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71 views

Turned in 2 weeks notice, pressured to stay longer

I am a full time employee, and have been working for several months. I recently turned in my resignation with a two week notice. It was straight-forwardly explained and gracefully accepted. Later ...
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3answers
56 views

Can anyone relate to starting in the software development field? [on hold]

I just graduated from my university with a computer science degree and I'm running into a serious amount of trouble applying for jobs. I have previously taken two programming internships which both ...
0
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2answers
54 views

If a “Dr.” signs their email with the first letter of their first name, is it acceptable to address them by their first name?

I recently made a contact for a potential job offer, and I have been addressing him with the "Dr." (he holds a doctorate). Let's say his name is "George McKee", then on his blog, website, and ...
2
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2answers
71 views

When (if ever) in the interview process is it appropriate to recommend a colleague?

I am early in the interview process with a company, which is hiring for multiple roles. I suggested one role (not the same one I am interviewing for) to a former colleague of mine as I thought he ...
0
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2answers
63 views

Is it appropriate to ask to be included in a chew out meeting?

After having a read of this question, and it's answers, a hypothetical-esque question popped in my head. Imagine if you'd heard some one/people had made a mistake on something you're involved with, ...
1
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1answer
79 views

Convincing a non-tech company to contribute to open source, legal hangups

I work for a fairly large US company that does a good deal of internal software development, although we are not a software/tech company. The vast majority of what we do stays inside, with only a ...
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2answers
131 views

How do I think like a programmer?

I have some technical interviews coming up. I am struggling to think like a programmer. Whenever I get an assignment, I always ask for help from professor or tutor and explain how to get started and ...
0
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1answer
75 views

Planning to found a startup, how to trust team members

I am a software developer and I'm planning to found a startup, I think my idea is original and has potential so I really want to launch it on the market. I'm willing to build a team but the fact that ...
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0answers
64 views

What salary should I ask for if I was offered a Human Resource position? [on hold]

I have been offered a position as head of the HR department. There are 250 employees, expected to double in 5 years. I have Vice President experience but have limited HR experience. They will be ...
0
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2answers
90 views

How to switch career into HR?

A female companion of mine has spent the last 3 years as a software engineer (Java). Now she's thinking of switching careers into HR. Here is a list of activities she's hoping to get involved in once ...
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1answer
76 views

How to organize technical skills on resume?

How would I organize the technical skills I have on my resume? This is what I have but I'm not sure if this is the best way to organize. Skills Programming Language — C, C++, Objective-C, Python ...
0
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1answer
79 views

Bad experience with the organization - should I send an email to that person

I recently came across a job posted by some non-profit organization(or1) who provides grants to the interns and help students in collaborating with the industry. I sent my resume to that org. and ...
4
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1answer
73 views

Does working through a recruiter have a better chance at an interview than applying directly?

I have been working with several recruiting firms to try an find a new IT job. Today after a meeting with a new firm the recruiter told me roughly the following, "If you find a posting online let us ...
1
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2answers
82 views

Showing college credit earned during high school on resume?

I am a college sophomore applying for internships. During my senior year of high school, I attended classes at a college full-time as part of my school's early college program. These credits ...
4
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2answers
282 views

No to contacting previous employer?

I'm filling out a job application while I am employed and I don't want my employer to know I am looking for another job. Is it a bad idea to ever check the 'No' option for 'May we contact your ...
9
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2answers
155 views

Applying to two positions in the same company

I recently applied for a position in three separate divisions of the same company (goverment organization, actually). The organization is big enough that the respective managers would not know each ...
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1answer
110 views

got a promotion but I am not happy! [on hold]

I am a java web developer with 2 years experience in the web development. I got promoted last month to associate engineer but not really happy. currently I'm working on a new and important project ...
0
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0answers
113 views

If I am given a 60 day notice per contract agree do i have to stay? [on hold]

I am presently rent space in a catering company's kitchen. My problem is that he has install a Dropcam in the kitchen area over production area this week. The Dropcam is recording video as well as ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Why should I “refer to the OECD Core Competencies” in a job application, and how?

I found a job ad which fits my skills and I want to apply. There are the typical application paragraphs, so the structure is like: Ideal Candidate Profile Academic Background ..... ...
7
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4answers
369 views

Multiple problems have been caused by my actions. Should I propose my own demotion?

I work as the Technical Lead for development team. I proved myself as a star developer in my team and my manager, very much impressed with my work, promoted me to Tech Lead. I was assigned a new ...
4
votes
4answers
354 views

How to address a Dr. who I just met, when others address them by first name?

I made a new connection for a potential job offer, and let's say is name is Dr. John Smith (he has a PhD). He refers to himself, and others refer to him, as "Dr. John Smith" on his website, blog, and ...
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4answers
314 views

How to deal with low quality colleagues in a way that satisfies management

I have come to the conclusion that most managers are more interested in PR and keeping "low tones" among teams and individuals than getting the job done. (They want to avoid heated arguments). For ...
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1answer
187 views

How to convince my boss to buy a coffee machine for the office? [on hold]

Need help to come up with some really good arguments for convincing my boss to buy a coffee machine. We are a small company and there are only 11 people in our office including our boss. We are all ...
27
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7answers
7k views

Is it appropriate to ask to be excused from a chew-out meeting?

