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Will my employer pay me for a new website?

My employer's website is horrible. I've often thought of trying to make it better (even my minimal skills would be better than it is now). What's the best way to go about this, and what are the odds my company would give me a bonus/payment for doing this? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Can my employer make me fill out a survey?

Can my employer make me fill out a survey? [more inside]
posted by PandaMcBoof on Nov 11, 2010 - 12 answers

How to resign gracefully when you're going off to work for the opposition.

What is the most graceful way to resign, given that I'll be working for a direct competitor? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Aug 27, 2010 - 24 answers

Can you get fired for accessing Wikileaks from your home computer?

Can an employer fire you, or threaten to fire you or any other employee, for accessing the Wikileaks site from a personal (non-employer) computer? You are not directly employed by the government or a member of the military, but your employer does contract you and other employees with security clearances to the government. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Can an employer force you to purchase the product or service that they sell?

Can an employer force you to purchase the product or service that they sell? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2010 - 20 answers

employer conflict

Employer uses email to distribute work schedules, all memos and notices. Most staff, me included, do not have company email accounts and take time to read and print emails at home off the clock. Supervisor emails a lot, sometimes 10-15 emails at a time, often several days a week. The work schedules come color coded, for her convenience, not mine and to print properly I need to buy color ink which otherwise I do not want or need. Question: is it proper for employer to require employees to use unpaid time to read, and have to pay out of pocket to maintain internet service, printer and paper and ink to receive the schedule, memos and administration information? If not, what can should one do about it?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on May 4, 2010 - 35 answers

I would also like a Christmas bonus, but that's not on the table.

First time nanny employer: Share your words of wisdom. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Of course I'll be there, it wasn't like I had season tickets to the opera or anything...

Help me be less Millennial. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Apr 12, 2010 - 31 answers

How do I negotiate now that I got into a top EMBA program?

I got into a top EMBA program, and need some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Meeting with Department Head

Meeting with department head [more inside]
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Apr 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Blarrrgghhhhhhhhh.......

My dept is becoming part of the National Division (home office in Georgia) rather than the Regional Division (where I now work at Regional Division Home Office in PA). I am not physically moving anywhere. My employer is now National Div, even though it is just the parent/umbrella of Regional Div. My insurance carrier will now be BCBS of GA instead of Highmark BS of PA. ADHD is covered by Highmark. It is not by BCBS of GA. I will end up paying about $4000 in out of pocket expenses due to this. Is this legal? What are my options? Supplemental insurance for MH does not exist. I make too much for any state aid and am ineligible for other state MH programs. (there is a TL;DR summary marked as such at the bottom) [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Apr 3, 2010 - 16 answers

Can I see what they see?

What background search companies do big employers use? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Employer and/or plan administrator obligations regarding COBRA.

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]
posted by doomtop on Feb 5, 2010 - 16 answers

Should I quit my job?

Should I quit my job? [more inside]
posted by nel on Jan 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me not freak out at my boss or have my boss freak out at me

How to deal with a boss who might have Asperger's? I'm the new nanny for a 4-year-old child on the Autism spectrum. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2009 - 29 answers

How do I rid myself of a bitter "fuck you" attitude I'm now feeling towards ANY future employer?

I am bitter towards companies in general, and that's not a useful attitude to have as (hopefully) a round of January interviews approach. Help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2009 - 21 answers

Does my informal job contract at least state an intetion to pay for my vacation?

Does my employer owe me vacation time? Does my contract make clear an intention of paying for my vacation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2009 - 8 answers

United Way or the Highway

Has anyone held their ground against a peer-pressure United Way solicitation (specifically the "100% participation" scam?) How did you do it? How did you avoid adverse consequences, particularly where very senior people are directly soliciting subordinates? What is the "polite" way to get out of this, if any? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Nov 6, 2009 - 35 answers

How strictly is the letter of the law followed in reviewing job applications?

How confidential is confidential when applying for a job with a small pool of colleagues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 5 answers

What training and orientation does your workplace provide to new employees?

What sort of training and orientation does your workplace provide to new employees? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Aug 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Politely communicating that your site needs a total makeover

How does a lowly unpaid blog contributor tell his/her bosses that the whole site needs a major redesign? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Dealing with an old, ugly college transcript

An old problem that I figured was more-or-less permanently in my past has reared its head. Even though I graduated from college a decade ago and have since gone to law school, a prospective employer is demanding my college transcript. I did poorly in college - I got three Fs and had to take a year off at my school's insistence. My question is, when I send along my transcript, should I include any kind of explanatory note, or just leave things be? (A few more details inside.) [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jun 1, 2009 - 15 answers

Taking over a project from a floundering employer?

My employer is running out of cash, in debt to suppliers, and has had trouble meeting payroll several times this year. My gut says I'll be out of work in a couple weeks, a month at the most. I'm working on and managing several web development projects where a deposit has been provided by the client, but we're several months away from completion. Do I approach the clients, let them know the situation and propose completing the projects on my own for the remaining amount of the project? [more inside]
posted by thehickmans on May 7, 2009 - 21 answers

I want to add my wife who has serious pre-existing conditions to my health insurance plan at work. How do we make sure her condition will be covered?

I want to add my wife who has serious pre-existing conditions to my health insurance plan at work. How do we make sure her condition will be covered? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2009 - 4 answers

If you come to work with the 'flu, why can't I come to work with the weepies?

