HR Manager: “I Would Much Rather Hire Someone Who is Currently.

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Linkedin Twitter Facebook rss Home About Services & Packages Contact Recommendations Resources The Job Quest Helping You Reach Your Job Search and Career Goals HR Manager: “I Would Much Rather Hire Someone Who is Currently Unemployed&# Posted by Melissa Cooley on | June 29, 2010 | 15 Comments In looking at earlier today, I saw on the main page of the site this article that talked yet again about the discrimination that the jobless face in the job hunt.

2010 176

updates: the manager’s peeing dog, dressing like your boss, and more

Ask a Manager

Your commenters have also been very helpful in making me reflect on Christy as a person rather than her management style, and though it’s not a fun feeling, I have come to accept that it’s okay to not like her because of this. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt as much as possible, but this isn’t the mark of a good person. But my manager thought it was hilarious that I wrote to you (I told her about it), and now we laugh about our “twinning” outfits.

2019 28

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we’re supposed to share emotional baggage at meetings, managers calls to me whenever I pass his door, and more

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My supervisor has recently adopted a “baggage-drop” activity, where we all go around the room and share what is on our minds, mostly personal stuff, supposedly to clear our heads and make the meeting more productive. (I Do they really want to know what’s on my mind, what personal things are weighing heavy on me? you’re worried about a deadline) or bland personal stuff (e.g., My manager calls me into his office whenever I pass by his door.

2019 30

manager blocked internal move, salary when moving to part-time, and more

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I recently made a request at my job to move from a full-time schedule to a part-time one, due to some personal and medical issues that need more of my attention. In the meantime, she asked me to reach out to the operations manager and HR director regarding salary and benefits. Manager blocked internal move. My employer (a large company) advertised a post (to internal and external candidates) for a secondment to cover someone’s maternity leave.

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How to Resign Gracefully

The Undercover Recruiter

But no matter – you be the better person, leaving with every loose end tied up, and your head held high. You know you will cause your employer huge issues if you leave at such short notice. If you are leaving those clients for good, it’s the right thing to do by them, and by your employer who gave you the chance to build those relationships in the first place. You have got a new job! Well done.

2013 87

Organizational Turnover Paranoia: What David Ogilvy Would Do?

The HR Capitalist

As you might expect, Ogilvy had some opinions related to the management of people. Here''s his strategy: When a good man quits, his cronies wonder why, and generally suspect that he has been mistreated by management. Now - I''m on the record as HATING long, one-say email missives that someone is leaving the organization. It won''t fit in every situation, but for voluntary terms where you like the person leaving, it has power.

2015 108

Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement

Evil HR Lady

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement John Hyman has an interesting post on Bereavement Leave and FMLA. Even though FMLA doesnt require time off for Bereavement, it turns out that if a manager says so, the company has to follow through. 8/26/10), an employee sought and received FMLA leave to care for her hospitalized husband. When he died a week later, she took three days’ bereavement leave. Ask A Manager--exactly.

2010 104

Dealing with a Jealous Co-worker

Careers Done Write

Many issues can trigger jealous feelings in co-workers, such as promotions, salary differences, office location, awards, or praise from a senior manager. It is very tempting to tell all of your work friends what a jerk the jealous person is. Retaliation by down-talking the jealous person or seeking the sympathy of others is the wrong choice. This issue is between you and the jealous person. Leave everyone else out of it. Workplace jealously is common.


HR Capitalist

An Organ Donor can also be a manager or executive in your industry that''s hemorrhaging talent due to various personal issues they have or a management style has worn thin on a group of direct reports that once tolerated it. They''re the companies that are going through widespread changes in their industry, layoffs, market corrections, etc, that cause the best talent to think about leaving. Organ [???r??n] n] Donor [?do?n?r]

2013 63

Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement

Evil HR Lady

John Hyman has an interesting post on Bereavement Leave and FMLA. Even though FMLA doesn't require time off for Bereavement, it turns out that if a manager says so, the company has to follow through. 8/26/10), an employee sought and received FMLA leave to care for her hospitalized husband. When he died a week later, she took three days’ bereavement leave. In the case of a death of a spouse, a child, or a parent, I think 1-3 days bereavement leave is utterly ridiculous.

