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0answers
15 views

Background check problem - mismatched previous employment dates

I got a conditional job offer (pending background check). My resume stated I worked for a company from Sept 2007 - Jan 2010. But, I worked for them from Sept 2007 - April 2009, and from Sept 2009 to ...
6
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7answers
797 views

To what extent does being late or early to a job interview due to extenuating circumstances have an effect on my chances?

I don't have a driver's license, and I doubt I'll ever be able to get one due to my Asperger's. I'm currently on the hunt for a job, and during the about 2 years in total (including previous job hunt ...
3
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2answers
73 views

Are there automatic salary increases in Germany?

I recently accepted a job offer at German software company. My salary in the probation period will be 3000 Euros and then afterwards 3250 Euros. I don't have experience in the industry because i'm ...
1
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2answers
89 views

My seniority got stuck in a gray area, how can I make it clear in my resume?

I worked at a company for a year an some days. When I entered, I was told that I would work at max 9 months (6 months mandatory, 3 optional) as a part-time Trainee. The first six months I did some ...
61
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10answers
14k views

As a Brit working in America, how can I get my American colleagues to stop mocking my accent/spelling?

I am not a person of colour and I do not pretend to understand the struggle of those who endure racial discrimination, prejudice and persecution based on their race or ethnic background. However, ...
29
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11answers
2k views

Panic attack in interview: Just leave or explain?

I'm working as a Software Developer (mostly programming) for a few years now but am really unhappy in that company. So I want to change workplace, but potential upcoming interviews are making me ...
4
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2answers
238 views

can potential employers contact previous employers and ask for salary?

I know that they can ask anything but is a previous employer allowed to give out my previous salary. Basically, I'm trying to determine why new employers ask for 'your previous salary' if there is no ...
0
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4answers
71 views

Is there a difference between a software engineer title and a software developer title? [duplicate]

I was just offered my very first job, it's a new small to medium size company. It has a startup culture and very flexible. Graduated from a German Uni with a masters in CS. My offer is from a German ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Consumer electronics company bad move for software engineer? [on hold]

Wondering if a move from developing for web service based companies to a great consumer electronics company where I might just be working on their site and related e-commerce services is a bad career ...
1
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2answers
64 views

How to handle work task restrictions that have been made lacking competence?

I stumbled over this question at SO Academic Studies About Costs of Memory Leaks [on hold] (It's off-topic at SO of course, but the discussion in comments evolved interesting) that basically ...
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1answer
24 views

Do you think i am selected for the job? [on hold]

i made an interview on May 18 2915, in May 22,2015 the HR person called ma and asked me questions and told me about the wor and working hours and disscussed the salary with me, then he said i will ...
12
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5answers
2k views

Senior Negotiating Non-Senior Job Offer

I recently received a job offer. I really love the company and am excited about the offer and they interviewed me 3 times over the course of a month before receiving the offer. However, coming from a ...
47
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14answers
10k views

Am I morally obligated to use my own time to fix bugs in software projects?

When a project has gone over the allotted hours, am I morally obligated to spend my own time fixing bugs or finishing the project? I've been working about 20 hours per week as a C# programmer for ...
1
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2answers
58 views

How to encourage more efficient use of time

I work at a small company with a very loose structure -- roles are not very clearly defined. It's an engineering company and I'm soon going to take over managing the handful of engineers. Though I'll ...
59
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11answers
8k views

How to avoid sounding like a pedant when answering interview questions which seem simple, but are actually complicated

One particular problem that gets posed a fair amount in interviews for software development positions is how to reverse a string. On the surface, this seems like a very straight-forward and fairly ...
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2answers
91 views

Starting family vs career advancement [on hold]

So I am currently working in a wonderful place and have been for 3 years. I have good salary, great boss who understands tech and fact that I am a human, only work overtime on average of 4 days ...
43
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7answers
6k views

How to handle undeservedly positive feedback

As a recent Computer Science graduate I've gotten a position as a Junior Dev. My team has 6 people, a BA, two Senior devs, a tester, and a team lead (Dev background), all of whom have 10+ years of ...
1
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2answers
169 views

During my re-interview, should I tell my supervisor and their boss that I am looking for another job?

I am currently employed as a program manager within a city government agency. This is not a prospective employer but my current employer. Recently several employees, including my supervisor and ...
0
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1answer
75 views

How to find public company information on employees joining, leaving, and their departments?

I was wondering, if a potential employee or investor was interested in a publicly traded company how would that person find answers to the following questions? How many employees have left the ...
9
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1answer
161 views

Implementing performance-based bonuses

I'm trying to create a developer-centric compensation policy for my company's IT department. Which is to say it focuses heavily upon transparency, flexibility, and fairness. Many aspects of it are ...
2
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1answer
81 views

Moved to a new country and not enjoying the new job, should I look for a new one?

I moved to Germany in March and found a software developer job and started working in a company. Before that, I worked in a very dynamic startup where we had the freedom to perform many different ...
2
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2answers
686 views

Answer to an email I didn't send

I've got one coworker from my company (working in another location than mine) who sent me an email as if I had already asked him something, but I didn't send any mail to him. I don't know him at all. ...
2
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3answers
263 views

Is my company being deceptive on anonymous information gathering

I have got an email from my company yesterday, kindly requesting to participate in an anonymous survey. I have opened up the survey; and it consisted of some rather bold questions. Each questions had ...
26
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11answers
43k views

Is it OK to leave very short-term employment off my resume?

For various reasons, I only worked for a company for a few weeks. Is it OK if I just don't put that on my resume, and pretend this employment never existed? There is really not much to talk about ...
9
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4answers
813 views

How can I “extract” a client from an agency to work with me directly?

