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0answers
4 views

Appropriate attire for interview at tech company

I'm concerned about appropriate attire for a female interviewing for a creative marketing position within a relatively new tech company. I don't want to appear overdressed or like I won't fit into ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Decision between two jobs [on hold]

I am a recently gratuated in Fine Arts. My life choice would be painting and a job that pays my bills. Last year I was searching for a job, mostly without success. I was working in a school as an art ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Salary Tax/Income Tax [on hold]

I know tax is related to country rules but my case is more general than technical. Background I have my first job since 1 year and I haven't worked on any other organization before so I didn't have ...
2
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3answers
95 views

Why do some companies not allow part time second jobs?

I would like to take up a part time second job as a tutor, but our company policy says we are not allowed to do so even on days off or after work hours. I would like to know why companies wouldn't ...
1
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2answers
47 views

Accepted for intermittent lead role.But senses serious problems and political pit falls

I am working for US based client in their IT department as a consultant from their vendors. The team consists other team members who are from different vendors and Client Own Employees. I am ...
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0answers
58 views

NAFTA profession and position title [on hold]

We have NAFTA list of Professions . If I need TN visa, should name from this list be present in the offer letter? What is relation between position title and profession?
0
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3answers
131 views

Are promises made by senior management during hiring binding?

My company hired several experienced scientists, all experts in their field, including some former consultants, promising that their position would become a team leader position after the first few ...
1
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6answers
109 views

Should I accept compressed deadline for a specific bribe?

Situation My boss asked me for an estimated timeline for a project I'm working on. I told them in a detailed list it would take me five weeks to complete all the features they asked for. They ...
3
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2answers
80 views

How to appear confident while still being modest?

I have been accomplishing quite a bit in my role and moving up the ranks quickly. I love my job and am proud of the work I do. Sometimes my boss and my boss's boss make comments about my performance ...
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0answers
21 views

Can I apply for a grad job whilst being in another grad job, but at a lower level? [on hold]

I am a an Engineering graduate from the UK, and am currently looking for a graduate job for a top employer in this country. In the meantime, I have found employment to tide me over in another ...
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6answers
120 views

If I'm at a “stepping stone” job, should I lie if asked whether I like the job? [on hold]

I'm working at a "stepping stone" job, a job that I don't love, but is good experience, a mark on my resume, needed to land that job that I want. Sometimes you have to do the things you don't like to ...
0
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3answers
74 views

Pay rise at current role after new employer matched salary - should I ask for it to be matched again?

I've just recently signed my contract for my new position. The new position is with a government agency (UK) and work on a banding system. My current pay is higher than the lowest pay point on the ...
0
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6answers
181 views

Can an employer cut an employee's pay on a whim? [on hold]

Is it ever appropriate for an employer to force an employee to take a pay cut for performance-related reasons in a technical field, even if the employer relies on subjective evaluations and refuses to ...
-1
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0answers
94 views

How to overcome a toxic Project Leader?

So I have participated in a lot of college voluntary groups, and in some of them the manager, (or community manager or whatever the title of the person who is trying to coordinate the team would be) ...
1
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1answer
54 views

Should I ask for my former boss for a reference if it seems he does not like me?

Ok, so I did a supervisor job over the summer for 2 months. It was my first supervisor job and I would really like to use it on my resume because it looks good. However, I'm fairly sure that my former ...
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0answers
46 views

Recruiter Ethics [on hold]

If you are currently working with a recruiter to fill a position is it unethical for that same recruiter to hire others from you current team away? Our is it just greed?
2
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1answer
75 views

Is there a way to transfer to another branch after being a Navy nuke?

I am about to become a nuke in the US Navy. It's a great program but it only fulfills part of my interest. I am wondering if there is a way to transfer to another branch of the military and be ...
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1answer
81 views

working extra hours and pay [on hold]

It's my belief that if a person is at working, doing work, they should get paid for it. What's the appropriate response when someone suggests that you should stay at work longer to finish a problem? I ...
1
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2answers
140 views

Disengaging from non-constructive conversations

Lots of people in my office seem to like giving me advice but sometimes not on productive matters. For example, someone spent 30 minutes telling me about why I need to be more general when it comes to ...
0
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1answer
67 views

How do I express my interest in volunteer or temp work to a former employer?

I was recently terminated from a full-time job because of business difficulties and budget cuts. I'm still interested in maintaining whatever level of employment I can with the same company, part ...
0
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1answer
71 views

Is it ethical to take more time off than usual when you'll only be working for part of the year? [on hold]

A friend of mine is in the military reserve (US), and working a civilian job. He's going to be deployed about 8 months into the fiscal year, and his employer knows this. He would typically save ...
1
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2answers
56 views

Will they treat my volunteer request like a normal holiday request? [duplicate]

I have been offered a job, but no start date yet. I'm confirmed to go away in November to volunteer assisting children in South America for two weeks (helping to build homes etc) but during my ...
4
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2answers
147 views

How to maintain social integration when your workload is substantially different than those around you

So, I was hired early this year. I got about 4-5 months of training on the product I'm QA'ing for, then I was moved out of manual QA into automation of tests in our application. At the moment, I'm ...
4
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4answers
99 views

How do I express to my interviewer that I'm looking for mentorship?

It is difficult for me to articulate the benefits I've received by simply asking a senior developer for advice with regards to a specific aspect of my craft. More than just telling me the "correct way ...
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2answers
209 views

How to explain being discharged for “performance reasons” to future employers? [duplicate]

I worked for the City of Jacksonville as a support developer for a year and a half. I worked for their systems fixing and upgrading multiple applications, over 200 tickets in that period. At the end, ...
-4
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0answers
124 views

is it legal for an boss to fire an employee because the employee went above his head to file a complaint on his immediate boss [on hold]

is it legal for an boss to fire an employee because the employee went above his head to file a complaint on his immediate boss? a boss threatening his employees their job if they went above his head ...
49
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6answers
5k views

Is it appropriate to ask why a coworker was fired?