2010 144

you suck at firing people

Ask A Manager

Firing an employee s one of the hardest parts of a manager’s job … but it’s also one of the most important, because having the right people – and only the right people – on your staff will make a huge difference in how effective you are and how much you’re able to accomplish. In fact, even if you do every other part of management right (setting clear goals, delegating effectively, giving useful feedback, etc.),

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2010 100

“If I am terminated for cause, can accumulated leave time and comp time be denied me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over the course of my employment I have accumulated significant “leave time” and “comp time” that, under normal circumstances, and according to the Leave Manual would be given to me in a lump sum upon separation. However, there is a fundamental difference between “comp time” and “leave time” when that rule is applied. . Leave Time (or Vacation Time) is very different; it is not a form of wages, but rather a benefit that is not required by law.

2011 116

Are You a Tool?

The Job Quest

When applying for a position, demonstrate how you are a useful tool with your: array of direct experiences, industry/company knowledge, transferable skills sets, problem-solving examples, soft skills applications (conflict management, etc.), How To Choose a Picture for Your Personal Brand Melissa Cooley Twitter: TheJobQuest August 31st, 2010 @ 11:23 am You are too funny, Jorgen!

2010 121

I can’t seem to stop being late to meetings

Ask a Manager

At the beginning of this year and again in June, I told my manager I was burnt out due to constantly being overlooked at work, not having coworkers on my team willing to guide me and advocate for me, dealing with toxic coworkers, and also being non-binary and in the closet, which in turn has forced me to have my guard up 24/7. Most managers are still going to hold you to the core expectations of your job. So, where does that leave you?

2020 31

how can we stop people from coming to work sick?

Ask a Manager

We also offer six paid sick days, separate from vacation and personal leave.). People are far more likely to come to work sick if they don’t have a generous sick leave set-up. For example, if you have a bad cold in January, are you really going use half of your annual sick leave on it, leaving yourself only a few days for the next 11 months? was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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“Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” I have never seen a non-competition agreement provide that it is effective only the “first time I leave” the company, or, for that matter, “each time I leave the company,” either. Why Did You Leave?

2010 116

Performance Review a Problem? 16 Steps to a Robust Rebuttal

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The only perfect person. None of these can be proven, or disproven, and all are potentially either (a) made up (that is, falsified), (b) mental impressions without basis in reality, or (c) entirely capable of being based in personal animosity, discrimination or other improper motive. I always say to myself, “How could a person fail as an employee, as a leader and as a supervisor, and yet have his department achieve all of its assigned, objective criteria of success?”

2012 157

I miss my toxic old job, living with a coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

I had a high opinion of my direct manager as a person, though she often contributed unknowingly to the toxic environment at times. Is it weird that I miss working with the team and manager there, despite how toxic it was? A third person in my performance review meeting.

2020 35

sending an anonymous note to my wife’s employer, internships and equity, and more

Ask a Manager

Can I send an anonymous note to my wife’s job about her awful manager? My wife’s boss has moved on to a new role, and instead of the boss being replaced, everyone on my wife’s level now reports to the manager who her boss reported to. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 40

Time off for Exempt Employees

Evil HR Lady

As an exempt employee with an administrative definition, is sick leave deducted on 1/2 day basis, e.g., going home sick mid-day. It seems it would be standard policy to charge that time against sick leave. Also as an exempt, what allowances are in place for things such as doctor's appts or other personal appts, if you have used your personal leave days and come in late due to an appt, can that time legally be deducted from any remaining vacation benefit?

2008 100

updates: the incompetent temp, the person who lacked ambition, and more

Ask a Manager

season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. I am now leaving my current job and will be returning to my home country in August. Several interviewers mentioned how strong my cover letter had been and how they got a real sense of my personality and unique professional interests from it. I am teaching all my lessons online at the moment and really missing having a routine and seeing my students in person.

2020 25

The Day I Got Married ?, Part 2: Solemnization and Marriage

Personal Excellence Blog

More Photos… And some more photos from our personal album… Addressing our audience Gazing into our future Man and wife :) To Ken: Before I met you, I didn’t know if there was anyone out there for me After I met you, I realized that soulmates do exist, and you are my twin soul Thank you for always showering me with unconditional love, kindness, and support I look forward to spending forever with you :).

