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4answers
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Should I be the birthday organizer?

Some of the teams at our company celebrate birthdays as a group. Our team and another team are in the same group, but we do very little together. A peer suggested that if we celebrated birthdays as ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Without serving the complete notice period, how can I get relieved if my company is not ready to sell the notice period?

In my current organization there is no clause of buying or selling the notice period. Now I am supposed to join my next organization without serving the complete notice period, how can I do that? The ...
1
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2answers
26 views

How to go beyond the manager professionally whenever it is required?

I am working as developer in the current firm. We are developing a application for the organization. However for requirements and for other clarifications we need to approach so many other teams and ...
1
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2answers
36 views

Is it common to have HR sit in during performance review?

Is it common and generally accepted for HR executive to sit in during a performance review? I don't agree to have the HR sit in because the presence of a third party may have impact on what can or ...
1
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2answers
52 views

What is the process with recruiters for a third party?

I am currently about a year from completing my Bachelor's in Software Engineering. I was recently contacted via email by a recruiter for a third party. They said that they found me via LinkedIn, and ...
1
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2answers
87 views

Tactful, diplomatic way of communicating with graphic-design ignorant boss

I have been a graphic designer for over 20 years, currently working under a Graphics Director, whose boss is the Department Manager, whose boss is the VP of Marketing. The VP is recently hired, and ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Elec Engineering vs Comp Engineering vs Comp Sci, which is right for me?

After looking at colleges and preparing for life beyond academia, I have realized that I don't truly know what I want to do as a profession. I know I would like to do something with programming, but ...
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2answers
86 views

Should I accept tasks for another company?

I work as a programmer and my usual tasks are HTML5 games. Since those are not that common, sometimes I do other things, including some web development, even though I hate it (I'm the only one here ...
7
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6answers
250 views

Counterpart of headhunters

What (or who) would provide commercial services to help a job-seeker find a job? That means, is there some kind of inverted headhunter who helps potential employees find companies (and not companies ...
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7answers
2k views

How to best deal with a flirting co-worker?

There is a co-worker that is being way overly friendly with me. Nothing that would really be deemed unprofessional, and I am not offended in any way, but it is just that little notch beyond what a ...
0
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1answer
95 views

Random enforcing of company policy [on hold]

We have a company policy that specifically states that immediate family members, while not forbidden to work together, cannot work in a manager/employee relationship. However, my supervisor and her ...
2
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2answers
119 views

How should I approach reporting a discriminating comments to my company?

My co-worker had really made very discriminating comments about me. My other co-workers find it too bad. But the situation was nobody including myself reacted against it. I want to send a this ...
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0answers
58 views

How to respond Manager? [on hold]

Manger asked me for the cell number of co-worker who was in different location. I didnt had her number , so replied I need to find out the number , once I get it I'll let him know :) Is there anything ...
6
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4answers
380 views

What is the right approach to talking to the boss about an inefficient co-worker?

I've been working at a firm for about 7 years. The work load has been steadily increasing in recent times. Just recently, I got posted to work with another co-worker. I have known this person for a ...
9
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3answers
1k views

Full day training in a remote location - hotel accommodations

One of my staff members is being asked to travel to another city for an 8 hour training and then return the same day with no hotel accommodation with the following schedule. Leave office at 3:00 am ...
4
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3answers
267 views

How should I approach job search in a country where racism/discrimination is accepted and/or not actively tackled?

I am planning, within the next 12 months, to move in with my wife in her country (Central-Eastern Europe), and thus I would need to start looking for a role there. I am aware that in their end of the ...
23
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8answers
2k views

Should I recommend a friend's brother for a job at the company I work at?

I started working three weeks ago as a web developer at a local company with around 100 employees. While drinking beer with my friend, he mentioned his brother was looking for a job. I have never met ...
3
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3answers
179 views

How can I persuade employer to allow me to telecommute after maternity leave is finished?

I am at an IT job that I was very fortunate to get, but hasn't been the best fit for me. However since this is a local government agency, people don't get terminated easily. When I was in my first ...
97
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11answers
26k views

Project Manager asks for complete 100% confidence everytime committing code

I've got an ongoing relationship with a long term business partner as a consultant where his role is project manager (task manager + direction), and my role is a contracted developer. He has a ...
2
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3answers
206 views

How to manage re-engaging a job search after only 1 month at new job

I find my self in a situation where I need to start a job search just 5 weeks after I started my current position. I am nervous that have only a 1-month tenure one my resume is going to make me look ...
24
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9answers
25k views

Do Software Engineer contractors really make more than salaried engineers?

I've heard many people mention that as a contract software engineer you can make 20-30% more per hour than if you were salaried - because of no benefits. However, when I look at contractor rates on ...
2
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3answers
113 views

Do recruiters have to say where they get their contact info?

I've increasingly been getting recruiter emails at my personal email address, and on occasion even my work address (!). As I've never personally reached out to these people or companies, and I'm not ...
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2answers
133 views

Am I entitled to the salary in the job advert

I have been offered a job but the contract shows a different (lower) salary to the advert for the role. What rights do I have to recieve the advertised salary? If I question it, does the employer ...
14
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15answers
1k views

Mental Issues from Lack of Movement - how to Address?

I'm a year into my first career step, working as a software -developer/-architect/-programmer/etc for a company of less than 20 people. During the past year, I've developed anxiety, depression, rage ...
1
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1answer
242 views

Have I made a mistake by sharing my news of an offer during a take-over when having been told not to?

I am a contract employee and a new company is taking over. I was offered a better position with the new company but when I received the verbal offer I was told not to tell anyone. I have received the ...
1
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3answers
208 views

Should I replace an AV accessory that was lost by someone else?

