I apologized for what I’d said and thanked her for telling me, but I’m now afraid of saying the wrong thing again. When your boss talked to you about it, you handled it perfectly: you apologized and thanked her for telling you. If you’re corrected about something in the future, you could also add, “I will definitely correct this going forward” or “I’ll make sure I don’t handle it that way again.” Going forward, I would err on the side of caution — meaning stay toward the very light end of the profanity spectrum, and don’t do it at all around your boss or other people senior to you, even if you hear them doing it themselves.When boundaries and expectations aren’t clear, how do I ensure that I’m following them? And it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to cut it out entirely; in most places, that wouldn’t stop you from fitting in (although if it would in your office, you could drop in an occasional low-grade swear word if you feel you must) — plus then you won’t be stuck having to re-train your mouth when you move to your next job.For the record, I am also a woman, so she knew I couldn’t have meant that literally.I knew I shouldn’t have said that the second it came out of my mouth.Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up.
I’ve read up on the FLSA but I’m a little confused if the requirement of being paid on the next scheduled payday is for non-exempt employees only, or applies to everyone. To be sure, here’s a great site that lists employment laws for each state; click on your state and then on “frequency of wage payments.” You message to your boss could be, “Hey, we’d run afoul of state labor law if we did that.
If this is a new trend, do you have any resources/articles you could refer me? I suspect the people who do it just feel more comfortable with that terminology themselves for some reason, like it somehow lessens the pressure for all involved.
And really, it’s perfectly accurate; there’s no reason it must be labeled an interview.
(It definitely worked for me.) It’s a very large, corporate company, so I don’t *think* it’s part of the culture (I could be wrong because the interviews were very conversational).
Are they trying somehow not to lead me on by being so casual about it all?
We work in accounting (bad enough), but we also have secret government clearances to allow us to work on certain projects. Do I have an ethical obligation to tell me employer?