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why is there such a huge difference between base salary and actual pay?

I often wonder why cant I be paid the amount straight and let me take care of my medical , transport , house , taxes instead of the company . I am asked how much is my salary to which have an answer ...
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“Experience” — when does it start?

For experience, does it begin post-college or "real world?" Do "college jobs" count. For example, I worked in student housing during most of time, but I don't think that would apply to "experience." ...
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1answer
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What is the correct way of mentioning project experience in CV?

We are 3 engineers and one product manager working in the project. What I want to mention is that as an engineer, I am one of the main people in the development of that project. What is the correct ...
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1answer
35 views

How to balance job interest and salary negotiation techniques?

When interviewing there are several questions used to gage an applicant's interest in a the job / organisation. "Why do you want to work here" etc. The correct answer shows a passion and excitement ...
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3answers
61 views

Graduating soon, should I apply for job yet?

I'm a Master's student in Computer Science, hopefully graduating in October (3 months from now). I'm currently living in Ireland, and I'd like to take advantage of this opportunity to start looking ...
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3answers
654 views

When are hugs acceptable in the workplace?

As someone who has had a job before, particularly one in the office, it is my understand that physical touch is high risk. However per the votes on this answer it seems to be enthusiastically received ...
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1answer
60 views

Not coping with new site management position

I have recently had a promotion to site manager after years of working on sites as an engineer. My work as an engineer has kept me 60% on the road solo and 40% with other engineers in the team. I have ...
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93 views

How to survive in hostile work environment? [on hold]

My problem is that my manager used to pass me personal comments which I did not like. So I told him to stop and that I do not like it. I am a female. Personal comments like how does your family ...
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1answer
77 views

How to estimate salary range for a position?

I'm paid well on a current job, and to not to be stuck at it, I'm probing for other opportunities often. The issue is, it's hard to find out which job offers to pursue and which ones to skip based on ...
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1answer
55 views

What should I do about a job offer which I haven't noticed on time?

About one year ago I bought a VPS and changed my email address. I forgot to change my LinkedIn email address. I normally don't check LinkedIn when I don't receive an email. Recently I had to check ...
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2answers
71 views

Send example of my work after interview based on questions from interview?

I applied for a job some time ago and the company has contacted me and I had an interview over Skype. First part of interview was great, I answered all questions easily and they were pleased. For the ...
2
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2answers
50 views

Why does a company accept middle vendors or sub contractors in contracting?

My friend told me that he works for a big company in the USA that hires contractors from a preferred vendor who is free to get contractors from other vendors, if they do not have a contractor on their ...
2
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3answers
197 views

I scored low on the Technical Test, but they offered me a Job?

I interviewed for a PHP Developer's position earlier in the week, my experience is in C#, so my knowledge of PHP is extremely limited. But I went for the position anyway, because if I didn't turn up ...
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Reducing the salary after job offer?

I just accepted a job offer from a small company recently. Shockingly, they just called me to inform me that they reduced my offer by about 10%. Luckily for me, I did not give a leaving notice to my ...
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39 views

Why are Workplace answers removed without an explanation? [migrated]

Who chooses which answers are retained, and which are removed on Workplace. Exactly who are they and what are their credentials?
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57 views

Icebreakers (team-building)? [on hold]

And so Iam a policeman for the band of my college. We Have a lock in to plan for in a number of days. I was put in cost of planning some "icebreaker" games. You realize, so everyone could possibly get ...
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1answer
176 views

Incorrect Graduation Date on Resume - Background check

So, I had an interview at a company and in my resume I listed by graduation date as 2009. My school operates on a full year basis (September to April) and though I completed by courses on ...
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1answer
41 views

How to describe AWS / Google Cloud Platform experience for a Microsoft application?

I have specific project experience using AWS and Google Cloud Platform for hosting virtual instances and handling scalability, although I have not used Microsoft's version of the same service (Azure) ...
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3answers
241 views

How do I handle a rude coworker?

I am a manager with several direct reports. My manager also manages another team. One of his direct reports is continually rude to me in front of other employees. We have a work from home policy, and ...
10
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2answers
252 views
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How to answer an interview question about national politics?

Currently in Egypt we have a big mess in our national politics, lots of elections, new constitutions and such. Some companies now ask questions to determine the political preferences of candidates, ...
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0answers
44 views

When apply for an attorney job, what is more professional than To Whom It May Concern?

What is a more professional way to say To Whom It May Concern if applying for an attorney position?
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85 views

Inspirational Transgender people in the field of technology [on hold]

All to often as a transgender person one is subjected to tales of suffering and difficulty which are sadly true but unfortunately not particularly good in helping someone make the right decisions and ...
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4answers
404 views

New Job, Casual Attire, First Impression

I have accepted a new job at a particular company. The company has casual attire (Jeans, T-Shirt). I have even seen some people wearing shorts (I would pass on that!). Since, I will be joining as a ...
3
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4answers
231 views

Did not get job even after accepting offer letter?

I had a question about not getting a job even after I sign the offer letter and the company accepts it. Let's say that I accepted the offer letter in emails and they even replied, welcoming me to the ...
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0answers
101 views

No phone calls please [on hold]

In terms of the "no phone calls" for a job search -- they have the upper-hand. If you instead email them to ask about the process, will that hurt you? Thoughts?
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4answers
111 views

should I put my work experience that is not related to software development on my resume?

I graduated from a university 2 months ago with a BS in Computer Science and I made my resume for an Entry Level position in software developer. I did include other jobs I did in the past(retail). ...
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1answer
85 views

Didn't hear back from the company after confirming Skype Interview. Good Sign or Bad Sign?

