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2answers
37 views

Get promoted to job from internship

What can be the beneficial steps or actions that can lead me to job as a software developer. What guidelines I should adhere to in order to impress my head so that he could let me work as an employee ...
56
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8answers
12k views

Manager asks if a coworker can stay at my house

I work remotely. An annual conference relevant to my work is going to happen in my town. My manager has said that we can go, but only if my coworker can stay with me at my house (i.e., only if there ...
2
votes
1answer
15 views

How can I politely tell my mentee that she needs to be more professional?

I have been mentoring a colleague for about 8 months, at the request of management. She showed initial improvement but has plateaued and we will soon be having a "reset" meeting to assess the ...
18
votes
5answers
1k views

UK based, new US employer changed contract on first day. How to handle professionally?

I am UK based programmer specialised in software for clinical data analysis. I was offered a job by a US software company, to support their customers in UK. I got a signed contract, I accepted and ...
3
votes
3answers
335 views

How do I politely tell a coworker to only focus on his portion of the work?

I've been working on a software project for a few months now with a very small team (and by small, I mean there was an extended period of time where I was the only developer). Our working dynamic is ...
-4
votes
2answers
102 views

How to apply for a new job without the knowledge of my current employer?

The main problem with it, that it is simply impossible to apply anywhere without giving my in-real-life name. And, looking for that, it is very easy to find me anywhere, and also my current employer. ...
8
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7answers
1k views

How can I drop a polite hint to a coworker to stop pestering me with daily questions about my lunch?

I have a coworker who, without fail, asks me the same set of small talk lunch-related questions. Every. Single. Day. For example: (As I'm heading out the door) Him: Where you goin?! Me (usually ...
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0answers
63 views

USA DEPRECIATION ON BUILDINGS [on hold]

HOW TO DEPRECIATE A BUILDING IF IT'S WORTH OF 50 MILLION (EX:- WALL MART) AS IT MENTIONED IN THE IRS THAT FOR A RESIDENTIAL IT IS 27.5 YEARS AND FOR COMMERCIAL IT IS 39 YEARS BUT HOW CAN WE DEDUCT ...
-1
votes
4answers
284 views

Requirement added during the interview

One of my friends was interviewed for a big company in the position of Sales Director for Asia. The requirements for the job didn't include that you need to know Mandarin or that it represents an ...
-1
votes
2answers
100 views

How to get my boss to implement a more consistent workflow

I work at a company in software development and I am having a big problem with workflow. There have been a lot of issues lately with making sure the product is bug free. I always feel rushed and like ...
7
votes
3answers
510 views

Told everyone I graduated but turns out I didn't

I am finishing my bachelor degree. I finished my exams and applied to graduate and started applying to full time jobs in my field. I had a couple interviews and have a couple more lined up. Today I ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Education Reimbursement for course taught by friend

An old friend of mine just published a year long course relating to CV / Machine Learning that I would very much like to take. The course is non-college online learning, but is respected and ...
36
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10answers
6k views

How to answer uncertain question during meeting

I am going to attend a big meeting after this week and I have to prepare some answers to questions which are commonly asked during the meeting. My concern is there are some questions that are beyond ...
-3
votes
1answer
159 views

Which employment category does a programmer fall under?

I've reached the age in life where I'm beginning to see more forms asking for my Employment Category (listed below) but I am yet to work out which section applies to me. I'm not a manager or ...
2
votes
3answers
338 views

How do I stop my co-workers from teasing me with another co-worker?