2015 73

how to adjust to a new job with extreme flexibility

Ask a Manager

Everything can be done online, so often people just leave early and work from home or sometimes just don’t come in at all. A lot of days, I find myself done with my work pretty early and would love to beat the traffic, but I wait around until the last person leaves or until a little after 5 p.m. It seems that they would be fine if I starting leaving early as long as I’m finished with my work, but I’m nervous and I’d like your opinion first.

2016 20

my boss approved a long vacation for me — but we can’t agree on the dates

Ask a Manager

When we planned this trip six months ago, I decided that I would ask for personal leave (unpaid time) and I would have to be mentally prepared for them to say no, and for me to walk away from my job at that point. My manager decided I would be the point person to develop new skills in order to support this project. When I first mentioned the desire for extended personal leave over a month ago, my manager was extremely understanding about prioritizing family, etc.

2018 21

salaried employees and missed days: when do they have to be paid?

Ask A Manager

The regulation states: “While an employer cannot make deductions from pay for absences of an exempt employee occasioned by jury duty, attendance as a witness or temporary military leave, the employer can offset any amounts received by an employee as jury fees, witness fees or military pay for a particular week against the salary due for that particular week without loss of the exemption.”. You can also apply the employee’s sick leave/PTO time if they have any.

2011 64

I lied to quit my job, how many microwaves should an office kitchen have, and more

Ask A Manager

I couldn’t come up with a solid reason to quit, so I lied and said that I was leaving town to follow my boyfriend. Do I write them off as a reference because I lied about leaving town and obviously the new jobs I am applying for are in the same town? Nice people support you in making decisions that are right for you and your career, and reasonable people know that people leave jobs all the time and it’s rarely personal. It’s five answers to five questions.

2014 61

my boss doesn’t trust my answers or my ideas — and keeps double-checking what I say with others

Ask a Manager

The person who I replaced, Fergus, wasn’t exactly a rockstar, and we’re still uncovering his legacy of mistakes or half truths. Or he might give you a BS answer that doesn’t leave you feeling any better at all. You may also like: my coworker keeps missing deadlines and it impacts my work my manager said I need more confidence — what does that mean? A reader writes: I’ve been at my job almost six months.

2019 28

are my clients hiring me to do work their companies believe they’re doing on their own?

Ask a Manager

It has happened twice (among 20ish contracts) that I find out some time after I’ve started a contract that the client is personally paying me for work for their company (where they are an employee, not founder/owner). So I don’t personally write invoices to my clients or have their payment information, which is why I don’t know I’m begin paid personally rather than through their company. He had a change of manager, and my existence somehow came out.

2019 25

when can you use someone’s first name, when to disclose salary, and more

Ask A Manager

you can start out with the person’s first name. I think a key indicator of a toxic workplace is when people leave frequently. In future job interviews I want to somehow ask “Why did the last person leave?” ” Or even better, “Why are people leaving the company?” I’d also like to request a lunch with the other members of the team, or the manager, to get a feel of the culture and the team.

2014 56

company only approves new hires once a year, “use it or lose it” vacation policies, and more

Ask A Manager

California prohibits “use it or lose it policies”; all vacation days must roll over and be paid out when an employee leaves, although employers can put a cap on the total amount of vacation time you can have accrued at any given time. If an employee leaves then we’re expected to fill that gap with work done by other people until the next “hiring cycle” rolls around and we can put in a request to get a req approved to replace that person.

2013 54

sharing resumes with coworkers, should I have to plan a going-away party for my cubicle mate, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m in the midst of the hiring process for the first time in my role as a manager, and the wonderful woman whose position we’re filling (due to retirement) mentioned that she’d be curious to see who’s applying. There’s no expectation that only the hiring manager will see the resume. Without a pre-designated person who organizes these things, who is responsible in an office to organize a good bye for our coworker?

2014 59

why should employers care about my long commute?

Ask a Manager

I’ve spoken to a recruiter and interviewed with one hiring manager, and both of them have brought up concerns about my commute length. I’ve assured them both that I would definitely look into relocating if I got the job (which is true) but now the recruiter wants me to interview for a new position in the same company with a different hiring manager – only the hiring manager is dragging his feet on interviewing me, because of concerns about my commute.

