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December 18

Is my employer in the right to pay me less than promised?

Is my employer in the right to pay me less than previously communicated? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:24 PM - 9 answers

Workplace gift giving

At my workplace, there are 6 people on my team along with 2 leaders who we all report to. Collectively, we bought group gifts for both leaders. I had been planning to get a small gift (a few jars of homemade jam) for each of the people I work with (both leaders and my co-workers) and I had been thinking of doing this since before we decided to get a group gift for our leaders. I'm wondering if it's somehow inappropriate or weird to be getting my leaders a gift on top of the group gifts that I already contributed to? But then, the alternative of just getting my co-workers, but not my leaders a gift seems awkward too. I suspect I'm overthinking this, but I feel like I don't have a good sense of what the right thing to do here is.
posted by Proginoskes at 6:54 PM - 17 answers

From IT to a non-screen, non-exempt position.

I'm interested in stories from individuals who formerly had a substantial IT career who transitioned to a job that neither relied heavily on sitting in front of screens for long periods, and was also not an "exempt" position (ie, overtime work in your new position was paid as overtime). [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:02 PM - 8 answers

Cheap & Cheerful eLearning

I’m looking for an eLearning alternative to training 250 folks in person (because of logistics, shifts etc). The material is a 20 slide PowerPoint deck, and I’d need to track that each user has completed & understood the deck – I’m assuming using a test (I’d also need to limit folks skipping through & asking their buddy for the answers). Anyone have any experience doing this/ have recommendations for free tools to achieve this goal? The users in question are split between Macs & WinXP/7 boxes, but all have access to a local SharePoint site.
posted by forallmankind at 12:37 PM - 11 answers

Advice for cashing out an IRA

I have about $3,000 dollars in an IRA from before I went back to school and was working full time. Half of that is money I had contributed, and half is from my former employer. Due to a teaching assistantship falling through this semester I could use a little bit more cash to feel financially secure. I'm considering cashing out the IRA, but would appreciate advice. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 10:29 AM - 8 answers

Let Me Gladly Google That For You

How can I get paid to be a human Google + Wikipedia + Snopes? [more inside]
posted by divabat at 10:26 AM - 19 answers

Grant Management from the Granting Agency side?

Looking for software recommendations for managing grants from the perspective of the granting agency, ideally on a limited budget. [more inside]
posted by aramaic at 10:06 AM - 0 answers

Rebalancing file folders?

How should I go about rebalancing alphabetized file folders so certain drawers aren't getting crammed over time? [more inside]
posted by jimmysmits at 8:35 AM - 4 answers

December 17

How can you tell if a job offer - is binding or nonbinding?

Without having to ask HR directly, I am wondering if a job offer is binding or nonbinding. [more inside]
posted by proficiency101 at 4:27 PM - 10 answers

Quickly search attachments/messages by person in Outlook 2013

I guess it's time to finally give up Xobni... [more inside]
posted by veryhappyheidi at 12:53 PM - 3 answers

I'm Not (that kind of) Quitter!

My most recent position is not ideal, and it's time to move on. How best should I phrase my departure and, if you were a hiring manager, what would you want to hear? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Ashen at 4:35 AM - 15 answers

I have £200k cash, homeless, aimless, what should I do with it?

I'm currently homeless, bumming around Europe aimlessly. I am lucky enough to have a bit of cash, £200k UK. But no idea what to do with it. Sorry if this is an annoying question to some... [more inside]
posted by molloy at 3:05 AM - 17 answers

December 16

Classes on interviewing?

I am an exceptionally hard-working, enthusiastic, and passionate (says my managers) employee with terrible interviewing skills (says my lack of job offers). Are there classes I can take on interviewing? [more inside]
posted by tweedle at 10:21 PM - 6 answers

What is my next career step and how do I get there?

I’ve spent a couple of years in my current position doing entry-level nonprofit program coordination. It turns out it's not my ideal career field, so I am in search of a new and different challenge. What kinds of positions might I qualify for that would offer me interesting and stable work and help me progress in my career? What can I do to make myself a good candidate? If you do something that I might really enjoy, can you tell me more about your career path? [more inside]
posted by robot cat at 8:53 PM - 3 answers

show me the money and / or equally awesome things

in midst of a contract negotiation, and am looking for things to negotiate when pay and vacation are inflexible? [more inside]
posted by crawfo at 8:05 AM - 10 answers

Have I gone rogue -- from lawful good to unlawful good?

I'm involved with two organizations - one volunteer group, one professional group. In the past week, I unintentionally stole the thunder of someone in each group, in front of the whole group. Is it a coincidence, or do I have a blind spot here? [more inside]
posted by Bentobox Humperdinck at 7:57 AM - 12 answers

December 15

How do I tactfully ask what a job pays?

I have a situation where I interviewed for another position within the company where I am employed, I got a positive response and the hiring manager has told me he is going to work through some details with HR before he can give me a definite yes - problem is, I'm still not sure what the new position pays. [more inside]
posted by sputgop at 12:11 PM - 9 answers

How does this co-working thing go again?

After management shenanigans I've decided to leave my current company and head out into the world. I've landed a contract role in my home city for a 10% salary bump and am looking forward to a new challenge. Only thing is that the new role is exclusively office-based, and I've been telecommuting for > 5 years. Help me adjust to (UK) office life again. [more inside]
posted by six sided sock at 6:28 AM - 2 answers

How to calculate the true cost of an investment?

My wife and I are trying to get our retirement accounts organized and allocated properly. When we're comparing our investment options, how can we be sure that we're taking into account all the costs? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund at 5:13 AM - 19 answers

December 14

Feast or Famine: Working Too Much

I'm working waaay too much at both of my jobs and I have no social life, I see my boyfriend once a week, and I am super bitter about all of it. Help me talk to my boss and make it through the holidays, please! [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle at 11:35 PM - 14 answers

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