Notifying my network that I’m changing jobs I’ve been struggling with something for a few days now and I’m hoping you can help.In the past, I’ve received several emails from people notifying their network of a job change.You answered it as if it were any other question about company policies, rather than the gross, out-of-line statement that it was. ” followed by, “I’m having trouble understanding this question as anything other than wildly inappropriate.” Followed by keeping a really close eye on him, because someone who does this is usually someone who’s going to have loads of other problems too (as you saw later that day).I don’t blame you for that; it’s hard to have a perfect answer in the moment when you’re so taken off-guard. Frankly, it’s so wildly inappropriate and indicative of other likely problems that it also wouldn’t have been unwarranted to revisit the question of whether you’d made the right hire (had he not taken care of that for you a few hours later). I don’t want to be a reference for my lazy acquaintance I’m finding myself in between a rock and hard place.I’ve written that up, and made a list of who I’d like to send it to. Do I send it from my company email address while it’s still active, or my personal gmail?Do I push it out before my two weeks at my current company are up, or wait until the two week gap in between jobs?After I found one, I learned that there was another internship position open, so I referred her based on our personal relationship during which she had proven to be intelligent, punctual, and eager to learn. During the course of her internships, we worked closely together and she was often lazy and unprofessional.
To be a reference, I’d need to talk about your work ethic, initiative, and general quality of work, and I don’t feel like I can do that in a way that would help you.” You really would be helping her out if you let her know that — whether or not she appreciates it at the time.
However, this is my first job out of college, and I’d like to get my feet wet with negotiations.
I’ve been looking around for advice on things to negotiate other than salary, and most of them seem pretty normal (vacation time, job title) and some of them made sense although I didn’t know how to approach them (office). How would you begin to explain to a hiring staff why it was relevant to the job?
The one that really threw me off was gym membership. (Unless you were a personal trainer or something else relevant.) No, that’s totally weird.
Some employers offer subsidized or discounted gym membership as part of their benefits package, but they either offer it or they don’t; it’s not the sort of thing people generally negotiate individually for themselves. If I told an interviewer that my biggest weakness during an interview is that I am very hard on myself and I continue to feel like I can do a better job and continue to strive for better performance of myself in my career, how would that come across during an interview?
I’m the manager at a branch location of a family owned retail garden center.