Questions about employer relations involve the relationship between an employer and its employees. These questions should generally involve the relationship with a group of employees rather than individuals.

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Unnecessary comment my boss made

Yesterday I returned from a Leave of Absence (LOA). My boss said to me that we were talking about the idea of being off of work for 2 months, and how nice it would be to be able to do that. She said ...
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How do I deal with a very manipulative employee who doesn't do his work?

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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Finish discussion with manager who then just sits there staring

I know this sounds strange, but there’s very long drawn out periods of silence with my boss. For example 1 to 2 minutes at least. I understand English isn’t his first language but I’m positive he ...
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How should I answer to questions about the offer I got?

Today I'm going to sign for a job that I really like. It's pretty different from the one I have now and I've negotiated for more or less the same salary, plus some benefits. When I'll notify my ...
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My boss knows that I had a phone interview with another company. How should I go about this?

So my boss and a coworker saw an email notification on my computer regarding a phone interview for another job. While I closed the notification really fast, I am fairly certain they saw. I do not have ...
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working as a software development intern but taking a while to do projects

I'm currently working as a software development intern for a non-software company (focuses more on engineering) and am assigned projects, this is my first internship and I'm hitting roadblocks here ...
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As an intern, how do I deal with a supervisor who's not always there?

I'm working as an intern in a software development role. My supervisor is working on systems or something similar, and is always busy. I never get to really see them. I mainly report my progress using ...
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working with multiple employers at the same time [closed]

Long story short, I work in IT as a Software Developer and I used to earn 85,000$ with company A, with 10 paid vacation days and average insurance premium about 120$ per month and other benefits etc. ...
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Do employers have a preference on whether employees are normal or eccentric?

Is there evidence in Computer Science that employers have a preference on whether employees are normal or eccentric? By "prefer," I mean "is more likely to hire and not fire." By eccentric, I mean ...
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What are the concerns of logging into personal online accounts at work?

When I started my first full-time job, I asked my boss if I could log in to any personal accounts during the work-day, and he said that it was fine, and that he even does it himself. And indeed, I ...
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My ex-employer wants me back? My reporting manager never liked me [closed]

Today my ex-employer asked me if I am can join company back. I am not sure how to evaluate. I was the second employee of the off-shore branch. I was liking the job and learnt a lot of technologies. I ...
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Responding to VP of HR's confession of illegal hiring practices?

This is a throwaway account, for obvious reasons. I work for a fast-growing medium sized tech company. At a recent company conference, I attended a session that was run by our VP of HR and the topic ...
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How to keep a good relationship with your colleague when managment helped you by making a decision that hurt them?

Firstly, I'd like to maintain a good relationship with every colleague. I work in a supermarket that is open from 7 - 22 everyday of the year. I have quite a lot of colleagues so when somebody isn't ...
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How to address The Commissioner General of an authority

I am the class president of a customs and tax (revenue) administration school in a country x. The last lot (2yrs ago) the remuneration for the trainees was double, almost triple our current stipend. ...
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Using employer's resources while job interviewing?

I'm currently employed, and have been with the same company A since grad school (6 years). After applying for a job at company B, I've been invited to an on-site interview in 19 days. It is a software ...
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Rejecting request to do work of different company

I work in the technical division of an online business in India. My company got acquired by its direct competitor in last January. After the acquisition my ceo and another manager started a new ...
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Master degree in IT with the thesis or with the final project. Does it matter? [closed]

Part of the master degrees in IT (CS, SE, IS) offers two kind of programs: With the thesis work; Without the thesis work but with the final project. My question, how does it matter to get the ...
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Should I demand payment of a promised, documented bonus revoked after giving my 2 weeks notice? [closed]

I am leaving my employer after almost 5 years for a career in a different field. I just passed a major milestone in my current field (independent licensure), and the company I am at has a standard ...
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What are the possible downsides of answering an “anonymous” employee survey truthfully?

We recently got an invite to do a short (handful questions) anonymous survey on employee satisfaction. My first impulse would be to answer with my honest, negative impression of the employer: 'bad ...
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Proper response after finding out that another team works on the project

I am leading one of the software development teams in a company. We are completely responsible for a technical side of our product (development/QA) that we've been developing for ~3 years. My company ...
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Is it OK to Include Employee's Names in Training Videos for Internal Training [closed]

I am developing Training Videos, basically screen-casts of how to use our site. It is a time entry and work reporting site. Is it OK to show existing employees names in the videos as I navigate ...
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Side business while working full time

Today I wanted to ask your selves about a dilemma I am currently in. I am working as a full time web developer for a company in the UK but I currently have my own business I am running in my own time ...
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How to deal with unlawful overtime [closed]

I work in a hi-tech company. The hours here are very long (10+ hours a day), beyond what is legally permitted in my country (i'd rather not say where). Let me say that it is very common in my country ...
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How effective is it to let the interviewers do the talking?

I have gone through a good number of interviews lately and I have noticed that employers love to talk about themselves. They love telling me how their company works, how the system is designed, what ...
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Resignation - My replacement discussed in my presence

I resigned from my current job. Hoping things will stay quiet (which it never does) and I accept that, things have become quite awkward. Firstly, my boss came to me, asking me to give exact details ...
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Is it appropriate to show Prior Offer Statements and Benefits from other companies to push for extra vacation time?

