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How to proceed if boss doesn't keep commitment about equipment?

This question is related to How do I request new equipment for the office?. New equipment need (e.g. PC with little bit higher specs + second monitor) was reported and discussed some 6 months ago. My ...
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1answer
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excessive hours and consecutive days

Is there any state or federal law to protect a salaried employee from being scheduled in excess of 10hrs a day for 9 consecutive days. and some days are 14 to 15 hrs long.
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2answers
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Coworker's criminal conviction and current behavior make me uncomfortable

I work at some IT firm and recently, they have hired a "former" criminal (as a programmer) who was considered to be a possible suspect of two rape cases, and has spent some years in a jail for ...
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2answers
97 views

Drawing a line with attitude

I am new at a work place, i am easy to approach as i am friendly, but some people hired after me seem to be throwing jokes at me. I understand UK is open to banter and laughs but i didn't understand ...
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2answers
45 views

Identifying cultural barriers to communication

What is the best way to determine if cultural barriers are preventing communication? In my specific case, I rarely, if ever, get a response to a question I ask of international (from India) ...
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3answers
253 views

Why do some companies prefer consultants over salaried employees?

I am curious as to why a company would rather hire consultants over salaried employees. Aren't consultants more expensive, since there is usually the middleman consultancy firm in between? And why ...
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4answers
247 views

How can I tell an employer I'd rather not work abroad?

I recently had to work abroad for a few days and there is another trip scheduled for a few weeks time. Since the time I arrived, I have felt depressed and dejected. I'm not sleeping properly and I've ...
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2answers
284 views

Someone in the office drinks water as a defence mechanism [on hold]

Someone appears to drink water as a defence mechanism when in trouble in the office. As a point is being raised or feedback given, the person always brings their glass to their mouth and will drink ...
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1answer
116 views

How do I indicate that I am willing to pursue other options while still in education?

I am currently taking time out from my teaching degree. The reason was, among other things, to consider whether it was really for me. Technically I am still a student, but until January have no ...
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2answers
216 views

Career Path for Developers [on hold]

I'm a developer for more than a year now. I'm pretty happy with what I'm doing at the moment, especially when I get to accomplish challenging tasks. But as a general observation, I can see that ...
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1answer
191 views

What is risk of Absconding [on hold]

I was on an international assignment for the last 3 months and recently arrived back in India (my base location). During my on-site assignment, my client offered me a job opportunity. Now I have ...
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0answers
72 views

Background Check? [on hold]

I have a legal question regarding the state of ILL Is it illegal to run someones background before offering a them a job? I recently applied for a job and was told once the background/drug test came ...
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6answers
5k views

Employer wants us to tweet (etc) about them; what should I consider?

I work for a large multinational company. Lately they've been encouraging (not requiring) us to "go social", to talk about their products, services, conference talks, etc on our personal social ...
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2answers
187 views

When should I tell a prospective employer about a criminal conviction that resulted in a felony? [duplicate]

During the interview? After the conditional offer? Prior to the background check? Never? I had a job offer recently for a data scientist role and didn't disclose it because they never asked. They ...
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8answers
1k views

Is the mantra “Employers don't care where you went to school” True? [on hold]

As a soon-to-be university grad from a less than 'prestigious' school. After reading this article Link. I have asked this question to a wide variety of people that I know who responded, to my ...
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0answers
165 views

Can I hide behind my contract? [on hold]

I have a question regarding my working hours, there's an early and late shift where there needs to be someone on the desk for 07:30 which I cover and usually leave around 16:20 in the afternoon, just ...
2
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2answers
160 views

should people with expunged convictions be up front about it?

So I have a friend that took a deferred adjudication plea for a misdemeanor theft charge. The problem is that that's now showing up when employers do background checks on this friend and they're being ...
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4answers
428 views

Head-Hunter Agency asking for Passport

I am an EU citizen and I'm currently searching for a job in the UK. I've been working with different agencies over the internet and one of them is asking for my passport (I assume, to verify my ...
2
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2answers
255 views

How to go about approaching my employer about outside work

I'm a developer who has developed an idea for my current workplace that I'd like to take a lot further and take to market. The company I work for has no interest or legal way to sell software (we've ...
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0answers
48 views

What should I study next [on hold]

I have completed my BE in CS and currently working as DBA but I love to study further so what should I do next that will help me to grow in my career ? Should I need to do any certification such OCA ...
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2answers
166 views

Accepted a low-ball wage in an impromptu promotion, what are my options to amend it?

I recently nabbed some work at a new call center in my area, first set of people to walk in the doors. I was recently promoted to team lead/floor support, it was a fairly impromptu meeting. The site ...
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1answer
210 views

Facing difficulty with my boss attitude [on hold]

I joined in a new company almost 45 days ago, my boss is workaholic and not even considering anything. He don't notice if the tasks not finish in time if I work more time in a day. I am completing my ...
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3answers
344 views

Getting manager to not over react when admitting to a mistake

Back story: I knocked on my colleague’s door and found him to be on the phone. I went back to my room and continued to work. After a will the colleague came to my room and I asked him if he could ...
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1answer
329 views

How normal is it for a job to be 'learn from google'? [on hold]

I think employers are aware that a computer science graduate isn't coming out of the job knowing whatever framework they're using inside out, and are prepared to have the employee learn on the job. ...
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3answers
627 views

What should I do if I disagree with my boss about a software design pattern?

