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Can an Employer use a photo of you taken at work without your permission? [on hold]

The company I work for is small and only has about 12 employees including me and my employer, the company also has a website and on one page it descries the team's roles by having a photo of the team ...
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How can a young college graduate deal with large age gaps in the office? [on hold]

I recently graduated from college and was able to get a job not too long after; I've been at work for 3 months so far at an underwriting firm as a in-house IT/Excel help desk who helps with odd jobs ...
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Mutiny to save the boss' job [closed]

This is a somewhat unique situation I'm sure. I work for a small business with 16 employees total. Our boss/owner, who is also the company's controller and accountant, took on 3 "silent" partners ...
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How to better track identities within company? [closed]

One of my responsibilities at work is to perform periodic user access reviews. A frustrating problem has been inconsistent to poor documentation,such as it becomes difficult to map users to roles. ...
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Employee Performance Improvement Plan Format [closed]

I am working as a Manager in a QA based firm. I need to prepare a 15 days EPIP. But I have not done this before and don't know what to put in it. Certainly this employee has issues, with his Attitude, ...
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Measuring employee moods via an app to better engage with them, how viable? [closed]

I work for a software company and we have recently had a debate around the value of measuring employee mood, this done via a polling widget which asks employees how are they feeling today and have to ...
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Is GPA a good predictor of workplace success? [duplicate]

Is it true that the best performing employees are people who used to have a top GPA in college?
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How should an employee handle disagreement with direction from management? [closed]

As an employee, how should you handle a situation where you disagree with the direction given to you by your manager?
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5answers
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Options for an employee with shoulder surgery [closed]

We have an employee that has recently had shoulder surgery. All of our workstations are all desktop PC's, no laptops, tablets, etc... By the end of the day, this employee has a lot of discomfort in ...
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1answer
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Ex-Employee Published Entire Source Code on GitHub 3 Years Ago - How do we Get it Down? [closed]

Roughly 3-4 years ago, we hired a PHP developer and tasked them with building small "satellite" websites. They didn't stay long, and we had largely forgotten about them. Fast-forward to today, one of ...
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How to get a raise or a promotion in this situation? [closed]

Now, I know what you'd be thinking. "You just can't get someone to do something, you know?" Well, I have something of a head start here. You see, I am a translator. The only in-house translator for ...
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Is my employer (UK) allowed access to what I am looking on the screen of my PC? [closed]

My daily work load can usually be cleared in less than 8 hours, so in my "free" time I am doing some reading offline (from pdf files stored in my PC drive) which is not generally relevant to my job. ...
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Can a company i no longer work for keep my my email address active [duplicate]

A company I used to work for a year and a half ago still has my email active. I suppose to intercept any leads or info about me. I'm not sure if they respond, but when I send emails to the old ...
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9answers
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Employee questioning company policies too much - what should we do?

An incoming employee had signed his offer with my company. However, even before starting work, he has already exhibited a few signs of unhappiness with company policies and had an argument with some ...
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Job Application Question - Have you been previously employed us

I'm not sure how to answer this question when applying for a position at company A. Background: As I was working for a call centre outsourcing company B under the above company A. I was based in ...
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What to do when a new employee makes basic spelling and grammar mistakes?

The company my other half works for has recently employed a new admin assistant, but she is constantly making basic spelling and grammar mistakes. A few examples would be which/witch, your/you're, ...
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2answers
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How long does a newly trained employee take to be of use to a company? [closed]

Let's say I am training to be a phlebotomist. The training is relatively quick (a few weeks) and is on the job so I would be hired as I train. The thing is I would not want to do this type of job ...
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How to handle no-call-no-show issues?

One of our junior software developers is periodically in a no-call-no-show position where he does not show up without earlier notice. The team does not suffer during his absence, but still this ...
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Loud and unprofessional employee

I have a small startup company with less than 10 people (I am the owner). There is just one employee that is distracting me and others with his behavior. He is loud speaker, sometimes starts singing ...
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4answers
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How to manage an employee who talks too much?

I manage a team of engineers. For the most part everyone is self-motivated and doesn't need much management. There is one engineer in particular, though, that is very difficult to work with. He has ...
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3answers
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What Is The Most Professional Manner For Dealing With Arbitrary Management Style? [closed]

What is the most professional way of dealing with a manager whose management style is arbitrary? My management ( is/appears to be ) motivated by personal moods, daily attitude, or whatever whim or ...
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3answers
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Directly telling/asking Motivation [closed]

If I'm a manager and I felt that one on my team who's motivated and has great performance seems to have lost his motivation should I ask him his what motivates him or if I am an employee who had lost ...
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3answers
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Former employee wants to come back [closed]

I'm the only developer in a small company, and around a couple years ago an important developer (at that time we were 2), left the company for what he thought would be a better opportunity. His ...
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How should I handle being incompetent?

