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Old Jul 10, 2019, 03:06 PM   #1
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Randomly today my boss emails me and says I need to become a notary. I think it's complete bullshit as we have 3 notaries on staff, but if I have to do this I'm studying on the clock because **** that. My problem is, I don't want to be put in a position where I have to put my name on anything for this company because my boss is a convicted white collar felon and still has questionable business tactics and I don't trust him at all. WTF should I do?
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Old Jul 10, 2019, 03:15 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have two options:

1. Tell your boss you don't feel comfortable with becoming a notary. However, your boss could possibly fire you so are you ready to look for another job.

2. Become a notary. If you don't like what you are doing with that status at your current company, look for another job while you have the current one.
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Old Jul 10, 2019, 03:21 PM   #3
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Sounds like you have two options:

1. Tell your boss you don't feel comfortable with becoming a notary. However, your boss could possibly fire you so are you ready to look for another job.

2. Become a notary. If you don't like what you are doing with that status at your current company, look for another job while you have the current one.
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or 3. Quit. I wouldn't work for a convicted felon who clearly hasn't reformed, personally. I'd be hunting for a job ASAP.
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Sounds like you have two options:

1. Tell your boss you don't feel comfortable with becoming a notary. However, your boss could possibly fire you so are you ready to look for another job.

2. Become a notary. If you don't like what you are doing with that status at your current company, look for another job while you have the current one.
I've been job hunting, but I think with the holiday and it being the summer it's kind of slow going because a lot of people are on vacation. I'm just not getting as many hits as I'm used to (and not getting spammed as much as usual, either).

I figured these were my only 2 options, but just wanted to see if I was missing something. I'll probably just go with option number 2 until I find a new gig.
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Old Jul 10, 2019, 03:29 PM   #5
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or 3. Quit. I wouldn't work for a convicted felon who clearly hasn't reformed, personally. I'd be hunting for a job ASAP.
I didn't realize it till I started because they changed names (under their old name they were a competitor to a former employer of mine). He's very good at not doing things illegally, bus he's still kind of sleazy and treats people poorly. The only reason I've stayed is because up till February his sister was still here and she basically ran the show, and she was one of the best people I've ever worked with, so for 2yrs I didn't deal much with my actual boss. Since her leaving I've tried to give him a chance but nothing has changed.

Unfortunately I don't have the means to just quit, otherwise I would've already.
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I didn't realize it till I started because they changed names (under their old name they were a competitor to a former employer of mine). He's very good at not doing things illegally, bus he's still kind of sleazy and treats people poorly. The only reason I've stayed is because up till February his sister was still here and she basically ran the show, and she was one of the best people I've ever worked with, so for 2yrs I didn't deal much with my actual boss. Since her leaving I've tried to give him a chance but nothing has changed.

Unfortunately I don't have the means to just quit, otherwise I would've already.
Yeah I've worked for people like him before (not felons, but sleazy a-holes). It's easy to say "well, just quit" but harder to do. The job market is super competitive and cutthroat nowadays. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Yeah I've worked for people like him before (not felons, but sleazy a-holes). It's easy to say "well, just quit" but harder to do. The job market is super competitive and cutthroat nowadays. Good luck with whatever you decide.
The job market kinda sucks because it seems most companies that are currently hiring in NYC have gotten together and decided to underpay everyone in IT who doesn't have DevOps in their title. I got deep into the interview process for one job that I was perfect for and I'm 95% I lost out on it due to the very reasonable and fair salary I was asking for which was basically market rate.

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The job market kinda sucks because it seems most companies that are currently hiring in NYC have gotten together and decided to underpay everyone in IT who doesn't have DevOps in their title. I got deep into the interview process for one job that I was perfect for and I'm 95% I lost out on it due to the very reasonable and fair salary I was asking for which was basically market rate.