My boss introduced a new design pattern at work. I couldn't find this design pattern anywhere else, and I don't find it useful at all. I'm the only one using it, but my coworkers seem confused by it ...
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0answers
57 views

When should I expand on an answer and when should I give a to the point answer? [on hold]

Let's look at questions like these (I'm expecting to go into an interview where these types of questions will be asked): 1) "Do you have experience taking apart a computer?" 2) "Are you comfortable ...
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5answers
8k views

Assigned job I cannot do

I am a recent graduate who moved across the country to get his dream job in game programming. I worked at a indie company for a year and then was hired by one of the largest companies. This is a dream ...
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0answers
69 views

Does my company need to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? [on hold]

I just started a new company and have 3 employees. Do I need to do something specific to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?
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0answers
147 views

Asking my start-up for money to help me buy a work laptop [duplicate]

I work for a start-up and am using a low-performance laptop that I own and use to complete my work on. The company is limited on funding and said they could not buy me a new laptop. However, is it ...
28
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6answers
4k views

Why is a voided blank check necessary to setup direct deposit if I've already provided my routing and account numbers? [on hold]

I just got on-boarded today at a new job and I wasn't satisfied with the answer from HR about why a voided check was needed. The direct deposit form I filled out had my routing and account numbers, ...
2
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1answer
140 views

Supplying Food for Training meetings

I have been put in charge of running some training seminars for co-workers from other departments. These training courses will be 2 hours long for 10-30 people and will be put on by either myself or ...
2
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4answers
456 views

How to prevent your manager and coworkers from underestimating your capacity

I am currently interning in a fairly large software company which is a subcontractor of important companies in defense industry. I started the internship very passionately doing all the "tasks" my ...
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2answers
113 views

Does having a local address increase one's chances on a job application? [duplicate]

I was told by a friend (who has some limited experience recruiting) that having a local address improves one's chances. Her reasoning was that the HR person looking at the 100s of resumes is looking ...
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3answers
348 views

Culture changing in a way I don't like, anything I can do?

I have worked as a software developer for a company for 5 years, they were a small start up when I joined and the emphasis was on the quality of your output, that is how you were judged as an ...
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4answers
366 views

How soon should I tell my employer that my commute is too long?

I started a new job just over three months ago, with a commute of two hours each way. Before joining the company, I understood that I would soon be able to transfer to their office in my home town. ...
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6answers
3k views

How to deal with a new company's vastly lower pace?

I started a new job as a software dev about 4 months ago and have been mostly learning. There's about 8 new developers working in two teams on the same project. Initially, I thought the slow process ...
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8answers
2k views

Ask for higher title when negotiating with current employer?

Does it make sense to ask for a better job title (e.g. senior developer instead of developer) when negotiating with my current employer? This does not include any increase in the salary. Will ...
2
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1answer
141 views

Should I put the college I went to on my LinkedIn profile if I didn't earn a degree? [on hold]

After about a semester and a half I flunked out of college (this was about 7 years ago). I was told it was acceptable to put the amount of credits I earned on my resume, but I was wondering if that ...
63
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9answers
13k views

Is “Stack Exchange use” a valuable skill on my CV?

I'm a programmer, and while updating my CV I asked myself if I should add my experience using Stack Exchange, and especially Stack Overflow, as a relevant technological skill. I've seen some example ...
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1answer
257 views

What is a life CV ?

What is a life CV compared to a regular CV? I have been asked to submit a life CV with my job application. What information would I need to include in a life CV?
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3answers
787 views

Should I be honest about the reasons I don't want to give a testimonial

I'm being asked to give a brief "testimonial" style text about my current job for use on my employer's new website, specifically relating to a graduate scheme. I have been in the role almost 2 years ...
4
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2answers
280 views

Project Shutdown due to Legal issues: How to represent on resume?

This is a continuation of a question I asked last week found here: Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience? Two years ago, me and a couple online friends decided to write ...
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2answers
230 views

Estimate the Value of my Work

I'm nearly complete with an internship and am expected to do a presentation demonstrating the value I have provided for the company. I am a software developer and have helped to write a new data ...
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4answers
973 views

How to have a relationship with someone at the office?

I know it's frowned upon, but if you end up in a personal relationship with someone at the office, what's the most professional way to go forward? Should you declare it with your managers? What ...
4
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2answers
770 views

Boss delays decision that will decide what I will do the next year of my life

UPDATE 1: Today I confronted him once more -by simply staying after a meeting he arranged on a project I am working in. He said he needs advice by one more party (unfortunately I didn't ask whom he ...
3
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2answers
758 views

Should I tell HR my last salary [duplicate]

My previous employer declared bankruptcy and was closed. My salary in this company was very high as I was holding a top management position (Chief Technology Officer). I have passed all technical ...
13
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3answers
3k views

Is there any point to continuing with an interview when I'm sure that I won't join the company? [duplicate]

My current situation is that I've already signed a contract with Company A, when Company B called. Company B interests me, although I've decided to stay with Company A. However, they've called me in ...
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0answers
82 views

How do telecommute contract works? [on hold]

I am curious about having a telecommute job. However I have no idea how to negotiate one. How does it work? How is a common remote contract structured? I am asking about salary, payment frequency, ...
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2answers
108 views

Visa to work in European Union [on hold]

I'm a non-EU citizen. Got an email asking to confirm whether I have a Visa to work in European Union without restrictions or sponsorships? Does it mean that I have to get the Visa before applying for ...
11
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4answers
3k views

Can my resume mention a company that my product was resold to?

Last year I wrote and sold a software product to a small financial consulting group A, which now runs on their servers. They recently resold it, without any technical tailoring, to a major ...

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