Questions about starting a new job, the etiquette required, and potential pitfalls involved.

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New employer postponed start date [on hold]

the Friday before I was supposed to start a new job, the company told me that I can`t start on Monday and they do not know the exact date when it is possible. I was wondering, if there are any legal ...
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How to deal with no evidence of skill in CV

I majored in Visual Arts last year and I'm trying to get into a Master degree course. In the meantime I would like to get a job in the IT field (I may drop the master course if I find a good job, not ...
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How to ethically resign after working less than a month? [duplicate]

I'm a newly hired science grad and I don't like my current work. It has only been a week, but I was forced to take this job as there are no responses to my applications; they require experience. My ...
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How to Cope With Severe Mental Illness in a New Job Setting? [duplicate]

I was diagnosed several years ago with bipolar disorder, and have since been seeking help as much as possible from professional therapists and psychiatrists. I have tried a large variety of different ...
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Just took new job and unhappy [duplicate]

I have only been in my current position for a few weeks. Before this, I worked for one company for over 8 years. My current position is not panning out how I had hoped. There really isn't much room ...
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Average number of PTO days provided by small business in the San Francisco Bay Area [closed]

For small businesses in the San Francisco Bay area, what would be the average number of PTO days (paid time off/personal time off) provided for employees? Are there any reports by payroll or small ...
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Can I resign just after a week of start date? I feel overqualified with my job. Details below [closed]

I am recent science graduate. I am now employed with this insurance company just this week as a clerk in actuarial department. I thought through this, I can be promoted into a real actuary. This is ...
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How do I verify that a company offering a job actually exists?

I have recently received a job offer from a company called 'Edsor Travel and Tours' and am unsure if they actually exist at all. The job tasks surround payment and account management and could be ...
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Handling mandatory lunch breaks after signing an offer [on hold]

In next month I will start a new job in a big corporation as a software developer. It will be three months trial period. I will be employed for full-time (40h in Poland), but few days ago I ...
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What can I do about a coworker who smokes pot while on the job?

I live and work in Colorado. I know that pot is legal here. I work on a golf course owned by the city. We operate a lot of heavy machinery, often within a few yards of golfers. One of my coworkers, ...
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Savings on tax money as married? [migrated]

As I am on normal wage in which I don't have any saving and it's my first job in UK, and as a foreign I don't know much about rules but, I heard somewhere that I can talk to my HR manager to cut me ...
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No contract until the first day [duplicate]

I have just accepted an offer for a new position, and have recently been filling in all the paperwork required. I'm relocating to a new city over 2 hours away, so my current employer has been aware ...
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How to stop feeling bad when you are leaving a company you like for a new job? [closed]

I have been working in my current company for 2 years and I joined them right after my college . I thoroughly enjoyed my work, especially colleagues and the responsibility ( right from day 1, I had ...
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Is the mantra “Employers don't care where you went to school” True? [closed]

As a soon-to-be university grad from a less than 'prestigious' school. After reading this article Link. I have asked this question to a wide variety of people that I know who responded, to my ...
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How do I handle this new job awkwardness? [closed]

Been at a new job for 3 days, and the boss has a "team building" meeting... at least that's what the meeting request says. I get there, there are cookies and coffee and all of my new team, about half ...
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How much should I help my colleague

I have a colleague who's double my age and sometimes asks questions related to development that I didn't know 6 years back. But given his age and experience, am I doing right to tell him like what ...
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Offered job but still awaiting contract [duplicate]

Last Thursday I had a 2nd interview with a company where during the interview they told me that i got the job and discussed the financial package / benefits. After I agreed to the package offered to ...
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What is the difference between interview and discussion

I applied for a job and they have invited me to their place for a discussion. They informed me there will be a technical discussion and a small project that I will have to do which is part of the ...
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What are the common salary raises factors in German software companies? [closed]

I will start my first job as a software developer in a German company soon. Since I've never had a job before, I don't know much how salaries are increased if an increase is going to happen. I'm ...
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Would it be appropriate, when asked for questions at the end of an interview, to ask what you could have done better in the interview?

Would it be appropriate, when asked for questions at the end of an interview, to ask what you could have done better in the interview? I'm not sure if this comes off wrong, or how I'd think of it, of ...
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241 views

What is the first things to do when you start a new job? [closed]

So In a weeks time I will be leaving my current company and heading to fields a new (kind of, will explain further in) The company I work for is a client of the company I am moving to, this was set ...
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How to handle a missing contract

I've received a job offer from a former client with very nice terms, a decent pay check, just all around a great job with people I know and get along with. Coupled with the fact that I may not be very ...
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As a newer employee of a growing company, is it acceptable to apply for a more senior position?

I am a newer employee (less than a year) with a growing company facing change on various organizational levels. My current position is/was a newly created position, that I am well suited for. I have ...
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Manager is asking to do work before start date

A friend of mine is starting a new job in a few weeks. The contract is already signed. The manager just send her an email in the morning asking her to do some work until next day. She currently has ...
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Not being assigned work because project managers don't want the new person [duplicate]

This is long, so here's a summary if you don't want to read: Working for two months in a department where everyone's been working for 10+ years (I'm literally the only new person). Because I'm still ...
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Is it okay to ask current team lead for linkedin recommendation, while seeking new job?

