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Academic Job Dilemma: My PI screwing me over?

I have a staff position in academic research. I received a verbal job offer two and a half weeks ago for a higher position in a different lab, and I gave notice to my current PI (my boss) immediately. I haven't gotten the official job offer yet, and I think my PI might cause me to lose the offer... Also, I'm kind of just freaked out in general and need some fresh eyes. Am I freaking over nothing, or is trouble brewing here? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on May 11, 2014 - 14 answers

What's my Job Title?

Currently, I'm the "Office Manager" for a large, family-run restaurant that employes 170+ people. I am in charge of Design (internal/external, web, print, etc - this is actually what I have my degree in), limited PR (we have an external firm that I liaise with, I do all social media and PR asset management), Bookkeeping/Payroll/Accounts Payable, Limited HR (onboarding new employees, helping to create and maintain training materials, but no hiring/firing/discipline), IT/Tech Support, Project Management, Answering Phones/Reservations, etc etc... oh, and managing the actual office, too (ordering supplies, filing, printing menus, fixing the copier, what-have-you). I need a better job title. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2014 - 9 answers

Job application, not sure what to do.

For job applications, what should I do about a few months long job where I was terminated after being moved between projects? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2013 - 7 answers

Me--planning to quit job. Work--planning grant funded projects for me.

[For folks that work in the non-profit sector] I feel at a loss for what to do. I work for a non-profit that I have been planning to leave for some time. I am taking the GRE this month, applying to schools and even applying for school-compatible part time jobs. At the same time, my non-profit is trying to pull itself out of a budget hole by applying for a multitude of grants. Most of the deliverables are things that I am supposed to deliver and the only other person left to deliver would be my immediate supervisor. I like my supervisor and don't know how she would even get all the work done if I left. My work would not be easily transferred to a new hire. I feel overcome with guilt as each new grant proposal goes out the door because I'm not planning on being around to do this work. I know it would be really dumb to say that before I have an offer in hand for school or a new job. What is the right thing to do? Should I let them build their plans around me when I'm not sure I'll be around? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Help me get a job I know I'm good at!

Why do I keep failing entry level job assessments, when I know I can do the job? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Sep 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Job misery and baby

My "glamorous" job just got worse and I have a baby now. Good time to quit? [more inside]
posted by i_love_squirrels on Jul 20, 2013 - 23 answers

It's interview question day. Here's mine.

I have an interview in a few weeks for a Project Administrator post. But a question about prioritising work has stumped me before. Can you help me be better prepared this time? [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Jun 26, 2013 - 5 answers

sent wrong copy of my resume

I applied to this job online by sending my resume, and after I was contacted by the HR lady, I told her that I had an updated version of my resume and so I sent it to her. A few days later, I then realized that I actually sent a wrong copy of my resume, which leaves off some of my education. It also erroneously outlined a job function that I did not actually do. The reason why it is wrong is because I didn't know how to word it precisely at first, but after a second draft (the correct version) I came up with a better description of what I did. So, do you guys think it will be fine if I email her the correct version of my resume and explain that I inadvertently sent her the wrong version? Or will it look bad? The interview is already set up by the way. Thanks.
posted by pieceofcake on Jun 15, 2013 - 7 answers

My employer stole my money?

How to pursue check theft with my employer [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Dec 13, 2012 - 28 answers

Looking for new job whilst in training.

[Job-filter] How do I add a job to my resume that is both a contractor job, and more importantly, I haven't finished training at? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Nov 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Canadian job sites

What are the largest Canadian job-search/job-posting aggregation sites these days? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Nov 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Surprised With Being Let Go, Networking/Job Search 101 plz?

I was let go from my job last week - it was kind of a surprise, but I'm bouncing back and I was looking to leave the company anyway, so I'm not too broken up about that. I am not thrilled about the prospect of job hunting while unemployed (would have preferred to have landed a new job first) and am trying to get a handle on my next steps. I have some Networking 101-type questions that I need help with, as well as some questions about how best to frame what happened at the last job to recruiters/prospective new leads/interviewers, and how to best avoid ever being in this same situation ever again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Paging HR, HR pick up Line 1.

Is it okay to call ahead to get details about a job posting before I submit a resume? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Dec 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Fighting for salary re-negotiations

I've been learning new skills at my company that are far outside of my current job description. I've long ago realized that there's going to be a need for someone to take on these responsibilities beyond the one person we have now. And the time seems to be approaching! Please help me work through this and nail the salary re-negotiations. [more inside]
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Nov 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Should my resume note that video game credits are not trustworthy?

job hunt / resume question (creative/tech positions). I worked in the video game industry, and am applying for positions outside that industry. Should I include in my resume a note that video game credits are often inaccurate and checking them does not substitute for contacting an employer if seeking confirmation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 - 7 answers

HR wants my salary info

Tell them my salary or politely decline? On Friday, I learned about a job opportunity though an ex-colleague who would be my new boss. This person told me they're eager to fill the position and asked what salary I'm looking for. I ducked the salary question and, at their urging, applied online yesterday. Today I get a one-sentence email from an HR rep asking my current salary. I know salary negotiation has been covered on AskMeFi before, but I haven't seen this particular variation. No interview has happened. Doesn't salary talk usually happen later on? I have no idea how much this position pays, benefits, etc.; it could be better or worse than my current gig. The prospective position is grant-funded with a City agency. (Side question: are grant-funded positions risky?)
posted by timnyc on Jun 13, 2011 - 32 answers

When is it necessary to write a cover letter?

