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How do I establish the body language baseline in an interview?

Context: We're talking about interviews for knowledge workers, like computer programmers, bankers, managers and so on. Highly paid intellectual jobs. Body language is very important for both the ...
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1answer
51 views

What is the reasonable course of action I have to take on the team member who has lied to me?

I am working as Lead at client side. I have a team member who reports to me. He is from contractor from our company vendor. He is good in my books due to the following reasons - He is good in ...
7
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4answers
75 views

Why does quitting without having a new job lined up seen so negatively to employers?

I'm a programmer and I'm trying to understand why quitting without having a job matters so much. For me cash flow is not an issue - I have more than enough to live off of for 5+ years and in any ...
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2answers
33 views

How to handle holiday cover for operating newly adopted technology/product/etc.?

Imagine that in a small company, a team of three tests and adopts new software, services or products from scratch before they are used by the actual end user functional team within the company. One ...
2
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2answers
41 views

How to deal with “Why did you accept the other offer?” when declining/rescinding acceptance of an offer

I accepted a job offer from Company A a few months ago, but I never signed any contracts. Company B contacted me for an interview and gave me a better offer. I decided to accept it, so I notified ...
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43 views

What are the average daily rate for a US or UK company for a remote worker?

As a software developer in Italy I earn from 200 to 300 euro per day when working at the company office. What will be the rates if I work from Italy for an US or UK company?
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30 views

how to leave an independent contractual job when I got an offer from another place?

I got an offer from a staffing company based in Florida, US. The contract said in its term that I should provide services/work for the State facility in California for 12 months. But on the phone, the ...
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1answer
69 views

How do I improve the working atmosphere in this special case?

I have a huge problem at my workplace for which I can't find a way to solve. Let me start by describing the job and my coworkers (who are part of the problem). I am the new leader of a team of three ...
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0answers
35 views

What standard documents are used in a professional office environment?

I have an IT analysis-type job and I deal with a lot of information inflow that I feel I could do a better job of capturing, for my own self-management and for my team. I am aware of documents such ...
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1answer
44 views

Stock options offer - questions employer should answer

When evaluating a stock option offer at privately-held start-up company, what questions re. the options plan the employer should be able to answer? What is really a private information that cannot be ...
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2answers
160 views

Invited to dinner after first interview. Now what?

Later this week, I'm going to have dinner with a partner that flew in from another state. This will be my second interview. I was just given a date/time, location, and the person's phone number. My ...
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3answers
196 views

Company behaving very oddly (and rudely) after phone interview

In August 2013 I've applied for what I can only describe as the job I've been dreaming of for the last 20 years. It should be noted that this is a big and respected company, but it is on the other ...
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3answers
42 views

Would moving to one of the main cities with User Experience job opportunities help me get hired? [on hold]

I graduated from college last May with a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors and have been seeking a career in UX ever since. Alas, I have had no luck. I am wondering if picking up and moving to a ...
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1answer
68 views

Missing Contract of Employment [on hold]

Does anyone know if my employer would have a copy of my employment contract on file? I have an issue with them not paying holiday accrued at the end of the tax year despite them not letting me book ...
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2answers
141 views

How to get people from different companies to mix on Friday afternoon drink

Recently my company (of 10 people) moved to a new building, where we share the floor with another company (also of about 10 people). We don't share offices, just the coffee machine. Because they ...
0
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3answers
119 views

Colleague at work makes constant jibes

I have a colleague who is not only very intrusive, but also makes constant jibes at me. He keeps snooping what I am doing on my computer (even though I am just working) every time. But that's not ...
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0answers
58 views

Could a leaver who sabotages be sued? [on hold]

I have a coworker who recently left the company unhappily. Soon after he left, we found the projects he left behind are either sabotaged or deleted or damaged. This has cause a huge lost to the ...
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1answer
94 views

Reason for job change when current company is closed due to a funding problem

My current company is closed due to a funding problem, so I am looking for a new job. But the problem is, what reason should I give for the job change? Can it create problems for my future? Side ...
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2answers
441 views

Rejected Despite Qualification [duplicate]

I applied for a job. I was called for an interview. My interview went really well. I was asked questions which I answered pretty nicely and people there interviewing me seemed really happy with my ...
7
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1answer
87 views

Understanding and negotiating stock options offer

I am considering joining a start-up company and as a part of the compensation package I am offered a certain amount of stock options. How do I evaluate and negotiate this part of the offer, given ...
1
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1answer
92 views

Don't have relieving letter from previous employer [duplicate]

I worked in a small company for 2.5 years which was a vendor to company XYZ. I got a chance to offroll to XYZ, resigned with the vendor company and completed its exit formalities with resignation ...
2
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3answers
128 views

How can I persuade employer to allow me to telecommute after maternity leave is finished?

I am at an IT job that I was very fortunate to get, but hasn't been the best fit for me. However since this is a local government agency, people don't get terminated easily. When I was in my first ...
2
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2answers
243 views

Is asking to wrap up an interview a good idea?

At recent interview I attended, the interview initially went really well. The panel were all technical people, it was friendly, and challenging. The CTO was prepared to offer me the job, but one of ...
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3answers
233 views

Interview question: 'What's your worst workplace mistake?'

A recent interview I went to appeared to be going very well. The CTO was prepared to offer me the job there, and we negotiated a salary that I was happy with, but then he had to go out and consult ...
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2answers
171 views

How do you deal with someone who makes you not want to talk to them?

