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

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Offer letter & oral offer is different [on hold]

I just signed a contract wherein they are processing my visa. The contract indicates that my salary is 1500dhs which is actually 3000dhs according to the verbal offer. Our managing director told me ...
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boss's son told a lie about me

There are 2 bosses/owners at my company. I work for one boss and another woman works for the other boss. The other boss's son also works for the company. The other woman was unhappy with her raise ...
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Should I worry about my desktop wallpaper when sharing screen outside the company?

I'm currently an analyst going on four months now in a United States research institute and I have a custom desktop wallpaper. It's a couple of custom sketches of anime characters. Headshots, tasteful ...
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Contract to Hire-pregnant

Two months ago I started a 6-month long contract-to-hire job and just noticed I am pregnant. They like me and everything works out so far. First question: When should I tell them ? My concern is that ...
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Is it business (formal) to say “sounds great” in email reply?

My potential employer emailed me for a skype interview as following: I will call you tomorrow at ##:##. Please provide me with skype ID to reach you on. [Name of Potential Employer] ...
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Asking about interview traveling arrangements

I'm currently interviewing for a startup and I made it to the onsite. I'm wondering if this is an okay way of asking for traveling arrangements since financially it is difficult for me: I'm ...
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Is it okay to ask for “access to the internet” if I was asked for a coding test during an interview?

I had an phone interview that went fine and then I was asked for an in-person interview and to "spend some time with the team", this coming Monday. What to do now? I am preparing myself for an on ...
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My manager says to “every” opportunity yes [on hold]

Our divison exists since beginning of this year. The team consists of 4 people. Currently my manager says "yes" to every opportunity. I think that he is often not aware what he wants to achieve with ...
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Firing an incompetent subordinate in the relatively far future: when to tell him?

I'm a specialist at my company. Almost a year ago we hired someone to help me out (before, I was the only programmer in my department). He proved to be below average, but has been helpful in taking ...
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What should I do about an employee eating at their desk? [on hold]

I work at a conservative company where employees are not allowed to eat at their desk. The rule has always been in place, but has been more strictly enforced when we developed a pest infestation that ...
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Smelly Moist Coffee Bucket [duplicate]

Our team lead put up a big bucket for us to put moist waste coffee into (She uses it as fertilizer). She didn't ask first and probably assumed nobody would mind. I am very sensitive to smells and ...
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Should I conduct interviews outside of dress code or off campus?

I need to hire 2-3 developers, quickly (large company and budgets shift quickly, so spend it or lose it). They will be hired in town and work out of our main offices - we have 4 buildings on our ...
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Be honest about taking a day off for a job interview?

I've just started at a new position, but have an interview for another job coming up. I realize that people often recommend claiming a doctor's appointment in order to attend an interview, but I'm ...
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People keep pushing my information need to another person

So I have this complicated workplace where everyone is always busy. My boss is super. She has high expectation, work a lot. So everyone is working a lot too. I am new & need information for my ...
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If working after midnight on the last day of the week, what week do the extra overtime hours apply to? [closed]

I'm making a Time card app that keeps track of employee hours. What I would like to know, and this is an etiquette question concerning overtime hours, is: If an employee works past midnight on the ...
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only mentioned one role I held at a company during interview [closed]

During a job interview, I was asked about a job in my history. When asked what my title was. I said that I was programmer. My contract had it spelled out that my first duty was programming. I also ...
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How can I politely tell a business acquaintance that their behavior is inappropriate?

I met someone recently who seemed to share some of my technical interests and we started discussing doing some work together. However, after emailing back and forth a few times they added me to their ...
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How to react to manager sending me mail on my personal address?

A few months ago, I decided to quit my job, resulting in 3 months notice, reduced to 1,5 months through negotiation. Things were going quite terribly as I was completely unmotivated by the work I was ...
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should I continue to sit while my boss is standing & talking

I googled but the result is irrelevant. This should be easily guessed though I dont want to make these beginner mistakes at my entry level job. My boss comes to my desk and talks while I am browsing ...
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What should I do if I have given authorization for references to an ex-friend without real positive feeling? [closed]

About an year-year and a half ago I was pretty close with a friend of mine, but about 7-8 months later we started drifting apart and seeing each other very rarely (once a month or so, on occasions ...
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Is it okay to speak openly about the current job when applying to another job?

So let's say I work in a company but I am open for applying to other companies. And while updating my resume I wondered if it is okay to mention the name of product that I currently work on or ...
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Diffusing leadership politics for the sake of a project's success

To keep this short. How can you tactfully and effectively tell a group of people who while although technically have superiority over you in your role within an organization. They have never done ...
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Care Practitioners - UK, England [closed]

What are some boundaries that Health & Social Care practitioners need to adhere too? Why do they have to adhere to the boundaries?
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Friend/Co-Worker isn’t a Fan of my Girlfriend

Recently I have encountered a problem. I am part of a group in my workplace almost from the time I started working at my firm. We have obviously become close friends and know about not only our ...
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Keep getting called on my personal phone

Being the IT/DBA/Networks/Programmer of our company, I'm used to have the office phone ringing every 5 min if not more. I can manage it, although a bit frustrating when I'm trying to program or go ...
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Go for unexpected opportunity after accepting another offer [duplicate]

I'm currently working as a web developer in the DC area. About two months ago I interviewed with a well respected company (company A) after a good friend of mine referred me internally. After a rather ...
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Should I stop flexing my working hours?

