26
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13answers
5k views

Employees ignoring procedure changes

When new procedures are sent out via email, it seems as if they are not read and when the employees get points taken off in an audit they act like they do not know about the new procedure. We cannot ...
16
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3answers
1k views

Dealing with boss and his request to (male) employees including myself, how to handle this right?

I work for a small firm here in Minnesota; only 30 people work there. Well, 27 men, 3 women. I[m a 37 year old guy, married, to my wife, 34, with a 14 year old daughter in highschool. Our boss (a ...
8
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4answers
1k views

Is it ethical to leave right on time to catch a bus?

So I have been at my current job for just over three months now and am loving where I work. Just recently I have had to start taking the bus in to the office both in the morning and at night. This bus ...
5
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4answers
551 views

How to deal with variable pay as a developer?

I am going to sign a new contract in a start-up. As we discussed the pay, they warned me a part of the pay was variable. They intend to pay it all the time and partly or totally remove it in case of ...
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3answers
68 views

Ethics of double dipping hours worked

I recently started a new job where I am paid a regular salary, but must track my hours. I can charge them directly to a contract, or indirectly to discretionary funds. A lot of my time (especially ...
1
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2answers
97 views

What if I really am incompetent?

I think I am incompetent. I've been fired from the last 4 jobs I've held, although in same cases, they said that it was a layoff or they cancelled the contract, so I could collect unemployment. ...
0
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4answers
167 views

Need help with an interview question

Just as a background which is very relevant to my question, I am a Master's degree student in the field of computer science in my last semester. I have already started looking for entry level work ...
1
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3answers
79 views

Working in Germany in IT without the language

I've been considering moving to Germany (or the Swiss) for quite some time. I've been studying and now working in the UK for a while as a developer, and am Originally from Easter EU. My question is: ...
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1answer
22 views

Working in two states; legal question and basic employment question? [on hold]

We live in Stockton, CA. I'm 35, my wife's 32. I work in IT for a small local charity, my wife works freelancing in website design and marketing. On Thursday she told me that she wants to work half ...
4
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3answers
100 views

Is it common and appropriate to “throttle” an auditor?

I know auditing is done to help the company improve. I work at a software company, and I overheard my boss saying that he knows how to handle an auditor by giving extremely long and time consuming ...
-1
votes
1answer
57 views

company asking to freeze their IT and communications in case of incident

My second job is private income once in a while, I work for a small law firm. There are not many standards or formalities so most of the work is discussed in person or sometimes emails. I already have ...
-3
votes
0answers
40 views

Two part-time positions; boss wants me to drop one [on hold]

I work for two organizations. One is a multinational equipment manufacturing company where I do corporate intranet maintenance and training. The other is a small consulting company (about 5 people), ...
-2
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0answers
17 views

What to do to fill education Gap in CV

I have a long long gap in my education ! After completed my college i went to Muhammad Ali Jinnah University , where I studied from 2006 to 2008 Aug and then i dropped out because of some stress/...
-1
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2answers
105 views

boss's son told a lie about me

There are 2 bosses/owners at my company. I work for one boss and another woman works for the other boss. The other boss's son also works for the company. The other woman was unhappy with her raise ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Offer letter & oral offer is different [on hold]

I just signed a contract wherein they are processing my visa. The contract indicates that my salary is 1500dhs which is actually 3000dhs according to the verbal offer. Our managing director told me ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Worked for two companies in past years but under the same boss. How I put this on resume?

I'm writing my resume. In the latest four years I worked for two companies, let's call them company A (from date X to Y) and company B (from Y until now). While I was working with company A I worked ...
6
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4answers
258 views

Should I worry about my desktop wallpaper when sharing screen outside the company?

I'm currently an analyst going on four months now in a United States research institute and I have a custom desktop wallpaper. It's a couple of custom sketches of anime characters. Headshots, tasteful ...
1
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1answer
220 views

Are revenue or profit sharing considered nondiscretionary bonuses when determining the salary base in the FLSA “Final Rule” overtime exemption rules?

With the new overtime salary requirements coming into effect, I'm trying to figure out the salary requirements as described in this fact sheet. My question is can we include either revenue sharing, ...
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0answers
45 views

Choose a proper Master's Degree in Finance [on hold]

I'll explain a bit my situation. I am a 22 years old Spanish student who just finished a Degree in Physics and now I have to choose some proper Master's Degree for me. Since I want to start my life-...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

Is it better for me to keep an old referee's contact details if i have been unable to confirm them?

When i was made redundant from my old job my employer (that being the man who hired me, not the company that brought the company then shut our department down) agreed to become my referee for my ...
-1
votes
4answers
146 views

How to organize a “startup” within a company? [on hold]

Me and my colleague friend were working on a development (coding) idea for quite a while. We explored tools, possible services and created several prototypes of our idea. Eventually we became ...
1
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1answer
76 views

Understanding manager's expectations

Had been working for a small company for the last few years. Started in a team of 5+ people, which was progressively reduced to just two, as the tasks were less appealing to both people and managers. ...
0
votes
2answers
50 views

Background Check and bankruptcy

Does having declaring bankruptcy 2 years ago affect my background check? I was told I would be hired for a position once my background check cleared.I have not heard back from the potential employer. ...
3
votes
3answers
192 views

Feel like my area is understaffed. What to say to management? [duplicate]

My company asks me to do a wide variety of things, across multiple applications and multiple skill sets. For example, they will ask me to do customer support, technical support, design and art assets, ...
-3
votes
1answer
67 views

Should I work with my business partner or apply for a job offering a H-1B visa?

this is my first time on workplace so I will keep it as simple as possible. Backstory I am a web developer who is currently employed in a full stack developer role (PHP, HTML, JS, jQuery, CSS, MySQL ...
6
votes
4answers
56k views

What does an employer check as part of a background check

When a new employer does a background check on you, what exactly are they checking? I understand that it combines a criminal record check but what else? Will they call up each of the past employers ...
0
votes
4answers
245 views

How should I change my plan in order to find an entry job, after graduating already?

