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1answer
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Explain that job uncertainty is affecting my ability to do work?

Should I tell my boss that job uncertainty is affecting my ability to do work? If so, how best to explain? I am a developer working on a contract basis for an organization and manager I like and ...
8
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3answers
504 views

It is OK to leave a new job after 6 months for a new offer?

6 months ago I interviewed at two companies (Company A and Company B), heavily interested in working at both. Ultimately, Company B said I was overqualified, but they'd love to keep me in mind if a ...
9
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3answers
258 views

A recruiter applied for me without my consent. How do I handle this situation?

Today, I received a mail from a recruiter about an open position at another company. 6 minutes later, and before I even read the other mail, I received another mail, from the company the recruiter ...
8
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8answers
2k views

Is it unethical for an unpaid intern to arrive late frequently?

First of all, I'm not technically an intern. I'm in my final school year and to pass it, I have to program an application for a company with a partner. This is a seperate project, so we're not ...
2
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2answers
125 views

Is it ok to not put job history in my resume?

After I graduated from a university, I had one job for 18 months and quit it 2 months ago. Since I left on bad terms with the management of the company, if a prospective employer somehow contacted my ...
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6answers
2k views

How to include activities demonstrating leadership from games onto a resume?

Over the past 4 years while at school I've been almost fully responsible with running the ins and outs of my guild. Its been a full time job managing literally hundreds of people ranking from the ...
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3answers
518 views

How to get out of enterprise software development?

Hopefully this question isn't too software specific. I imagine there are similar situations in most other fields. I've been doing software development for about 7 years now. Most of that time was ...
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1answer
366 views

One of my colleagues has possible problems. Should I share my thought with anyone?

How should one deal best with a colleague, who's having some possible problems ? One of my colleagues behaves very weird in and outside work.I've heard a lot of complaining in the office regarding ...
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2answers
149 views

What is an example/template of the “5 Sentence Email”?

I first heard about the "5 Sentence Email" in a comment that was in response to this question: I emailed my customer asking multiple questions. Their reply addressed only one. What is the polite way ...
2
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1answer
176 views

Is it good idea to send email to HR highlighting achievements?

I am looking forward to switch to some better organizations. 2 weeks ago I gave a very thorough technical interview at a company and I did well in it. I was called for final meeting with GM a few days ...
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4answers
271 views

Big move for a new job - how to make sure I'd fit well?

Today I had a phone/video interview for a position in another town, quite a bit away from where I live. I'd be okay to move there, my wife has lived there for a while and we know it's nice, our kids ...
3
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2answers
155 views

Should I list specific router and server models in my resume?

I've been told before to be as specific as possible with this, but I'm not sure that's the way to go because it would quickly turn into a laundry list of router and server models. How should I list ...
7
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1answer
190 views

How do I inquire about a missing email just after I got the job?

So a company made me an offer a couple of days ago! They asked me to sign and return a PIIA, the offer letter, and a background check release. The hiring manager at the company said that after he ...
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2answers
216 views

Should I include a job I worked at for 4.5 months on my resume?

I left the job as I had some work permit issues and had a period where my new work permit was delayed and I was unable to return to work for a few months. The relationship between my employer and I ...
60
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13answers
8k views

Boys only club after work [on hold]

I don't mean to be hurt, but I am. I'm a female who works in IT so aside from myself, it is almost entirely men all the time. I have never worked directly next to another female in any of my ...
36
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8answers
8k views

How to deal with a customer who “incorrects” my English?

As a professional service provider, our company provides a customized IT enterprise solution to a customer. One of our deliverables is a design document, which describes the components at a high ...
5
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4answers
717 views

How to quit when you are the last developer on the team?

While my question is similar to this question, my situation is a bit different. I am part of a small development team consisting of two developers, my firend/colleague and myself. There is also a ...
27
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5answers
3k views

Have resigned, but regret it dearly [on hold]

I am 40 and married with two children. I held a position as a team lead for ten years with a fantastic company that is filled with some of the best people I have ever worked with - both professionally ...
0
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0answers
133 views

Working a Software Engineer since last 4 years. Need career advice [on hold]

I need some real advice/guidance here for my career growth. Please bear with me. I am working as Software Engineer in a small company for last 4 years. Our company provides Telecommunications ...
1
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2answers
216 views

Unavailable for a phone interview and they haven't called back to reschedule. How to remind them politely?

I could not attend a telephonic interview since I was in a driving class when they called. I have since sent them an email apologizing and provided a better time at which she could call me (at their ...
2
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1answer
501 views

How to respond when boss says sorry?

My boss is very nice to me. Often he will apologize when he is unable to make time for me because he is too busy with other work. Additionally he will usually apologize the next time he communications ...
1
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3answers
154 views

Apply through website or directly email director?

I'm applying for a job with a large company that uses an online application system. I found the opening through a discussion group specific to the (small) field - posted by the department director ...
3
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2answers
302 views

Should I let my manager know I'm considering another offer?

I currently have a full time job that is going well, but beginning to stagnate. I received an offer for another job that I'm very interested in, but still unsure if it's the right time to move on. Is ...
3
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3answers
191 views

after an acquisition is management replaced?

Although I enjoy my job, the management is practically zero and when one of them are doing something, it's normally wrong or the long winded way to go about it. The company I work for was acquired by ...
5
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3answers
274 views

What do I tell my new manager about my old manager?

Recently there was a restructuring at work and everyone who works in my building - including my old manager - now works in a different division, except me. I now have a temporary manager, awaiting a ...
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2answers
104 views

Verbal offer but no response from company

Three weeks ago I was verbally offered a job and I accepted. I filled out my background consent form and stated that I was honest and divulged that I was convicted of a misdemeanor. My background ...
11
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3answers
659 views

Including follow up salary information in a thank you email?

