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After Maternity Leave is finished, how to persuade Employer to allow me to Telecommute

I am at an IT job that I was very fortunate to get, but hasn't been the best fit for me. However since this is a local government agency, people don't get terminated easily. When I was in my first ...
0
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1answer
22 views

Is asking to wrap up an interview a good idea?

At recent interview I attended, the interview initially went really well. The panel were all technical people, it was friendly, and challenging. The CTO was prepared to offer me the job, but one of ...
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1answer
25 views

Interview question: 'What's your worst workplace mistake?'

A recent interview I went to appeared to be going very well. The CTO was prepared to offer me the job there, and we negotiated a salary that I was happy with, but then he had to go out and consult ...
0
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0answers
13 views

How do you deal with someone that's makes you not want to talk to her?

So this female colleague who works in a different department. She's a few years out of college while everyone else who works for the company is mid to late 30's or early 40's. Without much ...
0
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1answer
22 views

How bad is a job hop or two?

I'm pretty desperate to get out of my current situation, as I'm a year out of university, and the job I'm in is a technical dead end, (and it doesn't pay well, it's boring, and I'm not happy here). I ...
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0answers
25 views

sick at work whats the do i need premmion to leave [on hold]

I work on a straight commison job I was not feeling well so I went to my manager and told him I was leaving because I did not feel will which wouldnot effect anyone one at this job but because as I ...
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0answers
47 views

Is there a deeper issue? [on hold]

I asked a similar issue but the comments i got were things i've tried before so I figure I'll be more detailed. The department I work for is a department of two people. My boss and I. I'm not his ...
8
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5answers
476 views

How do you handle co-workers that want to converse with you in the bathroom?

I find that when I am in the bathroom I want to get in and out. I don't mind a simple "Hi" or "How's it going?" when I wash my hands but some co-workers step over this line. I have had managers talk ...
6
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4answers
257 views

How can I find jobs which have private offices?

One thing I've learned about myself is that I'm incompatible with the new trend towards "open floorplan" workspaces in tech companies. It makes me miserable and unproductive. (Don't take this to ...
2
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1answer
64 views

Whats the best way to navigate difficult coworkers?

I was hired as a UX professional at a software company to handle customer surveying, prototyping, and design work for our product group as well as be the creative lead for our marketing department. I ...
2
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1answer
71 views

Asking well-being of manager, without making it seem I am trying to make a bond for favors, etc

My manager had been out sick due to heart problems. I feel very sorry and sad about it. Since he returned today, I asked him how he was doing and how everything was. He didn't want to talk much ...
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1answer
62 views

How to talk to a company as a prospective contractor vs. employee

Background: I am a software engineer. Throughout my career I have been a salaried employee. My brother's company has some imminent deadlines and they could use some extra help with things that I have ...
4
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4answers
745 views

How to retain vested employees?

At a startup where the senior dev team have been here 3years, almost since the start, and their options are now vested. We have product in the market, are just about cash-flow positive, but are still ...
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2answers
57 views

How to increase my java skills as someone who works from home. [on hold]

So I am a Java developer who has been in the field for about 2 and a half years. I work from home and the company I work for is in a different state. For the first year I had worked in the office with ...
1
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2answers
98 views

My course name and degree title will be different, which one should I use?

The name of the course I chose at university is different to what will be put on my degree certificate and I'm never sure which one to use. The course I'm studying at university is IT for Creative ...
1
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1answer
233 views

Can I decline a permanent position & extend my Probation?

I will be completing my 6 months of Probation Period with my current employer shortly. The Probation Period provides a couple of benefits that Permanent Position doesn't. Permanent position provides ...
3
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3answers
245 views

Would I be bad to leave a failing startup? [on hold]

I'm a team lead for a small startup for the past 18 months. I started as a mid-level developer but was offered a promotion, taking on the role as it was an opportunity for me to upskill and learn new ...
2
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1answer
165 views

Does work experience on obsolete technology/platform count?

I have a good amount of experience (about 6 years) working on the Symbian platform. While I have learned a good deal about mobile application and framework development and about mobile computing in ...
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1answer
97 views

Use of “until” and “the office” in emails [on hold]

I am from a non-English speaking country. I work for a company which consists of wide range of foreign clients. Recently, I have been in the hot water with my boss over use of until and "the" before ...
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2answers
70 views

Getting interesting offers, but I don't want to quit my current part-time job because I'm studying [on hold]

Background: I'm at university, so I can't take any full time jobs for another year, when I intend to graduate. I've been on my current position for about 8 months now. I don't intend to leave until ...
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1answer
185 views

Why doesn't my boss communicate with me? [on hold]

I have this on going problem with my boss that has been going on for years whereas 2 years before he became my boss we got along fine. But once he became my boss it was as if I don't exist anymore. ...
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2answers
107 views

How to moderate excessive competition in a workplace? [on hold]

Some of my coworkers are putting in 10+ hours daily (in addition to a +2 hours commute), and make sarcastic remarks when suggested to leave the office 'early' (especially if the boss is present in the ...
2
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3answers
149 views

How to tell when a prospect employer is just desperate?

Question / Back Story I have been going back and forth with a prospect employer for about 6 months now. Initially, I found this company because I was looking for a new job. Initially I accepted an ...
7
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4answers
1k views

Disabilities: Where is the Line?

I'm a fully functioning employee with a physical disability at a contract job. The Contractor is looking at hiring 2 more full-time employees. The issue here is that I'm a programmer who sits at a ...
4
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1answer
207 views

What are the protections and options provided for regarding abusive or unhealthy work places in the UK?

