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2answers
15 views

Why has my manager made me the lead on a vital project over two older and more experienced employees?

Why has my manager made me (the youngest and newest employee in the organisation) the lead on the biggest organisational project over two older and more senior employees?
8
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9answers
2k views

Asking about probation period

In a software development company I was told they have three month probation period. I am curious if it is ok if I ask the manager what they expect during this probation period and how likely a ...
-2
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0answers
49 views

Former employer threatening me with legal action… but I think they are just chancing it [on hold]

Before I begin, I'll use the following code names: OLDEMP = my former employer with whom I was permanently employed as a consultant CUSTOMER_A = one of OLDEMP's customers (I worked at this ...
-2
votes
2answers
60 views

Forfeit side businesses in order to accept an offer? [on hold]

Recently, I received an offer for an executive position at a large firm. I work in the tech industry in Silicon Valley. On the whole, I'm happy with the proposed job and compensation, benefits etc. ...
-3
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1answer
202 views

My boss refused to let me fill out the I-9? [on hold]

So... here's the deal. I started my job over a month ago. My first day, I bought along all the goods. My DL, soc card, birth certificate And passport. Get this... she Refused to let me complete ...
-3
votes
1answer
49 views

Is it possible to be both a director and consultant of a non-profit?

Consider the case where you are hired on as a director of a particular part of a non-profit. You direct everything going on under one of the branches of the non-profit. Consider then that you also ...
172
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8answers
28k views

Required to work unpaid overtime to “make up” for a shorter commute after moving closer to the office

So a friend of mine this weekend lamented one of the changes in his employment that happened recently. It got me thinking whether or not you can consider that acceptable. He works and lives in the US ...
31
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11answers
7k views

How will asking to be part of a more ethnically diverse team be perceived? [on hold]

I work for a large corporate, well-known technology company in the Valley in California. There is a disproportionately large saturation of particular ethnic groups who have migrated here, either from ...
4
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3answers
917 views

How to handle one-man department refusing to expand

The Situation The company is a start-up, and is approaching the 50-employee milestone. We have an IT Guy who handles hardware for the entire company - workstations, on-site and off-site servers, you ...
5
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2answers
420 views

How to say “I quit” without the negative connotation? [on hold]

I’ve never truly left a company before by my own initiation. My previous job ended when the company was downsized, while the job before that had an expected end date as part of an internship program. ...
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2answers
62 views

Poor documentation culture

I work in a production company as a design engineer. There is a culture in my company of not documenting things, there are few standards, barely any routines and no documentation system. There is a ...
-3
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0answers
27 views

Resources to Find a Career Mentor (WP/Web Development) [on hold]

Sorry for the long post everyone. I am a junior-level WordPress/web developer who is in some desperate need of some career guidance and mentorship. I am wondering if anyone here knows of an online ...
-3
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1answer
47 views

A colleague working in England has been made redundant after six months, without proper process. Underhand? [on hold]

A colleage has been made redundant after being there for six months. He wasn't the last to arrive. He apparently was not performing in his new role, however he had only recently changed it two weeks ...
-2
votes
1answer
88 views

I realize I am Over Qualified for the Company [on hold]

They made me sweat during job interviews, I became a hungry go getter, I really want the job, the company is impressive with its venue and furnitures and stuff. But once I become one of them, I ...
2
votes
2answers
153 views

How do you leave a company after a short period having taken all vacation time? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer and I've been working at my current company about 6 months now. This is also my first job out of college and I'm only 21 years old. A friend of mine notified me that a person ...
1
vote
3answers
111 views

Is there any way to avoid being terminated after a raise and after turning down other job offers?

Let's say Bob is severely underpaid but really loves his job, the short commuting distance, and his coworkers. But sadly none of these things make up for the fact that Bob is at least $15,000 ...
1
vote
1answer
315 views

What does the abbreviation *LI-CW1 in job adverts mean?