When is it necessary to write a cover letter? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Apr 25, 2011 - 16 answers

I need software to handle my company's job vacancies

What software does your company use to handle your company's vacancy listings online? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Mar 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Is this job a good deal?

I'm very far down the road in an interview process for an internal position. I have some doubts. Help me decide if they are rational or fear based. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Looking for career website benchmark reports

Where can I find benchmark reports and general best practices about company career websites? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Nov 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Does two weeks notice include time spent on jury duty?

If a person gives two weeks notice at a job, but those two weeks include potential jury duty, should you extend the two weeks notice to, say, three? Or is two weeks sufficient, since the employer still gets the full two weeks to find a replacement, whether I'm there or not?
posted by AONeal79 on Jul 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Best resources for recruiting smart people?

What are the best forums for recruiting a specific type of prospective employee*? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Apr 27, 2010 - 7 answers

How should I send my job application via email?

I am applying for a job advertised on a company website. The career page says to send resumes to an HR email address (HR@company.com). The page also has the name and email of the HR specialist (JohnDoe@company.com). Should I address my letter to the HR specialist even though I am not emailing him directly? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Feb 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I pre-emptively contact HR at a job I applied for?

I applied for a very competitive position and made all of the preliminary cuts. I received an email that I'm being considered for a position in really awesome unit, and will be contacted if they want to interview me. They will make their decision on monday at the latest. Should I contact them? I really, really want this job! [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Dec 30, 2009 - 17 answers

Online career change exercises wanted

Are there any websites or online resources for people considering a career change? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Just call me Forgetful Jones.

I missed the date to continue my state health insurance. Now my only option is to pay for the super-high-end one until 2011. Do I have any chance of fixing this? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Nov 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me get this job!

I have an interview for a Dialer Admin II position at a huge collections outfit in four hours. Although I have about 10 years of collections call center experience and have worked extensively ON a dialer, I've never actually done any Dialer Admin-type work. What can I say or do to help me get this job? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 answers

If you were having dinner with any historical person of your choosing...What color would the tablecloth be?

What are the most interesting or unusual questions you've ever been asked at a job interview? [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Aug 25, 2009 - 85 answers

How long do you need to consider an employment offer (in the US)?

What timeframe do you need to consider and respond to an employment offer (in the US)? [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Jul 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Include mentions to race on a resume?

Is it okay to indicate race in a resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2009 - 36 answers

Should I go work for one company (1-2 month) while waiting for another company's offer?

Should I accept the offer from company "A", knowing full well that I would go work for company "B" in 1-2 month? I'm sure 99% that B's offer will come, but should I do this as a way of hedging my bets? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2009 - 23 answers

Why is "references upon request" so common in resumes?

In my middle management position at a non-profit, I get to see a good amount of resumes pass over my desk for various positions in my department. Why is it so common for job applicants to place "References Upon Request" at the bottom of the resume? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Mar 29, 2009 - 22 answers

help me "network" appropriately

Outreach to friend in HR when applying for a job? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Mar 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Is it okay to give the name of a hiring manager as a reference, too?

Someone who is one of my best professional references wants to hire me! But now how do I offer good references to his large, corporate HR department? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Running out of time

A two-part workplace question. HR people and anyone familiar with contract employment, heads up. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Nov 14, 2008 - 5 answers

What if you miss the Cup?

HR/YANML filter: One of my assistants had an on-the-job injury today, and at the hosptial, they failed to give her the pee test drug screening that our company requires. She's concerned that they may use that as basis for claiming that she refused the test, and therefore will be on her own for the expense. I don't feel like this is the case, but I wanted someone with a more informed answer to help me reassure her. So, do they have the burden of proof if they claim she refused? How long after the event can they require it?
posted by Morydd on Sep 2, 2008 - 1 answer

It's not you, it's your salary expectations.

I was turned down for a job. The reason given was that they couldn't match the salary range that I could get from other jobs. Is this a common "polite lie" among employers or is this the actual reason for me not getting hired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I get around a bad reference from my last job?

How do I avoid my previous workplace ruining my job prospects? [more inside]
posted by liquidindian on Apr 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Asked for too much at job interview - help!

I just asked for too much at a job interview. Did I screw up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2008 - 22 answers

Defending my depression

How do I defend my mild depression against a HR Director? [more inside]
posted by electriccynic on Jul 16, 2007 - 14 answers

Where can I go from here?

I wish to move to a new position within my company (in a different dept) but my boss won't sign my internal job application because he says he needs to find a replacement first. Whilst this sounds reasonable, I believe this to be an excuse which he can and will use indefinitely, and that he has no intention of attempting to replace me but wishes to delay my ability to get the new position long enough for it to become no longer available. Tomorrow I'm meeting with our HR rep to discuss this, and I don't think it's going to go in my favor because we're already losing several people and I'm sure they want to plug the hole. What other options of recourse do I have if the HR guy is unable to help me out? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on May 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me apply to the same job where I screwed up big-time as a teenager.

Help me apply to the same job where I screwed up as a teenager. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Good interview questions

What are some good technical questions to ask a potential candidate for a tech support position during the initial interview? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Jun 19, 2006 - 25 answers

Getting new job but have kid issues

I have recently been offered a position with a new company. I have kid issues... read on... [more inside]
posted by workinprogress on May 27, 2006 - 11 answers

Hire Me!

Just applied last week for a job I'd really like that I believe I'm well-qualified for. It is in Phoenix AZ (with America West Airlines, if that info helps) and I am in Orem UT. What kind of follow up can I do to make sure that HR and whoever is really making hiring decisions at least notices me and knows I'm genuinely interested, without being annoying?
posted by weston on Jun 8, 2004 - 11 answers

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