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How to teach a recruitment agency or a recruiter a very hard lesson in a professional way?

I'm a recent graduate in CS living in Germany and now I'm getting calls from recruiters. Today, I got a call from a recruiter from the UK and I was really pissed of. The guy was completely impolite ...
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Xenophobic email sent by a senior colleague. What's an appropriate reaction?

A friend of mine has been written off sick and her absence has prompted a senior colleague (not her boss, but someone significantly more senior than she is) to send her the following very bizarre ...
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How to deal with a demanding and moody employee

One of my employees in a tech startup is behaving erratically. We are a small team of about a dozen people working our asses off for launching our apps. Initially he was OK, working and trying to ...
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Personal problems between employees

We are a technology startup, the problem i am facing is that my colleague(same designation as mine) Manager A and a member of his team (Coder A) have become incompatible.. it started out with ...
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When is it time to complain to the boss about a coworker? [duplicate]

I have a coworker who neglects to perform her work properly and often acts unprofessionally (has been reprimanded for both in the past). She's also developed a habit of napping on the job, which I'm ...
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Having some of experience but still feeling anxiety about my skills

I am having about 4 year experience as web developer in offices and about 1 year learning/working as freelancer before jobs at offices. I might be always thinking that my skills are worse than they ...
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Are candles appropriate at work? [closed]

I've recently gotten back into drinking tea, and have increased my volume of consumption significantly. I sometimes make tea 3-4 times a day. It is getting tedious to make it seperately each time, so ...
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Inappropriate Comments After Returning From Maternity leave [duplicate]

I was only able to take a 3 month mat leave with my first child ( in my country you get a year off but it's only 50% of your pay ) because of my financial situation: I married a man from another ...
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How to list past position under someone who has been arrested

I was a research assistant for a professor at my university. He's won many distinguished teaching awards, though I won't mention which so he can't be identified. He was very well known and liked in ...
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I think I smelled whiskey in a colleague's cup at work. What’s the right way to approach this?

So I was helping a colleague to fix a bug and definitely smelled whiskey in his cup. I have no idea what my company’s policy is on alcohol while working, but can only assume it’s frowned upon. We ...
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How to deal with a coworker's lack of motivation due to them retiring in a few months?

(This is an education setting, not a business per se, so keep in mind some things work differently) My coworker will be retiring in a few months, but is driving me crazy. Her personal tasks are ...
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promised skype interview twice recuiter never called [closed]

I'm so pissed! I've been in contact with the hr director of a big company whom promised me twice an interview on Skype but never called. I'm wanting some help on writing an email explaining how ...
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How to give negative feedback to unprofessional company? [closed]

I'm a student, just ended my 3 months attachment programme that provide by my school. I have been assign to one of the IT Company that are not professional. I have done well, perform good attitude and ...
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Legal implications of being unable to start a job after signing an offer [closed]

I currently have a job offer with big company B. The start date in the contract is due for 8 months from now. I'm thinking on accepting the offer, but I'm concerned about what would it happen, if for ...
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Should I report a colleague that may have broken intellectual property rules? [closed]

I'm a team leader for a large hi-tech company and I've been given ownership of a new project which we are planning to patent. Recently, a colleague of mine emailed me an article that reviewed the ...
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Boss disagrees on everything

When we talk to our boss he always disagrees on everything we say. Not just job related therms but sports, food, holidays! Everything. This is very annoying and sometimes every ridiculous. When we ...
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Etiquette on freebies at work [closed]

What's the proper etiquette on grabbing freebies around the office? How can we draw a line between stealing/wasting resources and enjoying the treats? I work in a tech company so free food and ...
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I get frustrated when I have to produce suboptimal work [closed]

The following situation is probably familiar for many working people: Boss: "We're gonna do this project like A, B, E, D" Everyone: (stumped) "Uh, what about C? Why is E before D? That's not ...
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My manager tells me not to bother someone in the team when I need the answer from that person [closed]

I work on Design and I needed answer from a validation person, My manager tells me not to bother her since she is busy doing other work. Off late my manager keeps telling me to ask anyone anything. I ...
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Bad experience with the organization - should I send an email to that person [closed]

I recently came across a job posted by some non-profit organization(or1) who provides grants to the interns and help students in collaborating with the industry. I sent my resume to that org. and ...
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Is it ok to apply to a paid position and also offer volunteer work for different work at the same company? [closed]

I am thinking of offering to do some volunteer based work for a Company X. I know Company X would appreciate this kind of work because they do not yet have anyone qualified enough to do it and it is ...
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How to convince my team leader not to lose faith in me? [closed]

I am in a company for 3 months now in these 3 months I have missed my deadlines and gave faulty codes and each time I asked apology and assured him of better performance but I couldn't do due to ...
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4answers
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How to react when employee quitting job even after a conditional salary increase?

