Do I ask for a raise? My long-term contract is being renewed for the second time, and for the second time on the "same terms", i.e. no increase in my hourly rate. I'm torn between asking for a raise because "I should" - my role and responsibilities have expanded greatly over time - and accepting the offer because, well, I'm not going to leave over this and based on my cursory knowledge of similar positions elsewhere I'm still paid competitively. And I don't want to make a fuss. [more inside]
After interviewing for a full-time position, I was offered the job as a contract-to-hire. Should I take it? [more inside]
I realize I may have to fire a member of my team after about 3 years. This is one of the first times that I truly think that this is a 'good employee/bad fit' situation, but I'm wavering between having and not having that part of the conversation. So here's the question: Would you want this to be a conversation you had with your boss? If so, what would you want to hear? What would you not want to hear? When would you want to hear it? Both actual experiences and never-happened-but-here's-what-I-think thoughts appreciated. [more inside]
I just started a new job as a researcher. They hired a few people around the same time as me and we all have start dates around now-ish. I've been there a week. There is a new guy starting in my department in a more senior position than me, but not supervising me, on Monday. I just got his name today and looked him up, and... there are some things about him that a little bit of digging uncovered that are sketchy. (It's definitely him, please give me the benefit of the doubt here.) His job is not likely to be impacted by these revelations about his recent past, but if it were to get out that his history includes these things, it could endanger my company's reputation if a competitor or journalist found out. Nothing he did is illegal.
Have you convinced your corporate overlords to let you transition from a full-time employee to an independent contractor? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, TELL ME HOW YOU DID IT. [more inside]
How can I renegotiate my salary in light of this job posting? [more inside]
I have a staff member who is driving me up the wall. Please help me to understand what exactly it is that she is doing - and how to deal with it.
Much more under the cut. [more inside]
First day/week and month on a new job [more inside]
Help me learn how to help people come to their own conclusions and learn from their previous experiences in a friendly manner. (Warning: super long explanation inside) [more inside]
Small business owners: Is it possible to turn down a request for a raise from employees, yet maintain workplace morale? On the flip side, have you been turned down for a raise, but stayed in your position? [more inside]
On the way home from work today I found an employee badge that someone appeared to have dropped and lost (it was right next to the bus stop I usually wait at). The badge's owner was nowhere in sight (it was a photo ID) and I don't know anyone who works for the company identified on the badge. What's the best / quickest way to get it back to its owner, especially given tomorrow is a (US) holiday? [more inside]
Any good books out there on handling employee gossip, from a managerial perspective? [more inside]
How do I manage a resistant employee? I'm new to this job and I need some advice on people management of a difficult person. [more inside]
Get off my lawn filter: What's the matter with these kids today? Really. (More after the jump). [more inside]
Interned with publication. Didn't follow through after internship ended. How do I mend this possibly fractured relationship with my former employer? [more inside]
I think I accidentally got a job for someone I really don't want to work with, at my company. [more inside]
Help me be less Millennial. [more inside]
Am I an employee or a contractor? [more inside]
Does your employer and/or plan administrator have any obligation to notify you of the option to elect COBRA insurance coverage when you quit a job where you were receiving health insurance? [more inside]
Many workplaces ban social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on. What are some of the reasons workplaces should allow (and even encourage) staff to use social networking sites? [more inside]
I am a team leader in an IT company. One of the guys in my team is giving me a headache because he turned lazy all of a sudden. [more inside]
What sort of training and orientation does your workplace provide to new employees? [more inside]
Inspired by this thread
, how do I go about finding an employer that allows its employees to bring their dogs to work? For those of you fortunate enough to be in this type of situation, how did you find your job? I am a patent prosecution paralegal and open to the idea of relocating.
What are some examples of non-traditional employee benefits? [more inside]
Please tell me about your employee referral program (if you have one). [more inside]
My employer has not given me my W-2. I've contacted the IRS, and gotten a substitute form that I have to fill out myself, but since I was never given paystubs, (tax information was usually written on the paycheck itself, and, being silly.lazy, I didn't photocopy my checks,) I have to guess at the amount I owe. I'm also concerned about filing for Arizona income tax, but when I called them they said I don't need a W-2, which dosen't make much sense. I've gotten the run-around from my employer (the company owner,) with her blaming the accountant. I want my W-2, but I also think they deserve some sort of punishment/sanction for this. What can I do?
My paycheck is late again. [more inside]
ManagerFilter:Need some easy, cost-effective tips for making the workday more fun and upbeat. [more inside]
How can I deal with a frustrating situation at work? (More inside, natch.) [more inside]