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1answer
77 views

New job. How to tell boss about already planned vacation?

I started a job a week ago in a startup and I'm a bit of a slow learner.For now, I'm working in home and from next week we're gonna have our own office. The thing is I didn't mention that I already ...
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1answer
71 views

Resign in correct notice period. [on hold]

Will company takes longer to cancel my visa when they know I have got new job offer ? And Even i mentioned notice for one month in begenin? As per my term of contract with company I have to give them ...
0
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0answers
81 views

Employers deducts pay if a supervisor has to fill in for an employee [on hold]

My boss deducts money from the supervisors at work if they have to fill in for an employee that didn't show up (who makes less). He docks their hours .50 x hours worked cause they are doing a lesser ...
2
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1answer
143 views

How to balance guiding someone vs micromanaging someone?

Recently my manager has made me more of a lead role in helping shape some of the new devs on the team. I have a lot of experience with the codebase they are dealing with and so he sometimes simply ...
10
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6answers
2k views

Is there a “time of year” for hiring?

I recently graduated last December, and am now looking for a developer position. I have had several interviews, but no offers. Many of the recruiters have told me something to the effect of "The ...
1
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3answers
115 views

How to keep up date with technical advances when there is no time at work? [duplicate]

I am a software engineer. Following problem: I want to keep my skills up to date but there is no time at work for this at all. "Up to date" here means for me to keep an eye on the current versions of ...
0
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1answer
68 views

How to set a realistic scope of my project with a rigid and strict supervisor? [on hold]

I am currently working on an 8 month final project, of which 1 month has already passed. Its for an Engineering Doctorate degree. I have one supervisor and one client(who is a PhD student). Situation ...
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1answer
79 views

UK - Probation and extensions

Is it possible for a manger to extend a probation (almost indefinitely) without HR being involved? I believe that my manger has been lying to me about my probationary status for quite some time, to ...
3
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6answers
299 views

Is role experience more important than industry experience? [on hold]

I understand that there have been many questions on this site asking what to do if someone is not enjoying their job, and I'd like to stress that is a different scenario. Since leaving university I ...
3
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4answers
435 views

is it okay to mention “short commute” being a big factor during a job hunt?

I will graduate college in a couple of months and have already been on a couple of interviews last year. As I am doing some preparations, I was wondering about something. Before the interview, the ...
11
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7answers
2k views

Someone keeps moving the stuff on my desk

I work in a cubicle in a fairly large company; there are at least 100 people on my floor alone. In my cubicle space, I keep 5 small figurine toys, all lined neatly in a row and facing me. In November, ...
53
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11answers
6k views

How to objectively counter “You are the first one to complain about that.”?

I've been facing this situation for some time where our office's management keep choosing the cheapest option whenever they have to pay for anything related to our work environment or company travels. ...
33
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7answers
5k views

When given the choice in a test, should I use the older technology that I'm most comfortable with or a newer technology that I might struggle with?

I'm having a practical test for a job oportunity tomorrow. The job involves mainly, although not only, software development, which is what the test will be about. I was told I would be given a ...
44
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6answers
7k views

Do you pay for lunch during a lunch interview?

If I am invited to a lunch (or dinner) interview at a company, would I be expected to pay for it? Should I at least try to offer and "reluctantly" decline? The company set up the lunch interview, ...
2
votes
2answers
138 views

When should I ask for different work hours during the hiring process?

I am a student and I am looking for my first programming job (where I live -not USA- people work and study at the same time). In general people work from 9 a.m to 6 p.m (total: 9 hours, this includes ...
5
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4answers
237 views

Does “background checks” also mean drug screening?

I got an offer letter from an employer that said my employement is contingent on a successful background check. There is no mention of drug screening anywhere. Do employers have to explicitly state ...
18
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8answers
8k 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 ...
0
votes
3answers
106 views

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

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 ...
1
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0answers
192 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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5answers
339 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 for a variety of reasons. How ...
7
votes
3answers
346 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? Edit from the comments ...
1
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1answer
158 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 ...
4
votes
3answers
471 views

What can I do about my boss mocking my accent?

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
148 views

Employer coverage for International travel [on hold]

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
164 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

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

I'm a student at the end of my degree and I'm also at the end of a not so good internship where I developed my thesis. I don't want to bore you with the details of my internship, so I'll just ...
6
votes
4answers
541 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. ...
58
votes
8answers
11k 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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2answers
106 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
133 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 ...
12
votes
4answers
3k 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 ...
-2
votes
3answers
151 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
votes
1answer
214 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 ...
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0answers
65 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 ...
-4
votes
2answers
159 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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
199 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 ...
10
votes
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 ...
3
votes
5answers
650 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 ...
0
votes
2answers
68 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
169 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 ...
3
votes
3answers
652 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 ...
1
vote
2answers
194 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 ...
-3
votes
1answer
211 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
1
vote
2answers
325 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. ...
-4
votes
0answers
46 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 ...
-3
votes
0answers
259 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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
229 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 ...
4
votes
3answers
545 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. ...
-1
votes
2answers
149 views

Present a document with estimations of duration of work [on hold]

Two months ago, I joined a software development company. They have just assigned me my first big task that consist in overhauling all the front end of one of our Rails apps. The project is still in ...
6
votes
1answer
179 views

Should I include the dates of my degrees on my resume?

Based on how I was taught to put together a resume, I've always listed something like the following for my educational background: Education: Master's Degree, 2000, Large University, Field of ...

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