Here's my background: 1) Went to community college for 2 years. Graduated with a high GPA. 2) Transferred to university and earned my BSc in Computer Science. 3) During my 2 years at university, I ...
-1
votes
2answers
79 views

Advice needed on creating a presentation to show to my boss's boss boss [on hold]

I am an engineer who is relocating to Japan relatively soon (initially for one year) my boss and his boss fully supports me going and working for the same company (as we have a sales office over there)...
26
votes
6answers
2k views

My company committed to having me 4 months overseas without asking. How do I approach this?

Backstory: 3 weeks ago I got a call asking if I could go on a last minute trip as a tech consult (from USA to France). It was supposed to be a week long, but the last day I was asked if I could stay ...
49
votes
11answers
9k views

Keep getting called on my personal phone

Being the IT/DBA/Networks/Programmer of our company, I'm used to have the office phone ringing every 5 min if not more. I can manage it, although a bit frustrating when I'm trying to program or go ...
1
vote
1answer
155 views

Sending a second follow-up e-mail to an incorrectly answered interview question

Here Fecak states to send an e-mail discussing the correct answer over the incorrect answer given in the interview, which I already did. I received a favorable response. Another answer advises the ...
1
vote
3answers
183 views

Resign because company joint venture with other company?

Is it a common thing that a company joint venture with other company in certain division will result some of employees under that division to resign?
31
votes
8answers
7k views

How do I avoid company outings without being an outcast?

I currently work for a small (15-25 employees) startup that likes to have company outings. Things like going bowling, going to a bar, etc. Work is never discussed. There is a lot of social pressure to ...
3
votes
4answers
351 views

Is it business (formal) to say “sounds great” in email reply?

My potential employer emailed me for a skype interview as following: I will call you tomorrow at ##:##. Please provide me with skype ID to reach you on. [Name of Potential Employer] ...
139
votes
14answers
19k views

Staying focused during automatic processes, “It's compiling”

I recently ran into quite an ironic situation. After changing a small part in some code and telling my computer to start compiling, I switched to a website and ran into this: [xkcd comic 303 by ...
5
votes
2answers
301 views

It is rude to ask for a reply only via email when applying to a job?

I'm job going to send out some resumes to apply for several software developer position. In my resume there is my mobile phone but I'd rather be reached via email, should I tell them explicitely or ...
89
votes
13answers
16k views

Firing an incompetent subordinate in the relatively far future: when to tell him?

I'm a specialist at my company. Almost a year ago we hired someone to help me out (before, I was the only programmer in my department). He proved to be below average, but has been helpful in taking ...
-2
votes
1answer
138 views

Should I call or talk directly?

In my office (i mean it's not mine) has a telephone where connect my room and my boss room, I want to talk something to her, Should I call or go to her room and talk directly?
5
votes
2answers
325 views

How should I (or companies in general) handle transitioning after resignation with a bus factor of 1?

I'm resigning from the startup that I work at on Monday, giving the US-standard notice of two weeks. I am the sole developer on one of the platforms that our product supports, to the extent that no ...
2
votes
2answers
373 views

Contract to Hire-pregnant

Two months ago I started a 6-month long contract-to-hire job and just noticed I am pregnant. They like me and everything works out so far. First question: When should I tell them ? My concern is that ...
0
votes
3answers
110 views

Would get back to me but never did? [duplicate]

I recently was in contact with a technology company about a work experience placement. This required a background check for full time employees, however since I was only going to be there 'part time',...
3
votes
4answers
410 views

What do I write a goodbye email to a team, when the team is the reason the I'm leaving my job?

I've been in my position for only 5 months (4 total years at the company), and I have found new employment. My last day is in a week, and I'm drafting a goodbye email to my team to let them know. (I ...
15
votes
4answers
2k views

Interview questions to ask to avoid a sweat shop position [duplicate]

I have a job interview coming up. I met the CTO at a networking event. The work seemed interesting and seemed to matter, so I figured, "Why not?". However, on researching the company on Glass Door, ...
-1
votes
1answer
306 views

Moved for work and had my salary cut

I was hired from the competition with big promises. I moved to a new province for this new company. They made me sign an agreement but never sent me a copy as promised. 2 months after I moved my whole ...
0
votes
3answers
268 views

How can I appear more professional/serious at meetings?

I do some sales meetings with usually IT people and facility directors in local schools, etc. I usually go with just my boss, who is a older man. The people we meet with tend to address him, though I ...
-1
votes
1answer
165 views

How to mention my freelancing projects of a suspended profile?

I have been working on Upwork as a Software Engineer for 3 years and had a very successful career until my profile got suspended few days ago. I worked in a company for 1 year but after that i just ...
1
vote
2answers
124 views

Can/Should I display the source code of my school projects for viewing?

This question kind of splits into two separate questions, but they are related. I'll try to keep it away from a strictly legal question. I'm currently an undergraduate Software Engineering major and ...
1
vote
2answers
199 views

What to do when you change your mind about writing a reference?

Inspired by this question: Does these entries in a reference letter make it no longer neutral? If a manager agreed to write a reference letter for an employee, then on attempting to write it realized ...
28
votes
14answers
6k views

What are the ways to get into a field without a degree in that field?

I'm currently doing a BS in Physics but I am good at Swift, CSS, HTML and JavaScript. Can I get a software engineering or web development job without having a degree in them?

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