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3answers
172 views

During notice period, my manager wants me to document everything and bring juniors to my level

I am in my notice period. I think that I should just wrap things up and let my replacement, who should be an expert like me, take over what I do. My main tasks are quite common for my area of ...
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2answers
55 views

How can I decide whether to stay as a temp in the hope I'll be hired permanently?

I've been working almost 6 months as a temp for a Aerospace company as an administrative assistant. I started working here in August. Two of the managers wanted to get me hired on in January but ...
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1answer
253 views

What can I do about my boss mocking my accent? [on hold]

I am a US citizen working in Australia. I am not white. My boss routinely mocks me with a fake American accent implying that I am not a "real" American. I'm pretty sure that his intent is ...
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5answers
199 views

How to deal with co-workers expressing opinions that I find offensive?

Some of my coworkers complain about their children and how horrible their lives are because of their children. I find this behavior to be very offensive and disgusting. How should one proceed when ...
3
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3answers
165 views

Who owns a laptop that I got from Microsoft Build? [on hold]

My workplace paid for my Microsoft Build ticket. At Build, they gave every person an HP laptop as a give away. Is this generally considered my laptop, or my employers laptop?
5
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3answers
229 views

How to communicate with vendors when your company is past due on accounts payable? [on hold]

Background: I work for a small company that is struggling through an economic downturn. Due to this bills are consistently being paid 60-120 days past due. This has meant some of our vendors have ...
2
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0answers
91 views

Can I secretly use voice recorders to obtain evidence for a lawsuit? [on hold]

I'm from middle east. I was employed in United States (Indiana) after finishing my education as international student. My manager changed after two months from the date I started working there. The ...
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4answers
260 views

Should I end my emails with “Thanks”, or leave it be? [closed]

I have a habit of ending all my emails like so : Thanks, Adel But the default setting is that every email automatically says "Regards," at the bottom. Is the "Thanks" unnecessary in that case? Or ...
15
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7answers
4k views

Salary Bidding War Between Companies: What is My Proper Etiquette?

I am blessed to be gainfully employed by a large fortune 500 company and have been approached by a small company in the private sector with a very compelling offer that I would like to accept. I ...
5
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4answers
347 views

How do I know when to contest a bad idea and when to let it go

I work as a designer for a software company, and work directly with developers on their newest and most important product. I am gaining a very good understanding of the software and how it works. ...
45
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8answers
7k views

Would drinking alcohol (when offered) during a meal that is part of an interview be likely to affect the perceptions of the interviewer?

A lengthy interview included lunch at a restaurant with one of the managers who had been interviewing me. The company with whom I was interviewing provides management consulting and other services for ...
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1answer
44 views

When to use what method for communication? e-mail, text, IM etc [on hold]

Has there been any studies on when it's best to use which technology for communication? In this day and age there are too many methods of remote communication and it gets to the point where they're ...
1
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2answers
122 views

Employer coverage for International travel

My company expects me to travel to Baja California Mexico 1-2 times per month to perform work, such work involves multiple destinations soon after crossing the international border approx. 4hrs of ...
21
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6answers
4k views

Should I add a Glassdoor review for a company so small they will know it is me?

During my job search, I found Glassdoor to be a very useful tool for getting to know about the companies I was searching for. I'd like to give back to that and submit my own reviews to help others. ...
1
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4answers
150 views

Do companies provide external help/consultancy when an employee face problem in projects? [on hold]

I have been working on a project since 7 months. This is my first job. I am the one responsible for the project as no one in my office is from this domain. My project includes 5 modules and I have ...
0
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1answer
120 views

Bored during low workload phase [duplicate]

I work as an IT consultant at a large company in a open space office. I am the only developer here who is responsible for a product which has a small part in a larger environment. We soon have a ...
0
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5answers
294 views

I think my colleague is lying about having a PMP, what should I do? [duplicate]

I'm working as a junior PM under someone 10 years my senior. Her LinkedIn profile claims that she has a PMP, though she does not use the title in email. I have heard complaints about her performance ...
18
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6answers
3k views

Are employers allowed to access/search through one's personal email outside work hours?

