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38 views

Can I get my grandad to write a review for university?

You always see the general "you can't list family members" when it comes to references, but what if you're working at a company where your granddad is also your boss? He has a different last name to ...
0
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3answers
101 views

Is it a violation of workplace ethics if employees do R&D and personal projects in their free times during office hour?

Managers always put emphasis on R&D and technical competence. Normally, employees are expected to do R&D and personal projects for skill enhancement purposes outside office hours and ...
0
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2answers
161 views

My job description was used to advertise for another team member but they advertised the salary as more than mine

The company I work for advertised for another role very similar to mine - they used a very basic description of my job and then advertised the salary as £21,000 - £23,000. I am paid £22,000, but I ...
0
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2answers
206 views

How to reply to bizare question/comments from manager?

My boss is from Russia and has a thick accent, but as he's told me he's lived in the US for a long time and considers it where he's from. However there may be a language/cultural barrier. On a couple ...
0
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3answers
232 views

How to respond to question from boss (after hired) how do you know you're a good programmer?

I started a new job and from reading between the lines I sense a tension in that my manager is not sure if I have the technical skills. I didn't lie or misrepresent my abilities in the interview. My ...
0
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1answer
96 views

Learning about project in new job

I started a new job and my manager emailed me several documents, probably about 100 pages in total. They explain the concept behind the program I am a dev for. The first page of the first document I ...
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0answers
69 views

If a co-workers does not say Hello. Shall do the same?

If a co-workers does not say Hello. Shall I do the same- not say hello. (I do not know how to handle this behavior.) What goes around comes around.
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1answer
50 views

Which route to take in career choice. [on hold]

I been freelancing for 4 years and work has been really cold since last year and before it I was always on my toes. When I started freelance I did Wordpress themes and got better with it in 3 years ...
5
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2answers
763 views

Is it a good idea to bluff about a job offer?

Specifically, I am wondering if it is a good idea to bluff about a job offer in order to encourage a company I am interviewing with to make an offer sooner. I have been interviewing with a company ...
0
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2answers
89 views

What possible questions should I ask the interviewer if I have already worked with them and know them?

Long story short, I asked my manager at the company I interned with (I interned with them for 6 months) about any opportunities and he asked me come in for an interview for a full time position. ...
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1answer
69 views

Companies not offering H1B because I'm not currently living in US

If a H1B is for immigrants, why does it matter whether or not they are currently living within US? I have been discarded two times because although they are offering H1B they need someone living in ...
0
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1answer
108 views

Quitting to pivot career via working sabbatical

I currently work as a Devops/Full stack web developer and frankly, I am not passionate at all with what I do. I was initially, but working on the same project for over a year, with the constant ...
0
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0answers
31 views

How to ask for an internal transfer? [duplicate]

So here is the situation: I am currently employed in a group under which I no longer feel aligned, and would like to join a different group which matches more closely my interest. I know the manager ...
-1
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0answers
73 views

Salary, but hourly? [on hold]

If you are salaried for the day (I work 1 day/week), can your employer deduct pay if you leave early? Ex: I was told I'd get paid x amount per day, with having patients 8-5. If my 4:00 patient ...
0
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1answer
81 views

How will a future employer view my limited experience in my role?

I'm about 10 months into my first 'real' job after my MSc Comp Science, as a junior web dev, and it is bothering me that I am not getting anything out of the job. My supervisor lacks any solid ...
1
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1answer
55 views

Who to list as supervisor if immediate supervisor isn't technically a supervisor?

I need to list someone as my immediate supervisor for a job application. Normally this wouldn't be an issue. However, the person who was responsible for supervising my branch is not technically a ...
0
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0answers
54 views

How much you should earn when you start coding in new programming language? [duplicate]

I think about change my job - I'm mobile developer with around two and a half years professional experience now (Android mainly, but iOS too), but I would like to try Scala programming now. I wonder ...
3
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3answers
322 views

What factors influence how long the interview process takes?

