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my intern’s academic credit was revoked, boss keeps emailing on maternity leave, and more

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I just found out that one of my unpaid interns is not going to get academic credit for the 100+ hours he worked for us this semester. And you should definitely make sure the intern knows you will bend over backwards to be a reference, etc. My boss keeps emailing from maternity leave. However, she’s recently been sending work emails out and messaging us on Skype a fair bit from her maternity leave. It’s five answers to five questions.

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. 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. Is it normal for people to take extra weeks on top of 12 weeks of maternity leave?

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I keep getting work questions while I’m on maternity leave, telling new job about a counter-offer, and more

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I keep getting work questions while I’m on maternity leave. I’ve seen a couple of questions on your blog addressing answering questions after leaving a position. I am currently on maternity leave and arranged with my employer that after a few months, I will be working part-time from home with a flexible schedule on only one piece of my previous job. If she’s emailing you at your work address, stop checking that; you’re on leave.).

boss wants us to use personal social media for marketing, we can only take one week of vacation at a time, and more

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Boss wants us to use our personal social media for marketing. The director has asked us all to put our business card as our WhatsApp status and to otherwise use our social media to promote the company and gain clients. And a lot of us are just quietly not doing that. It’s okay for an employer to say, “If you think someone in your personal network could use our services, here’s info you can use to pitch us” — and then leave it up to you.

2020 52

my boss’s family comes to work with her, will employers care that I drop my G’s, and more

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My boss’s family members are volunteering in our department. The office environment is definitely casual, and I have socialized with Boss on occasion outside of work, (we are close in age) but having her mom in meetings with outside consultants cheerfully introducing herself as “[Boss]’s mom and secretary” is a little embarrassing. It’s true that dropping g’s is generally considered a less polished way of speaking (in most areas of the U.S.),

2017 47

From Finance to Bags

Career Shifters

I often thought about leaving, but the only opportunities I could see were doing the same thing at another company." I was Global Technology Learning Manager, managing a team of 26 people based in the UK, US, India, Japan and Hong Kong. Yes, definitely.

2016 196

updates: the coworker who lashes out, the dunce caps, and more

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My boss offered me paid sick leave to deal with all the accumulated work stress. It’s been a bit over a year since I wrote in in a panic about a request I had made to meet my family dog along with my husband on a work trip, and I know everyone loves updates so I thought I’d write in. I definitely learned a lot from your advice, and the readers comments. We’ve decided to relocate closer to family and I will be leaving this job after the baby is born.

2020 49

when customers speak to each other in a foreign language that I understand, my boss asked me to vent to her, and more

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She explained that she knows that I am not a venter but that my coworker (there are two of us who do the same job but on different days) vented to her, and she shared one of my coworker’s vents that was about me. It had to do with differences in the way each of us was trained. My boss was not employed with the company at the time that we were being trained but does know the person who trained us. It’s definitely a red flag if the answer to that is no.

2016 57

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


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. 5) Friends & family – classic. And you send it by U.S. For example, mothers don’t always return from maternity leave.

List of things I hate #3 | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Maternity leave It’s not that I don’t like the topic. Take paid maternity leave no matter what. So even if you quit when maternity leave is over, take paid leave. The US makes women earn maternity leave. Talking about it is part of the process of letting other people know us as well. I can't leave work to do something I want to do, while still getting paid, while you, on maternity leave can. [ie.

2010 66

55 Hidden Job Finding Tips WITHOUT Using Social Media


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. 4) Friends & family – classic. And you send it by U.S.

how to thank a new boss who’s been super understanding of a hard time in my life

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I work for a major finance firm in the U.S. that has a generous sick/leave policy to begin with. We have no family in the state, nobody flew in because we didn’t know the severity or contagious-ness of his condition for several days, and it was just me to take care of him and drive two hours each day to be at the hospital. I had coworkers bring dinner to our house, continuously ask if they could do anything for us (bring groceries?

