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Should I tell my new boss about my past performance under my old boss?

Review season is around the corner, woohoo! /sarcasm So long story short I've been working under a new boss on a new team for a few months now. Not by choice. Initially I was reluctant, but I'm now ...
1
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1answer
30 views

How to politely deal with the “Huh? What'cha talkin' 'bout?” co-worker?

I've got a co-worker in our group that sits one section over from the rest of the group. We're in an open office (ugh, I know) and so it is easy to have quick 1:1 conversations (work, and non-work ...
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1answer
39 views

I've started a new job in a different state, but am not licenced, what can I do?

tl;dr (summary) I was applied for a job in Illinois. I was offered and accepted a job. However, I'm not licensed to practice in Illinois. Company has put my job on hold even though I'm allowed to ...
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1answer
52 views

What to put on job application after being fired?

I was terminated from my security job because I let an unauthorized person into the building; but I didn't know he was not supposed to be in the building. He came into the building with proper ...
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1answer
71 views

Cannot do actual work until clearance, but at work, and job is not as told in interview

I recently moved my family for a job as a service desk analyst for a DOD contractor. I did this same work previously for another .gov contractor. The former position involved a Public Trust clearance ...
0
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1answer
77 views

How to tell a manager that he is making technical mistakes?

I had a 20-something CEO/CTO at a startup whose technical knowledge seemed very limited, but he was also very arrogant and he didn't want to hear my ideas AT ALL. Here was a person who was doing ...
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3answers
55 views

Is it advisable to make my boss aware of a harsh personal situation?

At the moment I am going through a very stressing situation which is definitely not work related. Let me say it, my workplace is great, and my boss is a cool and sensible person. I know the rule. ...
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1answer
91 views

Rumors and false accusations

I have been at a start up in Europe for a year. A friend brought me over to be design and technology architect lead of my department. Ever since our office filled with employees I have had a problem ...
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3answers
122 views

Is it fair to ask for equity in a counteroffer of a sinking startup? [on hold]

I've joined a startup an year ago as #1 full-time employee (the team is small, we're 5 employees and the 3 founders), and at the beginning we've stated a pretty small percentage of equity (less than 2%...
2
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2answers
68 views

Are contigencies always present in offer letters?

I would like to know if an offer letter from an employer will always have any mandatory contigencies. For example, if a background check is required, will it say so on the offer letter?
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5answers
1k views

Do I tell that a colleague might be leaving work, and how? [duplicate]

A fellow manager-colleague is likely to quit his job in the next couple of months. He has mentioned this intention to a couple of people he works closely with. We are cooperating on a very big ...
5
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3answers
529 views

Workplace is starting to turn into a toxic environment. How can I improve it?

I am a PM, the environment I am working in now is gradually becoming toxic, my Boss seems to be the main culprit. The situation: Briefly mentioned in another thread, he is now taking away flex ...
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3answers
254 views

Should I give feedback to my manager's boss?

A few days ago, during contract renewal, company's boss asked my honest opinion about what is wrong in the project I'm working at. This wasn't a part of any review or feedback procedure, neither it ...
4
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2answers
226 views

Is it proper to ask the HR team by email how to apply a job position they advertise?

Currently I am interested to a vacancy advertised on a local job portal. However, the advertisement has no information about how should I apply whether it through their official website, certain email ...
3
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3answers
379 views

Is it reasonable to ask for a cost of living raise

If the company moves to the other side of the city and I move with it so as not to deal with traffic and just generally be more convenient for me, and if the rent/gas/other costs of living are higher ...
2
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2answers
131 views

When do I give my two weeks notice?

I have received a written offer. The new employer and I have both signed the written offer yesterday. The employer made a comment (before giving me the written offer) regarding how the start date may ...
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4answers
459 views

Am i to blame if member of staff leaves? [on hold]

I work in a very small office consisting of 8 people. We have 1 member of staff who is a little bit odd, comes out with random remarks and has a very different view on the world. I'm going to call her ...
0
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2answers
216 views

Is it appropriate to ask for a raise after 1 year? [on hold]

I recently accepted a job at a company after my wife and I were relocated for her job. We moved to a border town where most of the employees are H1B Visa's. During the time of the move I was notified ...
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0answers
49 views

Looking for guide to being contractor [on hold]

I've been offered a contract position by a former employer. I've only ever worked as a full time regular employee previously, and have no idea what is involved in being a contractor. I've searched for ...
1
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2answers
232 views

I feel like I'm out of my depth with some of the work my boss is giving me

I'm a relatively junior developer on a 2 man IT team, and I've been working here for just about 3.5 months. I'm primarily good with object oriented programming (java, c++, c#) and was hired on to be ...
2
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3answers
222 views

Can I give feedback to a potential employer about their product?

I am applying for a job these days. I found a company with an interesting product today so I checked their product. I liked the product overall but had some feedback on how it can be improved further ...
3
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3answers
139 views

How to negotiate for reduction of travel at new job?

I recently moved to a new city with my husband, and we live about 20 minutes outside of town. I was thrilled to get a job offer that had great pay/benefits and has a main office in our new city (they ...
1
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2answers
80 views

Recruiters to find a job

I went to a recruiter today for an interview. He wants to send me to a company that I had interview with six months ago, of course I didnt remember that until i reached home and gone to file this ...
5
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3answers
186 views

What do when manager gives vague project then doesn't respond when I have questions

I am an intern at a software company and I finished up my first project and was assigned a second. The second project has a road map of what they want to happen and it involves a lot of things I do ...
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12answers
9k views

Should I talk to my team lead about unintentional sexism within the team?