I have recently become the new manager of a team because the old manager left the company. I found out that one of my team members was going to leave 5 months earlier, but was counter-offered ...
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Employee blamed for manager's fault [closed]

After reading Dealing with a manager who won't let go of being a developer, I was intrigued to ask a question that more or less might be a result of that one. Some time ago, I was tasked with a ...
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How do I stop a director from ordering me around at meetings and via email?

I have this coworker (although he has a director title and I am a PM) who orders me during meetings with vendors and says "you do this" "you do that", even though he is supposed to be in charge of ...
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Resume recipient contacted my employer

Okay so I've been putting out feelers recently to see what opportunities are out there due to things I'm not happy about with the current employer. (IE it's not time to move on yet, but it's probably ...
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2answers
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How do I deal with a spat between coworkers that impacts me?

So, I work at a smallish company as a full-stack web developer with several other people. The guy who has worked here the longest ("Mark") has been here for six or eight years, and developed the ...
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2answers
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First day at work, managers tell me its a bad job and company is not a good employer [closed]

The first day I walked into the office of my previous job, the first three people I met either indirectly or directly told me that this was a bad company to work for. Two of these people were my ...
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Is it OK to quit without notice if the boss gets physical? [duplicate]

I have worked in places where there seemed to be a general acceptance of inappropriate physical contact in some of the departments. Many of the employees (and managers) came from a sports background ...
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Recruiter lied to me regarding relocation package

Recently I signed a contract with a new company. The recruiter told me that the firm would offer a relocation package when I had signed the contract. I believed him, signed the contract only to ...
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1answer
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How can I defuse a tense situation with a coworker?

We just had our company lunch and we bought some donuts packed into small little boxes from our excess team fund. As most of us were too full, they told me to bring some of it back or they will go ...
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How should I deal with a boss who shouts at me everyday for things I am not responsible for? [duplicate]

My boss relies heavily on me for all her daily tasks, especially since a lot of her staff have resigned and left. So I am now doing the job of three people in addition to my own duties (which is a ...
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As an Assistant Manager how do I support the manager when the other team members hate her?

As a new assistant manager, I've come into a workplace where the head manager is a tyrant and doesn't follow company policy. For example, she changes the schedule without notification, uses her ...
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Do “the views presented on this site do not necessarily represent those of my employer” type legal notifiers on blogs have any legal weight? [closed]

I'm just curious - do those things on twitters, blogs, facebooks, etc. have any legal weight? for example, if you say something incriminating on twitter - and the notice isn't there - can a company ...
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Does the external recruiter have to honor workplace communication policies when communicating with job candidates?

A an executive recruiter contacted me about a potential opportunity with a client of theirs. After general 'initial' screening, I was asked to complete a lengthy document answering questions as ...
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How do I handle my Senior making fun of my mistakes? [closed]

When my boss gives me a code review, he says my coding style is bad. He is constantly pointing out silly mistakes I've made and telling me that I am an amateur. He is very impatient with my making the ...
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Family member was unprofessional with my boss - how do I fix the situation? [closed]

I work at a startup and I have a bit of a transportation problem. On Saturday night my dad came to pick me up, but I had my phone on silent so he came in and made small talk with my boss and another ...
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What should I do with my perverted and gloomy colleague?

I have this colleague that I am close to at work although we work in different floors. He has been very supportive when I was having a difficult time with my colleagues in my department when I was ...
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How to informally motivate employees to spend more time working and less time on personal matters?

The company I work for has no written policy against using company time for personal communications and entertainment (Facebook, Skype, Youtube, etc.). It is expected that everyone balances their use ...
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How to handle employee with unprofessional behavior on using office time and resources

I am managing a 20 member team. My best employee is currently looking for another job. What is worse is that he has completely lost interest in working and is now using office hours to prepare for ...