Rules for how an organization is run. Areas can include dress code, work hours, and behavior in the workplace.

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One offer from A , an interview from B [duplicate]

I need help in this. So two weeks ago I accepted an offer with company A, and was willing to start with them. Starting date is still in 10 days. Then one week after accepting offer A, company B ...
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Manager ran out of work to give us. Must I stay in the office and do nothing?

I work at a call center. Each day we are assigned new calling pools and it sort of is possible to actually run out of work once the pool becomes exhausted. Usually we can find ways to “prolong” the ...
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How should I communicate my unease with a new policy?

My company has instituted a new policy that requires me to share the best and worse events from my personal life once a week with my manager. I don't trust my manager and don't feel comfortable ...
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What are “summer hours” in the context of an employment benefit? [closed]

I came across a a job posting on Stack Overflow careers that lists "summer hours" as a benefit, and now I'm wondering what this actually is. What are "summer hours" in the context of an employment ...
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How do I deal with a boss who changes the rules, seemingly at random?

I work at a fairly large private school in both the IT and library departments. Myself and four other people make up the IT help desk, providing computer and audio-visual help for those that need it (...
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Is it possible to obtain the computer files of previous university researchers/employees if they used the company/university wifi? [closed]

Relevant Background I'm a post doc at a U.S. University. I need the files of a grad student research assistant who has left the lab. The student created files (data, codes, simulations, etc) for a ...
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Engineers are coding behind thin clients [closed]

This is a policy that bothers me a lot. The company, for some kind of security reasons, requires us to edit&build codes behind a thin client computer which has no Internet access and can only ...
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My manager wants to create an administrator account on my work computer that only he has the password to [closed]

This is on a Windows 10 system, that is provided to me by work. They want to create an administrator account that only my manager will have the password to. The thing is, this isn't from IT and it's ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Suitable Company Wear [closed]

Our company (IT and software development) requires us to wear a top with the company logo embroidered on it whenever we go to meet with clients. As of now, the options are polos, fleeces, and shell ...
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Taking a break close to lunch time [closed]

Company policy allows employees to take a 15 minute break during each half of their shift. The policy also states that this break cannot be taken in conjunction with your lunch (to essentially extend ...
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Boss accepts but then ignores company policy proposed by employees

I am working in a small software company. We are quite small with only 3-4 full time developers. I started working there as a student assistant roughly 8 years ago and started working full time after ...
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How to respond if a company disallows discussion of wages? [closed]

Based on questions like this, what is a good recourse to take if a company handbook does disallow discussing wages? If you start a new job and the company handbook or policy says that you are not to ...
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Should I bring up the topic of company processes that need improvement?

I joined a software development company around a year ago. There are a couple of teams working on different products, however, there are a number of common libraries that all teams have to use. My ...
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Is it OK to do work related projects involving site ripping while at home? (Contains technical jargon) [closed]

I just need to bring up a minor predicament that I need to discuss related to my job. I was assigned a task that involves removing unnecessary external web service snippets in my work place's web ...
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how can we identify that company is legal not a scam? [closed]

How can we judge/ identify that the company we are apply for a job is legally working in USA. This Company is valid. Is there any web site to check the history of company web site? The Main point is ...
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How to maintain a candidate blacklist as a recruiter [closed]

I have a small recruitment agency and I want to improve the way of hiring the candidates at my office. I don't have enough budget now to for specific tools that manage the recruitment process - I am ...
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Our work-week policy changed drastically. It used to be a perk. How to let them know I'm unhappy?

My company used to have an amazing work week schedule. We worked 4 x 10 hour days instead of 5 x 8 hour days. This was amazing, and definitely a deciding factor when me and my wife were deciding where ...
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Is compensation something to be discussed openly? [duplicate]

Do companies, as a general rule, make information available to employees about what each job position pays? I always thought that revealing such info can motivate people, but what is the standard ...
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Is it ethical for an employer to force its employees to take vacation time? [closed]

My company, like most every other company, has a published list of paid holidays. In December, the only paid day off is the 25th. Last year, everyone was notified that the office would be closed the ...
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Arguing the use of a program that's not the company standard [closed]

I recently joined a new company, and in my previous company, I've been working with my Vim/Tmux workflow. But in new company, they say that I need to follow company standards, and one of the company ...
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Applying for jobs, new company wants to see source code that I don't have access to any more

In recent job interviews, companies want to see the source code that I've written in my previous projects, to check my skills. I would be happy to do this, but in most cases, I can't! Either I'm ...
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Is it possible to work at Google and Amazon at the same time? [closed]

For the sake of this question, please ignore all practical limitations, such as conflicting work times, etc. I'm more interested in the legal possibility. I know that Google has a non-compete clause ...
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Child birth before the end of waiting period for unpaid leave? [closed]

In the US, one organization's HR policy for leave states that one is eligible for unpaid leave for medical reasons, including child birth, for a period of up to 12 weeks. However, the waiting period ...
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Should I be concerned about the bring-your-own-device policy?

