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2answers
70 views

Employer's duty of care to employee having a stroke [on hold]

My husband was sent home in a taxi after suffering a stroke at work,have had no communication with his work what so ever do they have a duty of care to make sure that he got the proper treatment : put ...
-2
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2answers
59 views

Is it too late to negotiate? [on hold]

Can I renegotiate my offer after first week? I'm an engineer with 4 years experience and a masters degree. I was laid off 4 months ago. When I interviewed for my new job, I told them that I was ...
1
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1answer
45 views

Should you negotiate your starting salary on your first job out of school?

I was recently offered a position as a software engineer in a company in the NYC area. The salary they are offering is good, but I've heard others online say that You should always negotiate your ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Should I list non technical achievements and roles on my SO careers profile

Should I list previous work employment, skills or certificates not directly related to my career path (software development) on SE careers? I am relatively new in my career with lack of relevant work ...
6
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7answers
3k views

I matched the job description perfectly, my application was declined, but the job opening was renewed. What to do?

I applied to a job offer and after a positive phone interview they declined me (without even having a face-to-face interview), despite the fact I match all their "required skills". Now I see that ...
10
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3answers
744 views

How to deal with a coworker who uses sensuality and attractiveness to get favors and other things done at work?

I work at a fast-growing tech startup where most employees are between 25 and 35, so the culture is very young and casual. A department that works closely with my team recently hired an intern. She ...
6
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4answers
212 views

For how long after graduating college should GPA be listed on one's resume?

I graduated college with a degree in computer science and a GPA of ~3.1, and I'm currently employed full time as a software engineer. My GPA isn't impressive, but it's not bad either. When I was ...
2
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2answers
128 views

What questions can I ask after being turned down but offered a different position?

I had 5 interviews for a start up position in logistics for a large well known company. Made it all the way to the Sr.VP level for an interview. I heard from them weekly for 3 weeks then the e-mails ...
3
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3answers
134 views

Is salaried income based on hours at all?

I just got my first salaried position, working as an iOS Developer in California. Previously, I had only ever been a contract worker getting paid by the hour, so I'm trying to wrap my head around ...
1
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6answers
177 views

How to balance talking when coworkers like quiet

My company just moved and as a result we are by a group which does not like talking. The nature of some of our work involves conversations. However, the next group of cubicles over (another ...
51
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9answers
9k views

Employer wants us to tweet (etc) about them; what should I consider?

I work for a large multinational company. Lately they've been encouraging (not requiring) us to "go social", to talk about their products, services, conference talks, etc on our personal social ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Putting work experience and education side by side in chronological order?

I am a soon-to-graduate undergrad/grad student (it is complicated) and been to three different institutions (some in parallel), sometimes leaving for a while and returning afterwards. Meanwhile I was ...
4
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3answers
2k views

I submitted my resume with a minor mistake, should I resend it?

In one of my bullets for leadership experience, I state: -Organizing electronics team schedule, meetings, deadlines and other criteria I think the "other criteria" part doesn't make sense, Is this ...
44
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5answers
2k views

What to do if you're asked to break industry regulations?

The company I work for has to comply with certain regulations regarding the software it uses, one of the terms being that a certain number cannot be higher than 3%. If it is the company can be heavily ...
4
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3answers
379 views

How can I kindly stop jokes and idle chit chat directed at me when I am busy?

I have recently joined a work place and have tried to be easy to approach and friendly to my coworkers. However a few of the employees hired after me seem to make a lot of jokes towards me, or at my ...
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0answers
185 views

Hypothetical question relating to overpaid salary [on hold]

I have been overpaid by my previous employer I have contacted them, and had a response, but How long do I lawfully have to give them to collect on this ammount? and by the same merit, how should I go ...
17
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4answers
756 views

Coworker's criminal conviction and current behavior make me uncomfortable

I work at some IT firm and recently, they have hired a "former" criminal (as a programmer) who was considered to be a possible suspect of two rape cases, and has spent some years in a jail for ...
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0answers
49 views
2
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1answer
266 views

How to politely ask someone to hurry up because of lack of time?

There is a professor who is willing to allot an open position in the lab but he's just delaying about it. He just won't tell me what project is he going to assign to me. He told me he wants to talk to ...
0
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0answers
68 views

What should a company say and do to get the attention of the best software talent? [on hold]

I work for a company who is trying to reinvent itself in the digital age and struggling to get the attention of top software developers, software architects, big data scientists and digital ...
3
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4answers
420 views

Is it okay to bring a friend or significant other to the employee lounge?

I recently started a part time job in a small mom/pop organization that's been running over 25 years. The employee lounge is open to all staff members while they are taking a break from their shift. ...
40
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6answers
2k views

Convicted felon looking for a job

I am a software developer who was convicted of a drug distribution felony (Schedule 3, non-recreational pharmaceutical) in the federal system (meaning no possibility of expungement) a few years back. ...
5
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1answer
162 views

How do I indicate that I am willing to pursue other options while still in education?

I am currently taking time out from my teaching degree. The reason was, among other things, to consider whether it was really for me. Technically I am still a student, but until January I have no ...
15
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3answers
1k views

I am a new female supervisor in a small firm. Two of my male staff are Muslim. What do I need to know? [duplicate]

On the first day when I was being introduced one of the gentlemen ignored/refused to shake my hand and I believe we both felt embarrassed and slightly offended. I have learned that this man is devout. ...
42
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5answers
8k views

Assigned a job I cannot do

I am a recent graduate who moved across the country to get his dream job in game programming. I worked at a indie company for a year and then was hired by one of the largest companies. This is a dream ...
3
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2answers
302 views

How to proceed if boss doesn't keep commitment about equipment?