Recently I have been noticing some weird activity on my workstation (which is password protected) such as Browser Data (History, Saved Passwords, Ignored Prompt Options, Plugin Data, Browser Session ...
4
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3answers
490 views

Meeting in the restaurant with a senior - what should I have done?

This isn't so much of a workplace-question as an extra-workplace question. I am a pretty junior employee - a developer, and I have joined this company only six months ago on my first ever job. ...
61
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10answers
9k views

Peer achieving more, by putting in more than regular working hours for not so urgent tasks

I have a great team member who is very reliable and dependable and a great asset to the team. However, of late, I have realized that this person is working for almost 14 hours a day. There is ...
14
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8answers
2k views

How to measure the creative workers' output who are not filling in the timesheet?

Some Background: I'm doing off-the-shelf software ( desktop apps). The Problem: I am leading a group of 10 developers+designers ( basically all the knowledge workers type) and I give them quite a ...
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3answers
134 views

How can I convince my CFO to hire more staff? [duplicate]

Currently we're 3 workers in our Systems Department, the thing is the three of us do everything: support(for a bit over 75 users, and a bit over 90 computer systems[some computers are used by 2 or 3 ...
0
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0answers
66 views

Problem and the end of internship while writing final report/thesis

I'm a student at the end of his degree and I'm also at the end of a not so good internship where I developed my thesis. I do not want to bore you with all the history of my internship, so I just ...
10
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4answers
2k views

Negotiating 3x or 4x current salary after Glassdoor research

This question may sound silly from the title. Actually the title was intentional. Let me invent round numbers to explain. I currently work for a company that pays 50 in a small country/city where you ...
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votes
2answers
97 views

Writing a resume with no job experience? [on hold]

I have no job experience whatsoever. How should I write such on a resume?
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0answers
118 views

stress leave from work [on hold]

I live in Providence, Rhode Island. On Friday I was suspended from my job. Prior to this I was experiencing great stress over work, as well as due to a death in the family. On Monday my employers ...
19
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6answers
3k views

Is it ok to switch a job just after getting a salary increase?

I've spent a decent amount of time with my current company (more than a year), and I'm looking for a job change as things are now at a saturation point (learning wise). My increment is due after a ...
12
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6answers
1k views

How do I navigate after an uncomfortable hiccup at work?

I came back after maternity leave and requested a flexible working arrangement: work 2-3 days in the office and a few at home. As a software developer this is a very reasonable schedule. The only ...
3
votes
5answers
583 views

How to enquire about vague promises made by the CEO?

In a nutshell: the CEO of my company keeps on praising me and has been expressing intention of giving me more responsibility in the company, for some time now (ca. 1 year). These have not materialized ...
1
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2answers
285 views

How could I ask my future employer if I can work remotely?

I accepted a job back in October as a software developer for a company I've interned for twice. I have a great relationship with the company, and they were eager to hire me on after the summer's work. ...
0
votes
1answer
195 views

Should I create a new e-mail if my current one contains an online nickname? [duplicate]

I use a nickname that makes me identifiable anywhere on the internet. As neither Stack Overflow, nor most of the SE sites are related to my "internet persona", I decided not to register with that name ...
3
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3answers
569 views

Should I say that I took Japanese classes in college, or that I learned Japanese by living there?