So I receive an email from a company asking me for a Skype interview, I confirm it but I never hear back from them regarding any confirmation from their side. That's almost a week ago. Moreover, I ...
2
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2answers
201 views

I'm not liking the work I'm doing, and I've been in the position for only 3 months

First, some background: I've been in my current position about 2.5 months The position is a software development position, but my degree is not in software development (industrial engineering). I ...
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2answers
98 views

Company does not do yearly review

After working for almost three years, I am yet to have a "yearly" performance review - or a review of any kind. Is this a red flag? How common is it for companies to avoid or forget about reviews?
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2answers
139 views

Is it okay to ask my interviewer to sponsor my travel? [duplicate]

I would have to travel for an interview and costs are coming up to $300 (CAD). That cost includes train tickets, stay, and food according to my calculations. So my question is, is it okay to ask ...
3
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3answers
241 views

Is it OK to ask colleagues to leave if they're sick?

I can't stand it when someone that sits near me comes in when they're sick. All day long I listen to them sniffle and cough and I just sit there and wonder how long until they pass their germs on to ...
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6answers
3k views

What to do about a teammate who is burnt out

Our team has been working hard on an extremely difficult project with an insanely short deadline. We aren't working 80-hour weeks, but the time we are working is stressful to say the least. Everyone ...
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4answers
206 views

What is the best position to keep monitor?

The programs work on monitors day in and day out for near untraceable period to time. What is the best position to keep the monitor?
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0answers
72 views

Which area of Computing to aim for [on hold]

Ok the title may not be the best of this thread, however i will explain :). I am a uni student at the moment studying Computer Science and i am not 100% sure what area i want to go into. I know i may ...
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4answers
1k views

Job offer via email, no need for signed contract?

I am in the process of accepting a job offer and instead of sending out a written contract that needs to be signed, everything is done via email. Is this legally sound and normal? In the past I have ...
6
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2answers
481 views

Telecommuting: how should I ask to successfully achieve it?

I've been working on a company for half a year, as a web developer but also offering consultancy in Android to my colleagues (about 1-2 hours per full-time working day). However, I'm planning to move ...
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1answer
45 views

Reveal to organisation regarding notice period while candidature in progress

I have 7 days left to join an organisation meanwhile I am being interviewed by a second organisation and which might pay well. Should I tell the second organisation that I have 6-7 days left so they ...
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0answers
44 views

2 year undergrad looking direction in the field I should go into [on hold]

I just finished my first year of undergraduate studies and I’m trying to decide where in the field I should go into. I was wondering if people in the industry could give me their take the different ...
4
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3answers
153 views

As a web developer, should I focus on contract work instead of full-time positions? [on hold]

I am a full-stack web developer who has worked exclusively at full-time positions for nearly ten years. The work that I want to be doing is designing and building sites that adapt to the ...
3
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3answers
240 views

Must I list a previous company in my resume?

I was hired for reputed Company A as a fresher from campus recruitment. After five months, I was asked to resign (not terminated or fired) as I could not pass the tests they conduct during their ...
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2answers
122 views

What do I do when I have an interview with company B during my work period with company A and the HR in company B is unresponsive to my email?

I am currently working for company A in the form of a contract, until August. I just started a week ago in company A. Today and I received an interview from company B and ask me to have an interview ...
3
votes
4answers
118 views

Should I continue looking for jobs despite having signed a contract?

I am a new graduate in engineering. I'm based in the UK and recently applied and was accepted to a job. I've signed the contract and the job begins in a month or two. However, I've been told to apply ...
8
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3answers
191 views

How do deal with a very profitable client whose project is doomed (by his own decisions)

I have this client that pays me very well for working in a project that is clearly doomed. I tried to communicate my concerns in the most positive way I could, but he is unable to see the writing in ...
8
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4answers
287 views

What to do if personal property gets damaged by coworkers?

We went on a Team-Building activity this past weekend, payed by the company. There was a swimming pool there and a few of my coworkers thought it would be a good idea to pick people at random and ...
8
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4answers
933 views

what is the most appropriate way to tell a client that I can't work on their project until they have a more finished idea?

I work as a contractor. The job involves helping a number of people who come in with project ideas. One person who comes in wants a website. She has little background in websites or development ...
0
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1answer
167 views

The Guy just won't shut up! [duplicate]

I work for a software company in a busy office, obviously there will be some noise and distractions but the most prominant and most annoying is a colleague (For arguments sake let's call him John) who ...
10
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1answer
160 views

What's a good way to qualify offshore consultants?

I've been tasked with interviewing several offshore consultants in sequence for proper job skills, and given a short amount of time to prepare. I've got 6 candidates to interview. I get a half hour ...
27
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3answers
4k views

I was honest about wasting time: can this harm my job?

Just now my boss asked me "Why are you working overtime today?" I replied "I wasted 2 hours in the morning and I am working overtime to compensate for time wasted." He gave me a perplexed look. He ...
36
votes
7answers
3k views

What can be done to prevent people from leaving their ringing cell phones on their desks?

There's this very good answer on desk phones. This question is about personal cell phones. Many people don't bother carrying their personal cell phone with them and just leave it on their desk (or in ...
3
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2answers
194 views

Concerns about working as a software developer in a small non-software company (developing in-house process automation software)

I'm currently a student (soon have my MSc in Computer Science) in Germany. In parallel I work in a small company which does NOT sell software products. But they decided to improve their internal ...

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