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1answer
8 views

Leaving toxic workplace

Recently the environment at my job has become rather toxic, with two members of upper management having an open feud with employees picking sides and engaging in shouting matches. I want absolutely no ...
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0answers
24 views

Accident/drug test

I live in Illinois and work in a warehouse. I recently had a forklift incident/accident in which thankfully no one was injured. I was picking up a skid near 8 empty totes stacked on top of each other. ...
0
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3answers
68 views

Are employees expected to work a little bit extra?

I make a small hourly wage at a technical part-time job at a California startup. My father recommended that I work 5 minutes before and after my timesheet begin and end times, respectively, so as to, ...
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2answers
27 views

How do I ask for follow up?

I am a first year undergraduate student, and recently a recruiter at a mid-sized startup contacted me asking if I'd like to meet one of their senior software engineers to discuss opportunities at the ...
3
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7answers
130 views

How do I approach my employer to apply for a patent for my algorithm?

I work for a software company. I have the beginnings of an idea of, what I believe will be, a patentable algorithm. I don't know yet if it will actually be accepted, but anyway, won't know until I ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Should I tell my full-time boss that I'm considering additional part-time work?

I graduated 8 months ago, got hired full-time a month later under a good boss. I enjoy the work and my co-workers (the company as a whole leaves something to be desired, but that's beside the point.) ...
3
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1answer
67 views

Negotiating a huge change in responsibility - new start up

a company I was previously contracting for is interested in hiring me on a larger scale as the head of a new tech company they're considering to start. They have a viable business concept of which I ...
1
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1answer
86 views

Is it a good idea to try to bring potentially competing companies together?

This may require a bit of backstory, so bear with me. I work for a very small company (less than 10 people) in an industry that is small but growing in our city. My company used to be around 30 ...
2
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1answer
22 views

How to represent daily work done effectively in daily call with reporting manager sitting abroad

In the project I am working each of us need to give daily status to Reporting Manager for the daily development task we had done in a telephonic call as my reporting manager works from US office. I am ...
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1answer
57 views

As an IT student should I focus on only one programming language or work in man? [on hold]

Which is better practice for an IT student: focus on only one programming language for all his projects or jump from one to an other? The problem that I read too many topics on stackoverflow and ...
0
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0answers
22 views

On sites like Monster is the salary final or can it be increased?

Say I see a job opening I like on Monster that says up to 35k salary. Say I wouldnt accept less then 40k for my salary. Is there a point in submitting my resume or is there max written salary ...
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2answers
98 views

As an trainee, how can I convince the administrators in another country to give me more privileges to do my job

I have worked as an apprentice for four months at a company that has centers all around the world. I'm in the IT department and was recruited as a software developer. I'm actually the only developper ...
0
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1answer
23 views

How to handle final stages of the offer?

A couple of companies have verbally told me to collect my references and they are putting together an offer: I am still interviewing with some of the top companies in the Bay Area. During the ...
30
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2answers
4k views

Interviewing a potential employee, asking about commute

I'm looking to hire a part time employee. I looked on Craigslist and saw a resume that looked like a good candidate. One thing that concerned me was all of his positions were in Maryland and ...
1
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0answers
15 views

Define roles in resume if its similar to 3-4 projects

How do i define roles and responsibilities for a project if its similar to 3-4 projects i have worked on? Should we keep repeating the same stuff or do something else to notify the employer that i ...
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1answer
52 views

Resignation after two months

I started out with big MNC right after my B-school which was my first job. Due to some circumstances I resigned and joined other MNC after a gap of 2 months. Now, my earlier organization's general ...
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1answer
47 views

Moving on from accepting a counter offer

I've very recently accepted a counter offer to stay in my current role. There are lots of articles online saying why I shouldn't accept one and seem to be based on US employment laws. I'm in the UK. ...
0
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1answer
29 views

How to give effective daily report status to Client in daily scrum meeting which creates good impression

Recently I joined a new company which following daily scrum meeting opposite to Waterfall model which I am habitual(I have experience of 9+ years). In my previous companies I need to talk with my ...
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3answers
534 views

How can I get HR to do their job in the hiring process? [closed]

I was recently interviewed for a position and the secretary sent me some paperwork to complete and print, about three papers full of detailed information I had to fill in. Because I didn't want to ...
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1answer
48 views

What's a good job title that properly encompasses design, programming, logistics, and management?

I recently left my job and I'm trying to figure out what title to put on my resume. I was somewhat of the technical co-founder, but not officially so. I was presented a legacy system from a defunct ...
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2answers
97 views

How can i communicate more clearly and confidently at work?

I work in a large team. I usually have to give status of my tasks done to my superior everyday. then. Many times my superior has told me that i dont work with confidence and am always confused. I feel ...
19
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4answers
16k views

How can I monitor my own DoD security clearance?

In the Washington, DC area, having a security clearance is a prerequisite for many jobs, but the actual "holding" of the clearance seems to always be the province of the company for which one works. ...
0
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1answer
81 views

Whistleblowing regarding customer data security

You're a code monkey. Your CEO stubbornly insists on a partnership with another company that potentially exposes customer financial data to hackers, and wants you to incorporate their product into ...
4
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3answers
970 views

How to react to a co-worker who tries to be funny, but isn't?

We have a new guy at our office who several times a day makes a funny remark or joke. Unfortunately his jokes are about as funny as small talk is interesting and I am not sure how I should react. I ...
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3answers
51 views

Where do you draw the line between working at one company and working at two when listing work experience?

