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Sexy desktop wallpapers in the office

A colleague uses a wallpaper manager which cycles through his collection of desktop wallpapers, a seemingly unending collection of tattooed women in lingerie. There is no nudity but the images are ...
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2answers
9 views

Do I need a vCard in the business environment?

I'm about a year away from graduating from university and am considering entering into the business sector, possibly attempting a startup or maybe freelancing as a writer, I don't know yet exactly. ...
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7answers
162 views

Is it ethical to help my partner and work outside office hours? Will it have any impact on my day job?

My spouse is passionate about android programming and works from home. Our two apps have become popular with the targeted users. We really enjoy the success with those apps. It helps my partner gets ...
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2answers
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Is there an ideal way to deal with a higher-level colleague who is wrong and aggressive?

I recently had an experience with a 'Principal Architect' (who has been with the company for 12 out of the 15 years its existence). He forwarded me a defect with a comment saying that it's caused by ...
0
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0answers
9 views

Rejecting an offer after accepting it, problems in other companies?

On December last year I received and accepted an offer for Company A, a big one in the Software Dev business. According to that offer, I should start this fall. Since the acceptance, my personal ...
0
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2answers
28 views

Degree in one area, applying for a job in another

When looking at job postings for Software Developers, I often notice one peculiar requirement in some of the postings: a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field. ...
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4answers
197 views

an appropriate letter reminding coworkers to be respectful

Is this letter effective? Does it sound too angry? How would you change it? I am trying to get the behaviour to stop and I want to feel comfortable at work even talking to them in general without ...
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5answers
177 views

Explain that job uncertainty is affecting my ability to do work?

Should I tell my boss that job uncertainty is affecting my ability to do work? If so, how best to explain? I am a developer working on a contract basis for an organization and manager I like and ...
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1answer
40 views

What are your opinions on these work hours?

I'm considering a job at another university. It pays more and there is less responsibility. I currently work 9 to 5 with 1 hour lunches mon-fri for a total of 40 hour work weeks, however, at this ...
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0answers
13 views

Discussing transitioning to a full time position with manager from a contract position

Currently, I am working as a third party contractor to a client in the financial services industry. In approximately 2 months, my contract ends. I enjoy my responsibilities, my coworkers and have a ...
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4answers
125 views

Appropriate to tell supervisor about family medical emergecy?

If you have a family emergency (i.e. someone in your family is terminally ill), is it good to tell your boss so that things like working at home or telecommuting are options? I am not eligible for ...
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9answers
4k views

Is it unethical for an unpaid intern to arrive late frequently?

First of all, I'm not technically an intern. I'm in my final school year and to pass it, I have to program an application for a company with a partner. This is a seperate project, so we're not ...
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2answers
237 views

Need a vacation 6 months after starting, when to bring it up?

For reasons explained in this question, I am currently looking for a new place of work. I have recently received a verbal offer from a hiring manager and have been told that a written offer will be ...
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2answers
187 views

Excluding Past Employment on Resume and Job Applications

I have a friend who was recently terminated during their probationary period at a workplace. The reason cited was a performance decline. This person was overqualified at the position, but needed money ...
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3answers
257 views

Unavailable for a phone interview and they haven't called back to reschedule. How to remind them politely?

I could not attend a telephonic interview since I was in a driving class when they called. I have since sent them an email apologizing and provided a better time at which she could call me (at their ...
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1answer
65 views

What do I wear with over a shirt (with optional tie) and suit trousers?

Male, 21 years old, starting a Software Engineering internship with an investment-bank this summer and have been informed that the dress-code is Business Casual. Obviously business casual can vary, ...
3
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3answers
94 views

How to prepare for an interview for a different position than I applied for?

A few weeks ago I applied for a junior position. Everything went great, from the group interview to the personal interview with the manager. Yesterday they contacted me and told me that they are ...
2
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4answers
286 views

Charging for break time when you work outside of the office. Is it ethical?

I just recently switch from working in the office to working from home. I found that I needed to readjust how I manage my time as I was adapting to the new style of work. The thing that seemed to have ...
60
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13answers
9k views

Boys only club after work [on hold]

I don't mean to be hurt, but I am. I'm a female who works in IT so aside from myself, it is almost entirely men all the time. I have never worked directly next to another female in any of my ...
0
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2answers
107 views

Will dropping out of college be a problem in searching for software jobs

I am currently working in an IT company. I want to switch into software development. I dropped out of my BE after trying for five years. I then got a BSc degree through distance education which is in ...
25
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3answers
4k views

Family member was unprofessional with my boss - how do I fix the situation? [closed]

I work at a startup and I have a bit of a transportation problem. On Saturday night my dad came to pick me up, but I had my phone on silent so he came in and made small talk with my boss and another ...
36
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6answers
3k views

How to include activities demonstrating leadership from games onto a resume?

Over the past 4 years while at school I've been almost fully responsible with running the ins and outs of my guild. Its been a full time job managing literally hundreds of people ranking from the ...
7
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4answers
3k views

Do you keep your suit jacket on during an interview?

What is the consensus - during an interview, do you keep your suit jacket on or off? What is the impression it gives if the suit jacket is taken off during the interview?
3
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2answers
138 views

Job offered, interview done, salary offered, how to follow up?

I recently applied for a paid internship position at one of the banks in my country. The HR rep called me and scheduled me for an interview. I did the interview and the next day they offered me the ...
14
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4answers
415 views

A recruiter applied for me without my consent. How do I handle this situation?