In the UK are there any laws or legal recourse surrounding someone being bullied in the workplace? I am asking on behalf of my partner who has been threatened by her line manager and often receives a ...
0
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2answers
189 views

More desirable position comes out just after I already took another one in the same company - What should I do?

Some background: I'm a Computer Engineering student close to graduating and I've been looking for a C/Embedded job for a while. I'm not really into hard electronics which is why I didn't take EE but I ...
3
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3answers
114 views

key questions to ask when moving from a technical to a sales engineer role

I am currently a technical architect at a small software* consulting company. I'm pretty happy with my role but am getting a little burnt out and looking for a change of pace. I'm applying for our ...
5
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3answers
315 views

Is it bad form to turn down a job offer after asking colleagues to give references?

I am happy at my current job, but I am considering moving to a new job (at a more risky startup). The interviews have all gone well, but I'm not sure about long hours and low pay. I have, however, ...
7
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0answers
179 views

Does my employer own the maintainership and github stars of my open source project?

I created and have been maintaining an open source project on github.com as part of my work for my employer. The project was created during the employment. My employer allows me to open source it on ...
0
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1answer
107 views

What are general traits that recruiters look for in programmer? [on hold]

In college (BS and MS in CS 10 years ago) I was very good at programming, and took a great interest in it. I would be absorbed for hours (and it's usually hard for me to focus on anything) to get ...
4
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4answers
270 views

Why is it bad to use personal pronouns in a CV?

I am applying for a new job, and I am rubbish at writing CVs, so I often have a look at the examples and templates on-line, and it says that you should use not use personal pronouns in these examples. ...
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5answers
2k views

Is it good idea to refer an ex-roomate with whom I have personal conflict?

Two years ago, while I was working with my previous company, I happened to stay with a person in a shared apartment. Whilst staying with him, there were a lot of personal conflicts. He was not ...
0
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5answers
176 views

What should I put on my resume for my education?

I'm an engineering student at an extension school and, as they remind us continually, we receive the same diploma as the main campus, zero difference. I was always told to put the name of the school ...
36
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10answers
6k views

Is being blunt in emails common in the workplace?

I'm still a student, but was talking to a friend about how when I email my professors/lecturers they tend to ignore the niceties, the greeting, everything except the main question in my email and send ...
4
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4answers
638 views

How should I react to my colleagues making fun of my behavior and mocking me?

I recently left my job to join small startup. Everything was fine until one another guy joined. Startup founders and he always talk about social things like football, dance and other stuff. While ...
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1answer
127 views

Parental leave - what are my rights [on hold]

I want to take parental leave, but i'd prefer that co-workers don't know about my personal stuff, i.e. i'd just tell them i'm taking a leave of absence, i'm male so i wont show ;) do i have rights ...
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0answers
82 views

Temp to hire - No Hire [on hold]

My question, is "Budget cuts" political speak for something else? If so/not so, can I use my manager as a reference when looking for a new job? I was hired for a junior position on a three to six ...
0
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1answer
191 views

Running my own company along with a job in another company, how to communicate this to co-founder? [on hold]

Me and my friend are running a small IT firm. There are no other employees, just the two of us. Business is not so bad, but we cannot live with just the income from this business. I want to look for ...
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1answer
244 views

Newly married and questioning an inappropriate relationship [on hold]

I am married only a year. When I met my husband, he had only 2 female employees. One, very young, and one about our age, and extremely attractive. They are all great friends, and get along nicely in ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Automating Daily signoff sheet [migrated]

I have a process where I need to get a signature from staff on a checklist to acknowledge the fact that thet have completed their work on that specific job. This is as per audit requireent. There are ...
0
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3answers
201 views

Are companies allowed to hire me and then tell me to start training for the job before it starts?

My friend recently got a coop job (he's a university student). The job starts in 10 days. His exams finish tomorrow and the manager who hired my friend told my friend to start training for the job and ...
1
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2answers
178 views

How to deal with a hiring process which doesn't want to use e-mail and results in a lot of phone tag [on hold]

At a job interview there were 3 people interviewing me. At one point they asked if I could send them references and I told them I didn't have anyone's contact information (I had applied through a job ...
2
votes
1answer
168 views

Salary negotiation - do most employers come back with a counter?

When a company (especially in Canada/America) ask you to give them your expected salary, do they normally give a counter? I was thinking to give a higher than normal salary expectation and then hope ...
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votes
3answers
173 views

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

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
131 views

How does a Lead prepare to leave a job gracefully?

What are some best practice for someone in management to leave in a manner that does not leave the company with a major gap? Is the normal 2 week minimum enough for the company to normally handle the ...
0
votes
6answers
257 views

Building a collection of code to showcase to potential employers [on hold]

I'm thinking of creating a website or opening a github account to show case the programs I have written (or will write in the future). This would be to show my skills to prospective employers. What ...
4
votes
2answers
132 views

How can I convince management that I need guidance and ask for a mentor?

I am 26 years old, working as a software developer. After I left college I worked as a trainee software engineer in a medium-size software firm, and gained good exposure to the software development ...
29
votes
11answers
4k views

How can I communicate better with a co-worker who is not a good listener?

I've been working as an engineer in a company. I have been working alone on a large scale maintaining project and there is a project manager beside me. Recently, the company hired employer who retired ...
14
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6answers
1k views

How to work with a micro-manager?

I am trying to learn to work with all sorts of people, but I am just stretched out on how I can learn to work my current manager. In my opinion he is too much of a micro manager who is rude and wants ...
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votes
1answer
457 views

How to prevent a mutiny by the senior employees whom I manage? [closed]

What are the courses of action I can take as a manager if the senior employees of my team keep complaining and resisting me? I believe the main reasons for their behavior are: 1. I was promoted early ...

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