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2answers
32 views

How do I turn down an offer, If I have already sign an agreement?

I got a job offer from company A, thus I have tendered my 2 months resignation notice to my current company. I still have one more month to go till I join the new company. But today I have received my ...
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0answers
53 views

Is there a timeframe to write someone up? [on hold]

A friend of mine was just written up (January 2015)for something that happened in September 2014. Is this legal in Georgia?
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3answers
149 views

My boss just accused me of being passive aggressive. How do I handle my manager who may be passive aggressive himself?

Today my boss asked me to step into a side room and started asking me about my workload. He didn't seem interested in my reply so I assumed this was just a performance review (I'm overdue) . He then ...
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1answer
59 views

Should I mail the recruiter?

I wrote a written test in a software firm. As far as I know, I scored top. Then they called me for interview for the engineering position. The interview went well. Then they called me again for ...
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0answers
53 views

web developer job, campus, test, certification [on hold]

I am a web developer, i know html+5 css+3 JavaScript jquery php and mysql (still learning. But, will be completed in about 1 1/2 months) asp.net(after php) I don't have much experience at now. ...
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votes
5answers
127 views

Correcting an incorrect use of a word that has become vernacular at a company [duplicate]

I try desperately to be humble but it is so hard. Sometimes I feel like everybody on my team has Dunning-Kruger effect, while other times I feel like I must not be a very skilled or competent ...
0
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5answers
241 views

Do you skip resignation announcement if you are advised to do so?

I am quite on a predicament here. So I resign on my current job. My immediate supervisor asked me if I plan to announce it with my workmates. At the time I was nervous and very careful with my words, ...
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2answers
107 views

Are employees 'brand ambassador's of the company? [on hold]

When a company says that 'all employees should act like brand ambassadors for the company', is it fair or legally correct? I agree that every employee should be focused entirely to act in the ...
2
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2answers
276 views

Uncomfortable Culture at Work After Expansion

I work at a game development studio as a programmer. For the first year things were great but it started to expand and they hired a bunch of new people. One of the new people was a senior artist who ...
6
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4answers
180 views

Should I talk with my boss about my recent underperformance?

When I was first hired, I was a model employee. I'm a smart guy, and I can work my ass off. I worked the extra time to make up for conversations I had, and I would often come in on nights. I never ...
3
votes
3answers
203 views

How to work with an underskilled peer who isn't going away?

I work for group A of a large company as a senior software developer / team lead. Group A contains almost all the software development function within the company. We're currently working on a ...
0
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5answers
178 views

Asking for a raise for one of my team

I have a team of 8 members. i asked for a raise for three of them and the upper management gave me the approval for two and reject the third guy because he didn't finish a year yet. he is very ...
3
votes
5answers
529 views

Employer asking IT interviewee about his/her social life. Reasons and good answers?

What might be the reasons for an employer to ask an interviewee about the status of his social life. Especially when the interviewee is applying for an IT job, more specifically a programmer of a ...
2
votes
1answer
172 views

How to state in the cover letter that I left a job for a reason

After graduating I worked in my home country for one year to gain experience. Then I wanted to improve my English, so I went to Ireland for a 6 month internship. I didn't enjoy it there, so I didn't ...
0
votes
2answers
63 views

Which job title to use? [on hold]

I currently work at a large company and because of major re-org few months ago I have 3 different job title: Job Offer: X Consultant From Official HR Record: Consultant, X From Org. Chart: X Analyst ...
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votes
1answer
120 views

My employer could not remember my pay or starting/ending dates…and he's my dad [on hold]

I had an interview for a Sales position with a highly successful company, and they called me the next day to make an offer. Not surprisingly, and understandably, the offer is contingent upon my ...
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votes
1answer
92 views

Questions about layoffs [on hold]

I work in the bay area as a software developer and my company is laying off people: If I am laid off how much time is given to consider the severance package? My friend said that it will be an ...
7
votes
4answers
391 views

How to avoid aspects of workplace culture that are dealbreakers for me but minor to others?

I have a specific situation but I think maybe it can be generalized to many types of situations. The other day, I visited a friend from college (we work in the same field) at his office. It is an ...
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0answers
67 views

How employer ethical is it to interview a candidate in a public forum? (ex: a town meeting) Is it even legal? [on hold]

How ethical is it to interview a candidate in a public forum? ( ex: a town meeting).
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3answers
348 views

How to handle coworker who breaks my Do Not Disturb signal (opens my closed office door)

I rarely close my office door, but when I do, it is usually for a reason (I am busy or stressed or need to focus, and closed off environment helps me do just that). There is a coworker who ...
1
vote
2answers
522 views

Interview question: “Finish this sentence - We're going to party like…” [on hold]

Real question that was just asked in interview for a tech job: "Finish this sentence - We're going to party like..." What's the best answer for a curveball question like this? Is it better to go ...
1
vote
3answers
113 views

Selling software (Service, not acquisition) to my own employer [on hold]

I'm a software developer, and like most I work on side projects in my personal time. In theory, one of these may one day be relevant to my own company (especially since I'm more likely to get a good ...
0
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4answers
119 views

Staying organized as a research manager/team lead

I work on a data science team in which most work is practical, data-oriented research usually terminating in the production of a prototype which is placed directly or with little modification into ...
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votes
1answer
72 views

What is the real role and meaning of the middle manager? [on hold]

Based on my own experience and based on the reading of the great number of questions, comments and answers on this site and around, seems to me that a lot of conflicts and troubles is caused by ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

Resignation letter and notice period

I am currently unhappy in my company and I am considering to leave it. I might be offered a new position next days, but I don't know what the resignation letter should mention. Even if I don't have ...
0
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2answers
83 views

Can I work for a client after having worked for them through a recruiter? [on hold]

I worked for a client for two weeks, about three months ago, through a recruiter. The company wanted to hire me, but the negotiations fell through. Is it okay for me to contact this company for ...
15
votes
6answers
2k views

Salary range of $m to $n, depending on experience… Why?

