• Can I call my employees doctor?

    I have an employee who has worked for me for less than one year. She broke her ankle 6 weeks ago and said that she is going to be off work for another 2 months due to physiotherapy. This employee has been on social media posting videos of her out and about in a boot, walking, caring for her animals etc. She works... show more
    I have an employee who has worked for me for less than one year. She broke her ankle 6 weeks ago and said that she is going to be off work for another 2 months due to physiotherapy. This employee has been on social media posting videos of her out and about in a boot, walking, caring for her animals etc. She works 1 day per week and is employed in a clerical role, she is the only one who does this job so for now, the job is not being done. I have asked if she could work from home and I would cover all costs related to her doing her job from home. So far she has ignored me but messaged me about her pay etc since then. I believe this employee is planning to stay on sick leave for as long as possible and then leave as she was a pretty poor employee before breaking her ankle (which she done while she was "bed ridden" on a previous sick leave). Can I call her doctor and ask if she is able to carry out her duties at home? I see no reason why she can not do her job from home, it is all clerical and does not involve any one else. Thanks
    28 answers · Law & Legal · 2 days ago
  • How do I tell a job recruiter that I will be declining a job offer because the interviewer made a homophobic remark?

    I had three job interviews last week. Company A rejected me, Company B gave me a job offer, and Company C wants to give me another interview. I already want to accept the offer from Company B without even going through with the other pending interview at Company C. The reason is because the man who interviewed... show more
    I had three job interviews last week. Company A rejected me, Company B gave me a job offer, and Company C wants to give me another interview. I already want to accept the offer from Company B without even going through with the other pending interview at Company C. The reason is because the man who interviewed me at Company C made a terrible remark towards the end of the interview. He explained to me how the environment really embraces political incorrectness (which I am okay with, to an extent...) but then he went on to ask me if I have a boyfriend (I am a male). I was completely caught off guard by this question, so I told him no I do not. After he saw that I was surprised by his question, he went on to laugh and say something along the lines of "what?! this is the reality of our society today. me personally, I hate it and don't agree with it though" The ironic part is that I am in fact gay, but I have a masculine appearance so most people don't know at first glance. The interview for me felt great up until that very moment. The recruiter however told me after the interview that he really liked me, and wants to set up a 3rd interview with their CEO. On one hand I want to bring this up to the recruiter, and maybe even to Company C's HR dept. On the other hand I just want to ignore anything from them about moving forward with another interview, accept Company B's offer, and move on with my life. What would you do in this situation?
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago
  • Old employer keeps asking me to come back?

    Okay, I'm not really sure what to do anymore. I quit my job last 2016 because I absolutely couldn't stand my boss. I used to have frequent panic attacks and just cry my eyes out in the bathroom. That's how much I hated it. Well, a few weeks ago, the guy who replaced me quit. They've been asking me... show more
    Okay, I'm not really sure what to do anymore. I quit my job last 2016 because I absolutely couldn't stand my boss. I used to have frequent panic attacks and just cry my eyes out in the bathroom. That's how much I hated it. Well, a few weeks ago, the guy who replaced me quit. They've been asking me to come back ever since. The HR and my boss have contacted me a few times and I keep telling them I couldn't at the moment (I couldn't really think of an excuse). My boss just contacted me again and she said that she would like to set up a meeting with me and the president to see if I would maybe reconsider coming back. I just don't get it. I've told them no repeatedly and I just don't know what to do. It's not like I've been outstanding at my job or anything, so I'm very confused why they want me back to begin with. I don't know what to reply to her because I really don't want to burn any bridges. I think it's time I give them a proper excuse so they would stop bothering me. Problem is, I don't know what to say. I was thinking of telling them I already have another job or I'm thinking of going back to school but I'm actually currently job hunting right now, and I'm afraid a prospective employer might contact them for references. What should I do? Please help me.
    8 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 5 hours ago
  • What does it mean when the boss says "I would prefer that you didn't"?

    What do you really do when the boss uses the words "I prefer"? He will say something like "I'm not going to say that you can't take your vacation this week, but I would prefer that you wait until next week". So far this has not been a real problem, but I've been working on... show more
    What do you really do when the boss uses the words "I prefer"? He will say something like "I'm not going to say that you can't take your vacation this week, but I would prefer that you wait until next week". So far this has not been a real problem, but I've been working on starting my own part-time sideline business and the boss from my full time job said "I would prefer that you didn't". The only real restriction on the books that my place has is I can't take a part-time job with a competitor while I'm working this job. Since the sidleline is a DJ/KJ business, it has nothing to do with my full-time job, but my boss is worried about the business interfering with my full-time job. He said I might "think" I have Saturday off and agree to DJ an event but if somebody quits or calls out, I might be required to work at the last minute and I would be expected to cancel my event and come to work, "I'm DJing a dance Saturday" is NOT an excuse. At this point, I need to make some extra money, my full-time job doesn't pay enough. I barely make it paycheck to paycheck like most everyone there. Sometimes the bank account is down to $0 before the next paycheck. There is no savings, no retirement. I had to borrow money from my parents for car repairs just so I could get to work. I really need the money from this but my boss said he would prefer that I don't do it.
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Isn't it risky to go on maternity leave and have a temporary replacement fill in your spot?