I'm looking for new job. I want to ask my team lead for a linkedin recommendation, so that I can refer to it in interviews( or indirect reference by putting linkedin profile link in CV). But I do not ...
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How do you go about finding a new job after wasting several months not doing any useful? [duplicate]

So basically i wasted 18 months trying to setup a business and it didn't work out. I've had the 2 years experience prior to it in the same field. So how will it affect the chances of finding a new ...
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How to ask my manager to upgrade my hardware? [duplicate]

I'm starting as a new employee as a software engineer in a German company. When I did the interview, I found the hardware pretty old (2011) and the computer seemed slow. It seemed to me that most of ...
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received an e-mail offer from the hiring manager but only “employment guarantee” from HR?

tldr version: I have a job offer in another country, but in the time it has taken to get HR to agree a start date, parts of the offer such as temporary accommodation have changed, and they say I ...
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Should change my job after only 2 month? [closed]

I was working for a marketing company before as a software consultant for their clients after 1 year and 3 month, I decided to get a new job with a better offer which is where I am working now as a ...
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309 views

Politely, immediately quit a job after a month? [duplicate]

Before you flag it as a duplicate I think my situation is a bit different from others I've read on here. I am currently in school studying for comp sci and was supposed to get co-op job this summer so ...
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Does an internal move contribute towards the perception of “job hopping”

I have been with my employer for almost 3 years now, but I have only been in my current team for 8 months. Although I love my colleagues and I enjoy the work, apart from a few business-related ...
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How to handle being the new guy with not much to do? [duplicate]

I was hired at the end of April to fill a role for project that is just now starting to ramp up. The first two weeks on the job I spent time completing administrative tasks and various new-hire hr ...
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How productivity or working hours are measured in software development jobs? [closed]

So I will start my job as a software engineer very soon. I've never worked at a company before. What is not clear to me is how people/companies in software development jobs measure their productivity ...
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Asking for feedback early in experience

I've been recently hired to do web development, something that I always had interest in but did not have any experience outside of studying on my own time. I am very thankful for this position and I ...
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How to negotiate salary with a big company? [duplicate]

I am in my mid 20s, working as web developer for one and half year now (junior getting into mid). At the moment I am working in a small agency, been here for 1 year and love the environment (not much ...
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How can I ask for a raise at my internship-turned-full time job?

I obtained an internship at a government healthcare organization doing IT work (my title is IT Technician) which I successfully "completed." They offered to let me stay on for the summer and through ...
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How to avoid looking as a slacker?

So I'm a recent graduate and my first job as a software developer in a German company will start in two weeks and I'm so excited about it. However I'm concerned about one little thing. The team has a ...
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Is there a job in the industry closest to computer science academia?

Before I start explaining the issue I need to stress that I'm trying to be honest and open, so please don't consider me arrogant or so. So I'm a recent master graduate in computer science from a very ...
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Dealing with discrimination at new work [closed]

I'm not a native of the country I work in. Although I have helpful colleagues, a few are sort of into discrimination and seem racist. The company emphasizes its efforts against discrimination and ...
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Should I have a contract already? [duplicate]

Next week, I'm scheduled to start working for three weeks at a local college I attend, but I haven't yet signed an official contract. I'm not trying to see if I have the job. I've already been given a ...
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I have a great job, but I've been offered an even better one [closed]

I have a wonderful job. I've been here just over a year and I love everything about it really. But... I've been offered an even better one. Double the salary, more than double in benefits (cost to ...
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How to handle a missing confirmation email for a job offer?

I recently accepted a job offer at a bank, but did not receive the confirmation email they said they sent. Should I call them now to say I did not get it, or should I wait until my first day? Either ...
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Is there a difference between a software engineer title and a software developer title in Germany? [duplicate]

I was just offered my very first job, it's a new small to medium size company. It has a startup culture and very flexible. Graduated from a German Uni with a masters in CS. My offer is from a German ...
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Are there automatic salary increases in Germany?

I recently accepted a job offer at German software company. My salary in the probation period will be 3000 Euros and then afterwards 3250 Euros. I don't have experience in the industry because i'm ...
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is it okay to take a vacation in the first year of a new job? [duplicate]

Is it okay to take a vacation in the first year of a new job? I just landed a new job as a Software Development Engineer II in a test engineering department I am filling one of three seats. I have a ...
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How to confront about hourly cut after one month on the job or seek a new job without risk of being dropped

I recently took up a job. I was working 9-6 and after a month of training, they decided to cut my hours by 20. This was due to the fact that I was going over to overtime so much from them keeping me ...
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Landed a job recently but got an interview from another company. Should I proceed? [duplicate]

TL;DR I got a job a month ago and have an interview invitation at a better company. How do I proceed with this interview and stay ethical/professional? I used to freelance but it didn't always go ...
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To interview at another company (B) after accepting an offer from company (A) [duplicate]

I am in a little bit of fix. Recently I had been interview by a company "A", and received a job offer from them, which I formally accepted by signing. As with desperate candidates, I had applied to ...
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How do you tell a new company you already have scheduled vacation? [duplicate]

I am interviewing for a new job and hoping to get an offer this week. In about one month I am going to be out of town for 10 straight days due to scheduled vacations. When should I tell the new ...