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6answers
108 views

Should I take a pay cut?

I started a new job about three months ago and I've been efficiently outputting high quality work since then. I get along well with the other employees, I fit the company's culture, and I've generally ...
0
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3answers
31 views

Should I accept compressed deadline for a specific bribe?

Situation My boss asked me for an estimated timeline for a project I'm working on. I told them in a detailed list it would take me five weeks to complete all the features they asked for. They ...
0
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3answers
44 views

If I'm at a “stepping stone” job, should I lie if asked whether I like the job?

I'm working at a "stepping stone" job, a job that I don't love, but is good experience, a mark on my resume, needed to land that job that I want. Sometimes you have to do the things you don't like to ...
0
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3answers
35 views

Pay rise at current role after new employer matched salary - should I ask for it to be matched again?

I've just recently signed my contract for my new position. The new position is with a government agency (UK) and work on a banding system. My current pay is higher than the lowest pay point on the ...
0
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2answers
21 views

Are promises made by senior management during hiring binding?

My company hired several experienced scientists, all experts in their field, including some former consultants, promising that their position would become a team leader position after the first few ...
0
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2answers
33 views

How to appear confident while still being modest?

I have been accomplishing quite a bit in my role and moving up the ranks quickly. I love my job and am proud of the work I do. Sometimes my boss and my boss's boss make comments about my performance ...
5
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4answers
409 views

Managers constantly reminding me how to do my job, yet let my coworkers slip..Why?

I work at a grocery store where I bag groceries. After we're done bagging, we offer to carry the groceries out for customers. I always do it the way my managers want, and one manager even said he ...
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0answers
27 views

How to overcome a toxic Project Leader?

So I have participated in a lot of college voluntary groups, and in some of them the manager, (or community manager or whatever the title of the person who is trying to coordinate the team would be) ...
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0answers
10 views

Can I apply for a grad job whilst being in another grad job, but at a lower level?

I am a an Engineering graduate from the UK, and am currently looking for a graduate job for a top employer in this country. In the meantime, I have found employment to tide me over in another ...
69
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12answers
7k views

What's wrong about being honest about your career plans?

Premise Until a few weeks ago, I worked for a software company as a software developer. Honestly, I tried to do my best every day. Not only I did what I was supposed to do, but I always tried to ...
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1answer
72 views

working extra hours and pay

It's my belief that if a person is at working, doing work, they should get paid for it. What's the appropriate response when someone suggests that you should stay at work longer to finish a problem? I ...
3
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3answers
484 views

Is it bad to switch jobs many times in a short period?

I'm a 23 years old developer living in Brazil. I got my first job back in 2012, where I stayed for two years. After that, I got another one. Due to some disagreements with the boss, I left after only ...
0
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1answer
63 views

How do I express my interest in volunteer or temp work to a former employer?

I was recently terminated from a full-time job because of business difficulties and budget cuts. I'm still interested in maintaining whatever level of employment I can with the same company, part ...
38
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8answers
5k views

What are the disadvantages of working from home? [on hold]

I'm 41 years old. I'm an Australian, and I like things where I am. At 15, I took to software development (computer programming as I knew it then, and as it probably still is now) because it promised ...
0
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1answer
86 views

Disengaging from non-constructive conversations

Lots of people in my office seem to like giving me advice but sometimes not on productive matters. For example spent 30 minutes telling me about why I need to be more general when it comes to ...
1
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1answer
49 views

Should I ask for my former boss for a reference if it seems he does not like me?

Ok, so I did a supervisor job over the summer for 2 months. It was my first supervisor job and I would really like to use it on my resume because it looks good. However, I'm fairly sure that my former ...
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0answers
42 views

Recruiter Ethics [on hold]

If you are currently working with a recruiter to fill a position is it unethical for that same recruiter to hire others from you current team away? Our is it just greed?
0
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1answer
48 views

Is there a way to transfer to another branch after being a Navy nuke?

I am about to become a nuke in the US Navy. It's a great program but it only fulfills part of my interest. I am wondering if there is a way to transfer to another branch of the military and be ...
46
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6answers
4k views

Is it appropriate to ask why a coworker was fired?

So in the last month a few people have been terminated, 2 were old hires, 1 was a new hire. I've not heard any official reason why this is happening, just hearsay from colleagues. I'm relatively new ...
33
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9answers
7k views

Is it necessary to work 8 hours a day if I work from home? [closed]

I was previously working in an office from 9-6 but my boss decided for us to work remotely due to various reasons. When I was in an office setting, I had no choice but to stay in the office from 9-6 ...
20
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9answers
14k views

How should I answer an interview question that I think is too personal?

I am a second year university student and had a job interview. The job was a co-op student position as a Web developer / designer. The company is a fairly well known (well known to people in the city) ...
1
vote
2answers
164 views

Writing an email reminding a recruiter about an interview session

I recently applied for a software developer profile in a start-up where the interview process consists of 3 stages - An assignment followed by an online coding round and finally a face to face ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Is it ethical to take more time off than usual when you'll only be working for part of the year? [on hold]

A friend of mine is in the military reserve (US), and working a civilian job. He's going to be deployed about 8 months into the fiscal year, and his employer knows this. He would typically save ...
3
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2answers
132 views

How to maintain social integration when your workload is substantially different than those around you

So, I was hired early this year. I got about 4-5 months of training on the product I'm QA'ing for, then I was moved out of manual QA into automation of tests in our application. At the moment, I'm ...
4
votes
4answers
87 views

How do I express to my interviewer that I'm looking for mentorship?