I recently acquired an entry-level position at an in-store Starbucks at a Target. The first several weeks of the job were training, which I have now completed. A couple days ago, I had my first real ...
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Overpayment after leaving company [closed]

After leaving a company I was paid 4 additional paychecks. My previous employer is now asking for the funds back and I do not have the funds to pay. They say I have about 45 days to pay or they will ...
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proof of employment for visa application

Suppose that you are invited by another company to attend an interview which you do not want your current employer know about it. You have to apply visit visa in order to attend the interview because ...
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Should I tell a superior their statement is incorrect

I have a superior who often communicates incorrect statements during meetings. While I want this question to be more general, because I have been in this situation with many unique settings, I will ...
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Promised contract but not receiving one [duplicate]

I was working for a company for over 6 months. I had passed my probation period and continued as a part-timer. Once you had passed your probation period you were entitled to apply as zero hour ...
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Should I list my boss as an emergency contact for college? [closed]

I checked around the site and didn't find an answer to this (apologies if there's an answer I missed). Here's the situation: I attend one college as a student while working in academic support at ...
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Still on Old Employers' Team page on their website

It's nearly 2 months since I left my previous employer, and I'm still displayed on their site as en employee on their 'Team' page. I have sent them a polite email asking for removal but I've ...
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How to deal with an employee who has refused to do a task? [duplicate]

I have an employee working for me who writes code in an overly complex manner occasionally. His code is not bad, and it generally follows all best practices, so our disagreement is only on style. ...
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How do I deal with a very manipulative employee who doesn't do his work? [duplicate]

I am the supervisor of an IT department in a small but a high-paying company. I supervise 12 employees. There's one that I'm having troubles with lately, he is newly hired and is a great person. But ...
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6answers
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Should music be played at a software development company? [closed]

I am working at a software development company. At my workplace above my desk, there is speaker in the ceiling. After every 2 desks there is a speaker. As from my desk, almost every second face is ...
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What should I do about a sexist and vulgar employee?

I'm an assistant manager at a small business, and I'm regularly the top manager on duty for a staff of two to four employees. Since we are a small business, the staff are able to chat when we aren't ...
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2answers
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How to encourage more efficient use of time

I work at a small company with a very loose structure -- roles are not very clearly defined. It's an engineering company and I'm soon going to take over managing the handful of engineers. Though I'll ...
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How to find public company information on employees joining, leaving, and their departments? [closed]

I was wondering, if a potential employee or investor was interested in a publicly traded company how would that person find answers to the following questions? How many employees have left the ...
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What kind of verification can be done for someone out “Sick” - Is there a way to confirm they aren't working somewhere else? [closed]

What kind of verification can be done for someone out "sick." Is there a way to confirm they aren't working somewhere else? I have an employee who has used up all of their sick/vacation leave. Then ...
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How to urge the top management about resolving washroom crisis in office

This may sound funny, but in our country, this is a very common phenomenon, i.e. temporary shortage of water supply and the water supply line remaining closed for several hours. However, in a software ...
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Irrelevant jobs vs long employment gap

In your resume, is it a good idea to put an irrelevant job rather than having a long employment gap? I just move to another country and things are very different. I keep looking for a job in my field ...
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Transport in a workplace

I have a small question regarding transport in shift based work over a certain time (say midnight). My girlfriends shift in a pub finished last night around 12:30 as they had a new menu on and ...
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Should I tell the client that I am not making any progress because my company didn't pay my salary?

I work for a contracting company, developing an application for a client. The company is always late in paying my salary. I always have to ask them to send me the check, sometimes after a delay of a ...
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How do I decide how much to charge my boss for a painting?

I'm an engineer by trade, but I dabble in watercolor painting on the side. My boss saw one of my paintings and later sat me down to ask if I would do one of his house. He's moving and it has ...
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Hostility Towards New Employees

The software company I work for often hires junior developers when there is a lot if testing to be done and there is time/room for them to get up to speed. however the senior developers get extremely ...
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Company asking employees to take behavioral/personality test

I work for a tech company in the US and they just started asking some employees (not sure if all, or just a selected few) that we take something called the Predictive Index (PI). I could not find much ...
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Rights When Terminated Without Fair Process [closed]

A friend has just been dismissed from her job for "not being good enough." This fell on her out of the blue, with no prior warning, no development or action plan, and no notice period. Apparently the ...
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Is it ok for companies to withhold wages mid pay peroid after termination? [closed]

I was hired on by a restaurant place local to my area. I was a cook there, and everything was going swell. Then, out of the blue on Christmas Eve day, I walk in doing my normal routine, in comes ...
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Is my employer allowed to force me to leave work before the end of my shift? [closed]

If my schedule is posted in advance is my employer allowed to force me to leave before the end of my shift?
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What career opportunities should I offer to a programmer who doesn't want to get to management position?

There was a question about the ways a programmer can take to grow above programming job (What are possible career transitions for a seasoned software developer?) but I haven't found any information ...
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What can an employee do when the employer does not assign any tasks? [duplicate]

What should an employee do when their manager does not assign any tasks to him/her, although being aware of employee's idle state and dissatisfaction? Can the employee freely entertain himself, given ...
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Managing passive-aggressive employees

We have a general reorganization of my department going on at the moment and I have one staff member in particular who is being difficult about the process. A bit of background... This person has ...