During an HR interview over the phone (but this is well into the process, I've met with 7 people already in the past weeks I've progressed to the final round next week) I was asked point blank "what ...
4
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3answers
164 views

If a phone call ends unexpectedly before everything's handled, who should call back?

Suppose 2 people call each other for professional matters and the phone call ends unexpectedly without either of the participants ending the call (be it deliberately or accidentally). Who should call ...
2
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4answers
251 views

What are the advantages of walk-in or in person interviews over online video interviews?

I am asking from the perspective of interviewer but am also interested in views from interviewee perspective if they can help. Are there certain positions where an in-person interview is preferred ...
1
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1answer
120 views

Asking to postpone job start date after graduation? [duplicate]

So I graduate and finish my exams on April 25th. Then, I start my new job on May 5th. But I was thinking about postponing my start date a week, just to have a longer break and start the job fresh. ...
0
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2answers
377 views

How to handle an incapable manager (bad project management and poor programming skills)

Alright, so I'm in a team of web developers (RoR devs), consisting of 4 other people. My manager's programming abilities are ridiculously low comparing to the other team members. So that's causing a ...
54
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8answers
13k views

Xenophobic email sent by a senior colleague. What's an appropriate reaction?

A friend of mine has been written off sick and her absence has prompted a senior colleague (not her boss, but someone significantly more senior than she is) to send her the following very bizarre ...
1
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2answers
249 views

Charging for break time when you work outside of the office. Is it ethical?

I just recently switch from working in the office to working from home. I found that I needed to readjust how I manage my time as I was adapting to the new style of work. The thing that seemed to have ...
5
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1answer
111 views

Time management strategies for reading policy or technical documentation at work

Short version - if short on reading time (!), just answer this: My question is about ways to (a) prioritize, and (b) manage time at work to catch up on reading material and documentation that is or ...
51
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11answers
7k views

I emailed my customer asking multiple questions. Their reply addressed only one. What is the polite way to point this out?

I asked the customer three questions, and they only answered one, as if the others didn't exist. I need answers to all those questions. Frankly, I find it a little rude that they didn't read my email ...
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2answers
147 views

How to sign: “DATED: _____, State of California, ____ 2015” If I don't live in California? [on hold]

I'm about to accept an internship. The agreement looks like something like this: DATED: _____, State of California, ____ 2015 I currently don't live in the State of California. What should I put in ...
6
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3answers
333 views

Choosing professional name for mail address when the domain is “NameSurname.xxx”

I am struggling to find the perfect form for my mail address when I have the domain => NameSurname.fr I currently have NameSurname@icloud.com and NameSurname@gmail.com but in my need to have ...
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2answers
278 views

I received a notice of suspension letter for alleged misconduct that is unfounded [duplicate]

I received a notice of suspension letter for alleged misconduct and I responded to my allegations.It is now a month and the employer has not said anything to me. What should i do? My union say i must ...
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1answer
84 views

What is meant by public registry? [on hold]

I have been trying to fill the blanks in an agreement sent to me by a company and i am confused that what does public registry mean??? I have filled the rest except the blank after "public registry" ...
14
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4answers
2k views

Leaving Company - What Information Should I Bring With Me?

I am leaving my current employer. What information/forms should they present to me? What information should I request from them? What information am I entitled to take with me? (e.g. a copy of my ...
26
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5answers
7k views

Tell customer politely that interruptions during meetings will not be allowed

In previous business meetings with a customer, I mistakenly allowed the customer to leave to see to some task during our meeting and while waited for him. The customer now considers temporarily ...
3
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4answers
627 views

My Old team are not happy with their new boss who reports to me

I have changed roles in my organization, and in that process hired a replacement for my old role. 10 sales people report into that role, and that role reports into me. The team have recently ...
6
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4answers
936 views

Boss suddenly stopped giving me work, and I sit idle the whole day. What should I do?

I have been working in a public sector company for the last 29 years. I have successfully managed all responsibilities for the department independently. Now my boss has got a co-worker from another ...
1
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2answers
152 views

How do I keep a conversation going with a potential future employer?

I was recently contacted by my dream company saying that a job I applied to over six months ago has moved forward in the application process. Of course, that was quite a while back and I have since ...
3
votes
1answer
135 views

How to approach management about switching roles in company

I don't know how to go about doing this. About a month and a half ago we were asked what role we wanted within the company, I'm a developer and I chose Professional Services since up to this point ...
3
votes
3answers
211 views

When is it the best time to ask about holidays when starting a new job?

I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend a mine which wants to remain anonymous. My friend recently passed an interview for a position and was called the day after to tell him he got the job. ...
0
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3answers
401 views

How much weight is given to self-taught programming skills?

I was an "IT drone" for about 14 years (tech support, then systems admin). I taught myself how to program, at first just to automate some of my work, then later producing some in-house applications ...
85
votes
16answers
12k views

What career paths are available to a developer who's not interested in management, leadership, or teaching? [duplicate]

I'm a developer who is gainfully employed. However, I've been having many discussions over the past 6 months, initiated by my superiors, about my career path and moving up. I've made it abundantly ...
14
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6answers
1k views

Multiple offers - De facto standard for turning down offer due to low pay

I have been fortunate enough to receive offers from four different companies after taking a week of vacation days to interview with about 12 companies in total. What a scheduling task indeed. Two of ...
9
votes
6answers
568 views

Forced to pay for re-keying if I lose my office key

My employer recently had their office building re-keyed, and in the process of distributing the new keys, each of us had to sign an updated version of a contract. The contract states, among other ...

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