2018 49

my boss thinks a board member kept the money from a baby gift collection

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I recently had a baby and I’ve been out on maternity leave. She told me that at the first meeting they had while I was out on leave, they decided to send me a baby gift and took up a collection. I definitely don’t think you should send a thank-you note for a gift you never received. A reader writes: I have a weird etiquette problem. I’ve been at a nonprofit for over eight years in a position that works very closely with our advisory board.

2016 61

How To Inadvertently Sabotage Your Job Search

Career Realism

Several decades ago, clear employment laws were put in place in the U.S. This is such a key position though, I would hate for whoever we hire to go out on maternity leave because we wouldn’t have anyone to fill that role. Could you be sabotaging your job search ?

2013 83

updates: the pregnancy paranoia, the helicopter aunt and uncle, and more

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My boss is paranoid I’m going to get pregnant and leave. Before I had a chance to approach my boss about this, she actually announced she was leaving to take a new job. I’m also encouraged by the number of young mothers at my new organization and the amount of support for women on maternity leave. I feel good knowing that it will be received professionally when we do decide to start a family.

2017 49

employee got pregnant to avoid working on Christmas, did I burn a bridge with a former manager, and more

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During this time of year, she tries to make the schedule as fair as possible to accommodate people’s travel, time with family etc. This new baby arrived a few days before Thanksgiving, and she’ll probably return from maternity leave around the same time next year. My friend thinks she should speak to this employee when she returns from maternity leave. I think she should leave it alone. Giving employees a family card.

2016 40

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

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One way to do it: The next time it happens, you could jump in and say, “I don’t think any of us can speak for our entire generation, but I’m interested in hearing Jane’s take as just herself.”. 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). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 44

my team is flipping out over a thank-you lunch, my new job told me they hired someone else instead, and more

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Jane also told me that they were hiring for this position because the employee who normally filled it was out on maternity leave, and they did not know when/if she was coming back. Jane apologized again and said they wouldn’t be needing me after all, so the only thing I could do was leave. My fiancé thinks it would be weird to have coworkers there since I’ve never hung out with them outside of work (they’re all older than me, with families).

2018 64

someone took credit for my work, new coworker dresses much more nicely than me, and more

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of us have been in situations where it felt too late to speak up and then we felt ridiculous afterwards for not correcting a wrote impression. My partner and I haven’t told our families yet and plan to do so around the holidays so we can do it in person. I’d like to tell the executive director and my boss as soon as possible so we can plan the capital campaign around my maternity leave. Definitely not. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2016 59

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

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Starting a few days after I sent my first letter, I privately asked Jane and Fergus to leave me out of the situation. Jane told me she was trying to go back to her family. I am very happy the rest of us were not dragged into what would have been an uncomfortable (and probably ineffective) mediation session. Here are updates from five people whose letters were answered here in the past. My coworker is pregnant with my boss’s baby.

2017 48

Employee Engagement and Anthropology: A Dialogue with Jasmine Gartner

David Zinger

David Zinger: Could you tell us a little bit about your background, and anthropology and engagement, how do those two things fit together? [00:42]. Jasmine Gartner: Absolutely, yeah, that’s definitely true; it’s got to have a good culture. [03:09].

2012 80

Shifting the balance of power. (Mainstream media stinks.

Penelope Trunk

She calls the school to get the kids ready to leave early. I call the Farmer to offer him one last chance to go with us. More than feeling compelled to justify myself to your audience, I feel compelled to protect my schedule and my family from your intrusive calls and seemingly random deadlines. I think your Guardian article was excellent but beyond that I'd leave the mainstream media well alone on this issue. Sadly the nutjobs will always be with us.

2009 65

terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I guess I’m hoping that employers will view my gap as a maternity leave (which is what it would have been had we not moved) and they will view that more favorably than extended unemployment, but maybe that is the wrong way to look at it.

2011 70

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. Generally you accrue a certain amount per pay period, which means that after working half a year, you’d have accrued half of your annual leave (five days). And just leave it off your resume.

2011 70

short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions

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Now I’m back at the same organization in a different department getting ready to take over for someone going on maternity leave. You know you’re leaving; you owe it to them to share that information with them. what should I say/ask as I leave my internship?

2011 71