2
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0answers
38 views

Is there any way of getting my bosses to fix the air conditioning?

I work in fast food, and after speaking to a lot of my colleagues I've found that I'm not the only one at work who feels it is too hot. We do have air conditioning, but the managers all admit it does ...
3
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3answers
449 views

Is stress expected this soon in my career?

I am a junior developer in a very small company and have been there a year, until just a month ago it was just my boss and I working on developments. While I am a junior and only 21, I have had ...
-4
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0answers
31 views

Upward Mobility in the Digital Industry [on hold]

What room for growth exists for entry-level and lower-level digital employees who show substantial potential? I'm looking for any and all positions, not necessarily C-level (e.g., CDO, CMO, CIO). In ...
-5
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4answers
99 views

When is it appropriate to “go up the ladder” when someone isn't doing their job and it's affecting you?

Here is the situation: We need maintenance done on a utility supply that a machine we have can't run without. It's a somewhat crucial piece of equipment and time is money here (but then again, where ...
1
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4answers
155 views

What's an acceptable time period for “When can you start?”

I'm new to the job hunt, and a potential employer recently responded to my e-mail asking what my expected salary is and when's the earliest I can begin. I'm calculating my expected salary with the ...
0
votes
2answers
72 views

Sick Leave usage

we are given X amount of hours of sick leave a year, but then they figure out how much sick leave on average we use per division, our division is up 40% from other divisions* which equates to around ...
-2
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1answer
132 views

Is it common for European companies to expect loyalty in exchange for nothing? [on hold]

I recently moved to a "non-small" company (100-500). We don't have any official share scheme, bonuses or commissions, it's all arbitrary and exceptional. We mainly have our salary, and the company is ...
0
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0answers
66 views

Performance Improvement Plan follow up [on hold]

The question I asked a few weeks ago got alot of action and it was suggested that I follow up so people know how it went. Here's the original question: ...
-2
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1answer
62 views

How to identify which certifications are beneficial to my career? [on hold]

I have 4 years of experience in my field. I am thinking about getting a certification, but I don't know what will help me to improve my career opportunities in the near future. How can I determine ...
3
votes
2answers
208 views

Should I go against manager's (safe) advice in salary negotiation?

In initial talks about a job, the office manager told me that they thought a fair salary range was between x and y - let's say "$50-55k". The higher number was $10k below the expected range I gave ...
11
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9answers
4k views

Not congratulating a colleague because of her BSc thesis

There's an awkward situation that I'm going through today which left me with a question: is it advised to congratulate a colleague that has obtained a BSc in Computer Science even if I think that her ...
0
votes
0answers
118 views

Termination based on performance without proper evidence [on hold]

One of my friends had a dispute with his lead and that person convinced the H.R and higher management that my friend has low performance even though he has never got any escalations from the client or ...
1
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0answers
51 views

Looking for an internship abroad - How to reassure the recruiter?

I need to do an internship abroad. However, I don't know how to reassure the recruiter about the difference of language in my covering letter. There is no difference of culture as I am from France and ...
3
votes
2answers
157 views

Mentioned the company I'll change to - What's the risk and how to manage?

I'll be starting a new job this fall and resigned from my current position yesterday. I didn't plan to name the exact company I'll be working for, but let it slip. Some facts: I'm not changing to a ...
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votes
1answer
77 views

Interview: Know everything shallowly OR Know completely what you have dealt with [on hold]

When preparing for an interview, what should be the best strategy ? To know basic concepts (primitive aspects of a language) and other topics shallowly So as one can show that his basics ...
2
votes
2answers
172 views

How to make young software engineers improve the quality of their output?