Recently some co-workers have fallen out of line with our standards for completing a well-documented task and need to be reminded of their duties and responsibility when completing said task. The ...
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votes
1answer
68 views

Need you inputs with dealing location transfer [on hold]

I am currently working as a individual contributor with IT Product based MNC and i have been star performer through out my 4 years of exp with this firm. i & my wife work for different ...
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3answers
105 views

Rules for creating a developer cv? [duplicate]

I read it should be one page for every 10 years and an agent told me employers seriously considering you want all the details. I know a developer whose 10 years are split over 7 pages with details of ...
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2answers
169 views

How much information should I give when declining a job offer [on hold]

I need to declined a job offer soon, probably today. My question is how much information should I give them when declining the offer. Should I share the details that went into my decision making or ...
1
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3answers
182 views

Resignation when manager is on leave

I have recently found a new job and I need to start in a month in a half. I need to give 30 days notice to resign, which would be in the next week (I planned it all out so that I have enough time to ...
0
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1answer
124 views

What should I do in a information call from the company of my interest?

I am a Ph.D candidate going to pass out from my uni and I received a call from a company I adore very much and wish to join. I was told by the HR that this is completely a non-technical information ...
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4answers
195 views

How much should one promise in an interview [on hold]

In an software developer interview you are asked - we have lots of projects, I need you to deliver software from scratch, is that a problem? Some suggested answers: no problem at all If the spec is ...
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4answers
226 views

Career security in the software development field? [on hold]

Core question: What kind of career security can be expected in the software field and how much time can one expect to dedicate towards staying relevant? And also are certain fields more vulnerable? ...
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2answers
190 views

Sickness note from doctor after i already got my monthly salary

I have this stupid situation to which I don't know how to act accordingly. Last week i was on sick leave for 3 days and I forgot to bring in my sick note from doctor. Today i got paid my monthly ...
36
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2answers
5k views

How do I thank a co-worker for helping me

I'm an entry level employee at a defense company and on a project I was working on I was tasked with adding features to a kernel module given to us by a third party. Prior to working on this project I ...
2
votes
5answers
297 views

How to approach my employer about a possible one month vacation?

It's been two years I have seen my family (they live in India, I am in US) but it's been just two months since I got my first job. My parents tell me to ask my employer about a possible one month ...
9
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4answers
552 views

How do I give feedback to a manager that doesn't see the forest for the trees?

I recently completed a migration from one server to another of a service I manage that affects over 4,000 users, and it all went off without any interruption or degradation in functionality. The few ...
0
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0answers
60 views

Need an advice for my future [on hold]

Guys I am fresh grad from Egypt from computer science and Intend to be java developer or software engineer and I got the green card and I want to live in usa but now I don't have enough experience to ...
0
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2answers
142 views

Severance package agreement changed midway through process

Hi everyone I find myself in an interesting position and would appreciate any help. The basics are that I am being laid off and offered a severance package. The difficulty is that in July I was ...
0
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1answer
143 views

I'm pushed to resign. I have a guaranteed bonus. If I am terminated without cause, does the bonus need to be paid? [on hold]

I work in New York, and I have a "guaranteed bonus, provided I am still employed there on 03/xx/2015, and I have not resigned or been terminated for Cause". I am now being pushed to resign, and I ...
4
votes
1answer
110 views

Working alone and working overloaded with priority responsibilities + ADHD

I work in a very small privately owned manufacturing business (<5 administrative employees) as the only web developer (official title, but see second paragraph). My boss is the owner. I currently ...
2
votes
2answers
364 views

Can interview NDAs be abused by requiring me to provide burdensome / impossible documentation for subsequent work? [on hold]

I am a lifelong academic. Recently I requested a job interview at a tech company doing commercialization of some of the research in my field, and they sent me an NDA to sign (we're in the US). From ...
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votes
1answer
107 views

Can I be forced to do off-site work during my notice period? [on hold]

If I choose to resign from my current position and I need to give a month notice, can they force me to work anywhere other than my designated location of work in the contract? I am concerned that this ...
-2
votes
1answer
130 views

How much should a Work-At-Home privilege make up for poor salary? [on hold]

I currently benefit from Work-At-Home privilege at my job, but the salary is not very good. What would you value this privilege in term of salary? For instance does it worth the trouble to move to a ...
-3
votes
1answer
119 views

What exactly is a (non-technical) manager for in a software engineering team? [on hold]

I could be a completely ignorant person here, but that's exactly why I'm asking this. Why does an engineering team need a non-technical manager? What exactly is his job? I mean, I do understand the ...
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votes
0answers
181 views

Is this a normal behavior of a manager? Or is there something suspicious? [on hold]

I am trying to understand my direct manager and I can't. We had a good working relationship but not anymore as mentioned in another thread so I won't go into details. Basically he is a person that he ...
0
votes
1answer
239 views

Being managed out [on hold]

I accepted a job a few months ago with a large company and it has become apparent that my boss does not like me. I could try to identify things that I have done but even at the interview stage I felt ...
-2
votes
2answers
108 views

How to Inform Coworkers of Vacation Schedule

We use Outlook to handle our schedules and the current way we inform people who have a vested interest in our absence is by creating a meeting request for the time out of office and including people ...
7
votes
4answers
547 views

How can I “extract” a client from an agency to work with me directly?

I build websites and webapps for companies and agencies. About five years ago, an agency hired me to build out a big website for a client. I host the website on my server but the billing to the client ...
2
votes
2answers
168 views

“Which is the correct way of writing a Planned/future Leave Request Email”?

I need to write a leave application for taking a planned/future date leave. Which is the correct way of writing the following lines:- I won't be able to attend the office on Oct 15 as i have to go ...
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4answers
348 views

How to ask reports not to advertise team's mistakes?

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes they are silly, sometimes they are critical and unexpected, and sometimes they are both. But the worst thing is to embarrass in public those who made the mistake! I ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Job Experience- Should working for family be put in employment history for a part time job?

I'm a recent college graduate and because I have been mainly a full time student with little job experience ( and because I need the money) I decided to apply for a part time job until I could find a ...

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