Questions referring to how one presents themselves and interacts with others in a professional environment

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What minimum changes should I do in myself in the beginning of career days? [on hold]

I've graduated with an degree in engineering and I'm starting my first company job next month. I don't know what company members seen in me to give me the offer letter!! Frankly speaking, I was a lazy ...
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How to deal with someone who feels threatened

Background I have recently joined a new company through an acquisition. At the old company I was a creative designer here my new role is not yet clear but it would be around graphic design. First ...
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How to deal with strongheadedness

There are some people that I work with that are very stubborn and opinionated. Usually when discussing they dismiss what I am trying to say before I even get a chance to finish my point. Usually I ...
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How do I accept thanks from my boss?

I have a manager that thanks me occasionally for doing the basic duties of my job. Especially when she has a vacation day or a sick day and asks me to cover for her, she always comes in with a large ...
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How much should I pursue the headhunter? [on hold]

TL;DR: I am stuck in hiring process because of wrong validation of one of the automatic steps of hiring process for new tester. As already experienced tester I know that fixing bugs costs time. But ...
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Road map to being the CTO [on hold]

I am a front-end web developer. I currently have CSS, HTML, PHP, and JavaScript (& jQuery) under my belt with varying degrees of expertise. I also have some basic CISCO Networking experience, ...
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Is it ok to socialize with your coworkers?

I often feel uncomfortable around my co-workers. I don't know if it's okay to talk about stuff other than work-related matter. What is the general rule for workplace socializing?
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How can I prevent loud meetings near my desk?

I have already examined the Etiquette on loud boardroom meetings? question and while they have a few similarities, mine has an additional issue (please read below). In my office, my desk happens to ...
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Problems in Concentration Due to Pregnancy

I am currently 5 months pregnant and work in a tech company. We have an open seating area for the engineering department and this is where I sit as well. I have just received my semi annual review a ...
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User accused me of mistreatment because of “having a personal problem with her”

Last week I got a phone call from a user accusing me of treating her unfairly and disrespectfully because according to this user "I have a personal issue with her" She pointed out how new I was in the ...
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How do I portray my experience if my old workplace got bought out and they changed everything?

I worked for my previous employer, a newspaper, for over 10 years. During that time, I created their branding and style. I was responsible for the layout and advertisement design among other things. ...
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Competitiveness or money or power [on hold]

I am facing a hard decision and I would like to ask your advice and previous experience. Currently as the head of mobile development, I recently got an offer as Mobile Developer at a different ...
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How to turn down a job offer after getting a better one? [duplicate]

So I recently graduated college and earn my Associate's Degree. Well after graduation I immediately applied for jobs in my field, but hadn't heard anything back so I applied to a job that was close to ...
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My boss wants me to work on a mobile app non-office side project of his friend

I work as an Android app developer in a small software company right now at the position of an intern. Its already pretty frustrating for me as I am highly underpaid for the work I am currently doing ...
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Can I refuse a promotion without penalty? [duplicate]

This is my first question ever on here so bear with me if it's not 100% correct... I'm in a position at work where I may be offered a promotion in the next few weeks. If I take it my workload will ...
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Is there an appropriate etiquette to ask sick co-workers to work from home?

One co-worker consistently shows up noticeably sick. Consistently throughout the day, I hear coughing, hacking, nose-blowing, and throat clearing. This happens pretty much all day, in very short ...
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How much time should I give/commit to an employer [closed]

I was hired last June, and so far I've learned a lot overall, although not as much as I expected to; mostly due to the size of the department, when I joined we were 4 and now we're only 2 doing all ...
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If I refuse an offer does that place me at a disadvantage if I apply to that company again? [duplicate]

I am slightly concerned about applying to multiple companies at one time, not only because of the time consuming process, having to take leave for interviews etc., but also for the impact it may have ...
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Taking holiday 2 weeks into new job to develop skills [closed]

I just joined a organisation two weeks ago and I am already feeling stressed as work is too tough, and I might lack the needed skills. I see two options: either I quit or I tell my manager I need to ...
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I broke an appliance at a company-supplied house — should I turn myself in?

The company I currently work at offers accommodation to interns, a position I currently have. This accommodation is shared among other interns. It so happens that I broke an appliance at the house. ...
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Should I leave my company when I'm the only developer? [closed]

So, I'm currently a intern at the company I work. I've been here for a year. However, I feel like the management doesn't give much value the development team. Currently, I'm the only developer that ...
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Changing emotive wording in a factual document

A colleague is putting together a PID (Project Initiation Document) to outline some issues with some of our IT architecture. She's a Project Management Team Lead, I'm an outside contractor brought in ...
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How can I discourage unsolicited job requests?

My team recently hired a couple of interns, and I was the point-of-contact for the hiring process. I made the unfortunate decision to include my work e-mail address when posting the opening to my alma ...
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What is a professional way to request my CTO and project manager to end my night shift

I have been working night shift for the past 6 months and I'd like to request that this changes. I was initially promised that I would only be working these shifts for 3 months. However, I cannot ...
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Is it bad news when an interview is postponed? [closed]

So I have been in the process of interviewing at a company in town. I have some experience with jobs of this nature and I apparently passed their assessment test with flying colors, and a formal ...
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How about changing job domain now? [closed]

i am web developer from 4 years ,i am planning to change my domain from developer to tester from doing some test courses, reason behind it is i cant update with new skills for web development due to ...
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Hygiene Etiquette for Riding a Bike to Work

I have an internship that is close enough to my apartment that I could ride my bike to work. Obviously, that will cause me to sweat on the way to work, especially during summer, so even though I would ...
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How should I maintain a professional relationship with female coworkers?