    What happens if the employer likes the replacement's work better and permanently hires him/her and gets rid of you? Now you would be out of a job.
    What happens if the employer likes the replacement's work better and permanently hires him/her and gets rid of you? Now you would be out of a job.
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 days ago
  • What are the best jobs for teenagers?

    8 answers · Technology · 22 hours ago
  • If you were working at a small company and was offered and job at a much larger company with about the same pay, would you take it?

    In my case, I was offered a job at a larger company with about the same pay. I have been at my current job for about 3 years with a 2 year gap in between because they fired me then rehired me. I'm being told I made the wrong decision because the pay is the same and I'm close with everyone there but I'm... show more
    In my case, I was offered a job at a larger company with about the same pay. I have been at my current job for about 3 years with a 2 year gap in between because they fired me then rehired me. I'm being told I made the wrong decision because the pay is the same and I'm close with everyone there but I'm thinking bigger picture by working at a larger company with more growth opportunities.Also, I need a change to get out of my comfort zone and I think this is the perfect chance to do so.
    20 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 4 days ago
  • Should I inform my supervisor of how disrespectful she was being?

    As the group leader for a department in an office setting, I got this email today from a plant manager, "I know new people are learning in your team. On the 660632 there is a checklist and the points are I4 & O4. Those are already used in the harness and there is not a checklist put in the template. It has... show more
    As the group leader for a department in an office setting, I got this email today from a plant manager, "I know new people are learning in your team. On the 660632 there is a checklist and the points are I4 & O4. Those are already used in the harness and there is not a checklist put in the template. It has Debra’s initials under *Drawn* column and Keith’s initials under *Checked* column. Will you please check to see if they would put it in the template so they can understand this and perhaps use this as a learning opportunity? Thanks! Liza” I replied while sending a copy to Debra, “I will have them fix their mistake. Thanks!” Debra later sent me that she fixed it & that she used the bottommost numbers as always. I replied to her while sending a copy to Liza and Keith, “Debra, you have to watch out. The template did not have O5 & I5 when you did this originally.” Debra replied to me, “How was I supposed to know? I was never taught how to do them!” I replied to Debra while sending a CC: to our supervisor, "Logic. If you already are using test points for something, you cannot use them for the checklist. You know this by now…” She responded to me, “No, I didn’t know or notice. BTW, I do notice that you send a copy to multiple recipients whenever you criticize someone. Everyone makes mistakes. Please refer to the HR manager’s email guidelines. You need to get over it.” Should I show our supervisor tomorrow since he took a vacation day today? Although he and I are the ones who do
    13 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 days ago
  • Can I smoke weed after I passed my drug test and got my job.?

    I work in a hospital , and I just wanna have a day or two a week to smoke , I rather smoke the weed then drink the alcohol.
    I work in a hospital , and I just wanna have a day or two a week to smoke , I rather smoke the weed then drink the alcohol.
    14 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 days ago
  • I am having new job problems. I just recently joined a new company as a Management Trainee. This is my first job 6 months after college.?

    It's at a very big organization. Since it's my first job after college, on the very first day, I got a bit nervous and it showed on my face which people were clearly able to notice and they even gave feedback about it in front of my boss. After that, things started to settle down and I even started... show more
    It's at a very big organization. Since it's my first job after college, on the very first day, I got a bit nervous and it showed on my face which people were clearly able to notice and they even gave feedback about it in front of my boss. After that, things started to settle down and I even started socializing and getting to know people around the office. But I should mention that I am not the most talkative person but I am also not rude to people. For instance, I greet everyone I meet with a smile. Now, fast forward a few weeks, I have been given a variety of tasks to work on for which I report to people on my team but not to my manager directly. It was okay initially but now it has been over a month and I still haven't been given some very high quality work. I am doing well at the smaller tasks and my boss seems happy with my progress but I don't see why she's not letting me take on the bigger tasks. For instance, she never lets me interact too much with the clients of our department or deal with them directly. She never lets me make phone calls to the top tier management. I feel that she keeps me in the shadows a bit. My relationship with my boss is okay. We do not chat a lot but whenever she asks me to do something, I submit it on time and give proper details about it. And whenever I submit something to her she praises it a lot and keeps saying good work and that she's happy with how I am working. But again she keeps me away from the spotlight a little.
    8 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago
  • Is it okay to take off one mental sick day after three months at a company?

    Hi there so I I just recently finished postgraduate school and just started working again the stove hood really intense training and I have never done a job like this before Had to learn a lot I felt completely mentally drained today and I just needed to lay down I couldn’t find the energy to just get up and type... show more
    Hi there so I I just recently finished postgraduate school and just started working again the stove hood really intense training and I have never done a job like this before Had to learn a lot I felt completely mentally drained today and I just needed to lay down I couldn’t find the energy to just get up and type today so I took off one sick day do you think they’re going to fire me because I don’t want to lose this job I did cal in and told him I was feeling sick
    9 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Low stress/stress free jobs?

    I’m a mom to 4, I’m 46 and stress is destroying me I have 2 jobs one of which I love and will never give up but I can’t make it a full time job. My 2nd job is a kindergarten teacher and I’m just ready to be done. What’s a good stress free but decent paying career I could look into?
    I’m a mom to 4, I’m 46 and stress is destroying me I have 2 jobs one of which I love and will never give up but I can’t make it a full time job. My 2nd job is a kindergarten teacher and I’m just ready to be done. What’s a good stress free but decent paying career I could look into?
    7 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago