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1answer
20 views

How do I accept thanks from my boss?

I have a manager that thanks me occasionally for doing the basic duties of my job. Especially when she has a vacation day or a sick day and asks me to cover for her, she always comes in with a large ...
2
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2answers
48 views

Manager asks if a coworker can stay at my house

I work remotely. An annual conference relevant to my work is going to happen in my town. My manager has said that we can go, but only if my coworker can stay with me at my house (i.e., only if there ...
1
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1answer
67 views

How can I drop a polite hint to a coworker to stop pestering me with daily questions about my lunch?

I have a coworker who, without fail, asks me the same set of small talk lunch-related questions. Every. Single. Day. For example: (As I'm heading out the door) Him: Where you goin?! Me (usually ...
3
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1answer
32 views

Team member falling asleep: who to talk to first as an external consultant?

So, here's the situation: In our project team, there are some smaller subteams. We're with two in ours: my colleague who's an employee me, an external consultant, also 'team lead' responsible for ...
0
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0answers
25 views

How much should I pursue the headhunter?

TL;DR: I am stuck in hiring process because of wrong validation of one of the automatic steps of hiring process for new tester. As already experienced tester I know that fixing bugs costs time. But ...
-2
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0answers
62 views

Road map to being the CTO

I am a front-end web developer. I currently have CSS, HTML, PHP, and JavaScript (& jQuery) under my belt with varying degrees of expertise. I also have some basic CISCO Networking experience, ...
3
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2answers
99 views

Returning to work after long term disability

Here is my situation I have been out of work for nearly 12 years (currently on Social Security Disability Benefits). My previous job title was Senior System Analyst for a major company (I got disabled ...
4
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5answers
142 views

How to handle lack of supervision in start-up?

This is a question I should have asked quite a while ago and is no longer relevant for my current situation, but I believe the answer still holds value. I hope this is not a problem ! Context ...
7
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8answers
2k views

What are the most efficient ways of proving my suitability without a proper degree? [on hold]

Currently I'm a university student, but I'm having troubles with it, and actually some reservations as well. I'd rather just start working - the problem is that I can only seriously consider a ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Ontario College Advanced Diploma (OCAD) what is equivalent in US? [migrated]

I have 3 year Advanced Diploma form Ontario want to ask what is equivalent in US ?
3
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3answers
290 views

I am asked to move to another position. Is it OK for me to ask for a raise?

About me I am a new employee and also fresh on the job market. I graduated 3 months ago. Did really good in college, found myself a first job (as a software developer) 2 months ago without any ...
29
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5answers
5k views

My boss frequently calls me outside work hours. How should I deal with it?

A few months ago I started a new, typical 8-4 job. Since I started, my boss has called me at usually once a week outside work hours to ask me what I did at work today and what I'll be doing in the ...
3
votes
2answers
390 views

Is it ok to socialize with your coworkers?

I often feel uncomfortable around my co-workers. I don't know if it's okay to talk about stuff other than work-related matter. What is the general rule for workplace socializing?
3
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1answer
75 views

I want to apply in this company because they provide international mobility. How should i write it?

I'm a french student in industrial engineering, working in apprenticeship and I would like to go abroad for my first job. I heard, from another's company employee, they are searching for an industrial ...
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7answers
2k views

How can I engineer my own firing? [on hold]

Please note: I am not looking for life advice or coaching here! A common reaction to this question might be: "Dude, why can't you just quit?" Or, "Dude, this is a terrible idea!" Or, "Dude, no one ...
0
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3answers
179 views

How soon before graduation should I start applying for jobs? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student graduating in September 2016. I just started looking for jobs, but I feel that when recruiters look at my CV and see that I am still 5-6 months away from graduation, they'll ignore ...
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0answers
66 views

What is the best way to get members on a cross functional team to respond to deadlines and feedback?

I lead a cross functional team on an Employee Engagement initiative at my company. I have several team members who either do not respond to the deadlines I set or come to the meeting unprepared. The ...
28
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6answers
5k views

How can I prevent loud meetings near my desk?

I have already examined the Etiquette on loud boardroom meetings? question and while they have a few similarities, mine has an additional issue (please read below). In my office, my desk happens to ...
6
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3answers
358 views

Received lowball initial offer, how to ask for more

Interviewed with an advertising agency 5 times over the course of 4 months. I do not believe they had any parallel candidates and I believe they are invested in hiring me at this point. I currently ...
2
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1answer
152 views

Abrupt end to internship

I am an intern at one of the major Silicon Valley Companies. I was recruited last December to work in a team for 8 months, which I gladly accepted. My signed offer letter says I would be interning for ...
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1answer
164 views

Can my employer pay his personal rent from the company's fund? [on hold]

We are in the restaurant industry and have a corporate office. The numbers of employee are around 100 or so. I just found that the CEO is paying his house rent from the company's fund. He doesn't ...
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1answer
75 views

What all the reasons to get a reward as a tester [on hold]

What all the reasons to get an appreciation email from manager if we work as a tester?
2
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3answers
254 views

Problems in Concentration Due to Pregnancy

I am currently 5 months pregnant and work in a tech company. We have an open seating area for the engineering department and this is where I sit as well. I have just received my semi annual review a ...
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0answers
52 views

Best way writing a mail to show our testing effort [on hold]

What is a best way to write a mail to our boss if we found critical defect which can be impact be in application.
39
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4answers
5k views

What is the right way to think about doing lower value work when small talking with an executive?

