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49 views

How early is too early to apply for a job?

I'm transferring colleges and moving to a new city soon, and would need a new job closer to where I live. The types of jobs I will be applying for is Computer Tech, Tech Support etc, pretty much a ...
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34 views

Terminate probation period

I'm a developer and I'm on my second month of my probation on security company. I got offer by a mobile app company(more on design) with various international branches which I always wanted to work in ...
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8answers
4k views

I think I smelled whiskey in a colleague's cup at work. What do I do?

So I was helping a colleague to fix a bug and definitely smelled whiskey in his cup. I have no idea what my company’s policy is on alcohol while working, but can only assume it’s frowned upon. What’s ...
4
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1answer
90 views

How to approach to HR after rejecting offer

A week ago I was qualified for a software engineer position and HR offered me the position. Because of salary issues during negotiation, I declined the offer. Now after I thought more about it I think ...
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1answer
219 views

Taking a break to travel between jobs

When I eventually move on from my current job I plan to take a few weeks off to travel before starting the next job. This won’t be a problem for my next employer—I will have secured a job and ...
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1answer
39 views

How can I request a transfer to my manager?

I'm a software professional working for a big MNC in India.This MNC has many offices all over the world.I have recently completed one year at my workplace. At the time of joining,I was informed by the ...
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2answers
161 views

Symptoms of firing/terminating an employee from a corporation?

In my company I have been seeing two symptoms of firing/terminating me from the corporation. They are not giving projects for me but giving to some other employees. They are frequently asking me ...
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2answers
66 views

What interpersonal skills should I list?

I am filling a CV template for a particular job interview with a financial company. There is a Section titled Skills and Competencies that contains the following fields: "IT Skills: Organization ...
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1answer
49 views

Should I be open about future plans to study?

Firstly, sorry if this has been asked before, I kind of expected it to of been but I couldn't find it. Also I'm aware this may belong on Academia SE but the question is more about applying to ...
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2answers
208 views

Declining reoccurring informal team events

Possibly related to this thread about declining participation. However I don't feel like the answers fully suit my case, and as the details are different, so perhaps the answers will be. I am ...
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1answer
256 views

How do I let my boss know that more work went into something than he thinks?

A few weeks ago my boss made a suggestion for the company website aimed to increase search engine placement for some new keywords. The website is solely within my remit, so I took care of his request. ...
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3answers
203 views

How to find flat hierarchy companies?

I work in IT and I'd like to find a job in a flat organization. I more concerned about the hierarchy of the company than her business. I'm getting tired of pyramid scheme and multiple layers of ...
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14answers
5k views

Why is it not a good idea to “badmouth” a previous employer?

My life is miserable at the company I work for. I'm in the tech industry in an organization with one of the best companies in the world, yet the workplace I'm in is completely toxic. People seriously ...
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1answer
131 views

I was put on a performance Improvement Plan for 6 months [on hold]

Recently I was placed on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), for a six month period. I am very confused because although it was not a huge surprise it did not have to come down to this. My manager ...
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1answer
162 views

Is It Proper To Put Code In Slides For Technical Presentation for Interview?

Im doing a technical presentation for a job interview and the topic is the following: Minimizing Real-Time Data Stream Latency: Node.js and Asynchronous Operations I've done some very thorough ...
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1answer
73 views

Does it look too bad if I apply for a different position (in different department) at a firm where I am being considered for a position?

I am currently awaiting to hear a feedback regarding the final interview I had for a position but I just saw another position that closely matches my interest and line of education & work in a ...
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3answers
205 views

How does one deal with an unresonable change in resignation policy?

When I came on board at my current employer some years ago the resignation policy was very fair. It was detailed in the employee handbook as well as at orientation. Simply you should stay for two ...
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4answers
4k views

How do I deal with a co-worker who is constantly late, leaving early, or taking long lunches, forcing myself and my colleagues to cover for her?

I work in a preschool, and I have one co-worker who is consistently late coming in to work, leaving early, calling in "sick," or taking lunches that run long - to give you an idea, she is classified ...
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1answer
157 views

Religious discrimination when employing a scientist [on hold]

Note: This is not intended to be a debate on science vs religion Say I am the head of a scientific research group in the UK, and I'm looking to hire a scientist. I personally believe that science and ...
1
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1answer
126 views

My boss is over committing to his boss and creating tension in my job. How to handle this situation

My boss is a project manager and I am project lead, working in a software product development. My boss always wants to impress his boss by doing whatever he proposes. He commits deadline in our ...
3
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1answer
133 views

Should I put honourific on a CV/Resume

So I've got a higher degree and some profesional body membership (note, not charted status or similar) that entitle me to use postnominal letters. Would it be expected to see these accompanying my ...
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0answers
63 views

I got the business plan approved. Am I not a team player if the boss gets one of his favourites to run the business?

CEO asked me to present the business plan, because my boss couldn't present a good one. The plan was later approved. The boss now wants to split it into several parts and get his favourite folks to ...
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1answer
67 views

Technical phone interview coming up for software engineering

I'm not sure whether it's okay to state the company name or not, but I'll say that it's an aerospace company. They sent an e-mail saying these topics will be tested. The interview will be technical ...
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1answer
93 views

How might one cold-email a manager who one had contact with a while ago

I am currently applying for jobs. Around this time last year, while I was still in school, I was introduced by my friend to a manager at a company, say, in Field A. Although at the time, there was ...
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2answers
331 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
103 views

Accident/drug test [on hold]

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. ...
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3answers
238 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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3answers
117 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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1answer
93 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 ...
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1answer
44 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 ...
2
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1answer
54 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
66 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. ...
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2answers
42 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 ...
2
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1answer
45 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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1answer
83 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
92 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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3answers
209 views

What's a good job title for one who has worn all the hats at a software start-up?

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. As a lot of folks who have worked in startups ...
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3answers
69 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 ...
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2answers
177 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 ...
3
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2answers
154 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 ...
2
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1answer
119 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 ...
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0answers
24 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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2answers
68 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
123 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 ...
2
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3answers
332 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 ...
2
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2answers
166 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 ...
0
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1answer
37 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
votes
1answer
62 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 ...
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2answers
115 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 ...
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0answers
41 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 ...

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