I have been working for more than 3 years now with my co-worker and people have been teasing us here and there and it doesn't make me happy, at all. Things have gone awkward to the point where I can't ...
1
vote
2answers
328 views

How to deal with strongheadedness

There are some people that I work with that are very stubborn and opinionated. Usually when discussing they dismiss what I am trying to say before I even get a chance to finish my point. Usually I ...
2
votes
1answer
114 views

I received an automated email stating my application would not be considered, after my third interview

I recently applied for a job at a company. I applied online on the company website at first, and since I did not have faith in the applicant tracking system, I got a referral(after a week). I wrote ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

Asking Leadership for COLA to Move Locations When Not a Mandatory Move

I am a software eng. consultant who moved to a certain city about a year ago for a client- site project. That project has been over for a few months now and have started a new project with a ...
0
votes
1answer
230 views

Engineers are coding behind thin clients [on hold]

This is a policy that bothers me a lot. The company, for some kind of security reasons, requires us to edit&build codes behind a thin client computer which has no Internet access and can only ...
-1
votes
4answers
360 views

All Programmer are Independent? Even as an Intern? [on hold]

I am currently doing my internship in a SME software development company. My boss, who is also my supervisor which also happened to be the owner of the company, to me I think, have a very different of ...
5
votes
3answers
519 views

Should I bring up the topic of company processes that need improvement?

I joined a software development company around a year ago. There are a couple of teams working on different products, however, there are a number of common libraries that all teams have to use. My ...
0
votes
2answers
161 views

It is possible to join UK army in free time to participate to training, without going at war?

How much would cost to join UK military training (if possible) just when I want to (holidays)? I mention that I don't have UK nationality, but I will complete my higher education degrees (looking ...
18
votes
11answers
3k views

Should the manager be CC'd when sending username and password to employee

I often create logins for new employees and then send them an email with their login credentials. While doing so I also CC their manager to let him know his user has been setup. Is this the right ...
6
votes
4answers
309 views

Recommending my wife for a job at my workplace

I learned about a position in my company in our customer service department today at work I think my wife could be a good fit for. I work in the engineering department (I'm a new hire by the way). ...
6
votes
4answers
557 views

How to deal with someone who feels threatened

Background I have recently joined a new company through an acquisition. At the old company I was a creative designer here my new role is not yet clear but it would be around graphic design. First ...
-6
votes
1answer
107 views

What minimum changes should I do in myself in the beginning of career days? [on hold]

I've graduated with an degree in engineering and I'm starting my first company job next month. I don't know what company members seen in me to give me the offer letter!! Frankly speaking, I was a lazy ...
70
votes
8answers
14k views

My boss frequently calls me outside work hours. How should I deal with it?

A few months ago I started a new, typical 8-4 job. Since I started, my boss has called me at usually once a week outside work hours to ask me what I did at work today and what I'll be doing in the ...
-1
votes
5answers
371 views

Can my boss/upper management fire me because of speak publicly outside of work about politics? [on hold]

It so happened that my boss walked by while I was talking politics with a friend, totally after hours and not at work nor near it. Usually I never speak at work to anyone about my political/religious ...
48
votes
5answers
8k views

What is the right way to think about doing lower value work when small talking with an executive?

I work as an IT helpdesk contractor in a large corporation. We basically have to help users with resetting their passwords, switching out broken stuff, so nothing fancy. Sometimes I get into ...
-1
votes
1answer
117 views

Employee Performance Improvement Plan Format [on hold]

I am working as a Manager in a QA based firm. I need to prepare a 15 days EPIP. But I have not done this before and don't know what to put in it. Certainly this employee has issues, with his Attitude, ...
-4
votes
0answers
50 views

Oracle Identity Management (IDM) vs DevOps future Scope? [on hold]

I have total experience of 2 years and I have worked on Oracle Identity manager (OIM) for almost 2 years and have good understanding of it. I'n new to DevOps,going for beginner training. Now the ...
-1
votes
2answers
226 views

Internal Recruitment Policy

So our company has an internal recruitment policy, namely that... All roles will, from now on, be advertised internally and externally for a minimum of 2 weeks. Recently (24th February) a job ...
45
votes
7answers
9k views

How can I prevent loud meetings near my desk?