This question is related to How do I request new equipment for the office?. New equipment need (e.g. PC with little bit higher specs + second monitor) was reported and discussed some 6 months ago. My ...
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1answer
221 views

What is risk of Absconding [on hold]

I was on an international assignment for the last 3 months and recently arrived back in India (my base location). During my on-site assignment, my client offered me a job opportunity. Now I have ...
0
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1answer
101 views

excessive hours and consecutive days [on hold]

Is there any state or federal law to protect a salaried employee from being scheduled in excess of 10hrs a day for 9 consecutive days. and some days are 14 to 15 hrs long.
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3answers
381 views

Why do some companies prefer consultants over salaried employees?

I am curious as to why a company would rather hire consultants over salaried employees. Aren't consultants more expensive, since there is usually the middleman consultancy firm in between? And why ...
15
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8answers
2k views

Is the mantra “Employers don't care where you went to school” True? [on hold]

As a soon-to-be university grad from a less than 'prestigious' school. After reading this article Link. I have asked this question to a wide variety of people that I know who responded, to my ...
2
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2answers
162 views

Identifying cultural barriers to communication

What is the best way to determine if cultural barriers are preventing communication? In my specific case, I rarely, if ever, get a response to a question I ask of international (from India) ...
5
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4answers
408 views

How can I tell an employer I'd rather not work abroad?

I recently had to work abroad for a few days and there is another trip scheduled for a few weeks time. Since the time I arrived, I have felt depressed and dejected. I'm not sleeping properly and I've ...
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3answers
263 views

Is it ever okay to accept a conditional offer before background check clears?

Is it ever okay under ANY circumstance to put in a resignation at your current job because you have a CONDITIONAL OFFER from another company? The offer is CONTINGENT on successfully passing a ...
5
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6answers
972 views

How can I make it known on my resume that I want out of the gaming industry?

Based on my personal experience and what everyone has told me online, it seems like the gaming industry is brutal (extremely high expectations) and isn't good for someone who is running a young family ...
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2answers
361 views

Someone in the office drinks water as a defence mechanism [on hold]

Someone appears to drink water as a defence mechanism when in trouble in the office. As a point is being raised or feedback given, the person always brings their glass to their mouth and will drink ...
1
vote
2answers
209 views

When should I tell a prospective employer about a criminal conviction that resulted in a felony? [duplicate]

During the interview? After the conditional offer? Prior to the background check? Never? I had a job offer recently for a data scientist role and didn't disclose it because they never asked. They ...
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votes
2answers
239 views

Career Path for Developers [on hold]

I'm a developer for more than a year now. I'm pretty happy with what I'm doing at the moment, especially when I get to accomplish challenging tasks. But as a general observation, I can see that ...
14
votes
3answers
836 views

Should I be honest about the reasons I don't want to give a testimonial

I'm being asked to give a brief "testimonial" style text about my current job for use on my employer's new website, specifically relating to a graduate scheme. I have been in the role almost 2 years ...
66
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9answers
14k views

Is “Stack Exchange use” a valuable skill on my CV?

I'm a programmer, and while updating my CV I asked myself if I should add my experience using Stack Exchange, and especially Stack Overflow, as a relevant technological skill. I've seen some example ...
20
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6answers
3k views

How to deal with a new company's vastly lower pace?

I started a new job as a software dev about 4 months ago and have been mostly learning. There's about 8 new developers working in two teams on the same project. Initially, I thought the slow process ...
138
votes
11answers
24k views

Team members spending too much time on Stack Overflow

Almost 8 months ago, I encouraged my team members to follow Stack Overflow so that they can read questions, help others, and build their skills. But now this has gotten out of hand. I have a team of 5 ...
28
votes
6answers
4k views

Why is a voided blank check necessary to setup direct deposit if I've already provided my routing and account numbers? [on hold]

I just got on-boarded today at a new job and I wasn't satisfied with the answer from HR about why a voided check was needed. The direct deposit form I filled out had my routing and account numbers, ...
1
vote
2answers
251 views

What's the best way to go about finding jobs that offer homeworking? [closed]

I'm a software developer in the UK, and I've found that it's very rare (maybe 5% of the time) to find an employer that will even consider any working from home, let alone for the majority of the time. ...
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votes
0answers
80 views

Background Check? [on hold]

I have a legal question regarding the state of ILL Is it illegal to run someones background before offering a them a job? I recently applied for a job and was told once the background/drug test came ...
4
votes
1answer
353 views

How normal is it for a job to be 'learn from google'? [on hold]

I think employers are aware that a computer science graduate isn't coming out of the job knowing whatever framework they're using inside out, and are prepared to have the employee learn on the job. ...
7
votes
3answers
674 views

What should I do if I disagree with my boss about a software design pattern?

My boss introduced a new design pattern at work. I couldn't find this design pattern anywhere else, and I don't find it useful at all. I'm the only one using it, but my coworkers seem confused by it ...
5
votes
4answers
479 views

Head-Hunter Agency asking for Passport

I am an EU citizen and I'm currently searching for a job in the UK. I've been working with different agencies over the internet and one of them is asking for my passport (I assume, to verify my ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Asking for sponsorship for an event from an employer

I think this query comes under this community but let me know if it is better suited elsewhere. How should I go about asking my employer for sponsorship for an event being run by a small amateur ...
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votes
0answers
183 views

Can I hide behind my contract? [on hold]

I have a question regarding my working hours, there's an early and late shift where there needs to be someone on the desk for 07:30 which I cover and usually leave around 16:20 in the afternoon, just ...
64
votes
5answers
11k views

How to handle people confiding in you as you're leaving

I’ve recently handed in my resignation. The reasons were varied, and mostly related to myself and my personal preferences, as well as another job offering that was much better than my current job. ...

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