During our last project, our team composed of young software engineers made a product which contains much more bugs than other teams. We have a senior engineer who was part of the team, but isn't much ...
1
vote
2answers
140 views

No formal job experience - what to do for a resume? [duplicate]

I'm applying to my first actual job, pretty much. I've done work on elance/freelancer/odesk in the past (during full time student period) and currently have 5/5 average review on freelancer.com. I ...
0
votes
2answers
154 views

NEED ADVICE Husband signed, accepted job BUT start date keeps changing need paycheck to pay bills [on hold]

Ok so my husband has accepted a contract job through a recruiter, went to interview , got the job, signed, and was given a start date. BUT THEN... start date got pushed up by a couple of days, no ...
-2
votes
0answers
95 views

Can an ex-employer ask for pay back from a salaried employee for non-worked day after quitting? [on hold]

If I am a salaried employee and quit without notice on the last day of the pay period and the employer has already mailed out the checks, does the (now) ex-employer have the right to ask for that last ...
4
votes
0answers
179 views

How can I continue negotiating a pay raise when my boss leaves the company?

My initial boss left and we had discussed me getting a raise in a years time. He is gone now I have to let my new boss know what was discussed. The raise we talked about was substantial, and if I ...
2
votes
3answers
341 views

How can I get my supervisor to consider hiring someone he has declared as unqualified?

My employer has a software developer opening for which a friend of mine would be a great candidate; in fact, she's the best, most knowledgeable programmer I know (I'm a developer myself). ...
3
votes
1answer
221 views

Misunderstanding during phone interview; how to negotiate pay

Three days ago I was called by a company recruiter. I had applied at many jobs and did not know specifically which company was calling me and for which task. He first asked if I was still looking ...
0
votes
0answers
98 views

How to get into big data with little to no experience [on hold]

My apologies for my earlier post since it did not fit the standards of the board. However, I do appreciate some of the other commenters for suggesting getting into big data. My question now would ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

How to put unfinished education on a resume [duplicate]

What is the best way to put on your resume you attended some college, but do not have a degree?
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1answer
138 views

I am applying for a new job, but do not want to let my current boss know [duplicate]

I am applying for a new job, but do not want to let my current supervisor know I am looking elsewhere. However I want to put him as a reference because I know he will say positive things about me to ...
0
votes
1answer
142 views

How do you ask in an interview if there will advancement opportunities if you do not have a college degree

How do you ask in an interview if you will be qualified for an advancement in the future if you do not have a college degree? I know some companies do not let people without degrees advance
3
votes
3answers
155 views

I'm an intern with a lot of questions, how to politely ask for more guidance?

I'm a front-end webdevelopment intern at a medium sized company for three weeks now. I'm working on a fictional project I've been working on since my student job there (2 days a week - 5 months). Now ...
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0answers
181 views

How to interrupt rants in meetings? [duplicate]

This articulate speaker would not lose a breadth and keep ranting without listening to others or giving them a chance to speak. What are some effective ways to interrupt and make your point? These ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Haven't got revised employment yet [on hold]

I have already got employment contract via email. But it is just draft only. So, I discussed with my employer everything I wanna know about my salary and benefits etc via email only. My employer said ...
-3
votes
0answers
115 views

Regarding career shift from IT to Non-IT [on hold]

I have 10 years of IT experience. Due to sudden accident involving my mother, elder brother and elder sister, I had to resign from the last company way back in November 2013. Since then I am yet to ...
8
votes
1answer
243 views

Mistakenly Emailed Wrong Recipient

I am in the middle of a job search...putting feelers out. I hired a resume writer who shares the same name as a colleague. I mistakenly emailed my colleague (from my personal email account after ...
0
votes
2answers
194 views

Company keeps former employee email accounts active - [on hold]

A company I work for does not remove or delete former employees email accounts/passwords and login credentials they are easily accessible to keep using and in fact are sometimes used still for some ...
-2
votes
2answers
132 views

Student part-time worker required to move store of well-established multimillion dollar company. Was not hired for this only paid minimum wage [on hold]

I work at a bookstore as a bookseller/cashier. Now that the store is moving locations we are required to work two eight-hour days with a non-paid lunch to pack up, load the trucks, unpack, and set up ...
1
vote
3answers
406 views