So in the last month a few people have been terminated, 2 were old hires, 1 was a new hire. I've not heard any official reason why this is happening, just hearsay from colleagues. I'm relatively new ...
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0answers
58 views

Can I sign my own letter of appointment but for EC? [on hold]

I am the HR director in my agency. We recently offered fresh appointments to all staff and subsequently confirmed their appointments. The offer letters were signed by by executive chairman and the ...
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0answers
109 views

Just want to pass performance review [on hold]

My boss told me during our one-on-one that it would be impossible to give everybody in the team high performance rating. Then I said, " to be honest with you, i just want to pass it because working ...
1
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2answers
189 views

Writing an email reminding a recruiter about an interview session

I recently applied for a software developer profile in a start-up where the interview process consists of 3 stages - An assignment followed by an online coding round and finally a face to face ...
1
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2answers
398 views

Should I correct my coworkers' language mistakes?

I'm not a native English speaker, but I still notice some basic mistakes in grammar, pronunciation and wordings when my colleagues are talking to customers. But when I try to correct them, they rudely ...
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0answers
59 views

Switching from Engineering to Journalism [on hold]

I pursued Engineering after 12th and realized after 3 years -I just can't do it....henceforth I left it and did my graduation in journalism . I am applying for MBA now, but my resume has already been ...
39
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7answers
5k views

What are the disadvantages [to the employer] of working from home? [on hold]

I'm 41 years old. I'm an Australian, and I like things where I am. At 15, I took to software development (computer programming as I knew it then, and as it probably still is now) because it promised ...
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votes
1answer
193 views

Best Way to Keep Track of Who is in Office? [on hold]

There is this huge passive-aggressive feud at my work about the sign-in sheet we have. Employees don't like it because it's at the front of the office which can take some time away to walk up to when ...
1
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4answers
261 views

Moving “laterally” from support to engineering?

Recently I was approached by my company (very large) to transition from a support to an engineering role. I am a recent CS graduate from a well-known university and have a few years of programming ...
73
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12answers
8k views

What's wrong about being honest about your career plans?

Premise Until a few weeks ago, I worked for a software company as a software developer. Honestly, I tried to do my best every day. Not only I did what I was supposed to do, but I always tried to ...
0
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2answers
71 views

Notice Period Query [on hold]

My contract says I must give one months notice. I gave notice on 17th Aug, stating my last working day would be Friday 11th Sept, which is 4 working weeks. But my employer says I must work till 17th ...
5
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3answers
330 views

How to deal with no evidence of skill in CV

I majored in Visual Arts last year and I'm trying to get into a Master degree course. In the meantime I would like to get a job in the IT field (I may drop the master course if I find a good job, not ...
-1
votes
1answer
163 views

Can I ask for higher salary if I work remotely in a more expensive location than where the company is located? [duplicate]

If a company is located in a location where the cost of living is fairly low, is it fair to ask for a salary increase based on the fact I will be working from a significantly more expensive location? ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Need offer letter for visa

The company gave me an email saying I have got the internship however I asked for the confirmation letter (as I need to apply for visa) on Monday and now it's Thursday and I still don't have it. I ...
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0answers
84 views

Manager not giving me work, What I need to do? [duplicate]

I'm currently start my job with new IT company where no much work is need to do. I have my 3rd week in this company and my manager prefer other guy who is also new in the company over me. I'm feeling ...
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votes
0answers
165 views

Is a company allowed to put you up for training and before your training is over demote you for no good reason? [on hold]

Is a company allowed to put you up for training and before your training is over demote you for no good reason? I was asked to switch my shift and I also had to cancel a class I needed to get my ...
0
votes
1answer
220 views

Working for a manager who doesn't manage! [on hold]

SITUATION: I have been with the company I am with for over 15 years. Let me give some background information before I ask my question. First 5 years When I first started I reported to say ...
2
votes
1answer
318 views

Is a thank you note appropriate for the end of my internship?

I'm nearing the end of my summer internship, and I've read that writing thank-you notes is a good way to maintain relationships, and just end the internship on a positive note in general. Is this ...
1
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0answers
224 views

Asking professors for syllabi to their classes when recruiting [migrated]

Since graduating I have maintained contact with a number of professors at my university and have gone back on recruiting trips. I check in on the courses being offered from time to time and have ...
2
votes
1answer
148 views

Is there an ideal mode of communication for resigning from a Remote Job? [duplicate]

Usually when I quit my job, I walk up to my boss and hand them a letter. I like the personal touch of being able to do it face-to-face, and usually when an employee stops by your office with a ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

remedy for academic gap year in interview [duplicate]

I've a year gap in my class 12, my results were bad in test so I decided to sit and prepare for another year, and after passing my +2 I took admission in a college and after 1 year I left that college ...
1
vote
3answers
139 views

Working as a temp. What factors should be considered when applying for multiple jobs at this same organization at different times?

Sorry if the title is unclear; I wasn't sure how to explain this situation at tweet length! I will elaborate. I am currently working as a temp for a medium-sized higher education institution (I am ...
-1
votes
1answer
453 views

Network administration has blocked logging in to Stack Overflow sites [duplicate]

I'm working on a software development company. Most of time I spend my time in StackOverflow and other related network sites. Today I noticed that Network administration has blocked us from login ...
2
votes
4answers
143 views

Reference by previous employer

I was recently made redundant and at the formal redundancy meeting, I was told that my previous employer would be happy to give me a reference. I have recently been offered a job in a company which ...

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