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1answer
53 views

Is it appropriate to ask for an extra week before start date with new job?

I have 2 job offers on the table (software engineer positions). I intend to accept one of them, but they have already proposed a start date exactly 2 weeks out. I would have just enough time to accept ...
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1answer
52 views

would it affect my decision of hire if i have a discrepency?

i got my background check and i accepted a job offer etc. im worried if its going to affect the decision due that the fact i quit my job by being treated poorly but they put terminated due to a no ...
5
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3answers
262 views

How to deal with a boss that continues to do day-to-day work?

My boss (and, actually, his boss too, which is the company general director) are generally quite good. But it happens (seldom, but frequently enough) that they start to fiddle with the details: day to ...
3
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1answer
56 views

How can I deal with someone who is always nitpicking?

One of the developers of my team is causing a bit of "stress" inside the team. We are organized in an Agile team (we use Scrum), and we meet regularly, both for the various "ceremonies" (estimating ...
2
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2answers
102 views

Should I point out someone else's failure?

The situation I'm working together with 2 persons on freelance basis. I've known both of them for a very long time already. One of them is a relative, which is why he doesn't want to work directly ...
8
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3answers
2k views

Should letter of resignation be honest or formal?

Should I be honest and write about why I know it is time to part ways in the resignation letter. If I do that, how long should the resignation letter be, for it not to be too long? Should I write ...
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1answer
77 views

How to grow a backbone in a corporate environment?

I could make a long list of what I don't like about my current boss or company but I'll spare this information, instead I will make a list about my own mistakes and errors: Not communicating my ...
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1answer
56 views

How do I request for additional softwares for development?

I'm working as Senior Software Developer and my company mainly deals in financial services sector. That's why high level security is implemented in our system and we cannot install any software ...
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1answer
106 views

Should I be concerned that my time sheet to be visable for other employees to see my hours worked

Our time sheets are visible to every employee in the building. a lot of us are on the same piece of paper and can see what each other works. Our times are being highlighted if we stay over like we ...
0
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2answers
52 views

How to negotiate a notice period less than the contract?

I work in a big technology company as an I.T. analyst in a department with two other people. Last month I started searching for jobs and attending interviews but I am a little anxious about the ...
0
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1answer
73 views

No work being assigned in office

I know that similar kind of questions have already been answered before, but I have a slightly different situation and would appreciate a suggestion. Pardon me for the lengthiness. I am a Software ...
4
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4answers
218 views

Resigning while being trained as a replacement for someone who is resigning

I work at a software company and I am about to resign from my job due to getting a better job offer. The only problem is I was informed today that another member of our team is leaving and he will ...
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1answer
57 views

Are there any legal issues here?

I work at a small retail business (10 employees, including the owner and his business partner). We sell clothing and accessories, and do a lot of product construction (sewing, working with leather, ...
4
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2answers
99 views

Exactly when in the hiring process of a new job should I give a two week notice to my current job?

I currently have a job at a software company (in the US) in which recent quite a few senior people have left recent for managerial related decisions. The company used to be a great place to work, but ...
1
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3answers
160 views

what to do with Facebook when applying for jobs

I've heard of employers searching applicants Facebook profiles and was wondering if anything be done about it? Facebook no longer has the option to make profiles unsearchable. I've tried setting the ...
1
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3answers
168 views

Contacting Colleagues outside of work hours

I would like to know what is the consensus regarding etiquette on contacting coworkers outside work hours, for example in the evening on a work night (Mon-Fri). If one is working collaboratively on a ...
0
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1answer
83 views

How to word statment that a work environment with some noise is preferrable

I know most people like to work in quiet environments and employers may boast about how quiet their work environment is. I'm not like that and I actually prefer some noise, I mean not random noise ...
1
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3answers
135 views

How to deal with non-objective co-workers

I work for a software development team in which some people just don't know when to stop talking. A very common pattern I have noticed is when someone comments something then another person states ...
2
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3answers
269 views

Manager asks to spy on others, should I agree to help?

One of my managers told me he had no time to actually keep an eye on what is going on in the team. He asked me to be his "eyes and ears". I think "snitches get stitches" and don't want to ruin my ...
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votes
2answers
155 views

Full Stack Developer?

I am an intermediate level .NET developer and had been recently just looking at some job postings on various websites. One thing common I find is companies looking for "Full Stack .NET Developer". ...
2
votes
2answers
97 views

Providing constructive feedback for someone who interprets it as personal criticism

I am a fairly green manager of a small team of 6 software developers. In addition to managing, my responsibilities include providing technical direction, making overall architectural and ...
0
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3answers
128 views

How should I tell a job that I would like to review my other offers?

Lets say I apply to job A, B, and C. Job A calls me back next week and says they want to hire me and I am starting next week. But I have yet to hear back from job B, and C. How can I tell job A that I ...
1
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3answers
242 views

Office Conduct after request for Pay Increase

I work for a small professional firm, with three partners, one of which holds more weight than the others; however, the "senior partner" is recuperating from significant health issues; therefore, I ...
29
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7answers
5k views

What is wrong with sharing knowledge with colleagues at work?

I have a keen interest in learning new things about whatever technology I am using at work and then sharing my knowledge and experiences with colleagues. One of my friends has repeatedly told me NOT ...
1
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3answers
115 views

Acceptance of job by email: to “dear” or not to “dear”

I have received a formal job offer and have been emailed a pdf formal offer letter to sign and return. Everything's in order, the letter has been revised to reflect negotiated terms, and I'm prepared ...
1
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3answers
229 views

Should I stay or should I go? Problems caused by coworker with anger management issues

I hope that this is the right place to ask this question. I've only used SO for programming questions so far. Update: As per the feedback comment, to clarify, I am not asking a general "What should I ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Multiple leads with conflicting interests? How to manage them?