I am doing an unpaid internship as a requirement for my college degree. When I started I was told that working hours are from 8:00 to 16:00 and I perfectly kept to that schedule for some days. ...
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Should I point out that I'm a woman when negotiating starting salary?

The pay gap between men and women has been in the news lately so I'm wondering if it would be an appropriate strategy to use this when negotiating a starting salary at a new company as a Senior ...
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Should a potential employer ever ask you to formally “reconsider” another accepted offer before proceeding?

Main question: When, if ever, is it appropriate for a potential employer to ask you to contact another employer (whose offer you've already accepted) to tell them you're reconsidering prior to ...
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How should i handle my co-worker? [closed]

I work in the medical field and i need some advice. Does a coworker have the right to tell you which patient to room? Tell you to hurry up? Even though the doctor isn't behind with his schedule? ...
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How do you politely request someone different and more senior? [closed]

Facts: Your two superiors (henceforth S1 and S2) and you belong to the same organisation. Being junior and inferior in rank, you have been communicating with S1 but who (incompetent, ...
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Practical Steps to Increase Personal Integrity?

Hoping this isn't too vague. Background: Working in a larger office, I worry how people perceive me. Perception is everything. With so many people, rumors and misinformation spread like wildfire. I ...
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As an intern, is it wrong to stay silent? [closed]

I'm an intern for 6 weeks as programmer (theoretically) - this is my first working experience ever and I'm unsure about a lot of things. The last 4 working days (I started on the 1st of June) were ...
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Juggling two jobs with different pay [closed]

I currently have two zero-hour contracts with different employers and different salaries. Let's say for the sake of simplicity, employer A pays 20$ and employer B pays 30$. The problem is, employer A ...
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How can I seem not sketchy /what's “normal” when sharing code to company without giving them access to my server/github repo?

A private company allowed me to use their API to make REST API calls (using Basic Authentication) in my application's server side. They also asked to see my implementation before I can go live. From ...
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How should a teenage girl get ready for a job hunt?

I am considering doing a physical job hunt sometime today (Saturday, 6/11/16), and I am wondering if maybe I need to up my game in terms of my looks? And being as I have no real experience or ...
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How can i get someone to stop repeating themselves?

In my workplace there is a specific person who will repeat themselves over, and over. A 2-minute conversation is repeated, without adding anything, multiple times. How can I politely tell them that ...
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How to deal with annoying acquaintance

I wasn't really sure where my question belongs here or on SO, but I decided to go for it on The Workplace; excuse me if I chose the wrong place, also, excuse me for my english. Here's the situation: ...
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Consequences for leaving an easter egg in code?

I'm a software developer (at a small company with no government or military customers) and just out of fun left an easter egg in the code. The only way for a final customer to see it is if they press ...
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Should I greet my boss when he is in middle of a conversation?

This happens with me many times that I find my boss talking to my colleagues in door ways or in smoking zone and I am also going that way. Situation is that from what I see, he is not noticing me and ...
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What can I do about vulgar words at work?

My job of 26 years just underwent a change of management. Language has become very vulgar. A month ago a manager called a subordinate person a When addressed, the manager said that he was kidding, ...
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How to get better at office politics? [closed]

I'm a an employee in the UK with almost 3 years experience in the software sector. I think I'm pretty naive at office politics and at building certain type of office relationship. I believe there ...
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Conflicting work practices with colleague

Background: I work in a small group of web developers for a website project. The project is growing significantly, and our leader had added a new developer in. I largely work on the front-end aspect (...
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I told a supervisor that I'm seeing a psychologist. What repercussions should I expect and how should I handle them? [closed]

I've been seeing a psychologist once a week for over a year now and it's only occasionally directly interfered with my ability to get work done. However, there are some days where there will be a non-...
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How to discuss removal of pets from the office?

The back story: I'm a recently hired high-level member of my organization. I'm in a close working relationship with the owner of the company. As a startup, the owner essentially lives in the office, ...
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How to argue for 30 days vacation when my employer determined I should take 20?

My boss recently sent me an email asking me to choose a period of the year for my vacation time, but specified that I had to choose a 20 day period, while the law in my country determines that the ...
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Adding projects to résumé as a consultant

Is it advised for a consultant to ask its customers the consent to list a selection of projects into his résumé? Specifically adding each one a little detail, such as: project name customer url (we'...