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I wear all design and engineering hats at my startup, 3 years in I don't have anything but a salary. What to ask for and how?

Here's the scenario: (Skip ahead for a TL;DR) 2007 they started out as a 4 man company, sharing resources with the bosses other company. No funding, no need. They were just a sales/support software ...
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20 views

Working with others that have PTSD [on hold]

I've been told we're hiring someone who has been diagnosed with PTSD. What are some things that one should be aware of when working with others that have PTSD?
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2answers
65 views

Did I do something to offend my manager?

I work for a very fast paced organization and I love what I do, but it's gotten to the point that my supervisor who used to be the only reasonable and true leader, no longer is. Upper management has ...
0
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2answers
52 views

On month five of a six month contract, my consulting agency is forcing me to sign an Arbitration Agreement that was not in my original contract

First off, I live in a right-to-work state, so my rights and recourse is very limited if they decide to fire me over this. I signed on for a six month right-to-hire contract back in November. ...
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4answers
95 views

What can I do to make a coworkers lack of effort more visible?

There have been a number of questions where people have been dealing with coworkers who were not pulling their weight. The common perception seems to be that this is due to lack of effort or ability. ...
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2answers
86 views

Coworker inflates their timesheet

A co-worker of mine has inflated their timesheet. Our standard work day is 7.5 hours with flexible overtime. They said they worked 9.25 hours (private information, and I should not have seen it) even ...
3
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1answer
40 views

Handling multiple long-distance job interviews in the same area

I've reached the point with a company on the west coast where they want to fly me out for a final in-person interview to seal the deal. It seems reasonably likely that another company in the same ...
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0answers
44 views

Negotiating joining date with future employer due to extended notice period

I wanted to know how to deal and negotiate with new employer regarding joining date and required leaves few days after joining. I tried all i can with my current employer to not get notice period ...
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1answer
47 views

Jobs that suit disabled workers [on hold]

I was in a bad accident which has left me with some severe limitations in how I can work. Due to my disabilities I will only be able to work from my home. I understand that this is a very unique ...
0
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2answers
65 views

Should I be getting time off for extra days spent traveling?

Tomorrow I will be flying out of state on business and will return Thursday, May 1. I am a salaried employee and the client is paying $600 a day for me to be there on Saturday and Sunday, but I'm not ...
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1answer
114 views

How can I defuse a tense situation with a coworker?

We just had our company lunch and we bought some donuts packed into small little boxes from our excess team fund. As most of us were too full, they told me to bring some of it back or they will go ...
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0answers
52 views

Guidance with Career [on hold]

I graduated last year with a first class BSc in computer science. I am currently on a teaching course to teach CS to Secondary Students and A Level (UK). Question being, does training to be a teacher ...
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1answer
83 views

Applied for one position and referred by a friend to another in one company

I've been looking for a job and recently had an interview for a lab in a company they make a panel of people who they call if a position opens up. That was a general CV I sent to HR months ago and got ...
25
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3answers
1k views

Continuous Learning when you have a family

I am trying to practice continuous learning at home so that I can keep up with newer technologies as a software engineer. For me continuous learning involves tinkering with code, reading ...
0
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3answers
211 views

How should I confront my boss for not being open with me about my performance and development?

I am a new manager (junior/assistant head of department), promoted one year ago, and I have always had five star performance ratings as well as been recently named best employee of the company. On the ...
0
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3answers
160 views

Ask for increase after being made home-based

I am a regular employee in our company. But since our company is moving into another city, I have been asked to work home-based since my wife is currently pregnant. Now, is it possible to ask for a ...
2
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2answers
145 views

Health Status on Job Application

Is it good to mention about past health issues (explicitly, depression) and struggle with it in applications, personnel statements while applying for jobs? How much negative effect does it have?
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0answers
64 views

Negotiating a promotion and raise before or after job offer? [duplicate]

I am a Web Developer in Bath, England with a degree in Computer Science and almost six years experience, four years of experience as a .NET developer. I joined my current employer a year and a half ...
2
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2answers
103 views

What document I can ask for to prove my job as a Freelancer?

I've been working as a freelancer for 4 years. Now I want to move to a permanent job. The company where I'm applying for this permanent job is requesting a document that prove my work of at least 1 ...
2
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3answers
206 views

Is it OK to go on interviews while working on a contract with another company?

As the question states. I have a month to month contract, which is non-binding in its current state. I can basically leave the job any time I want to, but this requires me actually wanting to try to ...
0
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0answers
100 views

How should I deal with a boss who shouts at me everyday for things I am not responsible for? [duplicate]

My boss relies heavily on me for all her daily tasks, especially since a lot of her staff have resigned and left. So I am now doing the job of three people in addition to my own duties (which is a ...
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2answers
257 views

Why employers don't want to hire less experienced and skilled programmers [on hold]

I came across this question: How can I overcome "years of experience" requirements when applying to positions? Last week one fat MNC (a big Multinational Company like amazon, accenture, caterpillar, ...
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1answer
50 views

How to market\showcase the work you are doing [on hold]

I work in a software development firm & feel my work is not appreciated as much as it should. Over the period I have seen people (does not work) who highlight their work are the ones who are more ...
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5answers
2k views

What time counts when it comes to remote work?

I'm getting back into the world of work after being disabled for 10 years and got a job as a software developer. Because of a disability I work from home. I'm starting again at a junior developer ...
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0answers
89 views

Without serving the complete notice period, how can I get relieved if my company is not ready to sell the notice period?

In my current organization there is no clause of buying or selling the notice period. Now I am supposed to join my next organization without serving the complete notice period, how can I do that? The ...
7
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3answers
685 views

Is it common to have HR sit in during performance review?