As soon as I find a job that affords me some of the luxuries I have here (as well as pays at least 15% more) I'm out of here.
Have the skills to be an Infosec Analyst? I'm hiring one in August and we can do East Coast (have offices in Albany, Buffalo, I think in Long Island, etc.).

Good news: We pay fair, benefits are decent
Bad news: I'd be your boss (I'm actually an awesome boss)
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Have the skills to be an Infosec Analyst? I'm hiring one in August and we can do East Coast (have offices in Albany, Buffalo, I think in Long Island, etc.).

Good news: We pay fair, benefits are decent
Bad news: I'd be your boss (I'm actually an awesome boss)


Nah not my thing despite another member on here bugging me for years to become one. I'm looking for a bigger/better IT Manager gig or project management/implementation type role. I do appreciate the offer though.
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Nah not my thing despite another member on here bugging me for years to become one. I'm looking for a bigger/better IT Manager gig or project management/implementation type role. I do appreciate the offer though.
Let me ask about that tomorrow (the bolded) as I have a meeting with a few of the other C-levels. I know we DESPERATELY need that on the IT side of the house.

You have your PMP or anything formal for project management beside just hands-on experience? I could give 2 shits about the cert but in case HR decides to get all persnickety about it I figure I may as well ask
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As soon as I find a job that affords me some of the luxuries I have here (as well as pays at least 15% more) I'm out of here.
Seems to be a trend everywhere these days. I had to take a 33% pay cut when I lost my contracting job because I couldn't find remote work and ended up taking a local IT gig. The salary is painfully low, but we're renting out our basement apartment to make up for some of it. Sucks tho.
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Let me ask about that tomorrow (the bolded) as I have a meeting with a few of the other C-levels. I know we DESPERATELY need that on the IT side of the house.

You have your PMP or anything formal for project management beside just hands-on experience? I could give 2 shits about the cert but in case HR decides to get all persnickety about it I figure I may as well ask
I appreciate the offer/gesture, but unless you have an office in NYC I'm going to have to pass. I'm trying to move further towards the city away from Long Island.

I don't have my PMP, although I do eventually want to get it but because I don't have a 4yr degree I need more hours .

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Seems to be a trend everywhere these days. I had to take a 33% pay cut when I lost my contracting job because I couldn't find remote work and ended up taking a local IT gig. The salary is painfully low, but we're renting out our basement apartment to make up for some of it. Sucks tho.
Ugh. I can make the same money I'm making elsewhere no problem, but it'd be a downgrade in actual job.
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Hmm. Dunno off the top of my head about an NYC office. I know we see patients in NYC though.

I’ll ask. Doesn’t hurt to know either way.
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Hmm. Dunno off the top of my head about an NYC office. I know we see patients in NYC though.

I’ll ask. Doesn’t hurt to know either way.
I worked on Long Island for almost my entire career up until 2015 when I made the move into the city, and I like it a lot better even if the commute is longer. Also my gf lives in queens so moving out near her cuts down on my commute and also allows us to see each other more.
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Totally understand dude.

If it works out then it does, if it doesn’t it doesn’t. Will always try to do whatever I can for my fellow Ragers.
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Don't notaries have their own code of conduct? I think as notaries act independently from their work, you would be within your authority to refuse to notarize something if it came down to it.


Maybe at that point you'd need the new job, but I don't think you can get roped into shady business dealings by either being required to notarize something or by just notarizing something shady for someone else.
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Option 4. Start your own business.
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Option 4. Start your own business.
The only thing I'd be even close to qualified to start would be an MSP, and while I thought maybe one day I'd want to, the MSP space in NYC is so crowded I just don't know if I'd want to deal with the stress and 60hr work weeks for like 4-5yrs straight just to have a shot at lasting.
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Dunno about NY, but here in MO all a notary does is verify that someone signing a document is who they say they are. No biggie unless your boss wants to make you an accomplice to some forgery.
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or 3. Quit. I wouldn't work for a convicted felon who clearly hasn't reformed, personally. I'd be hunting for a job ASAP.
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