I work work a programmer in IT in a ~100 people company. My company offers 2 weeks of vacation days. Due to various personal, family, and lifestyle circumstances I have the need to request an ...
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Is it appropriate for my manager to give me an expensive item for free?

My manager showed me a (relatively) new smartphone. I estimate it to be 1-2 years old. It's used, and he said it was a company phone that has been replaced. He asked if I want it, because my own ...
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How to seek different employment while still on the job [duplicate]

i'd like to move up (and out) from my current role and into a more technology-centric company. What is the best way to achieve this given that (i assume) the vast majority of interviews and ...
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Superior taking leave with no notice to team

My superior has gotten into the habit of either taking leave or going TDY (on temporary duty assignment) without giving any notice to me or my co-workers. I understand if one is sick and unable to ...
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Can I greet my boss with “Hey, boss” [closed]

I mean, I just want to make the conversation more friendly, so sometimes I greet my boss with "Hey boss" or "thanks, boss". Is it ok?
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Is using emoticons in correspondence with co-workers okay? [closed]

We have a few related questions in terms of potential employers and cover letters -- but how about when talking with your colleagues? Sometimes, emoticons really help convey a message (in my opinion) ...
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My boss might have overheard me talking about an upcoming interview. How to react? [closed]

I am currently employed as a software developer, but I am not quite happy with the environment in my company and looking for alternatives. The market is good, and I am in contact with a recruiter who ...
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Interviewing and work from home topic, as well as existing employers [closed]

I work in a field and industry where telecommuting is a feasible option for my role, and it is usually a matter of whether an employer will support it as a company policy. I've worked for both types: ...
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what is signal if my superior is not giving work to me [duplicate]

I've worked in an organization for the last 7 months. I have 5 years of experience, but from my starting day, my superior has not assigned any work to me. I asked him 10 times, but he says that I have ...
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Can I use anything developed at my current employer in my portfolio? [closed]

My understanding is that the work product I develop while employed is the property of my employer. That said, can I put any of that product in a portfolio for prospective employers? If so, what are ...
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How do I leave my employer to work for one of our clients? [closed]

About two years ago I started work for a small web development firm as the second employee. Since we've grown a bit with a few hirings and a few firings to 5 employees. This is my first real job in ...
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Asked to give what would be a negative reference

A previous coworker who has since left my company just emailed me asking me to be a reference as she applies to new jobs. I feel that while I like her, I couldn't recommend her as an employee. So my ...
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Employer demanding I help with recruiting after my one-month notice of resignation

I've notified my employer about my resignation, and it's been one month already, but they still haven't managed to hire an employee that fits my current position. I'm the only developer in this ...
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How should I report delays caused by software slowness to my supervisor?

For the past month, I've been trying to push forward with our group's project. The actual work on the project is complete, and my only task at this time is to finish deploying it to our server. The ...
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Politics - Employer put a sign up in our yard for someone I don't support

I work at a small office with about half a dozen people. My employer just put a sign in the yard supporting someone running for City Council. I don't support this person and don't like that the sign ...
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How to approach my employer about a possible one month vacation?

It's been two years I have seen my family (they live in India, I am in US) but it's been just two months since I got my first job. My parents tell me to ask my employer about a possible one month ...
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How to approach the subject of studying abroad for half a year with my employer?

I work as full-time programmer and also study, masters of computer science. There is a good opportunity for me to go to South Korea and study there for one semester. What I hope to do: keep my job, ...
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Building access controls removed for leavers

My workplace recently updated the access control system so now you need to swipe in and out and if the system thinks you're inside already, it won't let you come in again (say you forgot to swipe out ...
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Employer won't accept resignation, demanding that I finish projects outside my duties

Question: What are the things that I could do if my current employer does not accept my resignation, simply because he wants me to finish the job which I don't think is really my job? Background: ...
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Should I tell internship employer about potential lab job? [closed]

I'm very happy working at my current summer internship, but there is a lab opportunity at my University next summer that is very well regarded (most employees at my internship have worked there) that ...
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How should I approach my manager that I want to move to another team inside the same company?

I joined my current company a year and a half ago and I've had the same manager since then. My manager has been stressing out in our one-to-one meetings that I am not performing adequately, even ...
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How do I advise my boss about my colleague's work, which I don't believe is useful for the company

I work at a small startup company, comprised of mostly technical people. Our company is currently undergoing a tough time (we just had to lay off 3 people) and we're under a lot of pressure to finish ...
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How do I sell to the company I'm employed something I have previously made

I am a software developer and as such my productive output is easily repurposed. Some background A few years ago, long before I was employed at my current job, I made a piece of software in an ...
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How do you “confront” your manager if you believe he wronged you?

I am looking for an advice from those more experienced than I am. In my current team I was working in a project for quite a long time, mainly doing maintenance (unfortunately). I believed that I ...
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Does a recruiter expect you to be employed or to have a job in the relevant field?

If a recruiter contacts you and inquires about your current employment status, does one have an advantage in saying that he is currently employed as opposed to unemployed? Moreover, does the recruiter ...