2015 30

my coworkers keep pressuring me to take vacation — but I need to save up time for a chronic illness

Ask a Manager

Unlike at my previous jobs, sick leave and vacation don’t accrue separately here – there’s just one bank of paid personal leave. As a chronically ill person who has had to miss a lot of work over the past few years (I’m currently in slightly better health, but I will inevitably get sick again), it seems foolish for me to miss a lot of work for something other than “can’t get out of bed.” ” You may also like: how much sick leave is reasonable to use?

2016 22

boss won’t let me be friends with a client, employees leaving work early, and more

Ask A Manager

Employees are telling me they’re leaving early, rather than asking. I have two employees who I supervise who leave work at least half an hour early almost once a week or two. Last week, one of the asked if she could leave two hours early to catch a flight on a Friday to be away for the weekend. That said, there certainly are jobs where these rules make more sense, such as public-facing jobs where someone else would need to cover for a person leaving early.).

2013 58

offering prayers to a coworker, employee falsely accused of attending a white supremacist march, and more

Ask a Manager

Recently, “Jane,” someone from another department (not the one I manage) requested bereavement leave to attend a family member’s funeral in another state. As Sarah’s manager, what should I be doing to make this situation right? Jacaranda has been very clear: she does NOT want a party to mark her retirement, and if she gets wind of any party planning, she will call out sick or leave early to avoid the festivities. It’s also a favor to the hiring manager.

I’m not my boyfriend’s keeper, employee is openly job searching from work, and more

Ask a Manager

I am the team lead of a two-person admin team for a sales department. I am the supervisor of the second person, but not her manager; however, most critiques are expected to flow through me first unless there is a serious problem. The second person spends most of her time in our reception area (answering phones, greeting visitors, etc.) It can be slow, so my manager is very flexible about internet usage. How can I reconcile my view of management with my boss’s?

2015 27

my interviewers didn’t hang up the phone after my interview, my boss can’t move past a mistake I made, and more

Ask a Manager

It is worth reflecting on whether there might have been something in your manner that a reasonable person could have misinterpreted, and maybe seek feedback from someone whose judgment you trust and who you know will be candid with you. But otherwise, sometimes hiring managers just get it wrong, especially when all they have to go on is a 20-minute Skype conversation. My manager can’t move past a mistake I made. My manager told me about it, and I was mortified at my mistake.

2018 27

wee answer Wednesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I just moved to a new city, and an expert in my field offered to introduce me to several directors and managers via email since I’m looking for a job. Would it be weird to ask a manager in my company how I could make myself a strong candidate to work for her? Would it be weird to reach out to the manager in charge of hiring for that department and ask what kinds of things I could do that would make me a good candidate if trainer positions open up?

2012 54

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Everything can be done online, so often people just leave early and work from home or sometimes just don’t come in at all. A lot of days, I find myself done with my work pretty early and would love to beat the traffic, but I wait around until the last person leaves or until a little after 5 p.m. It seems that they would be fine if I starting leaving early as long as I’m finished with my work but I’m nervous and I’d like your opinion first.

2012 54

using unlimited time off to work a second job, a sexist conference organizer, and more

Ask a Manager

” The policy was explained to me like this: just tell your manager when you want to be out, and as long as your work is getting done, you can take as much time off as you like. It seems to me that the impact is no different than if I was leaving early to get my own kid from preschool, taking a day off to get my car fixed, or spending a week traveling with my partner — all of which are normal and even encouraged. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

2018 27

my boss fired me but will probably change his mind, fringe hobbies on resumes, and more

Ask A Manager

This is happening to me and I am prepared to leave, but I have a feeling he may “allow me to stay” at last minute. I’m not sure from your letter whether this is a firing for cause or a layoff for business reasons, or why you think your manager will change his mind in a few weeks, but I’d think that you’d need to decide whether staying is something you’re interested in doing. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions.

2013 56

correcting coworkers who use the wrong words, negative coworker is stressing me out, and more

Ask a Manager

Plus, I think it can negatively impact a person’s professional persona, however subtly. I have a colleague, a counterpart on my team, who went through a very tough time and ended up taking personal leave. She remains on leave; it has been almost a year now. I have had quite a stressful year in part due to her absence, and now I am not sure how to communicate with her, my manager (who asks me about her frequently) and the HR team about this.

2017 24