It is difficult for me to articulate the benefits I've received by simply asking a senior developer for advice with regards to a specific aspect of my craft. More than just telling me the "correct way ...
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votes
2answers
200 views

How to explain being discharged for “performance reasons” to future employers? [duplicate]

I worked for the City of Jacksonville as a support developer for a year and a half. I worked for their systems fixing and upgrading multiple applications, over 200 tickets in that period. At the end, ...
1
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2answers
51 views

Will they treat my volunteer request like a normal holiday request? [duplicate]

I have been offered a job, but no start date yet. I'm confirmed to go away in November to volunteer assisting children in South America for two weeks (helping to build homes etc) but during my ...
136
votes
8answers
15k views

Why is it important to gain “visibility” in the workplace?

My boss has recently been pushing me to take up stuff and try to gain visibility across the organization. I just do not understand the idea behind this. Why is it important to gain visibility? If I ...
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0answers
122 views

is it legal for an boss to fire an employee because the employee went above his head to file a complaint on his immediate boss [on hold]

is it legal for an boss to fire an employee because the employee went above his head to file a complaint on his immediate boss? a boss threatening his employees their job if they went above his head ...
6
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2answers
993 views

There are false accusations in my personel file, that I was not supposed to see. How to proceed? [closed]

I am a fairly young IT Professional working for a fairly big company in Germany. One day, while restoring some files from a backup to a network share, I came about a file with my name. Obviously, ...
5
votes
2answers
530 views

How can one politely keep a coworker on topic?

I am a junior developer in a small team of about 20 people, I have been working at this job for about 1 year so far. Every now and then I have to ask a question to my senior coworkers. Those questions ...
4
votes
4answers
411 views

Should I ask why a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn?

About a week ago a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn. He never sent me a message, which I thought was odd, since usually recruiters connect and send a message asking if I'm interested in ...
1
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2answers
389 views

Should I correct my coworkers' language mistakes?

I'm not a native English speaker, but I still notice some basic mistakes in grammar, pronunciation and wordings when my colleagues are talking to customers. But when I try to correct them, they rudely ...
-1
votes
0answers
57 views

Can I sign my own letter of appointment but for EC? [on hold]

I am the HR director in my agency. We recently offered fresh appointments to all staff and subsequently confirmed their appointments. The offer letters were signed by by executive chairman and the ...
8
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5answers
2k views

Drinking alcohol when working from home

Would it be appropriate to drink alcohol during working hours if you work from home/remote work? As responsible adults it's not unreasonable to have a glass of wine or a beer with a meal. Obviously ...
-3
votes
0answers
103 views

Just want to pass performance review [on hold]

My boss told me during our one-on-one that it would be impossible to give everybody in the team high performance rating. Then I said, " to be honest with you, i just want to pass it because working ...
1
vote
3answers
139 views

Working as a temp. What factors should be considered when applying for multiple jobs at this same organization at different times?

Sorry if the title is unclear; I wasn't sure how to explain this situation at tweet length! I will elaborate. I am currently working as a temp for a medium-sized higher education institution (I am ...
-1
votes
0answers
56 views

Switching from Engineering to Journalism [on hold]

I pursued Engineering after 12th and realized after 3 years -I just can't do it....henceforth I left it and did my graduation in journalism . I am applying for MBA now, but my resume has already been ...
-1
votes
1answer
162 views

Can I ask for higher salary if I work remotely in a more expensive location than where the company is located? [duplicate]

If a company is located in a location where the cost of living is fairly low, is it fair to ask for a salary increase based on the fact I will be working from a significantly more expensive location? ...
-4
votes
1answer
190 views

Best Way to Keep Track of Who is in Office? [on hold]

There is this huge passive-aggressive feud at my work about the sign-in sheet we have. Employees don't like it because it's at the front of the office which can take some time away to walk up to when ...
1
vote
4answers
261 views

Moving “laterally” from support to engineering?

Recently I was approached by my company (very large) to transition from a support to an engineering role. I am a recent CS graduate from a well-known university and have a few years of programming ...
0
votes
2answers
70 views

Notice Period Query [on hold]

My contract says I must give one months notice. I gave notice on 17th Aug, stating my last working day would be Friday 11th Sept, which is 4 working weeks. But my employer says I must work till 17th ...
4
votes
3answers
322 views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
720 views

What to do if refusing recruiters bluntly doesn't work anymore [on hold]

I have currently a job that I, for the first time of my employment history, really enjoy and I will probably be staying here for some year. I got this job through an online job search website. Upon ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Need offer letter for visa

The company gave me an email saying I have got the internship however I asked for the confirmation letter (as I need to apply for visa) on Monday and now it's Thursday and I still don't have it. I ...
4
votes
5answers
1k views

Is it ever acceptable to bring an infant to an office?

I am a software developer; everyone else in my office does similarly taxing mental work. My immediate superior brought her infant child to our office today. Despite the fact that the baby was only ...
33
votes
4answers
9k views

Got caught tweeting negatively about my company

My company had a little team party about a month ago that was boring and horrible and I tweeted something bad about it. Later I was frustrated with a project and tweeted more bad stuff about the ...
0
votes
1answer
216 views

Promised contract but not receiving one [duplicate]

I was working for a company for over 6 months. I had passed my probation period and continued as a part-timer. Once you had passed your probation period you were entitled to apply as zero hour ...
48
votes
12answers
11k views

What can I do at work when I have no work?

I am a chemical engineer, and I have been spending much of the last two months doing nothing (either surfing the web or chatting with other employees) since my project has been very slow. The company ...
-3
votes
0answers
82 views

Manager not giving me work, What I need to do? [duplicate]

I'm currently start my job with new IT company where no much work is need to do. I have my 3rd week in this company and my manager prefer other guy who is also new in the company over me. I'm feeling ...

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