I have stumbled about several job adverts where the tag "*LI-CW1" is used below the text without explaining it. Any ideas what's it about? Update: Other mysterious Codes from the quora question: ...
5
votes
3answers
858 views

I just got a remote job but have to travel to corporate sometimes. Is it typical for the company to pay all travel expenses?

I have traveled for business all my life and companies have always paid for all travel expense. However, I have never worked remotely, so when I accepted the job, I did not think to ask if they cover ...
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votes
2answers
118 views

Pregnancy and Going into preterm labor at work [on hold]

My daughter is 34 weeks pregnant, she's had kind of a ruff pregnancy. She's been hospitalized twice overnight for severe dehydration. She's 5 hours into a 12 hour shift and is having really bad ...
9
votes
5answers
663 views

Is it common for developers to follow strict hours?

The company I currently work for has always had a very lax attitude about what time their developers arrive and leave at. Since software development isn't time-specific the way customer-facing ...
-2
votes
2answers
403 views

Do you have to accept demotion? [closed]

A friend has been a Supervisor for 2 years but was told in 'an informal discussion' with the owners and their lawyer yesterday that she's going to be demoted back to being a cashier as she's not good ...
-1
votes
2answers
116 views

online education and applying for new job [on hold]

Right now I have two completed diplomas in my field: a 2 year diploma, and a 3 years advanced diploma. I'm also taking online courses to complete a Bachelor of Computer Science. It will take another ...
-3
votes
1answer
82 views

is there any Designation called 'LEAD' [on hold]

Recently i am promoted.In promotion letter the designation mentioned as 'LEAD'.,but i can't find these designation used by any organization.Is there any organization using the designation 'LEAD'
3
votes
4answers
463 views

How to prevent my boss from forcefully making my team work overtime [duplicate]

My boss thinks we are not producing enough work quick enough, the reality is that all of my reporting indicates that we are. My cumulative flow diagram has shown a massive amount of backlog work ...
3
votes
4answers
506 views

Frustrating response by manager due to mutual misunderstanding. Should I just let it go? [on hold]

Trying to keep this brief: I report to two managers, A and B. I meet infrequently with A (~1x/month) and my day to day work has no impact on her ability to do her job. I work very closely with B and ...
-1
votes
2answers
259 views

Lunch and Learn Free Lunch or not? [on hold]

For company lunch and learn sessions, should the company provide lunch to employees, or should employees bring their own lunch? Things to keep in mind: 1. Lunch time is unpaid 2. The session in ...
-2
votes
2answers
93 views

Does it make sense to apply to second time for another position?

I have applied for a position in the company, and passed the first round but later another, competing person has been selected for the job. The company now announces they need to fill in another ...
3
votes
1answer
199 views

How to manage superior assigning task

An executive-level manager from a non-Support team keeps assigning one of my team members tasks directly without involving me. This work takes up a lot of my time and impacts my team’s performance ...
3
votes
2answers
162 views

Unexpected employment date issue in background check. How do I proceed?

I was recently offered a job out of graduate school and did not expect any issues with my background check. Unfortunately, a discrepancy for employment end date showed up for my undergraduate research ...
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votes
0answers
102 views

Walmart background check [on hold]

I received my background check with competitive. Which I assume means hired but there is a Grey flag next to it. What does that mean?
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votes
1answer
137 views

What if I don't want a title? [on hold]

(I see a lot of jobs) sr this jr that thing And I don't want to commit. I want to learn it all. I come with 7 years experience in 2-3 heavy fields of IT - but with a passion. How do I ...
-1
votes
1answer
115 views

What is the 'reasonable' amount of time specified in many contracts in terms of working over the normal 'working day'? [on hold]

In almost every single contract I have seen, there is this clause which allows the employers to request the contractor to work a 'reasonable' amount of hours when required beyond the normal work day ...
1
vote
2answers
133 views

What methods can be used to find internships? [on hold]

I am a master student, studying in an international business school in France. I have sent my cover letters and resumes to some companies that I saw from the internet intermediaries, but sometimes I ...
157
votes
6answers
28k views

How can I interact professionally with female colleagues whose appearance I find distracting?