I had an interview before the weekend (they found me on stack overflow and I haven't been offered the job yet, so I'm posting anonymously). It's for a permanent position with a company that's been ...
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A comment to a team member about hygiene has caused manager to lengthen my probation - recoverable? [closed]

I apologise in advance for the length of this post but I wanted to make sure I was able to give all the details up front. I started working for a very large company 4 months ago as a software ...
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Being asked to make an arbitrary restitution payment [closed]

Company X is a small ~50 employee money service business in the United States. Each employee is made to sign paperwork that says in the event an employee loses money in excess of $x.xx they're ...
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It is normal for my employer to require me to disclose my health information for insurance purposes?

My employer (in the United States) is requiring me to complete forms and send them to a health insurance company. They are doing this for the purpose of researching health insurance options. Everyone ...
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Why do some companies not allow part time second jobs? [closed]

I would like to take up a part time second job as a tutor, but our company policy says we are not allowed to do so even on days off or after work hours. I would like to know why companies wouldn't ...
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Confusion of terms and condition about my notice period in my HR policy agreement

Following are the exact words from the joining letter document. "In the event of resignation, termination of employment by either party, it will be by giving one month notice in writting to the ...
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How can I reject company offer to take training/certification exam? [duplicate]

I have been offered the opportunity to take a certification exam with optional training by sales in my company. At this moment, I haven't informed my manager (because I know most probably he will ...
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Benefits removed between signing contract and starting- is it reasonable to ask for alternative?

I recently started a new job, after multiple offers. One of the offers still stands. There were two things which made my decision: the work itself and some particular benefits. I clarified those ...
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Principle of Least Privilege in the Workplace [closed]

I have been trying to figure out how, logistically, large corporations focused on one huge product (like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, etc.) restrict the information known to employees such that ...
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Can a company really enforce loyalty at the expense of an employee's financial well-being?

I was just cleaning out some old papers and stumbled upon an employee handbook from a prior company I worked for. Skimming through it, I came across a paragraph which piqued my curiosity. The ...
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I've damaged a company's keyboard and was asked to buy a new one [closed]

My first question here. A little bit of history - I've decided to change my current job few weeks ago. I've always been loyal and correct to the company but I've just decided to move on. A week after ...
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How to handle people confiding in you as you're leaving

I’ve recently handed in my resignation. The reasons were varied, and mostly related to myself and my personal preferences, as well as another job offering that was much better than my current job. ...
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Should I report a violation of company workplace policy if the manager already knows about it but do nothing? [duplicate]

A colleague in the same team spends most of his time (if not all) conducting private business activities through company’s electronic communication systems or his own cell phone during regular working ...
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Can my Employer ask me to prove I was at a hospital for taken a day of absence? [closed]

I was sick 2 days Thurs/Friday. Monday Was absent because I went to the hospital for my wife (not me) and HR is saying they want proof that I was actually at the hospital. I provided a release not ...
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Implementing performance-based bonuses

I'm trying to create a developer-centric compensation policy. Which is to say it focuses heavily upon transparency, flexibility, and fairness. Many aspects of it are influenced by the Stack Exchange ...
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Uniform policy only for male employees

In my company there is a uniform policy only for male employees, whereas female employees are there and not wearing uniforms. How can I convince my boss to implement a uniform policy for all employees,...
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What do I do if I hear something against work policy without seeing who was responsible

I was using the bathroom, and was in the stall when I heard sounds that were very suggestive of pornography coming from the other stall, which was closed. To be clear, there were two voices and they ...
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Do out-of-state interviews do drug tests on site? [closed]

I've been unemployed and job searching the past few weeks. I have a medical marijuana card which I stupidly utilized during this break. Now that I have hit my final interview, I'm a little concerned. ...
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Does high level management need to sign all policies? [closed]

I am implementing new policies in my workplace. I know the CEO must sign the legally required policies but does he also have to sign all the others? Are policies considered to be void if they are not ...
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Is it ethical to help my partner and work outside office hours? Will it have any impact on my day job?

My spouse is passionate about android programming and works from home. Our two apps have become popular with the targeted users. We really enjoy the success with those apps. It helps my partner gets ...
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What is meant by public registry? [closed]

I have been trying to fill the blanks in an agreement sent to me by a company and i am confused that what does public registry mean??? I have filled the rest except the blank after "public registry" ...
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Leaving Company - What Information Should I Bring With Me?

I am leaving my current employer. What information/forms should they present to me? What information should I request from them? What information am I entitled to take with me? (e.g. a copy of my ...
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Off work due to Dental work gone bad; employer being elusive about return to work, discrimination? [closed]

New employer (2 weeks), temp job but hopeful for future regular employment. Had a dental procedure that injured the trigeminal nerve causing cluster headache for 6+ weeks. Kept manager updated. ...
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Asking for permission to access my personal mails or any other website [closed]

Will I be unfaithful if I access my personal emails in office free time or have no task to do though it is mentioned in HR policies that we should not use internet for personal use. I want to be very ...
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Forced to pay for re-keying if I lose my office key

My employer recently had their office building re-keyed, and in the process of distributing the new keys, each of us had to sign an updated version of a contract. The contract states, among other ...