I'm currently in an interview process of an American game company. But I found it's a long process, here is what I've got: This startup company was found in 2013, it has about 50 to 60 employers. ...
2
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4answers
246 views

Employee seems to cut me off and talk over me

I supervise a very small team of 5 guys. One of my employees seems to constantly talk over me or cut me off and it certainly gets annoying. This especially happens when I want to deliver a speaking ...
1
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1answer
119 views

How to communicate relevancy of my degree to interviewers?

As I mentioned in my previous question, I'm looking for a job. Now that I started with job interviews, I fear I'll face a very uncomfortable and stressing situation. As soon as I finished high school ...
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0answers
119 views

Signing NDA for a startup and potential conflict [on hold]

I am an independent contractor. I previously worked in healthcare and am a potential candidate for joining a healthcare start up. Before moving forward, the cofounder asked that I sign an NDA. I ...
0
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1answer
133 views

My company increased my notice period during my probation, I need some advice [duplicate]

So during my probational period of 6 months my old boss left and I took up his position with no change to my side of the agreement, the director of the company approached me and said because they ...
-1
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0answers
95 views

Is there any sense for a software developer to work in a Third World country? Or is a remote job a better choice? [duplicate]

I live in Russia. I have a master's degree in information technology and now I am doing a PhD here. Currently I'm developing Mozilla Firefox extension(JavaScript) for myself. I've completed the most ...
0
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3answers
137 views

Should I mention programming skills in a resume? [duplicate]

I'm a fresh grad in civil engineering, I have to apply to write my first resume. I don't know if I should add "Programming Skills": At first, it seems really irrelevant to the job and it is more of ...
1
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3answers
285 views

How to deal with a boss who checks out of a conversation mid way?

I work in a small startup where my boss who starts a conversation with me as a way to making "in-between" talk (usually when he has to move away from his desk because the maid is cleaning the space), ...
0
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2answers
257 views

How can a candidate politely ask for an update on an unreturned callback? [duplicate]

The subject might be all you need to understand the essence of the question, but for some context of my personal situation please read on: I’ve been interviewing for a job recently, got through a ...
29
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7answers
5k views

Problem with bullying from an older colleague

I have a serious problem with a colleague. I am 26 and I recently joined a company where the average is 45, I am the youngest there, and I have a problem with an older colleague that is 47 and he is ...
3
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2answers
177 views

Is there a conflict of interest in offer letter

I received a job offer from a company with following clauses Clause 1: We expect that you will not engage in or do any business or render any professional service outside the company either on ...
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0answers
106 views

Can a therapist give someone stress leave as an MD can? [on hold]

So...I've had a history of mental illness. Starting out with MDD when I was 15, anxiety issues then, like panic attacks and such as well. But, in my early 20s, I've had issues with paranoia, anxiety, ...
0
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3answers
360 views

How to respond when supervisor hides something to “show you a lesson”

I've had this happen in a couple workplaces. Today was my first day at a new job. I left my letter of offer on my desk when I went to an orientation. In the orientation we were told everything marked ...
2
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1answer
249 views

Can I ask for a paid internship to not be paid?

I am halfway through a process for obtaining an internship in Tokyo at Bloomberg. Traditionally those internships are paid, and rather well paid. The problem is that, since I'm not a Japanese ...
8
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5answers
550 views

How do I politely refuse to participate in smalltalk?

I am not antisocial; I will happily say hello and have a conversation if there's one to be had. I am not interested in talking for the sake of filling space, sometimes I would be required to share ...
-2
votes
1answer
127 views

Why are random recruiters showing up in my “Contacts” in LinkedIn? [on hold]

When I view my connections on LinkedIn dozens of random recruiters and other miscellaneous people I have never heard of show up at the head of the list as "contacts". Why is this? How do I stop it ...
2
votes
1answer
204 views

Non-specific career goals

I am currently seeking a position. I just graduated with a BA in communications and I have 3-5 years of professional work history. I am conflicted when potential employers ask me "what are you looking ...
4
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3answers
582 views

How to urge the top management about resolving washroom crisis in office

This may sound funny, but in our country, this is a very common phenomenon, i.e. temporary shortage of water supply and the water supply line remaining closed for several hours. However, in a software ...
2
votes
2answers
196 views

Is it easy to get a permanent contract as a software engineer in Germany?