My most marketable skill is speaking Japanese. In fact, all of my jobs have been in Japan. While technically I did take Japanese classes in college, I never really studied. My marks were so bad, I ...
10
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4answers
3k views

Can I Ask For a Month of Unpaid Leave? [on hold]

I am 23 and I have been working as an Assistant Brand Manager for a global brand at one of the leading FMCGs in the region for a year and a half now. Although my title is Assistant Brand Manager, I ...
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votes
0answers
59 views

can i get a relieving letter 3 years after leaving my job [on hold]

I left the job of teacher because the contract completion. After that i have done M.Tech. Now I am selected in Bank. So i need a relieving letter to submit at the time of joining. Can I get a ...
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1answer
191 views

Close Graduation Hindering Job Hunt [on hold]

I am an experienced electronics technician in the USA and 6 months away from graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science. I'm also not working now and need to find a job quickly. My problem is that ...
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votes
2answers
150 views

Convincing Employer/Manager to use Better Software OR Use my Devices [on hold]

My current employer is using Win 7 and Office 2007 and only updated from Win XP and Office 2003 as of last December. The problem is that Office 2007...well, SUCKS! I mean there are so many issues with ...
1
vote
2answers
144 views

How to send a reminder message to schedule meeting | Linkedin

I am setting up an informational interview with a director of a firm. I approached the person to which they replied that they were happy to read my message and would like to offer me time and asked me ...
0
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2answers
65 views

Finding the correct job title for the work being done? [duplicate]

In my professional life, I've pretty much always worked at small companies. Usually, I've had a title that I seemed to fit my primary or perceived role (e.g. Developer or IT Manager), but in many ...
1
vote
2answers
179 views

How far to go when explaining medical condition that caused (big) gaps in a resume?

If a 1 or 2 year gap in the chronology of a resume is the result of dealing with a pretty significant medical condition, how do you handle that in the interview process? An excellent resume, but just ...
0
votes
3answers
290 views

Is asking a recruiter (or HR department) of a company if there are other positions available OK?

I am acquainted with the notion of not applying to a position that I am not qualified for. But the question I wanted to ask is if it would be prudent to ask the recruiter for a position that is asking ...
2
votes
4answers
489 views

How to handle the cost of looking for a job in a new city?

I'm planning to move to a new location in the UK and have started applying there. I'm worried that when I start being asked for interviews, it will be very expensive and time consuming to attend them. ...
0
votes
1answer
155 views

Software developer vs Software engineer [duplicate]

I have BSc in applied math and computer science. And master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering. I am interested when can one use title Software Engineer and when can he/she call himself ...
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votes
0answers
59 views

Should I start a job or study Masters? [on hold]

I graduated in Computer Science engineering in the year 2014. I don't have a good resume since my academics is average. I applied for Master's but couldn't get into the universities I desired and ...
-3
votes
1answer
207 views

Delay in placing order and therefore the production stopped. Need to save my job [on hold]

how to save your job when you have forgotten to place an order and the production of plant stopped for more than 2 hrs? Please I need to save my job. Kindly guide me
58
votes
3answers
8k views

How can I sell a willing demotion to my management?

Two years ago I received a promotion. Since then, I have paid off my mortgage and feel I have my finances in order. Therefore, I no longer wish to work a position with the same level of stress as my ...
-4
votes
0answers
43 views

how to get entry in IT companies [on hold]

I have completed my BE in CSE from SGBAU CGPA of 6.9 and passing in 2014. I want to job in IT company in Pune or Mumbai. But I can't understand how to apply in each company. Is there any course ...
-1
votes
1answer
221 views

performance punishment - should I go on sick leave? (Netherlands) [on hold]

I'm an expat in The Netherlands working in the Dutch office of a large international company. The office is too small to have a trade union so there is no union representation and we have no HR people ...
-3
votes
0answers
228 views

No bonuses or promotion, but when I leave I am met with hostility. Why? [on hold]

Since I moved to more senior technical positions a few years ago, I observed a pattern. After the first year or so, my employer does not see me worth of higher pay or responsibility, but he will be ...
2
votes
4answers
737 views

No pay for attending

My company has a 'policy' (although it is not written anywhere in our HR policy portal) that when we are required to attend training sessions and their annual conference that we are not paid for our ...
22
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I deal with a boss who has his “head in the clouds”?

Working with our boss has always been difficult but it's been getting worse in the last few weeks. It seems like he is not paying attention to anything we do or say. Here is just one example. A few ...

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