Is it common and generally accepted for an HR executive to sit in during a performance review? I don't agree to have the HR sit in because the presence of a third party may have impact on what can or ...
2
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3answers
144 views

How to go beyond the manager professionally whenever it is required?

I am working as developer in the current firm. We are developing a application for the organization. However for requirements and for other clarifications we need to approach so many other teams and ...
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0answers
50 views

Elec Engineering vs Comp Engineering vs Comp Sci, which is right for me? [on hold]

After looking at colleges and preparing for life beyond academia, I have realized that I don't truly know what I want to do as a profession. I know I would like to do something with programming, but ...
14
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7answers
230 views

Should I be the birthday organizer?

Some of the teams at our company celebrate birthdays as a group. Our team and another team are in the same group, but we do very little together. A peer suggested that if we celebrated birthdays as ...
2
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2answers
211 views

Should I accept tasks for another company? [duplicate]

I work as a programmer and my usual tasks are HTML5 games. Since those are not that common, sometimes I do other things, including some web development, even though I hate it (I'm the only one here ...
4
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2answers
214 views

Tactful, diplomatic way of communicating with graphic-design ignorant boss

I have been a graphic designer for over 20 years, currently working under a Graphics Director, whose boss is the Department Manager, whose boss is the VP of Marketing. The VP is recently hired, and ...
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1answer
155 views

Random enforcing of company policy [on hold]

We have a company policy that specifically states that Immediate family members, while not forbidden to work together, cannot work in a manager-employee relationship. However, my supervisor ...
2
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2answers
184 views

How should I approach reporting a discriminating comments to my company?

My co-worker had really made very discriminating comments about me. My other co-workers find it too bad. But the situation was nobody including myself reacted against it. I want to send a this ...
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0answers
73 views

How to respond Manager? [on hold]

Manger asked me for the cell number of co-worker who was in different location. I didnt had her number , so replied I need to find out the number , once I get it I'll let him know :) Is there anything ...
10
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3answers
1k views

Full day training in a remote location - hotel accommodations [on hold]

One of my staff members is being asked to travel to another city for an 8 hour training and then return the same day with no hotel accommodation with the following schedule. Leave office at 3:00 am ...
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2answers
156 views

Am I entitled to the salary in the job advert [on hold]

I have been offered a job but the contract shows a different (lower) salary to the advert for the role. What rights do I have to recieve the advertised salary? If I question it, does the employer ...
2
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2answers
349 views

Have I made a mistake by sharing my news of an offer during a take-over when having been told not to?

I am a contract employee and a new company is taking over. I was offered a better position with the new company but when I received the verbal offer I was told not to tell anyone. I have received the ...
3
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4answers
164 views

Do recruiters have to say where they get their contact info?

I've increasingly been getting recruiter emails at my personal email address, and on occasion even my work address (!). As I've never personally reached out to these people or companies, and I'm not ...
0
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1answer
132 views

Handling rumors about project priorities

We are working on the firmware our company's new device. Yesterday we heard some rumors from the head of hardware department about a trade show next week where our CEO wants to show the hardware to a ...
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0answers
112 views

Dealing With Noisy Co-Workers (In A Noisy Office) [duplicate]

I've read through some of the existing Questions here (such as Noisy office, how to tackle? and similar posts), and I don't see this being specifically addressed - feel free to point me to better ...
0
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3answers
253 views

If I study so slowly that my CS degree takes 5-6 years, will anyone value it? [on hold]

I dropped out of high school and went on to study in open uni. I had a year before my conscription for a 3 year service, and I planned to study during my service to make the best of a horrible ...
2
votes
3answers
226 views

How to manage re-engaging a job search after only 1 month at new job

I find my self in a situation where I need to start a job search just 5 weeks after I started my current position. I am nervous that have only a 1-month tenure one my resume is going to make me look ...
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votes
1answer
95 views

How should I handle subjective evaluations? [on hold]

My boss isn't a great manager. He treats anyone who doesn't work for him a lot better than his employees. He barely communicates, barely praises, doesn't pay attention, doesn't check in to see how ...
6
votes
3answers
389 views

How should I approach job search in a country where racism/discrimination is accepted and/or not actively tackled?

I am planning, within the next 12 months, to move in with my wife in her country (Central-Eastern Europe), and thus I would need to start looking for a role there. I am aware that in their end of the ...
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3answers
229 views

Should I replace an AV accessory that was lost by someone else?

I work for an education oriented non-profit and recently we started letting people take A/V and photography equipment in exchange for a copy of the final product, so basically for free. I'm in charge ...
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1answer
123 views

Trust of Team Member [duplicate]

I had joined the new org and I have this guy who is reporting to me, who is very hardworking and talented and very open, I had started trusting him and planned to promote him in next 6 months. But ...
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0answers
13 views

Reason for downvoting should always be clarified in order to help improve question [migrated]

I suppose this may belong to meta but I am unable to post there, so please move it there if you have the permissions to do so I have been following this site for a few months and also asked a couple ...
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0answers
70 views

How do I account for career gap of 2 years? [on hold]

I have done my 10th in 2006 and than passed 12th in 2010 than passed graduation with 72% so there is two years gap in my studies. I have choosen the subject which are not my cup of tea the science ...
2
votes
2answers
277 views

Why do small start-ups provide internships? [on hold]

I have seen a lot of intern job at small start-ups at Angel list and other job boards. I think since they are small start-ups, they generally don't have enough resources and time to train students. ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

How to improve one's chances for career advancement within a family business? [on hold]

I work at a large family-owned business which has deep historical roots and traditions. I enjoy the work and the environment, but there is a very common (and I guess obvious) issue in here: Somehow, ...

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