I've seen a number of job openings that ask for this. The difference between m and n can be substantial. Why would a company do this? Is it to get the hopes up of a potential applicant, and then ...
8
votes
1answer
200 views

Ways to deal with lack of privacy at work

My work situation is such that there's an extreme lack of privacy. There's almost no offices with doors in the building, my direct report sits in the same large room with everyone on my team. ...
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2answers
133 views

Legal implications of being unable to start a job after signing an offer [on hold]

I currently have a job offer with big company B. The start date in the contract is due for 8 months from now. I'm thinking on accepting the offer, but I'm concerned about what would it happen, if for ...
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3answers
87 views

Should i continue working with hope of some project coming and a big raise or take the other oppurtunity that gives both of them? [on hold]

I am a software developer at a big firm , since the past couple of months there hasn't been any project in the technology i specialize . But this wasn't always the case , i was assigned to two ...
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votes
1answer
70 views

Can I legally contract with a foreign person to do work in the United States [on hold]

I want to invite a foreign person to come to the United States to do certain projects for me without going through a HB1 process. Can this be done legally if the project takes less than 90 days?
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3answers
119 views

Speed or Quality [on hold]

I recently graduated from school for computer science. In school, I would code, and it was horrible. Then I would rewrite it, and it was better, but still horrible. Then I would rewrite it, and ...
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2answers
139 views

Can micromanaging issue could be brought up as an ethical issue? [on hold]

“Micromanagement is a personality aberration of insecure individuals.” — Susan K. O’Brien, organizational specialist “One micromanager can do more damage to an organization than termites in ...
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13answers
7k views

Arguments for giving candidates the salary they want - without haggling

I'm responsible for building a software development team in my company. Once this team is ready I'll have to manage it and will be held responsible for its performance. One point of arguing we have ...
11
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0answers
3k views

How am I supposed to bill the company? [migrated]

I am working from home(Turkey) and the company I am working is based in Switzerland. I am not an employee of this company. I think this is called free-lance working, I am not sure. We do not have any ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

How to list time on fellowship in PhD program on resume

I'm a PhD student in computer science. I'm strongly considering leaving with a Masters once I complete my coursework. I don't plan on quitting until I have a job offer, though. I have two ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Getting an English Degree as a Technical Editor [on hold]

Hopefully, this is the right forum to post this question about English degrees in the technical writing industry. Here the question: "Is it worth for a technical editor like me to get an English ...
2
votes
1answer
242 views

Beneficial methods of coping with stress at work when in a senior position [on hold]

I work on a technical service desk for a large insurance company. I've been in this role for over 10 years and in the past have been able to effectively deal with the stress and pressure of the ...
2
votes
4answers
278 views

Why do companies seem to advertise things unrelated to the work they do? [on hold]

I went to a career fair hosted by my university. Most of the companies were local tech startups. Each had a booth you could come by and talk to the people and at the end there was a presentation where ...
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0answers
82 views

Software Engineer…want to pursue a career associated with Sports [closed]

I am a B.Tech engineer (Information Technology), and have been in the industry for about 8years now. I am 30 now. I am kind of saturated now, and do not get any interest in working in this industry. I ...
0
votes
3answers
96 views

Resigning during Interim between contracts [on hold]

I work on a series of 3 month contracts for Big Corp.. Each contract has had the same terms as the original contract had (pay, vacation, etc.) and each has been renewed for the last 27 months without ...
-2
votes
2answers
56 views

Cover Letter Structure when applying for multiple positions under same hiring manager [on hold]

I've applied for a position, and within days of applying, a nearly identical, slightly higher-level position for which I feel I'm also qualified has been posted. The application system is a ...
-1
votes
2answers
129 views

Right to view contract details between employers [on hold]

This may be in the wrong section, but I don't see any other exchange sites that might fit this better. I am a software developer, and am currently employed by CompanyA hosted in Virginia for the next ...
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votes
4answers
187 views

I'm a slow learner, how can I speed up? [on hold]

A bit of background: I'm in the software industry. 90% of the stuff I'm working on is/was completely new when I started in August 2014. I need to make the same mistake two or three times before I ...
1
vote
1answer
164 views

Company withholding part of my final check [on hold]

I recently quit my job not seeing eye to eye with my manager. I was paid $300 salary plus an hourly wage twice a month. When I went back today to get my final paycheck they only paid the hourly ...
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votes
2answers
226 views

Can my office manager force me to lower my desk to sitting height at work? [on hold]

I've been standing at my desk while I work. I have my monitors propped up on (admittedly silly looking) boxes and my keyboard and mouse too--bringing them to standing height. My office manager (note, ...
2
votes
5answers
186 views

Recording the time spent on projects in a somewhat unpredictable environment

I work in a small engineering company whose engineering department consists of a small handful of engineers. We will generally have one or two major development projects ongoing, but are also required ...
9
votes
3answers
446 views

How do you manage promotion when using Scrum?

I'm cursed with the blessing of a highly performing Scrum team. One of the benefits of this team is that they function as a very cohesive unit. Each team member is bringing their own particular ...
-2
votes
0answers
120 views

Manager lying to keep from delegating. Projects stalling [on hold]

Part of my job description is marketing a certain type of product. The products were on hold but have recently come back. My manager has now asked me not to market them, as the senior management are ...
-4
votes
2answers
214 views

my father passed away should I expect to see my boss at the funeral [closed]

My father passed away and I've been working for the same company for almost 10 years, should I have expected my boss to attend the funeral or at least the mass?

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