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2answers
71 views

How to tell the interviewer that I don't want to work on a particuar type of projects for religions reasons?

As a Muslim, I have some restrictions when it comes to working for banks and some types of insurance companies. There is a software engineering offer I am interested in, in which projects are not ...
0
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2answers
62 views

How can I best respond to “reasonable” personal questions from co-workers?

I am engaged, but we are not planning to get married for at least a couple years, for our own financial reasons which I don't feel like explaining. I work in a fairly small and close workplace where ...
1
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3answers
85 views

How to convince manager to streamline small, complex processes?

We are a small (currently 5 employees) e-commerce company that sells widgets from our website. We are poised for growth, and have been for some time, but there's something major holding us back-- ...
0
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3answers
127 views

Post offer employer aptitude test? [on hold]

By the end of last week, I received a verbal offer contingent upon completion of their aptitude tests. They have mentioned that this is standard procedure and is part of their hiring process. During ...
3
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2answers
113 views

Can / Should I put project budgets on my resume?

I work as an engineering manager. I am wondering if it is commonly-accepted practice to put your projects' financial budgets on your resume and discuss them in interviews. I'm thinking something like ...
8
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5answers
2k views

How to deal with a co-worker who thinks I stole her promotion?

I was recently offered a position of managing 3 individual shops in a shopping mall. Before me, there were 3 other store managers, one for each shop. All three of them transferred or were fired, each ...
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2answers
159 views

Reference Check and Job Offer

I have a job offer and they want to check a reference which I don't want to give. Should I refuse to give it? I told them at the beginning that I could though. How would someone typically handle a ...
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0answers
148 views

Free Coding Day [on hold]

Let me first explain the idea of a Free Coding Day (FCD hereforward). The idea is to allow one day in a previously designated period of time (one month, one sprint, whatever) where a developer can ...
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0answers
77 views

Remote work for an EU company in the US [on hold]

Can I work remotely for a European company in the US in long term? I will have H4 visa and be relocated to the USA, but I want to keep my job in Hungary.
11
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7answers
4k views

What if a boss requires supervision?

I work in a programming firm where the Projects manager always overrides set goals and milestones. He is keen to undermine issues as "doable" more than recognizing that we set out to complete a plan ...
1
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2answers
501 views

How to address military person as a civilian in business relationship

How to properly address a person in a military hospital who is commander/chief/head-of-institution, university professor and colonel at the same time? I am a civilian from a software development ...
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1answer
102 views

Technical profile against politics in projects how to deal with it? [on hold]

Again, I'm struggling myself against office politics! I don't know how but they put me at such "support" job even being a developer more than 15 years. I'm struggling now because I have to deal with ...
2
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2answers
224 views

Is this gift from a vendor something for me personally or is it work property? [on hold]

I met one of our equipment suppliers some time ago at a conference. I was asking them questions about their line and they, with great interest, started asking me lots of questions. It turned out they ...
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3answers
110 views

Help Finding Resources for a Career Mentor (WP/Web Development)

I am a junior-level WordPress/web developer in Northeast Massachusetts who is in some desperate need of some career guidance and mentorship. Where can I find a resource to help me find a ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Intentional Suggestion as Warning [on hold]

I just got a new job in a different city in a state with at-will employment at a very small company. My first day at work, a colleague who is close to my boss messages me suggesting a sublet/room ...
2
votes
6answers
385 views

How can I (being lower on my dept's ladder) respectfully tell a 3rd party salesman to wait?

I work for a three-person team, and recently we've undergone a project where we are looking for a certain type of software product. Due to the nature of the product, it's a very expensive and ...
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votes
3answers
212 views

How to deal with coworkers having loud conversations [duplicate]

The workspace at this job is divided with small cubicles just high enough that you don't see the person next to you when you're both sitting. Recently the worker next to me has been engaging in a lot ...
-2
votes
0answers
129 views

Quitting a job before starting [duplicate]

I saw a similar post, but there weren't many answers. I have signed a contract, very basic, stating my salary, my vacations and that I have a 3 months probation period at job A. I just received a ...
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0answers
107 views

Is it right time to quit job? [on hold]

I'm working to present company from past 9 months,right now I don't have any work for 1 month, since I have made lots of job hops already is it right time to change my job again I am not doing so ...
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votes
0answers
240 views

I think they forgot that I am a Software Engineer [on hold]

I am a software engineer associate in a small corporate company. I have been here 4 months now. I am assisting the developers But the problem is our management did not give me a software project. And ...
-2
votes
0answers
82 views

Queries for take home exam [on hold]

I applied for web support in a company last friday and after a tough interview i had this take home exam on the same day 5pm with a deadline until wednesday. Today(monday) i had a question and ...
62
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10answers
11k views

Getting more value out of an introverted person

I have a very highly skilled introvert person employed (Jane) who has been in the organization for many years. Jane has provided some brilliant programs and solutions during the years, but Jane is ...
2
votes
1answer
220 views

Would it been seen negatively if a part of a Qualification's name was omitted?