I am a woman working with other 3 male developers on a client project. All of them are nice and open minded and we get along well. It's all good in informal conversations but when it gets to ...
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3answers
173 views

Programmer with mobile and Full stack development experience, what is the name? [duplicate]

Hope its a right place for asking this type of question, if not, please point to right place. Here we go .. Lets say a programmer has skills in mobile applications development (like Android, iOS) ...
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7answers
4k views

Non technical manager giving nonsensical implications [on hold]

I work in IT, with coding. Our technical manager is away and I've been asked to fix a bug by his non technical superior. So far so normal. Now I've fixed it, hes asked what the problem was, which I ...
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4answers
250 views

Job satisfaction vs career advancement [on hold]

I’m getting my degree in computer science and have tested out several different positions in companies through the co-op program. It’s been my observation that I like support or help desk related work....
5
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2answers
377 views

How to approach my mentor/manager about work that is too difficult?

To give a bit of background, I'm a 23 year old junior software developer, straight out of university, and I mainly specialize in PHP back-end development. So I've had this job for almost three months ...
4
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2answers
708 views

How to deal with chauvinist remarks?

I am working in an environment where very few women are present. Personally, I am in a team with 4 male co-workers. Every now and then they make sexist and stereotypical remarks about women (or gay ...
0
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0answers
137 views

Putting in a 2 week notice with an upcoming 2 week vacation [on hold]

I just got offered a new job that doesn't start until July 31st but I have an approved vacation time from July 13th through the 26th. I want to tell me company next week to give them ample notice to ...
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6answers
443 views

Is reading newspaper at work acceptable? [on hold]

I work in fashion industry. There is no policy about reading newspaper. I have a habit of reading newspaper every morning, and unfortunately, at work. I read for about an hour. Should I change my ...
1
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3answers
264 views

Should I add my employer where I am still in probation to my resume?

I am currently having a job for two months, and I am still in my three-months probation period. Knowing that there is probability that my employment would not be extended, I am planning to apply to ...
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2answers
343 views

My boss wants everyone to call him boss. [on hold]

My boss wants everyone to call him boss. We work in an office setting and it's just weird? Am I right? I can't do it
10
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4answers
1k views

How to politely decline a job responsibility?

I'm looking for some advice on how to say no to a recent temporary role I've been forced into taking. Recently, I was asked to take the position of 'lead' on a project management position which I ...
8
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2answers
325 views

Told to report to unexpected work location at new job

I just started my first job at a well reputed global company. I had received an email containing my offer letter in which my work location building was clearly mentioned. I had this strange incident ...
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1answer
119 views

How soon should I communicate to my employer I am looking into pursuing a doctorate? [duplicate]

I'm working as a software developer in a company doing product R&D consulting. I've been here for 10 months and it's my first full-time job after graduating with a Masters last year. For various ...
6
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5answers
435 views

Replacing a computer programmer. What are best practices to pick up where they left off?

This is not my first time coming in after a previous contractor got half way through production of an application, only to have him leave suddenly. Before I get in a rut of doing it the best way I see,...
55
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10answers
14k views

Does my boss have any say on when my team should take their lunch breaks?

I'm a project manager working for a startup. Since I've been here, we've never had a set time for lunch, and just taken our breaks at whatever time we wished, for one hour. Our boss (the CEO) ...
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1answer
303 views

Can I pay my employees salaries based on a project but not as a fixed salary [on hold]

Can I pay my employees salaries based on a project but not as a fixed salary? The reason for this is because the company does not pay invoices per month, but only on the jobs completion. So employees ...
8
votes
3answers
305 views

How to interview a candidate from a different industry or area of expertise?

I haven't found a similar question, but if there is one, my apologies. Let's say I need to interview someone for a role which is not in my area of expertise (not even in the same industry), and there'...
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0answers
99 views

How should the orga chart be designed in a small startup company? [on hold]

In a company with one or two dozen employees, how should orga charts be designed? I'm thinking of parameters like: Number of managers (how flat should the chart be) How many people have the same job ...
1
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2answers
236 views

How should I reply to this sort of schedule proposal

I got an E-Mail from an employer where I have applied. They asked me when I have time for a meeting in the next 2 weeks. Actually, I could meet at anytime in these 2 weeks so should I write them that ...
2
votes
1answer
452 views

Can I avoid being photographed in my office? [on hold]

Call me old-fashioned, but I'm one of those people who doesn't like to be photographed. I don't really have a reason, I just don't like it. In my office, instead of having a timesheet, there is a "...
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votes
1answer
290 views

Why is our IT team “port-scanning” networked computers? [on hold]

I work in an... antsy workplace. Management seems to be searching for reasons to move people along (and judging by the turn-over rate, they're good at it). The IT department (which I'm not part of) is ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I tell an interviewer that I can't work on particular types of projects for religious reasons?

As a Muslim, I have some restrictions when it comes to working for banks and some types of insurance companies1. There is a software engineering offer I am interested in from a company where projects ...
0
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5answers
395 views

How can I best respond to “reasonable” personal questions from co-workers?

I am engaged, but we are not planning to get married for at least a couple years, for our own financial reasons which I don't feel like explaining. I work in a fairly small and close workplace where ...
4
votes
2answers
423 views

How to convince manager to streamline small, complex processes?

We are a small (currently 5 employees) e-commerce company that sells widgets from our website. We are poised for growth, and have been for some time, but there's something major holding us back-- ...
0
votes
3answers
200 views

Post offer employer aptitude test? [on hold]

By the end of last week, I received a verbal offer contingent upon completion of their aptitude tests. They have mentioned that this is standard procedure and is part of their hiring process. During ...
5
votes
2answers
277 views

Can / Should I put project budgets on my resume?

I work as an engineering manager. I am wondering if it is commonly-accepted practice to put your projects' financial budgets on your resume and discuss them in interviews. I'm thinking something like ...

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