I have a colleague who works in a different department. She's a few years out of college while everyone else who works for the company is mid to late 30's or early 40's. As she has little ...
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2answers
107 views

How bad is a job hop or two? [duplicate]

I'm pretty desperate to get out of my current situation, as I'm a year out of university, and the job I'm in is a technical dead end, (and it doesn't pay well, it's boring, and I'm not happy here). I ...
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0answers
46 views

sick at work whats the do i need premmion to leave [on hold]

I work on a straight commison job I was not feeling well so I went to my manager and told him I was leaving because I did not feel will which wouldnot effect anyone one at this job but because as I ...
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0answers
78 views

Is there a deeper issue? [on hold]

I asked a similar issue but the comments i got were things i've tried before so I figure I'll be more detailed. The department I work for is a department of two people. My boss and I. I'm not his ...
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6answers
2k views

How do you handle co-workers that want to converse with you in the bathroom? [on hold]

I find that when I am in the bathroom I want to get in and out. I don't mind a simple "Hi" or "How's it going?" when I wash my hands but some co-workers step over this line. I have had managers talk ...
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4answers
1k views

How can I find jobs which have private offices?

One thing I've learned about myself is that I'm incompatible with the new trend towards "open floorplan" workspaces in tech companies. It makes me miserable and unproductive. (Don't take this to ...
2
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2answers
146 views

Whats the best way to navigate difficult coworkers? [duplicate]

I was hired as a UX professional at a software company to handle customer surveying, prototyping, and design work for our product group as well as be the creative lead for our marketing department. I ...
2
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3answers
130 views

Asking well-being of manager, without making it seem I am trying to make a bond for favors, etc

My manager had been out sick due to heart problems. I feel very sorry and sad about it. Since he returned today, I asked him how he was doing and how everything was. He didn't want to talk much ...
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0answers
66 views

How to talk to a company as a prospective contractor vs. employee [migrated]

Background: I am a software engineer. Throughout my career I have been a salaried employee. My brother's company has some imminent deadlines and they could use some extra help with things that I have ...
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4answers
896 views

How to retain vested employees?

At a startup where the senior dev team have been here 3years, almost since the start, and their options are now vested. We have product in the market, are just about cash-flow positive, but are still ...
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1answer
69 views

How to increase my java skills as someone who works from home. [on hold]

So I am a Java developer who has been in the field for about 2 and a half years. I work from home and the company I work for is in a different state. For the first year I had worked in the office with ...
1
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2answers
113 views

My course name and degree title will be different, which one should I use?

The name of the course I chose at university is different to what will be put on my degree certificate and I'm never sure which one to use. The course I'm studying at university is IT for Creative ...
1
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1answer
258 views

Can I decline a permanent position & extend my Probation?

I will be completing my 6 months of Probation Period with my current employer shortly. The Probation Period provides a couple of benefits that Permanent Position doesn't. Permanent position provides ...
3
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3answers
272 views

Would I be bad to leave a failing startup? [on hold]

I'm a team lead for a small startup for the past 18 months. I started as a mid-level developer but was offered a promotion, taking on the role as it was an opportunity for me to upskill and learn new ...
2
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1answer
185 views

Does work experience on obsolete technology/platform count?

I have a good amount of experience (about 6 years) working on the Symbian platform. While I have learned a good deal about mobile application and framework development and about mobile computing in ...
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1answer
110 views

Use of “until” and “the office” in emails [on hold]

I am from a non-English speaking country. I work for a company which consists of wide range of foreign clients. Recently, I have been in the hot water with my boss over use of until and "the" before ...
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2answers
74 views

Getting interesting offers, but I don't want to quit my current part-time job because I'm studying [on hold]

Background: I'm at university, so I can't take any full time jobs for another year, when I intend to graduate. I've been on my current position for about 8 months now. I don't intend to leave until ...
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1answer
200 views

Why doesn't my boss communicate with me? [on hold]

I have this on going problem with my boss that has been going on for years whereas 2 years before he became my boss we got along fine. But once he became my boss it was as if I don't exist anymore. ...
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2answers
113 views

How to moderate excessive competition in a workplace? [on hold]

Some of my coworkers are putting in 10+ hours daily (in addition to a +2 hours commute), and make sarcastic remarks when suggested to leave the office 'early' (especially if the boss is present in the ...
2
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3answers
158 views

How to tell when a prospect employer is just desperate?

Question / Back Story I have been going back and forth with a prospect employer for about 6 months now. Initially, I found this company because I was looking for a new job. Initially I accepted an ...
7
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4answers
1k views

Disabilities: Where is the Line?

I'm a fully functioning employee with a physical disability at a contract job. The Contractor is looking at hiring 2 more full-time employees. The issue here is that I'm a programmer who sits at a ...
4
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1answer
212 views

What are the protections and options provided for regarding abusive or unhealthy work places in the UK?

In the UK are there any laws or legal recourse surrounding someone being bullied in the workplace? I am asking on behalf of my partner who has been threatened by her line manager and often receives a ...
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2answers
199 views

More desirable position comes out just after I already took another one in the same company - What should I do?

Some background: I'm a Computer Engineering student close to graduating and I've been looking for a C/Embedded job for a while. I'm not really into hard electronics which is why I didn't take EE but I ...
3
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3answers
117 views

key questions to ask when moving from a technical to a sales engineer role

I am currently a technical architect at a small software* consulting company. I'm pretty happy with my role but am getting a little burnt out and looking for a change of pace. I'm applying for our ...
5
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3answers
387 views

Is it bad form to turn down a job offer after asking colleagues to give references?

I am happy at my current job, but I am considering moving to a new job (at a more risky startup). The interviews have all gone well, but I'm not sure about long hours and low pay. I have, however, ...
7
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0answers
198 views

Does my employer own the maintainership and github stars of my open source project?

I created and have been maintaining an open source project on github.com as part of my work for my employer. The project was created during the employment. My employer allows me to open source it on ...

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