One of my Qualification is titled Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Games). in comparison to a normal Bachelor of Information Technology it's the exact same having the exact same Core ...
2
votes
2answers
421 views

How to approach a boss who doesn't take full responsibility for his mistake? [on hold]

I work on campus at my university. Earlier this month, my boss sent me and my colleagues an email, asking if we are willing to continue working during the fall semester. He said that the deadline to ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Waiting for end of relevant personal project to apply for a job [on hold]

I will graduate soon and am starting to send out resumes. I've been working on a personal project which is a library / series of tools that are very relevant to the industry and positions I want to ...
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1answer
106 views

What if HR's are incompetent, while company has very interesting projects to work in? [on hold]

I see this all the time in Russia. HR's are incompetent, because they are not taught like social managers. It is typical position where they take "public relations" personnel. They never answer ...
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4answers
132 views

Inconsistent Client [on hold]

Is it common in software industry to have a client that is always inconsistent in their word? Client almost always asks us to change business rules in our app that are not inside Functional ...
4
votes
3answers
789 views

What if I really am incompetent? [on hold]

I think I am incompetent. I've been fired from the last 4 jobs I've held, although in same cases, they said that it was a layoff or they cancelled the contract, so I could collect unemployment. ...
2
votes
3answers
319 views

Ethics of double dipping hours worked

I recently started a new job where I am paid a regular salary, but must track my hours. I can charge them directly to a contract, or indirectly to discretionary funds. A lot of my time (especially ...
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1answer
43 views

Working in two states; legal question and basic employment question? [on hold]

We live in Stockton, CA. I'm 35, my wife's 32. I work in IT for a small local charity, my wife works freelancing in website design and marketing. On Thursday she told me that she wants to work half ...
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votes
0answers
111 views

Two part-time positions; boss wants me to drop one [on hold]

I work for two organizations. One is a multinational equipment manufacturing company where I do corporate intranet maintenance and training. The other is a small consulting company (about 5 people), ...
0
votes
1answer
189 views

company asking to freeze their IT and communications in case of incident [on hold]

My second job is private income once in a while, I work for a small law firm. There are not many standards or formalities so most of the work is discussed in person or sometimes emails. I already have ...
-2
votes
0answers
77 views

What to do to fill education Gap in CV [on hold]

I have a long long gap in my education ! After completed my college i went to Muhammad Ali Jinnah University , where I studied from 2006 to 2008 Aug and then i dropped out because of some stress/...
15
votes
3answers
2k views

Dealing with boss and his request to (male) employees including myself, how to handle this right? [on hold]

I work for a small firm here in Minnesota; only 30 people work there. Well, 27 men, 3 women. I[m a 37 year old guy, married, to my wife, 34, with a 14 year old daughter in highschool. Our boss (a ...
2
votes
3answers
307 views

Working in Germany in IT without the language [duplicate]

I've been considering moving to Germany (or the Swiss) for quite some time. I've been studying and now working in the UK for a while as a developer, and am Originally from Easter EU. My question is: ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

Offer letter & oral offer is different [on hold]

I just signed a contract wherein they are processing my visa. The contract indicates that my salary is 1500dhs which is actually 3000dhs according to the verbal offer. Our managing director told me ...
-1
votes
2answers
389 views

boss's son told a lie about me [on hold]

There are 2 bosses/owners at my company. I work for one boss and another woman works for the other boss. The other boss's son also works for the company. The other woman was unhappy with her raise ...
3
votes
1answer
175 views

Worked for two companies in past years but under the same boss. How I put this on resume?

I'm writing my resume. In the latest four years I worked for two companies, let's call them company A (from date X to Y) and company B (from Y until now). While I was working with company A I worked ...
5
votes
3answers
427 views

Is it common and appropriate to “throttle” an auditor?

I know auditing is done to help the company improve. I work at a software company, and I overheard my boss saying that he knows how to handle an auditor by giving extremely long and time consuming ...
3
votes
1answer
74 views

Is it better for me to keep an old referee's contact details if i have been unable to confirm them?

When i was made redundant from my old job my employer (that being the man who hired me, not the company that brought the company then shut our department down) agreed to become my referee for my ...
9
votes
6answers
1k views

Should I worry about my desktop wallpaper when sharing screen outside the company?

I'm currently an analyst going on four months now in a United States research institute and I have a custom desktop wallpaper. It's a couple of custom sketches of anime characters. Headshots, tasteful ...
1
vote
1answer
152 views

Understanding manager's expectations

Had been working for a small company for the last few years. Started in a team of 5+ people, which was progressively reduced to just two, as the tasks were less appealing to both people and managers. ...
0
votes
2answers
89 views

Background Check and bankruptcy

Does having declaring bankruptcy 2 years ago affect my background check? I was told I would be hired for a position once my background check cleared.I have not heard back from the potential employer. ...
0
votes
4answers
245 views

Need help with an interview question [on hold]

Just as a background which is very relevant to my question, I am a Master's degree student in the field of computer science in my last semester. I have already started looking for entry level work ...
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votes
0answers
53 views

Choose a proper Master's Degree in Finance [on hold]

I'll explain a bit my situation. I am a 22 years old Spanish student who just finished a Degree in Physics and now I have to choose some proper Master's Degree for me. Since I want to start my life-...
-3
votes
1answer
75 views

Should I work with my business partner or apply for a job offering a H-1B visa? [on hold]

this is my first time on workplace so I will keep it as simple as possible. Backstory I am a web developer who is currently employed in a full stack developer role (PHP, HTML, JS, jQuery, CSS, MySQL ...
-1
votes
2answers
86 views

Advice needed on creating a presentation to show to my boss's boss boss [on hold]

I am an engineer who is relocating to Japan relatively soon (initially for one year) my boss and his boss fully supports me going and working for the same company (as we have a sales office over there)...
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votes
4answers
168 views

How to organize a “startup” within a company? [on hold]

Me and my colleague friend were working on a development (coding) idea for quite a while. We explored tools, possible services and created several prototypes of our idea. Eventually we became ...

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