So some time ago I switched jobs between two companies. Or maybe I didn't. What actually decides if you need to list a work history as one job or two? In my case I switched between what are ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Using personal email to communicate work related information

I am recently new at my job and have yet to be set up for remote access to the company intranet at home. The project communication is not urgent but the project is due near the end of next week. If I ...
3
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4answers
1k views

Unusual hiring proposal

I frequently visit a coffee shop. One day a person started a conversation. He asked if I know any developers. I said I am one and what is he looking for. He sat down with me and explained me his ...
1
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3answers
257 views

My co-workers keep saying “God bless you!” and I do not get it

I work as a software test engineer. Even when I do not sneeze, all my co-workers are saying “God bless you!” to me whenever I explain an issue to them and they all laugh, smile. What is it that I am ...
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2answers
56 views

Is it normal for agency warehouse workers to have such high turnover (UK)?

My lodger, while he has so far paid his rent on time, has had a rather erratic job history while he's been staying here. He primarily works as a forklift truck driver/general warehouse assistant for ...
9
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3answers
2k views

How does one handle split-minded people?

Let me give you some back story. Recently a kickass tech company offered internships when they visited our campus. Everyone applying for the internship was to go through the campus' screening process ...
1
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2answers
135 views

Get the job of my boss

For several reasons I assume that I'd be more suited for the job of my boss and my boss is more suited for the job I do. From my perspective it would be best if we'd simply be switched. Given I can ...
0
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1answer
29 views

How far do I show interest in a different position within my company?

I have been working at my company as a developer/engineer for about a year now, and over that time I have developed skills in mobile development while working on a project for this position. ...
2
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1answer
88 views

Shake hands with how many people?

When the interview is over, I usually shake hands with everyone. This time, there was a jury of 8 people. Time was limited to 45 minutes. Surely they want to take notes etc. before the next candidate ...
30
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6answers
5k views

Company asking employees to take behavioral/personality test

I work for a tech company in the US and they just started asking some employees (not sure if all, or just a selected few) that we take something called the Predictive Index (PI). I could not find much ...
1
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2answers
110 views

Working with “cowboy” coders?

I'm working on a project (gararge startup) with a dev that I perceive to be the "cowboy" type: typically works alone, deploys untested code in production doesn't use a source code repo makes ...
2
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1answer
50 views

Reschedule interview after saying I will be unavailable?

I got a voicemail from an interviewer 2 days ago (because I didn't pick up twice) asking if I'm available for an interview the next morning. Unfortunately, I was busy doing work and I had other ...
1
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5answers
350 views

My coworker left his garbage in my cubicle. How can I get him to remove it?

I currently work in a room with two others. The room is a little cramped and my coworker got a new table six weeks ago. The table came in parts and was self-assembled. Once assembled he failed to make ...
61
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14answers
8k views

Do I need to act happy all the time even if I'm not really?

I'm a software engineer from India. Recently, I suffered a personal loss which made me sad. I usually have my spirits up, but this time I just didn't feel like laughing at every stupid joke in the ...
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0answers
40 views

Bad timing of job interviews [duplicate]

I am finishing up an internship at a company and I have applied for an open position there. I have gone through the interview process and I am waiting for their final answer next week. It is a good ...
0
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0answers
39 views

Contractor temp to perm

I took a contracting job on the hopes being hired. After 5 months the company now has a hiring freeze. I then inquired a bout a raise because the job load keeps increasing. How long should I wait for ...
7
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5answers
425 views

How to defend my supervisor from higher management

Overview We have a project in our office, it isn't going well. There are many causes, but the biggest are: The project was underbid, so we never really had a chance of making any money (we are a ...
66
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13answers
10k views

How to get my old company to stop asking for help

I left a very small startup a few months ago. Since I was the only person working as a backend developer and didn't have time to on-board a replacement, I offered to stay on part-time for contractor ...
0
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0answers
103 views

Would you lead an under-performing Software Dev team? [on hold]

A little background. I have around 10+ years of software development experience and I am 37. I got hired to a new employer and I thought that everything will then be a breeze. I got assigned to a team ...
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1answer
95 views
1
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0answers
277 views

Blocked from applying for other jobs in company

I have worked for my current employer for almost 14 years, working from home. There was an incident a couple of years back where I was unable to work because the company-provided equipment was not ...
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1answer
81 views

Do I need to pay back training contract money if I never did the training? [on hold]

When I started working as a developer, I signed an "In House" training contract for three years to become qualified in SAP B1 Development. This is a special exam that the company would be paying for, ...
0
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2answers
356 views

Should I obey the direct manager's decision? [on hold]

I have years of engineering experience and now I am taking the position of a jr. manager. I seek the opinion of the other managers about the case at my current project. I was given a task to manage a ...
0
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0answers
86 views

How to address a conflict of interest after an employee has filed a lawsuit? [on hold]

Some background: the US-based company I work for has a 2-story tube slide. One of the company's recruiters apparently let her 18 month-old child use the slide unaccompanied, and the child injured his ...
2
votes
1answer
181 views

Leave a job out of concern of mistakes?

I am a CPA, licensed in a different state than where I currently live. I moved to this city less than a year ago, and worked from home for my old job for a while. Due to a huge offshoring initiative ...
5
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1answer
170 views

Resignation letter to a new manager

So I've worked at the same restaurant for 8 years and I'm graduating college in 3 months. About a year ago there was a change in management. My long time manager was forced out by the district manager ...

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