinkedIn. Last fall I interviewed for an amazing job for a large, reputable company. I know it’s a benefit to me to have recommendations of skills and proficiencies but I think it’s a bit strange. I think it would be weird to reach out to him about it – maybe I should take it as a positive that he’s keeping me in the back of his mind for a possible job in the future (who knows!).

2015 30

getting a friend fired, employer is controlling workers’ LinkedIn accounts, and more

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My husband is unsatisfied at his job for too many reasons to name here and I’ve been encouraging him to give LinkedIn a try to reconnect with former colleagues and assist him in his job search. His concern is that if it doesn’t come to his email account (or even if it does), it might be a red flag that he is job searching. I have been unemployed (or on extended maternity leave) for four years. I left my previous job four years ago.

2015 31

my coworker closed her trunk on my arm and didn’t apologize, hiring family, and more

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I work as a runner for a law firm, so a good portion of my job involves making deliveries and such. It did hurt a lot, and while I’m not the kind of person to whine over every little scratch (hence why I just ignored it until our job was complete) an apology would have been nice. I am job searching. Many jobs ask me to apply with my “desired salary” (which at least is better than salary history). It’s five answers to five questions.

2018 25

asking junior staff to speak for their generation, doing well in panel interviews, and more

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The company I work for would benefit from providing flyers to the organizer of the race because we’re having a similar fundraiser this fall (when I will be out on maternity leave). Can I talk with my husband’s boss about how his job is affecting his health? He called me today almost crying from work because he is so stressed out at his job. A few months ago, I applied for a job and thanks to your amazing resume and cover letter advice, I got an interview.

2019 22

asking for a chance to process things before responding, taking a two-month vacation at a new job, and more

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Taking a two-month vacation my first year on a job. I’m fresh out of college (though I started late and am now 30) and an important thing I wasn’t able to do before now was really in-depth travel (due to either school or low-paying temp jobs between semesters). The only problem is: now that I’m done with school, I’m excited to start looking for career opportunities and have found my ideal job is hiring. It’s five answers to five questions.

2018 28

how to start an email, turning down an offer that a friend helped me get, and more

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But more importantly, being a person with drive comes with benefits that far outweigh this annoying side effect: You’re going to end up with a great reputation for getting s**t done, and that pays off in all kinds of ways. Turning down a job offer after my friend helped connect me. I have a job offer from Company A, largely due to my connection with my good friend. You’re in no way obligated to take the job just because your friend went to bat for you.

2015 32

short answer Saturday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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It was my first job out of college and I was feeling really tied down and restless and wanted to try a new environment, so I switched from a consulting firm to working in an internal corporate role. I’m basically miserable at my new job. I liked my old job better and feel like I had a little quarter-life crisis and case of the grass is greener. I left a temp job about 6 months ago. When I told them I was leaving, they offered me a giant raise, which I declined.

2013 54

is employee taking too much sick leave, I keep getting surprise raises, and more

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Is my employee taking too much sick leave? I’m a relatively new manager and I’m struggling a little with how to handle one of my employee’s use of sick leave. At least once in the past nine months, she’s blown completely through her accrued sick leave. If she has the sick leave to take, it’s not really fair to tell her that she can’t take it. I enjoy my job a lot, but the pay is well under market value. Worst of luck in your job search.”.

2016 20

terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Someone getting superior ratings who’s been turned down 12-15 times by his own employer — he’s either applying for the wrong jobs or something else is going on. If they do not want to hire me at a different rate I would accept that, but I would like to keep my job while I search for others. Is your job description changing? The reason for my gap: I left my previous job at the end of June last year. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

2011 54

BNET Column: Forget the job hunt. Have a baby instead. | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog BNET Column: Forget the job hunt. Posted to: Job Hunt | Women September 7th, 2010 Del.icio.us This is the most up-to-date career advice you’re going to get for dealing with a down-in-the-dumps job market. There are very few available jobs that require a graduate degree. The hardest thing to do in adult life is (in this order): raise kids, stay married, and hunt for a job.

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is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Reply Slaten January 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm Unless you’re getting complaints from non-smokers I say leave well enough alone. At one office, we jokingly called it Positive Peer Pressure – if we could get them to avoid smoking during the day so many days out of the month, our manager allowed us all to leave a little early one Friday a month. That’s just so wrong; and of course even after they moved on to other jobs they couldn’t kick the nicotine habit.

2011 72

mother bought me plane tickets without asking me if I could get.

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Our tickets have been purchased and I am scheduled to leave in two months. I am scared of my boss on a good day and terrified I will lose my job for asking for this much time off so early in my employment. But I’m going to take a guess here that you’re relatively young and she isn’t yet used to the fact that you now have a real job, where you can’t just take off two weeks without working it out with your boss in advance. Does she quit the next job too?

2011 54

short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions

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I suspect that they have no idea what they hoped to accomplish with it, or how it would help them evaluate you for the job, and instead they’re just throwing out random questions because they don’t really know how to interview. Asking for comp time I just started a new job two weeks ago! The problem is that I have significantly less time off than what I had been getting at my old job and it’s not negotiable at this point. Should I bother pursuing this job?

2011 54