I have already examined the Etiquette on loud boardroom meetings? question and while they have a few similarities, mine has an additional issue (please read below). In my office, my desk happens to ...
1
vote
2answers
572 views

My manager wants to create an administrator account on my work computer that only he has the password to

This is on a Windows 10 system, that is provided to me by work. They want to create an administrator account that only my manager will have the password to. The thing is, this isn't from IT and it's ...
-2
votes
3answers
270 views

How much should I pursue the headhunter? [on hold]

TL;DR: I am stuck in hiring process because of wrong validation of one of the automatic steps of hiring process for new tester. As already experienced tester I know that fixing bugs costs time. But ...
4
votes
3answers
60 views

How should I approach a recruiter once you got an interview call via internal referral?

The recruiter sent me a job profile for which I sent him my resume but after 2 days later he responded that the employer thinks my profile didnt match the job description. In the meantime, I ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

How do deal with a rude co-worker as a new hire?

I started my new position just under a month ago. I was hired by a senior manager, whom my manager reports to, but never spoke with my current team during the interview process. My manager is ...
4
votes
2answers
240 views

Is it appropriate to ask for a raise as a student?

Please forgive my English, I am not a native English speaker. I am currently working as a computer programmer in some company. I am also a full time student, so I work part-time during the semesters, ...
4
votes
2answers
299 views

Team member falling asleep: who to talk to first as an external consultant?

So, here's the situation: In our project team, there are some smaller subteams. We're with two in ours: my colleague who's an employee me, an external consultant, also 'team lead' responsible for ...
4
votes
4answers
319 views

How do I accept thanks from my boss?

I have a manager that thanks me occasionally for doing the basic duties of my job. Especially when she has a vacation day or a sick day and asks me to cover for her, she always comes in with a large ...
-5
votes
3answers
205 views

Road map to being the CTO [on hold]

I am a front-end web developer. I currently have CSS, HTML, PHP, and JavaScript (& jQuery) under my belt with varying degrees of expertise. I also have some basic CISCO Networking experience, ...
4
votes
3answers
524 views

I am asked to move to another position. Is it OK for me to ask for a raise?

About me I am a new employee and also fresh on the job market. I graduated 3 months ago. Did really good in college, found myself a first job (as a software developer) 2 months ago without any ...
7
votes
6answers
2k views

What are the most efficient ways of proving my suitability without a proper degree? [on hold]

Currently I'm a university student, but I'm having troubles with it, and actually some reservations as well. I'd rather just start working - the problem is that I can only seriously consider a ...
5
votes
5answers
400 views

How to handle lack of supervision in start-up?

This is a question I should have asked quite a while ago and is no longer relevant for my current situation, but I believe the answer still holds value. I hope this is not a problem ! Context ...
5
votes
2answers
216 views

Returning to work after long term disability

Here is my situation I have been out of work for nearly 12 years (currently on Social Security Disability Benefits). My previous job title was Senior System Analyst for a major company (I got disabled ...
6
votes
3answers
749 views

Bullying (physically and verbally) by relatives of a manager

I would like to know what is the best way to deal with work colleagues who are physically and verbally abusive to others at work. In this case, the bullies are relatives of the HR manager, who I ...
24
votes
8answers
5k views

How to get donations anonymously in a room [on hold]

I need a way for my free courses adult students to donate 1 pound in the classroom if they have. While protecting the ones that don't from feeling ashamed or obligated by me or others knowing it. I ...
20
votes
2answers
5k views

User accused me of mistreatment because of “having a personal problem with her”

Last week I got a phone call from a user accusing me of treating her unfairly and disrespectfully because according to this user "I have a personal issue with her" She pointed out how new I was in the ...
0
votes
3answers
203 views

How soon before graduation should I start applying for jobs? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student graduating in September 2016. I just started looking for jobs, but I feel that when recruiters look at my CV and see that I am still 5-6 months away from graduation, they'll ignore ...
3
votes
2answers
550 views

Is it ok to socialize with your coworkers?

I often feel uncomfortable around my co-workers. I don't know if it's okay to talk about stuff other than work-related matter. What is the general rule for workplace socializing?

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