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June 30

random sampling invoices for errors?

To check for errors, what would be a good number to sample? [more inside]
posted by egk at 4:09 PM - 1 answers

Is there a protocol on sharing a hiring referral bonus with a friend?

When you refer a friend, and they get hired, and you get a nice big bonus for the referral... is it cool to share some with them? [more inside]
posted by markhu at 11:07 AM - 14 answers

June 29

403(b) rollover - to traditional or Roth IRA?

I have about $8K languishing in a 403(b) (similar to a 401(k) but for nonprofits). My current company doesn't have a 401(k). I just opened a Roth IRA, and I was going to rollover the 403(b) to the Roth, but then I realized I'll have to pay taxes on it, so now I'm not sure. Should I open a Traditional IRA in addition to the Roth, and rollover into that instead? [more inside]
posted by radioamy at 5:04 PM - 11 answers

Should I move to Humboldt County to work?

I want to move to Humboldt to work in the healthcare field. Has anyone else worked or lived in Humboldt? How is it? Do you like it? Was it the right decision? [more inside]
posted by LadyAerin at 12:22 PM - 10 answers

How should I decide when I became unemployed (...or who should I ask?)

How should I decide when I became unemployed (...or who should I ask?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:27 AM - 1 answers

How to present back-and-forth movement on a resume?

I worked at a place for around two years, then decided to try a new kind of job at a different place. This experiment did not quite work, the job was a poor fit for me, and I was let go after about a year. My original place has hired me back part-time to do part of my old job while I look for something more permanent, which is great! But I'm not sure how to present all of this on a resume. [more inside]
posted by Ragged Richard at 7:53 AM - 3 answers

June 28

A refund for HVAC job that didn't take?

Long story short: I called an HVAC company that I used to work for because our boiler was having issues. They came out the next morning, gave me a deal on the labor rate, and reset the whole system. Less than 12 hours later, it's on the fritz again. I feel awkward about asking for a refund because they gave me a deal and came out right away, but they only temporarily fixed the problem. Should we or shouldn't we ask for a full or partial refund? [more inside]
posted by ancient star at 9:27 PM - 5 answers

Office Admins - what do I need to know to excel at your job?

Office Admins - what do I need to know to excel at your job? After a career where my highlight was being a support consultant, making presentations across England on the benefits of Internet marketing (my degree was in marketing) and also updating basic brochureware sites, I am seeking to return to the workforce after a long time as a caregiver. [more inside]
posted by AuroraSky at 11:09 AM - 16 answers

Post Brexit money moves.

My wife and I have several thousand quid sitting in a UK bank account. Is the pound going be stable at this rate? Drop more? Bounce back? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert at 10:48 AM - 2 answers

Becoming an Accounts Payable Clerk

Tomorrow, I'm interviewing for an accounts payable clerk position with a large nonprofit media organization. I really want to get this job! Please help me prep for the interview. [more inside]
posted by static sock at 1:13 AM - 7 answers

June 27

You know my name; look up my number

I want to change my middle and last name. But I also want to buy a house, move, apply for fellowships and grad school, and/or get a new job, not necessarily in that order or with equal degree of certainty. When's the best time to do the name change given these life factors? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres at 7:49 PM - 10 answers

Brexit&Profit

I wanted to invest a small amount of money I have lying around into now cheap DAX-Stocks. But I only want to invest in those that got the biggest discount going due to the Brexit, so I don't want to simply buy a DAX-etf. Is there an easy way to get the stock prices of all 30 DAX-Stocks of the last 5 days in a nice .csv or .xml file? Or do I have to manually copy-paste this info? This is also something I want to know for the future, so I can play analyst a little bit. Thanks!
posted by SweetLiesOfBokonon at 5:50 AM - 3 answers

June 26

Troubled for a job question

I got a job with a super nice relocation assistance. They pay me very very well. I accepted the position. But they hire more people. [more inside]
posted by barexamfreak at 5:49 PM - 14 answers

June 25

Leaving Job I Like With Very Little Notice for Job I Would Love

There's a very solid chance that on Monday I will be offered a job with an organization I admire for work that is very much in line with what I want to be doing. I currently have another job which I like, but I am very ready to leave. The problem? New job wants me to start on Friday for very good reasons, and my current job is not one that I can leave with that little notice and not cause major issues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:06 PM - 32 answers

What to do when my job title doesn't match my skill-level?

I have the title Marketing Manager, but I only have three years basic experience and have never worked in a Marketing department or under an actual Marketing Manager. My experience is limited, and now I'm finding my job options are. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by littlepeeo at 7:34 PM - 10 answers

Manager question: excel formatting

I have a question on how to set standards for an ambiguous process. Part of my job involves having my directs "body-shop" powerpoint/excel charts - i.e. organizing things on the page, making tables look nice, filling in / fleshing out commentary, etc. (I'm in consulting). How can I help them do this better? [more inside]
posted by The Ted at 9:47 AM - 8 answers

June 24

Is it too late to be great at my job?

I've been in my role for almost 3 years and want to end on a high note before I leave. How? [more inside]
posted by watrlily at 7:22 PM - 5 answers

ask to resign or accept my layoff? How to spin it in interviews?

I took a job at a preschool and was just let go a few days before the 90 day probationary period ended. Before this, I was temping as an administrative assistant. My plan is to go back to the temp agency. Will it look better to prospective employers if I resign, or does it even matter since I'm going into a very different field of work? I'm mostly worried about prospective employers calling the preschool to confirm employment ; asking if I'm eligible for rehire, and hearing "no". [more inside]
posted by Leaves22 at 7:13 PM - 8 answers

Most effective donation: recurring monthly, or seasonal matched?

I have several charities that I donate to each year. Some of these charities reliably have a period during the year where all donations are matched by some program. But I also know that charities like having reliable recurring donation streams as it allows planning etc. Is it better to set up a recurring monthly donation to them, or to wait and make single annual donations during their matching programs? Assume that I will donate the same amount of cash either way.
posted by the agents of KAOS at 2:55 PM - 11 answers

Are my interns getting screwed?

My university department was recently awarded an industry grant to provide minority students summer internships working with us. For some reason this program has gone a bit... sideways. Unlike our other hourly student employees, this cohort is being paid a monthly stipend, and issued a 1099 instead of a W-2. Is there some gray area between independent contractor and employee I'm not aware of? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:58 AM - 15 answers

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