I have been recruited for a Project by my current Organization. This Organization is client for my Employer. My Employer is vendor to this Organization. This project belongs to a Department, Lets ...
5
votes
2answers
261 views

The last developer

When I joined this at-the-time growing company, we were a group of 8 senior developers. After the m&a, we had layoffs, some IT was affected but morale was basically destroyed to the point where ...
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0answers
43 views

What are the symptoms that a company is trying to downsize when it did not fire or terminate permanent position?

Company that is undergoing downsizing usually will fire or terminate permanent position. So, how do one know if a company is trying to downsize when it did not fire or terminate permanent position? ...
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0answers
23 views

Should one wait or leave to get a permanent position? [on hold]

A fried of mime is working in a company that is currently undergoing restructuring. He has been working for 4 years and 4 months for this company and he is employed as a contract staff. Each contract ...
1
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2answers
94 views

Can I decline an offer after signing the contract, when the company hasn't signed it?

I've signed a contract with a company, but said company has not signed the contract themselves to confirm that I'll be hired (I'm going through background checks at the moment). I have been asked to ...
8
votes
1answer
180 views

How to list past position under someone who has been arrested

I was a research assistant for a professor at my university. He's won many distinguished teaching awards, though I won't mention which so he can't be identified. He was very well known and liked in ...
1
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0answers
54 views

How to have effective Study Group [on hold]

A bunch of us in the office have opportunity to take few week-long classes that goes towards studying for IT certifications. I'm not sure how to structure a study group Should we distribute the ...
9
votes
5answers
617 views

Policies and guidance when receiving religious affiliation information on a resume

This question is similar to this one, but is the converse position. I started a consulting business awhile ago and was looking for some software engineers to fill a position. I wear all the hats ...
0
votes
1answer
174 views

Requesting to see results of psychometric tests?

I recently completed a personality questionnaire for a company ahead after an initial phone conversation and ahead of a second face to face interview. Is it appropriate to ask to see the results of ...
1
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1answer
116 views

Agreed to work beyond notice period, now I've changed my mind? (UK) [on hold]

I have resigned from my job with a 1 week notice period, I agreed to work a few days beyond the week's notice but have changed my mind. Am I contractually obligated to work to the agreed end date? ...
2
votes
3answers
97 views

Post-Interview - Should I follow up with interviewer and recruiter?

So yesterday I had a great 2nd interview with a company. My first interview was with my recruiter at the company, this second interview was with a software engineer. It seemed to go very well and I ...
0
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4answers
327 views

How can I post controversial material without hurting my professional reputation?

My problem is, that I am a pick-up artist but also a teacher. However, I'd like to share my knowledge on how to meet women via e.g. YouTube. I do not want to teach how to manipulate women into bed, ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

How to list my technical skills [duplicate]

I am applying for a few researcher positions that don't specifically require programming skills (i.e., they don't have programming skills listed in the job postings), but based on the job ...
0
votes
2answers
221 views

How early is too early to apply for a job?

I'm transferring colleges and moving to a new city soon, and would need a new job closer to where I live. The types of jobs I will be applying for is Computer Tech, Tech Support etc, pretty much a ...
31
votes
10answers
15k views

I think I smelled whiskey in a colleague's cup at work. What do I do?

So I was helping a colleague to fix a bug and definitely smelled whiskey in his cup. I have no idea what my company’s policy is on alcohol while working, but can only assume it’s frowned upon. What’s ...
4
votes
1answer
167 views

How to approach to HR after rejecting offer

A week ago I was qualified for a software engineer position and HR offered me the position. Because of salary issues during negotiation, I declined the offer. Now after I thought more about it I think ...
2
votes
1answer
276 views

Taking a break to travel between jobs

When I eventually move on from my current job I plan to take a few weeks off to travel before starting the next job. This won’t be a problem for my next employer—I will have secured a job and ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

How can I request a transfer to my manager?

I'm a software professional working for a big MNC in India.This MNC has many offices all over the world.I have recently completed one year at my workplace. At the time of joining,I was informed by the ...
2
votes
2answers
229 views

Symptoms of firing/terminating an employee from a corporation? [on hold]

In my company I have been seeing two symptoms of firing/terminating me from the corporation. They are not giving projects for me but giving to some other employees. They are frequently asking me ...
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votes
2answers
90 views

What interpersonal skills should I list? [duplicate]

I am filling a CV template for a particular job interview with a financial company. There is a Section titled Skills and Competencies that contains the following fields: "IT Skills: Organization ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Should I be open about future plans to study?

Firstly, sorry if this has been asked before, I kind of expected it to of been but I couldn't find it. Also I'm aware this may belong on Academia SE but the question is more about applying to ...
5
votes
2answers
291 views

Declining reoccurring informal team events

Possibly related to this thread about declining participation. However I don't feel like the answers fully suit my case, and as the details are different, so perhaps the answers will be. I am ...
5
votes
1answer
383 views

How do I let my boss know that more work went into something than he thinks? [duplicate]

A few weeks ago my boss made a suggestion for the company website aimed to increase search engine placement for some new keywords. The website is solely within my remit, so I took care of his request. ...
2
votes
3answers
311 views

How to find flat hierarchy companies? [duplicate]

I work in IT and I'd like to find a job in a flat organization. I more concerned about the hierarchy of the company than her business. I'm getting tired of pyramid scheme and multiple layers of ...

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