I work as an IT helpdesk contractor in a large corporation. We basically have to help users with resetting their passwords, switching out broken stuff, so nothing fancy. Sometimes I get into ...
1
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1answer
103 views

How to respond to a customer's demand for payment extension? [on hold]

I have a client who wants to purchase an artwork. After three weeks of questioning about my artwork finally he is convinced to buy it. I have offered him discount after his multiple request and 15 ...
16
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2answers
5k views

User accused me of mistreatment because of “having a personal problem with her”

Last week I got a phone call from a user accusing me of treating her unfairly and disrespectfully because according to this user "I have a personal issue with her" She pointed out how new I was in the ...
-1
votes
0answers
32 views

Is it time to send another reminder to the recruiter? [duplicate]

I sent a thank-you email after interviewing. The operations manager said to remind her if I haven't heard by mid-week, and I did so. Now it's Monday and I haven't heard. I shouldn't call, should ...
2
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4answers
275 views

What should I say to a potentially vengeful ex-manager when interviewing for a job, after having left recently?

Recently I left a job where I had worked for a number of years. Throughout my time there, I had more or less the same manager. I left because I wasn't being challenged enough and I felt a little ...
2
votes
2answers
40 views

How should I approach a recruiter once you got an interview call via internal referral?

The recruiter sent me a job profile for which I sent him my resume but after 2 days later he responded that the employer thinks my profile didnt match the job description. In the meantime, I ...
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2answers
60 views

What should I call this position? [on hold]

We're a small company. We've just hired a guy for a lot of different responsibilities, including analytics, graphic design, social media marketing, research, and UX design. Suggestions?
18
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5answers
6k views

Asking for too many pay raises in one year?

I currently work as a developer on a platform that demands certifications. Without these certifications, you're basically out of the running for any role that requires development on this platform. As ...
25
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8answers
5k views

How to get donations anonymously in a room

I need a way for my free courses adult students to donate 1 pound in the classroom if they have. While protecting the ones that don't from feeling ashamed or obligated by me or others knowing it. I ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

How to inform the employer about delays in obtaining the necessary documentation [on hold]

I have to write a formal mail to my employer and I need to advise my employer that there were some delays with the documents requested. I would like to inform him that I am trying to get the ...
-2
votes
2answers
106 views

How to garner approval for tools to enable me to better perform my job duties? [duplicate]

I've been having a hard time at my current company getting access to sites, tools, and even internal data that is directly related to job duties I am expected to perform. This question sums up some of ...
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5answers
208 views

Is it possible to ask for time off after having just started working? [duplicate]

I graduated from college recently and did not have plans for a graduation trip. I got a job right after college and have been working for a month so far. My best friends want to plan a month-long ...
-1
votes
0answers
44 views

Annual review (how to ask for a raise?) [duplicate]

Im a graphic designer and I have been in my company for almost one year and i think im underpaid ..i get $10/hr. i came into this company without a working experience before i will have my annual ...
-3
votes
1answer
66 views

unfulfilled contract & non-compete [on hold]

In good faith, I signed a 1-year contract to work as an independent contractor for a company that included performance incentives and a non-compete clause. At the end of 1 year, the company asked me ...
-2
votes
1answer
87 views

Is it OK to accept a job with a team lead title while I am working as a Solutions architect [on hold]

I am working in open source technologies for years and now offered a job with a title of just team lead. I have asked if it can be changed or not? They said no. Please advice
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votes
0answers
94 views

Quitting after 2 months after receiving another offer [on hold]

I'm working as a software developer/engineer, 3 months ago I went through the interview process with a few companies. One of these (let's call it company A) was the most-interesting-ever I had a ...
2
votes
2answers
250 views

How do I portray my experience if my old workplace got bought out and they changed everything?

I worked for my previous employer, a newspaper, for over 10 years. During that time, I created their branding and style. I was responsible for the layout and advertisement design among other things. ...
0
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5answers
397 views

As a new teamlead, how to bring a subordinate's misconducts to attention of your manager

This is related to my previous question. In short, I have recently become teamlead of a team, which I had just joined. Problem is that I have a bossy, arrogant subordinate. In order to address the ...
0
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3answers
77 views

What are the legal advantages of employee over contract status

I've been on a rolling contract for a little over a year now out of school, and prior to that the work I did was in and out of internships. I've heard that employee status is much more preferable ...
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0answers
73 views

Needing help to get the interview [on hold]

I am needing help to get an interview. I am needing advice and best practices to landing the interview to land the job. I have applied to jobs through indeed.com, I have emailed company's asking about ...
-1
votes
0answers
72 views

Competitiveness or money or power [on hold]

I am facing a hard decision and I would like to ask your advice and previous experience. Currently as the head of mobile development, I recently got an offer as Mobile Developer at a different ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

How To Ask for Job Relocation [on hold]

I currently work at a tech company based in San Francisco. More recently, I have had keen interest in relocating to Austin for numerous reasons such as proximity to family and significantly lower cost ...
4
votes
1answer
250 views

How to say “No” to pay deductions? [on hold]

I work for a company that designs and builds fitted furniture. We also offer a free survey service to our customers and normally arrange for a third party to fit the furniture. I sold some furniture ...
5
votes
2answers
225 views

Conditional offer of employment - company policy

I recently interviewed with a company I want to work with. The role is exciting and the pay is good. They have a "distance-to-work" policy I was unaware of. How should I handle it? More details: I ...
-2
votes
4answers
253 views

Workaholics in American workplace [on hold]

I'm an American who never lived in the US for more than two months. Recently, I've been reading a lot of John Grisham and there are stories where rookie lawyers or even the partners work themselves ...
-1
votes
0answers
124 views

Fixing Bugs all day, or creating new software? Question for those in IT [on hold]

I'm not sure I've posted in the correct forum, but if not, please let me know and I'd be happy to post in the correct one. I work as an entry level System Analyst at a company. My work consists of ...

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