I disclosed depression at work. Most of the things people tend to do in response to a depressed colleague are things which actually make me sicker. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Can I negotiate pay with employer who pays into my unemployment insurance?

How much leeway do I have in negotiating the pay rate of an assignment from an employer that pays into my unemployment benefits (under Oregon laws)? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jan 27, 2009 - 5 answers

What do I do with a car allowance every month?

My company is very eager to give me a car allowance. I wanted a raise. They countered with a lower raise, but added in a car allowance to bring the total higher than what I asked for. Why? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2008 - 18 answers

Stuck On An Ambiguous Barrel

How do I say "no, unless..." to my boss's boss? [more inside]
posted by DU on Dec 16, 2008 - 29 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

Can I file a complaint about a 401k rollover problem?

Is there any regulation governing how long an employer can take to process a terminated employee's request to withdraw her money from the employer's 401k plan and send to a roll-over IRA (there was 0 employer contribution to the 401k)? [more inside]
posted by mayann on Aug 20, 2008 - 2 answers

Bitch better have my money...

Negotiating Filter: Please help suggest a way to negotiate with tight fisted mgmt so they will recognize an above the call of duty sale with an above the call of duty commission above the existing commission structure [more inside]
posted by Fupped Duck on Aug 12, 2008 - 9 answers

I found out I need surgery and I have no health insurance.

I found out I need surgery and I have no health insurance. Should I go back to my former employer and ask to be added for a couple of months more or would that take 3 months again like when I first started out? Has anyone done this before?
posted by likeapen on Jul 31, 2008 - 9 answers

Re: That Job I Want

Job applicant reminder emails: Nuisance or Necessity? [more inside]
posted by landedjentry on Jun 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Where to apply to become a tour guide in Japan?

Getting a job as a tour guide in Japan? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Jun 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Meet Fido, Head of Document Destruction Services.

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.
posted by invisible ink on Jun 4, 2008 - 11 answers

How to form an alliance with the IRS?

How do I bust my employer for TAX FRAUD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2008 - 18 answers

How long does my former employer (in New York State) have to get me my final paycheck?

How long does my former employer (in New York State) have to get me my final paycheck? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Am I being underpaid?

Am I getting screwed by my employer with regard to pay? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2008 - 20 answers

Not exactly taming the shrew, it's more like tolerating her.

My very emotional former boss has become my friend. Please help me learn how to deal with her/mine/our issues. Long explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by mitzyjalapeno on Jan 6, 2008 - 23 answers

How can I repair a history of poor workmanship and communication to my boss?

I do very small-time contracting for a small, casual, cutting edge usability consulting company and I'm in school at the same time. My boss (the youngish CEO) scheduled an ambiguous meeting with me this week which is surely to tell me I need to shape up. [more inside]
posted by oneous on Nov 20, 2007 - 13 answers

Have Studies Been Done On Criminal Background Check Accuracy?

How reliable, statistically speaking, are criminal background checks? [more inside]
posted by peacecorn on Oct 24, 2007 - 8 answers

You thought "Official Use Only" included porn? For real?

You thought "Official Use Only" included porn? For real? I was entrusted with a laptop owned by the public sector (recent employer). I let a friend use the laptop to do writing work while his computer was broken. I deemed this acceptable because at no time did he have access to employer's VPN-protected data. However, it would appear that he downloaded pornography. [more inside]
posted by colgate on Oct 7, 2007 - 21 answers

How much do mid-size companies pay for health care on behalf of their employees?

How can I determine or calculate the average amount a company pays for healthcare/benefits for a single full-time employee? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Aug 15, 2007 - 9 answers

you need to just let it go

I quit my job 3 months ago and my former boss won't stop harassing/threatening me. Unfortunately, politely asking him to stop is not an option. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2007 - 24 answers

My boss/employer has been avoiding me for a month in regards to my benefits. I've been a full timer for 3 months without any benefits.

My boss/employer has been dodging me for a month in regards to my benefits & raise. How can I get him to do his job before I quit while walking out the door? I have been working full time for 3 months and I have not been offered ANY benefits even though I requested a meeting with him four times. Is there anything legal I can use to my advantage? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Jul 6, 2007 - 17 answers

Should I submit by psychiatrist bills to my employer?

It's time to submit my out-of-pocket medical expenses to my employer for reimbursement under the pre-tax medical account program. All my receipts are for psychotherapy, psychotropic medication, and other indicia of mental illness. Is it professionally "safe" for my employer to have this stuff? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2007 - 15 answers

In DC, what can a previous employer who terminated an employee say to a job applicant's prospective new employer?

In DC, what can a previous employer who terminated an employee say to a job applicant's prospective new employer? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger on May 30, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I motivate myself to be a good cog in the machine?

How do I motivate myself at work now that I'm at a much bigger employer and my contributions to the organization aren't that important anymore? "Just do it" is the WRONG answer. So it GTD. I need a new way of thinking about the world, or a life coach, or something. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on May 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Why is work bonus separate from the paycheck?

My employer gives out bonuses as separate checks, which are taxed separately. Why? [more inside]
posted by The Behatted Wild Man of Greenfield on May 19, 2007 - 13 answers

Should I Let Them Contact My Ex-Manager?

I was fired from my last job--due primarily to a personality conflict with my former manager--and am applying for another one. They want to know if they can contact my former manager. I can only give a "Yes" or "No" answer, I believe. Additionally, the job I'm applying for is a federal one, if that makes a difference. What's best? Thanks in advance!
posted by whitebird on Apr 16, 2007 - 19 answers

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