I am a fresh college graduate male and three quarters of my team is female. I come from a traditional and rural background. Their dress and wardrobe appears to be seductive and this makes me feel ...
-2
votes
1answer
69 views

Can I continue being a member of my LLC while taking an offer at a startup? [on hold]

I started an open source project a couple years ago, and I have been providing consulting services around that project. I started an LLC with a business partner to perform contract work around our ...
1
vote
3answers
100 views

How to decline a closed-group internal posting?

Someone was recently promoted on another team which left their old position available, and now it's currently up for grabs for a few individuals. On behalf of my previous manager, HR has sent an email ...
7
votes
2answers
975 views

How far back should employment history go for programmer/architect role?

I've been a professional developer/team lead/architect continuously since 1992 so have a lot of experience. Most of the rules of thumb I've seen say to list around 10 years of experience, mostly ...
3
votes
2answers
570 views

Two employees do not talk to each other despite mediation

I recently acquired a team that management is aware has interpersonal problems. There are two coworkers that do not even talk to each other, either professionally or personally. The previous ...
1
vote
1answer
368 views

How can a young college graduate deal with large age gaps in the office? [on hold]

I recently graduated from college and was able to get a job not too long after; I've been at work for 3 months so far at an underwriting firm as a in-house IT/Excel help desk who helps with odd jobs ...
4
votes
2answers
12k views

Should I follow-up with potential employer after giving background check consent?

After interviewing and taking a computer assessment with a company, Human Resources contacted me to ask for my consent for a background check. I sent in the consent and received confirmation it was ...
-1
votes
0answers
96 views

How to deal with argumentative older developer on team? [duplicate]

I work as a developer on a team of around 8-10 people. When I joined an older developer had just joined the project and swiftly introduced some patterns to the codebase only he understood. Last week ...
-6
votes
1answer
311 views

What can I do if I need answers from people I have been asked not to bother by management? [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. How can I get the answers I need while respecting my manager's ...
0
votes
3answers
292 views

How to respond to someone accusing me of saying bad things about him? [on hold]

Ok that was really hard to explain in the title but... ill try to make this short. Went to this event not related to work and met this person who is a writer and is friends with a writer that works ...
1
vote
2answers
432 views

Promoted without pay increase [on hold]

I am a mid-senior level developer that has just been promoted to Lead Developer. I have worked with my current company for a little under two years and have not received a pay rise in that time. I was ...
119
votes
11answers
31k views

“Offensive” bumper sticker on car

I have a bumper sticker on my vehicle that says The sticker is about 3" × 5" (7.6 cm × 12.7 cm) in white block lettering. My employer has told me to remove the sticker or face disciplinary ...
12
votes
8answers
1k views

Should I give up my window seat to my more senior , experienced colleague?

Well, An awkward situation at work. We moved into a new office, and I was lucky enough to get a window seat . The first day, the manager just told us to pick our own seats. So I went ahead found a ...
16
votes
6answers
5k views

How do I deal with an offensive joke from someone in upper management?

I was chatting with a high-level person (CTO) the other day and he was trying to persuade me into moving (out of my home) to be located at a different office. I had told him that moving out of my ...
1
vote
5answers
171 views

How to get people to attend online meetings as a new Project Launch Manager?

I'm a new Project Launch Manager at a corporation similar to Oracle that develops and sells Enterprise apps. I'm inexperienced in my role but I am a self starter and work hard. My problem is that this ...
6
votes
3answers
319 views

Assigned work that is above my skill level, how should I handle it?

I'm still a junior web developer, I have some trouble with Databases, its my weakness, but I still know some things on them. My boss asked me if I knew databases and I said yes, hoping it was ...
0
votes
2answers
185 views

What counts as projects on my resume? [on hold]

I am a senior CS student trying to build my resume. Right now I only have one-semester work experience on campus that was related to CS. Unfortunately, I could not get an internship. Many companies I ...

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