I build websites and webapps for companies and agencies. About five years ago, an agency hired me to build out a big website for a client. I host the website on my server but the billing to the client ...
16
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4answers
2k views

My manager cut my pay immediately after I started working [on hold]

Before I started working at this hotel, the manager called me and told me she really needs somebody to start right away. She stated that she will give me $10/hour, instead of the $9/hour she first ...
5
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2answers
770 views

Client asking for more and more, but getting paid very little [duplicate]

So first off, let me explain the situation I am in. A client is asking me to do more and more but being paid very little (300$, but the project is worth in the thousands because of the things I ...
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2answers
329 views

Not being paid for meetings or training [on hold]

I've been with a company for two years. My initial training was done on the clock, but since then, all other training (we get new online training about once every few months) is done outside of work. ...
7
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4answers
492 views

How can I ask a senior not to interrupt when someone is talking?

I have noticed that many of our analysts and techs can be disruptive in meetings. When someone is talking, the tech may interrupt that person, speaking loudly. Even though they are speaking about the ...
27
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6answers
3k views

Request to delete LinkedIn account at termination of employment [on hold]

My employment is coming to an end and my current employer has added a clause into an agreement requiring me to: Delete my personal LinkedIn account, never re-activate it or access the information ...
6
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1answer
186 views

Avoid Bad Blood From Leaving Job

I recently moved to Seattle after completing a programming course to look for work. In the interim I started working at the gym near my apartment where I am a member. When they hired me they asked if ...
18
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4answers
6k views

How do I explain leaving a short-tenure position at a disfunctional company and not look like a badmouth?

I am currently working for a small company that is not going to survive due to mismanagement. The director of the company is chaotic, verbally abusive, and generally pretty bad at making any sort of ...
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0answers
62 views

Accept job offer when current job is in trouble? [on hold]

I have a job offer from another company and am getting a warning from my current company. Should I just accept the job offer from the new company?
1
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1answer
97 views

under-1-year experiences in different industries - Explanation/Support for Strengths

I was an international student studying for Accounting in Canada and decided to stay while working. I am in my 20's (but faced no real age-discrimination) first position: small biz. Business/Tax ...
6
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3answers
989 views

Can it be seen as unprofessional to have an avatar as your LinkedIn profile picture?

I have created an identity of myself on the internet, with the following image: I'm using this image on almost every site I use: Twitter, Gravatar, Stack Overflow, blog, ... My question is the ...
13
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5answers
2k views

What can I do to minimize my risk of being laid off?

The company I work for occasionally goes through rounds of layoffs. It has laid off a few team members last month and there is a general belief that more layoffs are coming. I would like to save my ...
0
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0answers
62 views

How do we buy US health insurance for a remote team? [on hold]

Everybody on our four-person team is a US citizen working from home; each of us resides in a different state. (CA, MI, MA, NY) We're trying to buy group health insurance for our team, but we can't ...
0
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3answers
128 views

Who deals with ethical issues in the workplace? [on hold]

I guess everyone should have their own professional and personal standards when it comes to ethical conducts and standards, but in an age where corporate and social responsibilities are becoming more ...
0
votes
2answers
167 views

working with multiple employers at the same time [on hold]

Long story short, I work in IT as a Software Developer and I used to earn 85,000$ with company A, with 10 paid vacation days and average insurance premium about 120$ per month and other benefits etc. ...
0
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0answers
38 views

Is there an ettiquete for leaving a job (beyond notice time and not burning bridges)? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about small things like when someone might bring cookies or some such on their first day. Is there anything along those lines for leaving (on good terms)?
4
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1answer
2k views

Is it acceptable to speak of your current job in a cover letter?

I am currently employed as the only web developer at a small development and marketing company. I develop the websites and projects for clients from start to finish utilizing mainly PHP. ...
5
votes
4answers
598 views

How to present a portfolio when an employer asks about a candidate's ability?

I have recently applied for programming jobs, and created a small portfolio with specific examples that display my programming knowledge, and show how my work experience has helped my development. ...
21
votes
8answers
5k views

How should I tell a coworker that his headphones are too loud?

I work in an open cubicle environment, and as is common elsewhere, people use headphones to deal with the noise. I have an across-the-wall coworker who frequently listens to music so loud that I can ...
16
votes
5answers
4k views

How to “play” the pressure coming from being the only expert [duplicate]

I recently joined a new company. I am the only expert for a particular technology. They sell products based on this technology, but they have limited understanding of it. I have great potential on the ...
5
votes
3answers
305 views

Job Title / Job Description Mismatch

I took my current job as a senior-level position, but I am also a manager with several subordinates. Much like government (and military) positions, my pay grade (senior) is different from my job ...
5
votes
4answers
479 views

Is it appropriate to ask why my promotion was not announced?

In my workplace, all promotions are announced to our department via email. I was promoted recently. Although there was an email announcing everyone else who got promoted, no email was sent announcing ...
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votes
1answer
150 views

Job title to use on resume [duplicate]

I am aware that there are several questions about job titles on resumes already, but I believe my question has a somewhat different spin, so hear me out before you click the duplicate button :-) My ...
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1answer
127 views

Can I add this in my resume?

I have done a small project(or just a shell script). It takes the youtube videos links from a text file, downloads them using youtube-dl. and I have croned this shell script to run from mid night 12am ...
1
vote
2answers
124 views

What are the typical rules for quitting a paid internship? [on hold]

I am supposed to begin a paid internship soon but due to personal reasons I must resign. Do I have to wait 2 weeks even if I haven't started?
1
vote
3answers
179 views

excluded from small team meetings

I am on a three person team. The other two team members are considered senior, I think of myself as an intermediate. I have been at the firm for two years and joined as a junior. Our company is ...

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