Today, I received a mail from a recruiter about an open position at another company. 6 minutes later, and before I even read the other mail, I received another mail, from the company the recruiter ...
2
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3answers
163 views

Is it ok to not put job history in my resume? [duplicate]

After I graduated from a university, I had one job for 18 months and quit it 2 months ago. Since I left on bad terms with the management of the company, if a prospective employer somehow contacted my ...
12
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4answers
654 views

How to get out of enterprise software development?

Hopefully this question isn't too software specific. I imagine there are similar situations in most other fields. I've been doing software development for about 7 years now. Most of that time was ...
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1answer
464 views

One of my colleagues has possible problems. Should I share my thought with anyone?

How should one deal best with a colleague, who's having some possible problems ? One of my colleagues behaves very weird in and outside work.I've heard a lot of complaining in the office regarding ...
65
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8answers
16k views

Xenophobic email sent by a senior colleague. What's an appropriate reaction?

A friend of mine has been written off sick and her absence has prompted a senior colleague (not her boss, but someone significantly more senior than she is) to send her the following very bizarre ...
10
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3answers
627 views

It is OK to leave a new job after 6 months for a new offer?

6 months ago I interviewed at two companies (Company A and Company B), heavily interested in working at both. Ultimately, Company B said I was overqualified, but they'd love to keep me in mind if a ...
3
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2answers
203 views

Should I list specific router and server models in my resume?

I've been told before to be as specific as possible with this, but I'm not sure that's the way to go because it would quickly turn into a laundry list of router and server models. How should I list ...
10
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4answers
306 views

Big move for a new job - how to make sure I'd fit well?

Today I had a phone/video interview for a position in another town, quite a bit away from where I live. I'd be okay to move there, my wife has lived there for a while and we know it's nice, our kids ...
37
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8answers
9k views

How to deal with a customer who “incorrects” my English?

As a professional service provider, our company provides a customized IT enterprise solution to a customer. One of our deliverables is a design document, which describes the components at a high ...
2
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2answers
695 views

My customer comments in English. Should I reply him in our mother language?

Because my organization mainly works with Americans, its website is 100% in English although the members 100% use a Vietnamese. Before we decide to close the comment section in the website, a person ...
14
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6answers
1k views

Multiple offers - De facto standard for turning down offer due to low pay

I have been fortunate enough to receive offers from four different companies after taking a week of vacation days to interview with about 12 companies in total. What a scheduling task indeed. Two of ...
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2answers
178 views

What is an example/template of the “5 Sentence Email”?

I first heard about the "5 Sentence Email" in a comment that was in response to this question: I emailed my customer asking multiple questions. Their reply addressed only one. What is the polite way ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Is it necessary to publish a corrigendum for an error in a corporate report?

This is not regarding a journal article but a corporate report. The report is supposed to give an outline of activities done during the past year. It has been published. I realised a calculation ...
27
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5answers
3k views

Have resigned, but regret it dearly [on hold]

I am 40 and married with two children. I held a position as a team lead for ten years with a fantastic company that is filled with some of the best people I have ever worked with - both professionally ...
6
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3answers
341 views

Choosing professional name for mail address when the domain is “NameSurname.xxx”

I am struggling to find the perfect form for my mail address when I have the domain => NameSurname.fr I currently have NameSurname@icloud.com and NameSurname@gmail.com but in my need to have ...
2
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1answer
203 views

Is it good idea to send email to HR highlighting achievements?

I am looking forward to switch to some better organizations. 2 weeks ago I gave a very thorough technical interview at a company and I did well in it. I was called for final meeting with GM a few days ...
22
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8answers
5k views

What should I do with my perverted and gloomy colleague?

I have this colleague that I am close to at work although we work in different floors. He has been very supportive when I was having a difficult time with my colleagues in my department when I was ...
9
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7answers
774 views

Is it a good idea to use recruiters to find jobs in the software industry?

I'm graduating college in May, and I keep getting emails from recruiting agencies and I'm kind of skeptical. I've read that dealing with recruiting agencies can be a real hassle and that you’re better ...
62
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12answers
10k views

How can I use my masters degree to get a higher salary?

I have almost completed my masters degree in computer science. I have interviewed at a lot of companies, where they told me that they don't think a Masters degree is necessary for a software ...
14
votes
7answers
3k views

Should anything be done when a recruiter contacts you via your work email address?

I was recently contacted by a recruiter via my work email. Should I take any action (other than deleting the email), such as responding to tell him that I find it rude and unprofessional or informing ...
5
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4answers
744 views

How to quit when you are the last developer on the team?

While my question is similar to this question, my situation is a bit different. I am part of a small development team consisting of two developers, my firend/colleague and myself. There is also a ...
0
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0answers
141 views

Working a Software Engineer since last 4 years. Need career advice [on hold]

I need some real advice/guidance here for my career growth. Please bear with me. I am working as Software Engineer in a small company for last 4 years. Our company provides Telecommunications ...
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2answers
225 views

Should I include a job I worked at for 4.5 months on my resume?

I left the job as I had some work permit issues and had a period where my new work permit was delayed and I was unable to return to work for a few months. The relationship between my employer and I ...
7
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1answer
205 views

How do I inquire about a missing email just after I got the job?

So a company made me an offer a couple of days ago! They asked me to sign and return a PIIA, the offer letter, and a background check release. The hiring manager at the company said that after he ...
2
votes
4answers
262 views

What are the advantages of walk-in or in person interviews over online video interviews?

I am asking from the perspective of interviewer but am also interested in views from interviewee perspective if they can help. Are there certain positions where an in-person interview is preferred ...
1
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4answers
431 views

Maintaining mentorship with a mentor who has a different problem solving style

Background: I'm a recent degree graduate and software developer. The company I work at has a relatively small team with 8 members. I'm the newest on the team and have been here 10 months. I get along ...

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