Student employee - asking for a raise

There is a similar question here that asks about how to proposition a raise. However, I don't believe my question is a duplicate specifically because I'm working as a student employee at a university, ...
2
votes
1answer
322 views

Finish discussion with manager who then just sits there staring

I know this sounds strange, but there’s very long drawn out periods of silence with my boss. For example 1 to 2 minutes at least. I understand English isn’t his first language but I’m positive he ...
0
votes
0answers
146 views

Left software startup; CEO warning of competing by proxy (by working on open source). Sane? [on hold]

I'm a software engineer with a focus on photo applications who worked for a tiny startup in a state allowing non-competes, and thus signed a non-compete saying, most importantly that for a year I ...
0
votes
0answers
91 views

90 Day Review will be late [duplicate]

I have recently been employed at a company in which I have attended school for and sub-sequentially attained an internship at this company through my school. I was ecstatic, I seemed to have lucked ...
2
votes
2answers
226 views

Suggesting changes to existing programming practices as a newcomer [duplicate]

I recently started a new job as a programmer in a small team working on a web-based app. The code base has been built up over 10-15 years, so there is a fair amount of cruft and code that could be ...
2
votes
3answers
307 views

How can I get recruiters who call me to mail me their contact info?

Since I'm looking for a job and have posted my resume on several national sites for open positions, I regularly get called by recruiters from different consultancy bureaus, recruitment agencies, temp ...
-2
votes
1answer
191 views

Is it in bad taste to take a week off a job I began only a month ago? [duplicate]

I'll be starting my first job out of college soon. However, one of my professors from college and I agreed that I should attend a conference where I published a paper and present it. The problem is ...
2
votes
2answers
140 views

The exact same job is posted by different independent recruiting agencies and headhunters.

I would like to apply for a job which was posted online. After research, I found out that the exact same job is posted by different recruiting agencies (at least 12 oe more). Do I look for the most ...
1
vote
2answers
148 views

How far in advance should I inform my boss that I'm taking a week off? [on hold]

I'll be taking a week off for vacation, how far in advance should I inform my manager about this?
7
votes
1answer
208 views

Personnel files not being secured

I work for a small company (6 people) - which does not have a dedicated HR person. I have discovered some of my, along with a colleague's, personnel files laying on an open network share. This ...
-1
votes
0answers
58 views

Internal social network, that offers inline PDF/file comments [on hold]

My small business (<20 employees) is looking for an internal social network platform to replace Yammer. Yammer recently binned its inline PDF commenting system, which we used a lot to group proof ...
-1
votes
0answers
104 views

Do I have to pay some form of compensation to my future employer if I resign from my sponsored H1B visa before re-location? [on hold]

A few months ago I and my wife have been head-hunted by a US company and they started the sponsored H1B visa process for the both of us. We did not sign any form of work agreement yet. The proposed ...
-2
votes
0answers
94 views

Career Advice - Java Developer [on hold]

I am a senior java developer with 6.5 years of experience in front-end and back-end programming. I feel now that my career has come to a stand still. I have been working as senior software engineer ...
45
votes
4answers
9k views

Fell ill - huge gap in time on resume - what do I do?

I'm having some troubles finding work. I'm a good, hard-working and honest worker who has a ton of experience in several areas. I won't list them, but I suspect that my issues with finding work are ...
-4
votes
1answer
68 views

trouble understanding directions even after having asked for clarification [on hold]

I'm a developer working on a project that is domain-specific to forestry and involves a lot of GIS. My boss basically hired me as his assistant because "he doesn't know programming" and that's my job. ...
34
votes
4answers
6k views

Time sheets signed the day ahead

Is it fraud for my supervisor to ask me to sign my time sheet a day ahead so she could send it in on the day they are supposed to be submitted to the pay office?
2
votes
1answer
256 views

Does the possibility of other job offers hurt my chances in interviews? [duplicate]

Situation: I'm a Computer Science student interning at company A, and I'm also interviewing with company B (preferred) for a fulltime job. Both are big tech companies, but are not competitors because ...

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