I am a recently graduated engineer and have just joined a small software company in India. Our company is divided into project teams that are further divided into groups of three people. My first ...
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Can I have fun with FizzBuzz when asked in an interview? [closed]

FizzBuzz is a common whiteboard question for programming job interviews: Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print "Fizz" instead of the number and ...
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Is being asked to remove all personal belongings retaliation? [closed]

After I complained about harassment the office manager was extremely angry with me and told me to remove all photos of my child from the office space. I only had one avatar photo of my daughter on my ...
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Is it professional to include the “Sent from my device” in an email signature?

My iPhone signature is automatically "Sent from my iPhone". My iPad does the same, and on my Android tablet, I get "Sent using Cloud Magic Email". Finally, on Desktop, it says "Sent Sent from Nylas ...
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Asking for my old job back [closed]

I was terminated by a medical device company for falsifying test records on a production line. I did it so I could make my daily quota. I was under pressure and didn't openly discuss this with my ...
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Should I Press My Questions? [closed]

My boss and I have a meeting every Tuesday to discuss happenings and current events. These discussions are by no means unprofessional or irrelevant, and some of them are incredibly important to my ...
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Would it be inappropriate for me to push back on download privileges on my work PC?

I work at a small tech company as a software developer. Everyone in the office, including myself, has to ask our manager to come over (or VPN into our machines) to type in their password at least once ...
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While teaching how should I give justice equally to both female and male students equally? [migrated]

I am 27 year old unmarried male teacher. I am doing teacher ( lecturer) as a profession since last 6 months. The students are 4 to 5 years younger than me. The problem is that while teaching I have ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a face to face meeting instead of Skype?

I've been contacted by a couple of companies in Germany for a position, and I've been asked to be interviewed over Skype. Interview dates are as follows: Company A: May 6th Company B: May 9th ...
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How to adjust yourself where your colleagues are not understanding to you?

I work in a company where electronic circuit parts are manufactured and assembled. I am in the assembly department. We are team of 15 junior and 2 seniors. I have newly joined and working as junior ...
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How to deal with coworkers holding something private and not work related against you?

I told my boss I was pregnant at 4 months, but not my other coworkers until about 6.5 - 7 months. In my country, it's customary to wait past the 3 month stage. I now have a few issues to deal with: ...
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Recruitment company technical expert neutrality is not clear - how to proceed?

Summary Questions: When I'm concerned about an expert's neutrality, what should I do? ask for another expert? explain my concerns to the company and leave the decision to them? don't mention it ...
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When documenting the employees performance

My question is when employer is documenting the employee for evaluations and then they poke at things like shakiness, flushed face, nervousness should that be a just a reason to give them an ...
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How do I go about letting a colleague know s/he consistently misuses a technical word?

I have a very minor but mildly irritating issue when talking to a manager who, multiple times a day, says something akin to "run the Javascript" instead of "run the script" or "git depository" instead ...
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How to deal with minor cubicle vandalism

Vandalism is a strong word, but I cannot think of a better one. I work in an office of approximately 100 engineers, where a majority of which come from one of two prominent universities. These ...
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How do I ask the people I work with to write a complimentary note for my team to show appreciation for our efforts? [closed]

My team has been working very hard to fufil all different types of (IT Application related) requests and urgent requests from this group of users who are very demanding. One day, I received a phone ...
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How to politely decline a request for a job referral? [duplicate]

I am currently employed at an excellent company, and a colleague of mine from graduate school has repeatedly requested that I put his/her name forward as a recommended hire at my company. For various ...
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Are there issues talking about your tax situation in the workplace? [closed]

Figure the title is pretty self-explanatory. But if need be, if I were to mention I'm getting a large refund this year, or getting audited, or anything in between, am I walking on thin ice talking ...
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As a highly skilled intern with previous work experience, can I tell my boss I want non-trivial work?

I am slated to begin a summer internship at a very competitive software company this summer, and I was recently contacted by my future boss with a list of possible projects to work on. Unfortunately, ...
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How can I manage my need to take short bathroom breaks in a professional setting?

I have a very non-threatening chronic kidney condition. One of the recommended management techniques is to drink a lot of liquids - this keeps my kidneys from retaining more water than they need to. ...
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My boss changed behaviour and I stopped eating with the team. Will this affect my job? [closed]

Ours is a big company, but my team is small and consists of 4 members. I joined here 6 months before, and my boss was my lunch mate before he became my manager (since I was in other team). Now he is ...
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What can I about coworkers that slurp and smack their food in the office? [duplicate]

When lunch time hits at our close office space, a majority of my coworkers tend to very loudly enjoy their meal. The amount of slurping and chewing noises is amazing. All these noises with the saliva, ...
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How can I discourage unnecessary emails? [closed]

I've begun to receive a lot of unnecessary emails, not that this hasn't always been a problem but it's intensified recently. We had an intern who would reply to nearly every email sent to her with ...