I work for an education oriented non-profit and recently we started letting people take A/V and photography equipment in exchange for a copy of the final product, so basically for free. I'm in charge ...
6
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6answers
1k views

Should I send a “thank you” email to a colleague in the same office?

I was temporarily relocated to a different location by my company and people at the new location have helped me to set everything up. I interrupted one colleague a couple of times because of minor ...
5
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4answers
937 views

Should I email the recruiter with my resume instead of applying online?

Lots of companies have online application forms, but I find that often times my resume just gets lost in the large pool that it gets put in. My school has a career site linked to experience.com that ...
0
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1answer
117 views

Handling rumors about project priorities

We are working on the firmware our company's new device. Yesterday we heard some rumors from the head of hardware department about a trade show next week where our CEO wants to show the hardware to a ...
0
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3answers
266 views

How to handle vacation handover when I cannot trust anyone in my team? [duplicate]

I have trouble taking longer periods of vacation due to the fact that many of my specialist knowledge and experiences are unique and I have not trained anyone on those skills. One of the main reasons ...
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1answer
85 views

How should I handle subjective evaluations? [on hold]

My boss isn't a great manager. He treats anyone who doesn't work for him a lot better than his employees. He barely communicates, barely praises, doesn't pay attention, doesn't check in to see how ...
0
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3answers
225 views

If I study so slowly that my CS degree takes 5-6 years, will anyone value it? [on hold]

I dropped out of high school and went on to study in open uni. I had a year before my conscription for a 3 year service, and I planned to study during my service to make the best of a horrible ...
0
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0answers
102 views

Dealing With Noisy Co-Workers (In A Noisy Office) [duplicate]

I've read through some of the existing Questions here (such as Noisy office, how to tackle? and similar posts), and I don't see this being specifically addressed - feel free to point me to better ...
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1answer
109 views

Trust of Team Member [duplicate]

I had joined the new org and I have this guy who is reporting to me, who is very hardworking and talented and very open, I had started trusting him and planned to promote him in next 6 months. But ...
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0answers
54 views

Public Government Jobs [on hold]

Are there jobs difference in between working for the US Government and Local Government and if so how or why ? City Jobs ? County Jobs ? State Jobs ? Federal Jobs ?
3
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2answers
310 views

Can I decline a permanent position & extend my Probation?

I will be completing my 6 months of Probation Period with my current employer shortly. The Probation Period provides a couple of benefits that Permanent Position doesn't. Permanent position provides ...
1
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2answers
122 views

Work intensity, how much is optimal? [on hold]

In my work I try to create value 100% of the time. I see that the average employee dedicates a much more inferior amount of time, say 70-80%. Today, I'm not really convinced that the 30-20% ...
0
votes
4answers
351 views

How do I bring up that I got a better job offer to my new current employer?

Less than a month ago I was unemployed. I put out a bunch of applications and I landed on a local job that had me start right away. The pay was a lot less than I had anticipated but did it anyway ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

Is it fair to ask for a raise to compensate for exhausted restricted stock units?

I've been at my job for about 3 years now. My employer gave me a decent starting salary and an excellent signing bonus plus moving expenses. They also gave me restricted stock units (RSUs) that vest ...
2
votes
1answer
82 views

How to improve one's chances for career advancement within a family business? [on hold]

I work at a large family-owned business which has deep historical roots and traditions. I enjoy the work and the environment, but there is a very common (and I guess obvious) issue in here: Somehow, ...
2
votes
2answers
266 views

Why do small start-ups provide internships? [on hold]

I have seen a lot of intern job at small start-ups at Angel list and other job boards. I think since they are small start-ups, they generally don't have enough resources and time to train students. ...
-1
votes
0answers
13 views

Reason for downvoting should always be clarified in order to help improve question [migrated]

I suppose this may belong to meta but I am unable to post there, so please move it there if you have the permissions to do so I have been following this site for a few months and also asked a couple ...
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votes
0answers
63 views

How do I account for career gap of 2 years? [on hold]

I have done my 10th in 2006 and than passed 12th in 2010 than passed graduation with 72% so there is two years gap in my studies. I have choosen the subject which are not my cup of tea the science ...
15
votes
4answers
581 views

How to politely decline a departmental farewell lunch when I have social anxiety?

I have extreme social anxiety (SA) and experience physical symptoms like shortness of breath, shaky hands and voice during social situations. I work for a really big multinational. We have ...
7
votes
3answers
598 views

Drinking alcohol when working from home

Would it be appropriate to drink alcohol during working hours if you work from home/remote work? As responsible adults it's not unreasonable to have a glass of wine or a beer with a meal. Obviously ...
0
votes
2answers
298 views

Understanding the politics in a re-hire

I was asked by someone, who was a long-time inside contractor, to give them advice on how to be re-hired. They left on certain terms, being cut one day and having no contact with their former boss. ...
47
votes
11answers
15k views

Should I include a career objective on my resume?

These usually are overly vague and don't add much. Are there circumstance when these are worthwhile?
39
votes
6answers
3k views

Why is a one to two page résumé recommended?

When I was getting my degree, we had a course about how to market yourself as a job seeker, and one thing our teacher had a strong opinion on was that your résumé should be no longer than two pages (I ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

Confused about my position in this company

I've been working in this company for six months, and it's getting more and more confusing as the time goes by. I'm working in a geo-spatial consultant company, which is related to GIS, laser ...
4
votes
2answers
151 views

Incomplete studies. Should it be included into resume? [duplicate]

I have completed 225 credits (out of 250) for my Bachelor's degree programme back in year 2008 and due to financial difficulties, I have withdrawn from the programme. Prior to that, I was awarded with ...

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