I'm a recent graduate looking for jobs as a software engineer and trying to understand the industry. My question: Are permanent contracts easy to get? Say I spent 2 years at a company (with a ...
0
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2answers
195 views

What differentiates a junior role from a senior role?

If I were to assess my experience so far, I would classify myself as a Junior Developer. However, there's a lot of 'Senior' job openings that have responsibilities that seem to just fit my skills and ...
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0answers
66 views

.net to big data [on hold]

-2 down vote favorite I have been working in .net and oracle pl/sql from past 3 years and planning to move into Big data.kindly let me know if it is a right career move. i have few queries which im ...
5
votes
2answers
251 views

Upper manager wants to meet informally to discuss employment possibilities

I want to get a job at a prestigious company. I recently discovered that a friend of a friend is a top manager there with lots of power and responsibility, i.e. he has the last word in deciding ...
43
votes
7answers
10k views

Why do salaries of software engineers reach a peak beyond which they no longer increase with experience in Germany?

I'm a recent computer science (CS) master graduate living in Germany. Now I'm starting to think about my long-term career path and looking for jobs in Germany. I'm proficient in Java and data mining ...
-5
votes
2answers
280 views

All my colleagues are heavy smokers, and I am worried about my health. What vitamins is suggested to keep me healthy? [on hold]

Im newly join in a company which my boss and my colleagues are heavy smoker, im worried about my health.. can you advise me what should i do to reduce the risk of second hand smoke? I can't tell to my ...
6
votes
1answer
239 views

Background checks: how common is it to collect and actually obtain salary/income information for IT candidate?

For the last few years, I have been working as a programmer for a Massachusetts-based retailer. This has been a long term contract role through a staffing firm. The staffing firm has been paying me as ...
2
votes
5answers
449 views

Being forced to switch to salaried position without a raise?

My boss recently said that the company wants to switch the programmers from hourly to (exempt) salary position, without any kind of raise or compensation. All of us will be taking a hit in our net pay ...
0
votes
1answer
239 views

Only being paid for half the day on public holiday? [on hold]

My workplace is saying now via email from our accountant that we will only be paid from 9am to 1pm (This was on Anzac day, an Australian public holiday, and shops apart from ones with special ...
1
vote
2answers
92 views

compensation for added responsibility

My university employer is piling work on me from two maternity leave women and one other who is out on vacation half of the time! I asked him if I would be compensated for the extra responsibility..he ...
-4
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0answers
40 views

Background check clearance issue [on hold]

How much time will it take to clear the background check to get employed in a new company if the previous organisation has given red feedback..
4
votes
1answer
383 views

Managers drinking alcohol in the office

I work in an office for an international company in the IT department. I work as a software engineer and our company has a bit of a reputation for being 'lax'. On Fridays, it is common that multiple ...
12
votes
4answers
1k views

Is overtime always paid in Germany?

I'm a recent graduate in CS currently living in Germany and looking for jobs as a junior Java developer. So I'm trying to understand more about contracts and things like that. I have the following ...
0
votes
2answers
158 views

What is a probation period in contracts?

I'm a recent graduate in CS currently living in Germany and looking for jobs. So I'm trying to understand more about contracts and things like that. Recently I asked this question The benefits I can ...
0
votes
0answers
91 views

How do I increase the bus factor when I'm the only dev? [duplicate]

Please note the emphasis on when I'm the only dev. Answers which address this for teams where other devs are available within the larger organization do not generally apply here. I'm working with ...

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