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How do I prepare a technical report containing nothing but mathematics for someone who has no higher education?

I am currently working for a man who is very smart, but to the best of my knowledge has taken no college courses. I would like to prepare a report for him detailing original but very simple (freshman-...
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Poor documentation culture [duplicate]

I work in a production company as a design engineer. There is a culture in my company of not documenting things, there are few standards, barely any routines and no documentation system. There is a ...
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How to inform the employer about delays in obtaining the necessary documentation [closed]

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 ...
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What do you say on bullying documentation if you don't know the exact date of the incident? [closed]

If you are writing a bullying report for HR but you only have a vague idea of when the incident happened e.g. Early in March what do you say? Do you say that you don't know when? Or explain why you ...
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Does a 'written resignation letter' need to be 'handwritten' or simply 'typed & printed with signature'? [closed]

My employment contract states that my resignation needs to submitted in a 'written communication'. I'm not sure if it means a hand written letter or if it is just a way of saying I need to submit a ...
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How to document ongoing harassment in a professional way? [closed]

While writing detailed documentation about harassment I'm experiencing, what's the best way to keep it professional without losing its emphasis? For example, my manager called me on Skype and said "I ...
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Document to convince boss to buy hardware over other hardware [duplicate]

I am looking for advice/guidance (on specific points) on generating/creating a document for convincing my boss to invest in some hardware to make my job easier and more-productive. Background The ...
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How can I incentivize colleagues to create content on a new company Wiki? [duplicate]

The company I work for has a bunch of information laying around; in a dropbox, on a shared network drive, basically there are documents everywhere. To make information more accessable, myself and some ...
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How to talk about a coworker work in a report

The context I'm a software developer in my company and I have to write a report about a task I've done this past year. I'm doing this for the sake of maintenance and transparency in the work. In a ...
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How to select an applicant with good documentation skills

We are a local outsourcing company and currently hiring for a technical position (Linux/Network engineer) - however our main objective now is to find someone not only able in the Linux/Networking ...
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Documentation - is it an assumed part of the job? [closed]

So I was told from higher-ups that a software engineer that left the company didn't document his processes and he should have as part of his duties. My gut reaction was to say - "you don't get what ...
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Mention studying leaked documentation in interview

I am interviewing in a few days for a position requiring some skills I am currently missing. This can be solved by reading one of their manuals, which are supposed to be for sale as far as I ...
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Bad documentation - authority undiscerning [closed]

I'm working in a small "team" of 3 programmer, each working on seperate projects. Therefore I'm using in-house SDK's to write software for MCUs, designed and constructed by our company. The SDK ...
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My employer wants me to write a guide for doing my job

I'm on my way out of a company doing tech work for an SMB (Small or Medium-sized Business) and I happen to be the only expert on various parts of the company's operation. I gained this knowledge ...
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186 views

What would be items for Developer's Guide for a workplace? [closed]

I am the team lead (not manager) for a new group of developers, all recent hires, and we are hiring more. I'd like to write up a kind of guideline for us as a team, and for new developers coming in ...
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How to document / track day-to-day activities? [closed]

Let me put first that there is no possibility of using any other software outside of MS Office. What would be a good way to document day-to-day activities ? We are a reporting team in a large ...
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How to / Can I Request Work Documents from Competitor Companys [closed]

In order to manage my work perfectly and add something new or rectify some faults, I want to compare my job with other concurrent companies by requesting work documents (any available form and file ...
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Interviewed for govt. job; HR wants *official* transcript [closed]

So I interviewed for a U.S. local government job via phone on July 10. Prior to the interview the hiring manager explicitly asked for a faxed copy of my transcript, so I sent her one. I didn't hear ...
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How can I encourage structured knowledge sharing in my team?

I work in a six person team and I am the only remote team member. I have been in this job for almost a year and I find the remoteness to be an extremely difficult factor in domain knowledge ...
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What do I need for moving from Canada to the States [closed]

I want to work in the states after completing my degree in Canada. I was born in Canada and have lived here my entire life (if that makes any difference to moving). What do I need to do before I start ...
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1answer
553 views

Should I carry all my documentation to an interview?

I have had some interviews and only in one of them, the recruiter told me to carry the documentation that certifies what it's being said in the CV to the interview. To the other interviews, I have / ...
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When is it okay to consult others on work I'm doing (after being told I take up too much of their time)?

When I was working for a very large company, we had an intranet site where any employee could document any procedure (for those of you who know IBM I'm referring to Connections). With 400,000+ ...
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Is it tactful to get in touch with a previous developer?

I'm in the position where I have inherited a highly complex codebase predominantly written by developers who have since separated from the company. I am not aware of what circumstances they separated ...
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Recommended software for centralizing IT documentation [closed]

I've been promoted in my company's IT department, we have 3 developers, a DBA and a Sys Admin. and one of the first major projects I want to tackle is updating how we manage our department's ...
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Ethical concerns when discussing technical issues related to my work, on my personal blog

When I fix issues, some of them are company specific so I try to document them internally. Others are broad and can be applicable to any one. I try to document them in my own blog. I am wondering if ...
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Should I file my checklists as documentation?

I keep lots of little checklists of to-do stuff. I used to keep them on a legal pad and I threw away the pages when they were done. Now I use an iPad app, so my history is always stored,but I don't ...